The Hollywood Trainer – Jeanette Jenkins – August/September Newsletter

The Hollywood Trainer - August Newsletter

I’m looking forward to sending you this newsletter once a month to motivate you on your healthy living journey! I’ve learned that it is easier for people to digest little bite sizes of information so they don’t feel overwhelmed. In this month’s newsletter we have provided you with a recipe of the month, an exercise of the month, a nutrition tip and a relax and rejuvenate tip.  If you’ve fallen off the healthy living wagon remember it’s never too late to make a change for the better! You can do it!


Hey Pittsburgh PA! Jeanette will be the Keynote Speaker at the Highmark Fun Fit & Fabulous Conference on August 17th and the Registration is only $20.00! Can you say amazing! Jeanette is looking forward to motivating, inspiring & educating everyone with some great Healthy Living Information! It is already 70% full so if you want to come make sure you register! We are looking forward to meeting everyone in Pittsburgh! Here is the link to register for the event!——>>


Sweating in Style

Studies have proven that when you look and feel good in your fitness attire you are motivated to exercise harder.  You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a new wardrobe. Start by picking up a few pieces that are comfortable, fit you well and make you feel confident.

The best and longest lasting workout clothes are made with Dri-Fit fabrics that pull your perspiration away from your skin so you don’t feel damp. Many different companies have various names for Dri-Fit material, so it is important to read the tags, which will describe the benefits of the material and clearly state whether the fabric has Dri-Fit qualities.

Exercise of the Month

Medial Deltoid Lifts in a Chair Pose with Side Leg Reach

This single move will tone your Shoulders, Back, Glutes, Abs and Legs.


Cardio Kick Boxing This exercise is from our Cardio Kickboxing Workout. For more great exercise moves like this one click here to download or purchase.Burn 700-1000 calories with this 50 min super fun Cardio Kickboxing Workout. This workout is broken down into 5 chapters so if you are short on time you can do one or two chapters or mix and match your favorites.

Breakfast Anyone!!!

Egg White-Turkey Scramble

Recipe from “The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan Book”

This is a favorite breakfast meal among fitness competitors, athletes, and bodybuilders. It is packed full of protein to help you rebuild those muscle fibers and burn fat. 1 serving

  • 4 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1 fresh basil leaf, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 fresh sage leaf, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 pinch sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 large egg whites, beaten

Using clean hands, combine the ground turkey, basil, sage, sea salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic with half of the olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the seasoned turkey and continue to cook, until the turkey is cooked through, stirring constantly. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 1 minute. Remove the turkey mixture from the skillet with a slotted spoon and discard any excess fat, wiping the skillet with paper towel. Lightly coat the skillet with the remaining olive oil and heat again over medium. Return the turkey mixture to the skillet, add the egg whites, and sauté for 2 minutes, or until the egg whites are completely cooked.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
334 calories – 37g protein – 8g carbohydrates – 15g fat – 4g saturated fat – 820mg sodium – 0g fiber

“The Hollywood Trainer Weight Loss Plan” book is packed with over 80 Healthy Yummy Easy-to-Make recipes. Click here to order your copy today.

21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit


Today is a great day to clear your mind, own your peace and nurture yourself.
Run a nice hot bath, light some candles and incense, and enjoy being still. Let your mind, body and soul completely unwind.

Poaching your fish (Cooking it in water) is the best way to preserve the healthy fats, which are easily destroyed by light and heat. Facebook Twitter

The Hollywood Trainer – July/August Newsletter


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The “Sexy for Summer Challenge” will give you the motivation to help you go hard for 6 weeks!  

All of the workouts in the challenge are also available for immediate download at so if you want to get started you have NO EXCUSES! 6 weeks!Let’s do this! ,You can also substitute the DVD’s with your favorite workouts! The most important thing is that you get it in & stay committed and consistent for 6 weeks!


We want to hear from you! Let us know about your progress with the challenge and get more motivation and tips by following Jeanette on Twitter @JeanetteJenkins
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Meditation Through Visualization

With summer here, it seams perfectly fitting to indulge the mind, body and soul in a meditation exercise that involves visualizing the ocean.

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit and relax. Close your eyes and calm your body by breathing slowly and steadily.
  2. Inhale feel your lungs expand, then exhale feel your body relax.
  3. Close your eyes and hear the ocean rolling in and crashing against the shore.
  4. Visulaize the clear blue ocean, smell the salt in the air.
  5. Feel the healing, invigorating sea air blowing across your skin and the warmth of the sun penetrating your arms, legs and face.
  6. Enjoy this time to relax, be joyous, and continue to breath

Recipe of the Month

Halibut With Mango Salsa

Here’s a great recipe that adds color to your summer BBQ plate! The mango salsa gives great flavor to the halibut (or chicken if you don’t eat fish), and due to the density of the halibut, you will definitely feel satisfied when you are finished eating. 

2 servings

  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • ½ small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 whole green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, red pepper, tomato, green onion, ginger, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Season the fish filets lightly with sea salt or Himalayan salt and pepper. Place in a nonstick baking dish. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until flesh is white and opaque. Drizzle the mango salsa over the fish and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
357 calories – 46g protein – 29g carbohydrates – 4g fiber – 5g fat – 416mg sodium

More great recipes for every season can be found in my book, “21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit”, which you can buy here.

21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit

Staying Cool for Summer
Keeping hydrated during summertime is essential to your overall fitness success. I recommend that you drink half your body weight in ounces (Example: If you are 130 lbs., drink about 65 ounces a day). It seems like a lot, but if you consistently have a regular 16 oz. bottle of water on hand, you’ll reach that goal easily and you will not have any problem getting the proper hydration as the temperature rises! Facebook Twitter



Let’s start with this simple truth: if you want to lose fat, start feeling great, and function at your absolute best, you HAVE to choose to start eating healthier NOW. Your body requires nutrients– vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, protein, carbohydrates, water, light, and oxygen — in order to accomplish your goals.

These nutrients are rarely found in the fast and processed foods that we consume at an alarming rate. Think about how often you settle for a dinner option you know is unhealthy just because it’s easier than cooking up something nutritious. I know, it happens; but if you continue to eat foods that are low in nutrients and high in processing chemicals, flavor enhancers, and preservatives, you’re setting your body up to suffer. Millions of people are living with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other ailments as a result of– or at least worsened by– making unhealthy food choices. Many of these people are also on medication for one or more of these ailments, with each prescription bringing its own set of side effects and risks. Pumping our bodies full of pills and chemicals as a corrective measure does not address the real source of our health issues– unhealthy food choices resulting in a poor diet. We don’t have to be slaves to a health food store or a highly restricted diet. The solution to our health crisis is at our fingertips.

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Nutritional Tips for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

Most of you know the old saying, “You are what you Eat”!  Well, it actually has a lot of truth to it. Here are some tips for creating beauty from the inside out starting with what you put into your mouth.

Checklist to Beautiful Glowing Skin and Hair

  • Drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water a day.  If you weigh 180lbs you should be drinking 80ounces of water
  • Avoid toxins by limiting the amount of junk food and processed food that you eat.
  • Increase your intake of organic fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains/fiber, cold water fish, and lean cuts of meat.
  • Consume 1gram of protein per pound of ideal lean body weight.
  • Consume Essential Fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3 found in organic flax seed oil, walnuts/walnut oil or fish oil capsules daily (essential fats are destroyed with heat). Note:99% of American’s are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Consume three times a week cold water fish  such as salmon, trout, tuna, sardines, halibut, herring and mackerel (essential fats are destroyed with heat).
  • Consume chromium, Vitamin A, zinc, silicon, sulfur, vitamin E and vitamin C through a daily Multivitamin.
  • Soaps and skin creams containing neem oil, whose minor ingredients have antiseptic properties that can help keep pores from becoming infected.
  • Saunas, exercise, and cold water make skin glow by removing toxins and improving circulation.
  • Herbs such as rosemary, chamomile, aloe vera and peppermint are helpful, and neem oil both protects skin and kills virus, fungus and bacterial infections.

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 How much Protein do I need to eat?

According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine’s RDI you should consume 10-35 % of your daily calories from protein.

To support new muscle growth, while participating in a strength training program several independent research studies conducted by Dr. Michael Colgan, Dr. M. Tarnopolsky and Dr. Peter Lemon suggest a range of 1.7 to 2.4 grams of protein /kg of ideal lean body weight.  Since there is 2.2kg in one pound then we can safely average that to approximately l gram of protein per pound of ideal lean body weight.  Since protein is the necessary macronutrient required to build and repair muscle tissue which is essential to burn fat,  I support a range of 25%-40% of your daily calories from protein.

First you have to decipher your goal or ideal weight.  You can use the BMI calculations from your assessment to help you.  The weight that you choose should be within a healthy BMI range of 18.5-24.9.  Let’s use Nicole, a 5’5 female with a goal weight of 140lbs as an example.   Using the BMI calculation in the assessment section or on the  website you calculate that with a height of 5’5 and a weight of 140lbs is a healthy BMI of 23.3. After Nicole successfully chooses her goal weight, she then has to subtract the body fat to have the ideal lean body weight.  Nicole’s body fat is currently 38% and her goal is to decrease her body fat to 28%. Nicole multiplies 140lbs times .28 which is 39.2lbs of fat. Nicole then subtracts the fat weight from the total weight to find her goal lean weight which is 140lbs – 39.2 lbs = 100.8.

Nicole’s goal lean weight is 100.8lbs.  Therefore she should be consuming approximately 100grams of protein per day.  Her daily protein intake will look like this:

Breakfast: Two free range organic Eggs = 12.5 grams protein, 3 slices of turkey bacon = 7 grams of protein

Snack: ½ cup of non-fat organic cottage cheese =14 grams of protein

Lunch: 4 oz Canned Tuna = 29 grams of protein

Snack: ½ cup of organic walnuts = 9 grams of protein

Snack: 6 ounces of  plain non-fat yogurt  = 7.5 grams of protein, ¼ cup of All Bran with extra fiber = 1.9 grams of protein

Dinner: 4 ounces chicken breast = 28.5grams of protein, 1 cup of broccoli = 4.6 grams of protein, 1 cup of carrots  = 1.7grams of protein

Nicole’s Daily Total of Protein= 115.7 grams of Protein.

There is 4 calories in each gram of protein= 462 calories from Protein.

Nicole consumes 1400-1600 calories a day for her metabolic rate and activity level so that she can lose approximately 2 pounds per week.

Using the 1gram of protein per pound of ideal lean weight, Nicole will consume 29%-33% of her daily calories from Protein.

Remember: A body fat > 25% in males and > 32% in females indicates increased risk for disease, according to the ACSM.

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Creating a Healthy Meal Plan

Tips on creating a Healthy Meal Plan

 You must understand that you are literally what you eat. All living cells in your body (skin, hair, internal organs, hormones, blood, muscle, connective tissue, bones, etc.) are made of the food that you eat. If you choose to eat junk food then be prepared to have a junk body.

When it comes to nutrition there’s not a one-size-fits-all plan. Some people are sensitive to gluten, so they have to choose their grains wisely while others have difficulty digesting meat and opt to go vegetarian. You’re all biogenetically-unique individuals and through education, listening to how your bodies feel after a meal and trial and error you will discover the healthiest meals for you.

Two nutrition suggestions I advise are:

1. Have three servings a day of green vegetables, which have proven to be the greatest healers. They are alkaline at the top of the acid/alkaline Ph scale, loaded with phytonutrients that strengthen your immune system, helping you fight off disease.

2. Moderation. For 80 percent of the time, eat organic fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean cuts of meat that have not been processed, and 20 percent of the time eat whatever you like.

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Processed Foods vs. Wholesome Unprocessed Foods

The term processed food gets thrown around all the time.  Do most people really know what processed food is? Why do health experts say to avoid processed foods?  How do processed foods make you fat?

Processed food is food that has been altered from it’s natural state.  Any food that you can buy in a can, jar, packet or bottle is processed.

There are three big problems with processed food: what is added, what is removed and what is left. Look at every ingredient the next time you pick up a jar, package or bottle and if you don’t know what all of the ingredients are then I highly recommend that you find out more before you put that food into your body.

Additives are used in food to give it a longer shelf life and to make it taste, look and smell good. Additives enable food to sit on a supermarket shelf, or in our cupboards, for several months without going bad.  In nature, if a food is left long enough, it loses its nutritive qualities and is no longer fit for human consumption, so it spoils, or insects and bacteria consume it.  However, when food is pumped with additives, the insects and bacteria find it too poisonous and toxic; in fact it would kill them if they ate it, so they don’t.  Although additives prevent our food from spoiling, allowing us to eat foods that would otherwise have gone bad, they do not help the food retain it’s original nutritional value; often by the time we eat a processed food, it has no nutritional value whatsoever.

Many people say additives are safe, but no one knows for sure.  Although many kinds of tests have been done, (on rats and on humans), to establish their safety, most tests are done for just one additive within a given limited time-frame.  No tests have been done to establish the effect of combinations of additives over longer periods of time, and we don’t know the lasting effects of consuming huge amounts of additives in the long term.

It has been estimated that we consume about 5 kilograms of food additives, such as preservatives, colors, bleaches, flavors, emulsifiers and stabilizers every year. This not only results in extra work for our body to remove them, but frequently triggers asthma attacks, rashes, respiratory disturbances, headaches, hyperactivity in children, and in some, an abnormal sensitivity to prescribed medications, particularly aspirin.

Apart from what is added to processed food, it is important to consider what is removed: during the processing or “refining” of food, much of the fiber and other nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc., are destroyed from high heat and irradiation used in the processing.  So what is left?  Not much.  Often the food industry attempts to add some of the lost vitamins and minerals and will label their food as being ”fortified with Vitamins and Minerals” to make it sound good.  The truth is that fortifying food will not bring back the phytonutrients and phytochemicals that can only be found in wholesome unprocessed food.


So how does the body metabolize all this processed food?  Many processed foods: white flour, white rice, white pastas, white breads, white crackers, cakes and cookies are recognized by the body as sugar because these products have been so highly refined. Therefore when you eat these highly processed foods your blood sugar level goes up and your body releases insulin which basically alerts your body to hold onto it’s  fat and burn off the sugar in your blood stream to decrease your blood sugar and bring it back to normal.  When this is done repeatedly over and over several times a day you increase your risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

By choosing wholesome foods that have not been highly processed, like brown rice, oatmeal, nuts, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables and high fiber breads, you can avoid many negative side effects from processed foods.

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Portion Control

Portion control is one of the reasons that people become overweight and obese.  You do not have to eat until every last bite is cleaned off of your plate.  We live in a society that sells the notion bigger is better, most restaurants serve a meal size large enough for two or three adults. When you are eating out, consider the meal that you order is two meals.  Eat half at the time you order and wrap up the other half to eat two or three hours later.  Your stomach is made up of smooth muscle and when you overeat, it will stretch out and your appetite will increase. You only want to eat until you’re satisfied, not until you are full. If you already have a large appetite, then it’s going to take a little bit more control at the beginning, but it is imperative that you decrease your portion sizes.  Don’t eat as if the food in front of you is the last meal you’ll ever have!  You can eat again in a couple of hours.  Whatever you didn’t finish on your plate will still be there in two hours.  Eating 6 or 7 small meals and snacks a day will decrease the number of calories you eat, and increase your metabolism which will help you burn more calories throughout the day.

Why am I eating?

We eat so that our body can function throughout the day.  When people begin to turn to food or alcohol as a crutch to help comfort them when they are upset (turmoil in a relationship, loss of a loved one), depressed (unhappy with themselves) or even happy (celebrations, birthdays, holidays) they become emotional eaters or drinkers.  Everyone at some moment has been a victim of emotional eating or drinking.

Emotional eating or drinking needs to be recognized and addressed because when it gets out of control, you can end up overweight, obese, unhealthy and very unhappy.  If you’re turning to food or alcohol for any of the reasons listed above, you need to identify the problem.   Emotional eating or drinking is a reality to most of us because we are all human—sometimes ice cream does make you feel better!  As soon as you recognize a pattern in your behavior, like turning to food or alcohol every time you are sad or overeating or excessive drinking at parties and celebrations, the problem needs to be addressed.  Are you choosing to eat or use food to cover up a feeling of emptiness or void in your life?  Emotional eaters will use food to try and fill up a feeling of emptiness generated from insecurities, an abusive relationship, depression, and loneliness just to name a few.  It is necessary to uncover and treat the root of the problem with counseling or therapy so you can be at peace.  Every time you pick up a piece of food, you need to ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Why am I eating?  (The answer should be because you are hungry, not because you are sad or because everyone else is eating)
  2. What am I eating? (Nutrient rich quality food)
  3. How much am I eating? (You only need to eat until you are satisfied, not until you are stuffed or overfull, or until everything is off your plate)



Pre-workout meals!

If you prefer to eat a meal then you need to give your body at least 45 minutes to 2 hours to digest before training. Below are some healthy meal choices.

45 minutes to 2 hours before a workout to allow Digestion 

Breakfast – Pre Meal

1-Freshly Squeezed Green Juice – Spinach, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & 2 Hard Boiled Eggs

2- Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries & Low Fat Hemp Granola

3 – Veggie Egg White Omelet with A Side Salad & Whole Wheat Toast

4- Oatmeal with Mixed Berries & Walnuts

5- Egg Sandwich or Breakfast Burrito on Whole Wheat Pita

Lunch  - Pre Meal

1-Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Lettuce Tomato & Mustard

2- Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potato and Green Beans

3- Poached Salmon with Butternut Squash & Sautéed Spinach

4-Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Carrots, Pumpkin Seeds, Tomato & Miso Ginger Dressing


If you like to just get up and go then the snack and fluid items I listed below will help energize you for a workout. 

15 minutes to 1 Hour Before Training (Doesn’t matter if it is morning, noon or night)

1-Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Banana, Pear, Melon, Berries

2- Green Tea, Coffee, Espresso

3- Freshly Squeezed Green Juice: Spinach/Kale, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger

5- Kombucha

6- Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

7- Freshly Squeezed Orange, Grapefruit Juice or Carrot Juice

8- Energy Bar: Gatorade Prime Bar, Cliff Bar with mixed fruit & nuts,  Macrogreens Bar (under 250 Calories) with 20-30grams of Carbs

9- Mixed Fruit & Nuts

10- Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks