About JJ

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS
Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab.” — JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to lifelong weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness.

JJ is author of NY Times bestseller The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days. The Virgin Diet has also been a bestseller in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous other media outlets. JJ is also the author of  Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, published by Simon & Schuster Gallery, and co-starred on the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters”.

Internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning successes where clients get lean for life. JJ has worked with high performance athletes, CEO’s, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Carrie Otis, Stephen Bishop, Benny Mardones, and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh. JJ appeared for two years as the nutrition expert on the top-rated Dr. Phil Show, and made appearances on Bonnie Hunt, ABC’s Extreme Makeover, NBC’s iVillage Live, and the E! channel’s Modern Girl’s Guide to Life. She’s authored numerous articles and is frequently featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences, in national magazines, newspapers and websites.

JJ is a member of Mensa, a UCLA graduate and chronic student having taken 40 graduate courses (and counting) from 6 different graduate and doctoral schools including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami and doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Health and Fitness Instructor with advanced certifications in Nutrition, Personal Training and Aging and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.


“JJ Virgin is unlike any other practitioner I have ever known. She is a true combination of genius, innovator, and expert. This rare combination, coupled with her compassion and true desire to help empower individuals to commit to themselves is a rare and priceless gift. I have 110% confidence whenever I refer a client, friend or family member to her!!” Tami Walsh, M.A., President, TEENWISDOM.COM

“If I could make one person America’s Nutrition and Fitness Czar, it would be JJ Virgin. I don’t know anyone who would do a better job of getting this country fit and healthy again.” – Robert Crayhon, MS, CN

“JJ distills the truth about nutritional science into bite size chunks, then serves it all up in a delectable fashion so you can get to work on your health immediately.” – Rebecca James Gadberry, Chairman/CoCEO, YG Laboratories, Instructor, Cosmetic Sciences, UCLA Extension

“JJ Virgin designs a program to suit your individual needs that is sensible, easy to follow and delivers great results!” Carol Shaw, owner/founder Lorac Cosmetics

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