Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, famous Southern chef, television personality, content creator, motivational speaker, and social media influencer. Learn more…

Chef Weight Loss Success Story

Recently, her work has been inspired by her health journey and chef weight loss success story. Virginia has lost 65# and kept it off for 2 1/2 years.  She is currently featured in the February issue of AARP, the largest circulation magazine in the United States. 

I believe you can eat foods that are delicious – even sometimes indulgent and decadent – and still lose weight to become healthy and strong. Why drive yourself crazy with long lists of foods you cannot have? Eat the ding dang cake. My recipes are for real-life healthy eating and weight loss and still taste great. 

I am a real life walking example that you can change your life. I am a 56 year old post menopausal female and I feel better than I have felt in my whole life. I lost weight and more importantly, gained health. It’s not just about body size, it’s about feeling good in your body, taking care of your body, and living your best life. 

If French-trained, Southern chef can do it, you can, too. I want to inspire people! Progress is progress no matter how small. Don’t stop before you start. You can do it!  

Chef Virginia Willis Instagram

Do you like to watch Instagram cooking videos? Did you see Virginia Willis on Chopped or Food Network Kitchen?

Head over to Instagram for real-life healthy eating,  fun, and fitness with @virginiawillis

March is #EmpowerHer with a whole month of doable, real-life tips on living your best life! 

Cooking with Virginia 

Need some recipe inspo? Don’t know where or how to start your health journey? Looking for “Real Life Self-Care Guide with Recipes?” It’s more than a blog with pretty food shots. Cooking with Virginia is packed with her real life tips, cooking techniques, and good and good-for-you weight loss-friendly recipes for home cooks. 

Click on the images below to access recent posts or HERE to head to the main page. 

Bon Appétit, Y’all!

Virginia Willis

Lower fat carrot snack cake on
Sweet Treats and Desserts

Carrot Snack Cake

  Astonishing how many carrot cake fans I’ve met through my Lower Fat Layer Carrot Cake and weight loss journey being featured in AARP

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Buffalo Turkey Meatballs on
Poultry and Game Birds

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Buffalo Meatballs are a glorious marriage of two of America’s favorite football foods — meatballs and wings. What’s not to love? Finger food, bite-size

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