Fit 2 Love Podcast with JJ Flizanes

Meg Haworth, Ph.D. is the private chef to some of the top stars, producers and directors in Hollywood.  She specializes in food allergies, healing diets and healthy weight loss with food that tastes so great that her clients don’t feel like they’re missing anything.  Her great passion is teaching people with food restrictions how to eat, offering delicious and healthy menu plans, grocery lists and “how to” cooking instructions along with blogs, videos and recipes.

Dr. Meg is no stranger to the difficulties of eating for health.  After spending her twenties in doctors’ offices with over a dozen illnesses, she decided to take the complementary medical route to get some relief.  After her nutritionist told her to remove, gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, citrus, peanuts, caffeine and alcohol from her diet, she saw massive improvements within a week.

The problem was she still did not know what to eat.  In fact, her first trip to Whole Foods Market ended in tears when she saw the shelves of unrecognizable products in small packages that cost a small fortune.  She left the store empty handed and pondered life’s biggest questions: “How am I going to eat pizza now?  What am I going to do for a birthday cake?  And, how am I going to live without chocolate chip cookies?”  Well, that was just crazy talk because cookies were nonnegotiable and she was going to figure out how to have those things no matter what so she headed to the kitchen to figure it out.

In the last two decades of eating for food allergies, Dr. Meg has written a cookbook, Done with Dairy. Giving up Gluten; 14 Days to a Delicious and Healthy You, owned a country inn called Harmony Oaks in South Carolina where she had a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert all gluten and dairy free and with produce from her organic garden.  She was the first food allergy chef in a mainstream venue sharing 27 of her recipes in video on Eat, Drink or, (a spinoff of Will Ferrell’s Funny or alongside celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver, Tom Colicchio and Paula Deen.  Dr. Meg is also the national spokesperson for a line of kitchen products from Nexgenstore where she develops recipes, writes blogs, makes videos, commercials, and hosts live events demonstrating their products.

Dr. Meg holds a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology (Holistic Psychology) and an undergraduate degree in English with a concentration in writing and minors in both psychology and social work.  She studied cooking privately with Russell Washington at her country inn and worked in the test kitchen at Authentic Foods, a gluten free flour company.  She grew up in a southern family of foodies where no one measured anything and everything tasted amazing and that’s just how she believes healthy cooking should be


In this episode:

1)  What symptoms are indicative of possible food allergies or illness?
2)  How does food affect your health?
3)  Is there a way to simplify the way I eat for long term health and wellness?
and more!


Credentials and accolades follow the name of JJ Flizanes wherever it appears, and for good reason.  She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life . JJ, also author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, is America’s Guilt Free Trainer and the creator of world-class fitness programs and routines, such as the Foundations Program for the New York Sports Club and Invisible Fitness®. What sets JJ apart from her Celebrity Fitness counterparts lies in her anatomically-centered routines, which protect overworked and aging joints from catastrophic failure.


Named BestPersonal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been lauded by Shape Magazineas one of the top fitness trainers in 2003. Flizanes was also chosen by the fitness industry as IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year finalist for 2010. As a leader in innovative exercise, JJ has been certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and also served as a Continuing Education Provider.


JJ launched her professional career in 1996 as the Foundations Director for the New York Sports Club, where she designed curriculum and in-house certification for new and previously uncertified fitness trainers. She has also been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), International Sports Science Association (ISSA), and the Resistance Training Specialist Program (RTS).


With a focus on biomechanics, JJ has lectured for The Learning Annexand as a featured speaker for New York Times Bestselling Author of The Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Ecker’s Peak Potentials seminars, as well as corporate clients, including Pacific Gas and Electric, Hanson Engineering, and Jostens, Inc. She is the Wellness Expert for KFC International, the Health and Fitness Expert for the National Association of Entrepreneur Moms, and a Fitness Expert for Nourishing Wellness Medical Center.  She is an online video expert for and contributor for The Daily Love.


A favorite of journalists and the media for her depth of knowledge and vibrant personality, JJ, a regular contributing expert for Get Active Magazine, has also been featured in many national magazines, including Women’s Health, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine,and E Pregnancy Magazine, to name a few. Her television appearances include LA’s KTLA, FOX 11, CBS, and NBC.

In June of 2009, JJ introduced her most challenging and exciting program: The 6 Week Beach Body Program, in which candidates take on creating a new body and lifestyle for life. Invisible Fitness offers personal training, fitness coaching, corporate programs, workshops, and seminars. For program details, please contact the office at 1.800.571.5722 or at



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