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Well Beyond 40 with JJ Virgin is the podcast for women who want to age powerfully and enjoy the best chapter of their lives.

It’s YOUR turn now to focus on nutrition, wellness, fitness, mindfulness, and beauty.

Refuel your body. Reignite your wellness. Renew your passion. Fall (back) in love with your life, and discover what it means to age powerfully.

Every information-packed episode combines cutting-edge science, pearls of wisdom from JJ’s four decades as a health and wellness leader and the world’s leading experts on weight loss, metabolism, menopause, life transitions and much more. We dive deep into topics like cultivating mindfulness, building strong relationships and setting boundaries, and choosing health…in a nutshell, how we can AGE POWERFULLY into this second half of our lives.

At Well Beyond 40, we empower women in their 40s, 50s, 60, 70s (and beyond!) to defy stereotypes and say, “It's my time now. It's my turn now. It’s my opportunity to step into my best life!”

For four decades, JJ Virgin has helped people lose weight and stop weight regain by eliminating hidden food intolerances and lowering their sugar impact. As a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ helps you stay fired up and focused on being your healthiest rockstar self.

In addition to hosting Well Beyond 40, JJ is a prominent TV and media personality. She was co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil.

Over the years, JJ has made numerous appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including Seth Godin, Lisa Nichols, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Hyman, Dan Buettner, and Mary Morrissey.

JJ is the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, The Sugar Impact Diet, and The Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

JJ is also the author of Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience. She regularly writes for major blogs and other publications including mindbodygreen and Medium.

Visit jjvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you rev up your metabolism, reignite your wellness, and step powerfully into the second half of your life.

Well Beyond 40 JJ Virgin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 767 Ratings

Well Beyond 40 with JJ Virgin is the podcast for women who want to age powerfully and enjoy the best chapter of their lives.

It’s YOUR turn now to focus on nutrition, wellness, fitness, mindfulness, and beauty.

Refuel your body. Reignite your wellness. Renew your passion. Fall (back) in love with your life, and discover what it means to age powerfully.

Every information-packed episode combines cutting-edge science, pearls of wisdom from JJ’s four decades as a health and wellness leader and the world’s leading experts on weight loss, metabolism, menopause, life transitions and much more. We dive deep into topics like cultivating mindfulness, building strong relationships and setting boundaries, and choosing health…in a nutshell, how we can AGE POWERFULLY into this second half of our lives.

At Well Beyond 40, we empower women in their 40s, 50s, 60, 70s (and beyond!) to defy stereotypes and say, “It's my time now. It's my turn now. It’s my opportunity to step into my best life!”

For four decades, JJ Virgin has helped people lose weight and stop weight regain by eliminating hidden food intolerances and lowering their sugar impact. As a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ helps you stay fired up and focused on being your healthiest rockstar self.

In addition to hosting Well Beyond 40, JJ is a prominent TV and media personality. She was co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil.

Over the years, JJ has made numerous appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including Seth Godin, Lisa Nichols, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Hyman, Dan Buettner, and Mary Morrissey.

JJ is the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, The Sugar Impact Diet, and The Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

JJ is also the author of Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience. She regularly writes for major blogs and other publications including mindbodygreen and Medium.

Visit jjvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you rev up your metabolism, reignite your wellness, and step powerfully into the second half of your life.

    Aging Powerfully From Head to Toe with Mark Sisson

    Aging Powerfully From Head to Toe with Mark Sisson

    In this episode of Well Beyond 40, I had the pleasure of catching up with my old buddy and fitness industry veteran, Mark Sisson. You won't believe the gems he dropped about evolving fitness routines as we age and the importance of adapting to maintain strength, health, and vitality into our 70s and beyond!
    Mark, now 70, shares how he has shifted his focus from grueling endurance activities to more sustainable, joint-friendly workouts. It's all about less pain, more gain, and a ton of insightful shifts that he passionately shared, which I can't wait for you to discover.
    We also explored what measures are crucial to age more powerfully. It's not just about longevity; it's about enhancing your health span. From the critical health metrics you should monitor to innovative approaches to everyday fitness, Mark's perspective as a seasoned fitness guru truly opened up new avenues of thought about aging healthily.
    Remember to check out the cool guide from Mark available at jjvirgin.com/barefoot, and don't forget to keep moving, measuring, and mastering your wellness journey!

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    • 41 min
    The 5 Most Important Habits for Fat Loss Over 40 (Do This Daily)

    The 5 Most Important Habits for Fat Loss Over 40 (Do This Daily)

    In this episode, I share five key habits that are not only easy to implement, but also cost-effective, designed to enhance fat loss and maintain muscle mass as you age. I start with the transformative power of protein, explaining why consuming it first at every meal can lead to better food choices and enhanced metabolic efficiency. It's not just about nutrition; it’s about leveraging protein for hormone balance, increased satiety, and effective detoxification. 
     
    I also cover the benefits of incorporating walks after evening meals and the critical role of staying hydrated. Understanding the physiological impacts of these actions can significantly improve your health outcomes.
     
    Lastly, I discuss the often-neglected effects of alcohol on fat metabolism and the essential practice of consistent meal tracking for sustainable weight management. I emphasize how tracking your meals can transform your approach to dieting and support long-term health goals. Tune in for practical tips and strategies to revamp your health routines and achieve better body composition after 40. Join me for more insights and check out our website for resources and challenges to kickstart your journey!



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    • 12 min
    Revolutionizing Sexual Well-Being With Dr. Molly Maloof

    Revolutionizing Sexual Well-Being With Dr. Molly Maloof

    In this compelling episode, we dive into a transformative dialogue with Dr. Molly Maloof, who unveils the critical link between sexual health and your overall well-being. Introducing the concept of "sexual fitness," Molly champions a holistic view of health that encompasses the full spectrum of intimacy and connection. Her journey from the pharmaceutical world to pioneering a new sex therapy program underscores a dedicated pursuit to enrich our understanding and experience of sexual wellness.  
    Molly's insights challenge prevailing myths about sexual pleasure and address the profound effects of trauma on intimacy, offering strategies for cultivating deeper connections. She emphasizes the potential for a richer, more fulfilling life through a deeper exploration of our sexual selves, supported by the science of love and a compassionate approach to healing.
    This episode is an invitation to shift perceptions and embrace a holistic approach to sexual well-being, promising a path to stronger, more meaningful relationships and an enriched sense of personal health. Join us as we explore the power of sexual fitness to transform lives and deepen the bonds of love.
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    • 31 min
    Signs You May Need Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Signs You May Need Hormone Replacement Therapy

    In this episode, we take a critical look at the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study and its long-lasting impact on the perception of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). We delve into why the WHI study led to many years of misguided, fear-driven medical advice regarding HRT. This discussion sets the stage for a broader conversation on how to approach hormone health more holistically and effectively.
    You’ll learn practical advice on managing hormone levels naturally, as well as how to evaluate hormone levels and recognize symptoms of imbalances in estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
    Plus, get insight on the foods that foster hormonal health, along with the benefits of certain supplements and herbs that aid in hormone balance and detoxification. This approach not only helps in alleviating symptoms but also in maintaining long-term health and well-being during menopause and beyond.



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    • 22 min
    The Two Pillars of Longevity: Mastering Metabolism and Human Connection with Dr. Molly Maloof

    The Two Pillars of Longevity: Mastering Metabolism and Human Connection with Dr. Molly Maloof

    Get ready for an incredible episode with the amazing Dr. Molly Maloof. She's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to optimizing your health and longevity. We dive deep into the two key pillars that Molly believes are essential for a long, healthy life: metabolism and human connection.
    Molly shares her insights on how you can optimize your metabolism through personalized nutrition, blood-sugar regulation, and continuous glucose monitoring. She also emphasizes the crucial role that social connections play in your overall health and well-being. Loneliness can be more detrimental than smoking, drinking, sedentary behavior, and obesity combined! Molly provides simple tips on how to build and maintain a strong social network, even in the face of challenges like the pandemic.
    Throughout the episode, we touch on a variety of fascinating topics, from the importance of a diverse, whole-foods diet to the benefits of nature therapy and the power of mindset in healing. Molly's passion for helping people achieve optimal health is truly inspiring and I know you'll come away from this conversation with practical tips and motivation to take your well-being to the next level.
    FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/sparkfactor
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Do This Daily to Burn Fat & Build Muscle at the SAME TIME

    Do This Daily to Burn Fat & Build Muscle at the SAME TIME

    We've been told for decades that it's impossible to target fat loss and muscle gain at the same time (also known as body recomposition), but that's not entirely accurate. Rather than focusing on just your weight, you need to know what that weight is made up. If you're tired of the weight-loss roller coaster and ready for a more effective strategy, this episode is for you.
     
    Today, we delve into the critical role of protein, why lowering your sugar impact is essential, and the importance of movement, including resistance and HIIT training. Plus, I share my husband's jaw-dropping transformation as a testament to the power of these strategies. So, if you're looking to make a lasting change to your body composition, you won't want to miss this episode!
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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767 Ratings

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What I love about this podcast is its focus and high impact

Ceci D24 ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is a great podcast! I’m 53 & post menopausal so love all the information about weight loss. I consider myself healthy because I eat healthy & exercise. I’ve learned a lot listening to this podcast. I like how most of them are short and they’re some hour long ones, too. Thank you so much.

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My favorite podcast

As a 53 year young woman, this podcast is my go to for how to keep healthy and feeling young. JJ has shown me that age is just a #. This podcast is full of hope I feel empowered!

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