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!
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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.
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Bon Appétit, Y’all!
Loaded Creole Shrimp Nachos
Nachos are quick and easy, a great supper when you’re feeling lazy on the weekend or just want fun finger food. The trouble is
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
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
AARP: The Best Weight Loss Goal is No Weight Loss Goal
Chef Virginia Willis Talks Life Guardrails, Health, and Wellness in AARP Magazine (ATLANTA, GA) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno
Staying Motivated: Real Life Self-Care and Weight Loss
Self Care and Weight Loss are at the top of the trends in January. It’s a new year and lots of folks are looking
The Beginner’s Guide to Caramel Cake
Caramel Cakes are an epic endeavor, there’s no doubt. This is a cake you only make for people you love. I love to