The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Must Diet

The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Must Diet
Email It

Sara Kupfer and Tzivie Pill

Fit Jewess and NourishKeit

Whether you're shidduch dating or married, a young girl trying to eat a sweet or a woman trying to fit into a dress, the community constantly examines you to make sure it fits into their idea of what... See more


The Rest is Commentary

Opinion | Why You Can't Lose Weight on a Diet

The specific "Biggest Loser" diet plan is probably not to blame. A previous study found similar metabolic suppression in people who had lost weight and kept it off for up to six years. Whether weight is lost slowly or quickly has no effect on later regain.

10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

1. Reject the Diet Mentality Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight.

The challenges of exercising for some Muslim and Orthodox Jewish women

In a small Falls Church community center, a dozen or so Muslim women remove their head scarves and long abayahs as they prepare for an hour of vigorous dancing to the salsa and merengue music of their Wednesday Zumba class. At least, that's what they told me they were going to do.

Sara Kupfer  and Tzivie Pill, 

Fit Jewess and NourishKeit

Sara Kupfer, founder of Fit Jewess, is a fitness coach with the mission of connecting Jewish women worldwide and fostering a community united through fitness. She has her CrossFit L1 certification and trains girls and women in person and online. It wasn't until she was twenty-one that Sara found her way to fitness, but when she did, she knew she had found her passion. Born and raised in the Orthodox community, Sara instantly knew that was the market she wanted to work with, where she could bring her knowledge and experience of functional fitness and Judaism together. Sara takes a body positive, weight-neutral approach to health and this is apparent in her training style. She encourages her clients to see exercise as a way to become empowered and feel more confident by increasing energy, gaining strength and discovering how amazingly capable their bodies are.
Tzivie Pill is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach pursuing her MSW at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and the author of a blog called NourishKeit. Her work focuses on helping women in the Orthodox Jewish community address disordered eating and negative body image, and develop healthier relationships with food and body through intuitive eating and weight-neutral approaches to health and wellness.  Before her career change, Tzivie worked as an accountant at a top-four accounting firm and several technology startups. In addition to her coaching, Tzivie administers Intuitive Eating and Body Positivity for Jewish Women, a popular and active Facebook community with nearly 4,000 members that provides information and support for women working to better understand and improve relationships with food and body. Tzivie's articles have appeared on Kveller, Fatitude, and in The Jewish Home, and you can follow her on Instagram at nourish_keit. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Shlomo, and daughters, Arial and Minnie.