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Virgin Diet??? Has anyone tried it?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I recorded the Today show and was watching it. I love watching all the January show with all the health tips.

The new diet book they were introducing was Virgin Diet. The author says to eliminate Dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, corn, sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet. This caught my attention.

Many year ago I had went to an allergies who told me I had food allergies and to not eat the same foods everyday. He wanted me on the rotation diet. I did not do well on this diet. I could not stick to it. Then my current allergy doctor said the other doctor always tells the patients they have food allergies.

I did some more reading and it is basically about food intolerance. "In food intolerance, there is a physical reaction to a food, but that reaction isn't allergic. Lactose intolerance is a common example; people who suffer from this have trouble digesting one of the sugars in milk and can have stomachaches or diarrhea when they drink milk or eat dairy products. While the symptoms of food intolerance can be uncomfortable, this condition is not dangerous." from Spark article on food allergies.

Take out all these food Dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, corn, sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet.

Well according to JJ Virgin a person will start to lose weight once all these foods are gone.

Has anyone tried eliminating all these foods?

I am going to get rid of the dairy emoticon, I drink almond milk already but the yogurt ???
Peanuts no problem they are gone. I like almonds and walnuts.
Corn tortillas will be hard to lose but I am going to try for 1 week.
Wheat I will try for 1 week
Eggs I do not know??? I like emoticonwhites and pinto beans for breakfast. I guess I can have oatmeal for breakfast instead but then I heard that is bad toooo. Honey or Agave to sweeten it.
Soy I will read the labels and look for the hidden soy in products. Soups are a big one.
Sugar and sweetners yes I know that I love emoticon emoticon . emoticon I would not be overweight if I could control sweets. Ok one day I will try it on Thurs no sugar or sweetners..

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WHEELERANGL 8/18/2013 5:05PM

    I have that book. The premise of it actually seems pretty legit. I mean how else are you to know if the reason you are feeling yucky all the time has to do with the food you are eating unless you start to pay attention.

I suffer from migraines it wasn't until I started to pay attention that I noticed onions make them come on. That is what this diet is talking about, take it all out then re-introduce one food group at a time to see if you can tolerate it.

As for what classyladyma is the same as anything we are doing here, its a way of life. If you knew that drinking milk would cause major stomach pain would you continue to do it? Probably not, this tool is to help you feel better.

I am not completely done with the book yet but I do plan on giving it a go....what could it hurt?

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AZURE-SKY 1/6/2013 1:20AM

  I've never heard of this diet, but I do like agave nectar for sweetener. It's a low-glycemic sweetener, and it' sweeter tasting than sugar, so you don't need as much. If you like it, you can get it for a good price at Costco.

It doesn't cause sugar cravings like regular sugar does, and I just don't like artificial sweeteners - I'm trying to avoid chemicals in my diet.

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CLASSYLADYMAY 1/4/2013 10:10AM

    Havent heard of it.. and would be hard.. i only want to be on a healthy eating for all my life.. this is just a diet you can only be on for a little while right??

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LKWQUILTER 1/3/2013 12:04PM

    I have problems with plans that totally eliminate certain foods. When I am told a certain food is the no no for the week, that seems to be what I want the most that week. lol

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LAINYC 1/3/2013 9:31AM

    I am trying to eliminate some of these items from my eating plan. Many of them I have already eliminated It is one day at a time and J.J. Virgin said to do this for twenty one days and see if you will lose..

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SANDYCRANE 1/3/2013 7:35AM

    I do not know about that diet. I do not think I could give all that up. But if you can give all that up, go for it. I listen to the Today show every morning while I am Sparking.


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FERRETLOVER1 1/3/2013 7:21AM

    I can't follow a diet that restricts so many food items. I find that I do the best when I eat what I want in moderation...but TRACK IT! That way, I remain very much aware of what I am eating and how much of it.

If you decide to try this diet, be sure you check with your doctor beforehand.

Good luck!

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/3/2013 7:18AM

    Hmmm... interesting... but for me this plan eliminates too many foods I do eat... however... I believe each and everyone of us has to find (develop) a plan that works for us... Good luck to you!

Keep on keeping on!

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DIDMIS 1/3/2013 6:25AM

    Becky I couldn't control my sweets either and knew if I kept on I would gain my weight back. I have not had desserts for 183 days now. which is 6 months and don't miss them at all.

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EWL978 1/3/2013 6:05AM

    I can't do stuff like that....just have to eat normally, but less and be sure to eat enough of things like fruits and veggies!!

Keep on keeping on... emoticon

Whatever works for you is good!!

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New Year drinking NOT ME

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Yesterday I was out walking with my dog when an older gentlemen drove next to me on his golf cart. He started talking to me about my boxer and being healthy.. (I live in an area with many Winter Visitors) As he drove away he said,"Now don't get to drunk tonight."

I thought why would I want to waste my calories on getting drunk. Is that why I am out here walking 4 miles today. OK maybe on sweets but not on drinking. I have never understood why people drink to the point of not knowing what they are doing. I am glad my kids were home and we did not have to be on the road.

In our family we have seafood.
I make crab legs, and we have shrimp and fish.
My husband got a fryer so we had some fried food. But I spent most of my time on the crab legs.

Today it is rainy and cool so I am glad I got in a longer walk yesterday.
Now off to the treadmill to work off those New Year fried food.
Today I reset my trackers so I feel like I am starting new spark.

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MAYBER 1/2/2013 9:16PM


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LIFE-FAITH 1/2/2013 9:51AM

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    Neither my husband or I are into going out and drinking. The older I get, the less tolerance I have for idiots - which is a category most drunks fall into. If I want a beer or a glass of wine, I have it at home. Much cheaper and safer.

That might give you a little window into that guy's life, though, that said that to you.

You meal sounds delicious! Happy New Year, Pat

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DIDMIS 1/2/2013 12:26AM

    My New Years Eve was spent sleeping. Nothing woke me up.

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JTREMBATH 1/1/2013 8:23PM

    We did not have a beer or a wine for new year.

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MNNSAIDE 1/1/2013 8:16PM

    You and me both friend!!!
My New Years Eve was spent bathing the dogs!!!!
I wanted to go birding but not in the mist and then today I was afraid I would slip in the mud.
Maybe we can go birding before the week ends?

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If I won the lottery

Saturday, September 22, 2012

If I won the lottery what would I do with the money? During lunch one day someone asked that question . The lottery was at 45 million.

1st maybe get a new car mine is 10 years old but it still runs so maybe not.
2nd I think I would build a bike trail to the local store so I could walk/bike there without being hit by a car.
3rd Pave around my yard so when I am gray and very old with a walker I can walk around my yard without falling.
4th pay for my kids to go to college set up a trust for my son because money falls out his hand faster than water.
5th set up trust funds for future. Yes but really what to use the money for.
6th Buy six year for my retirement with the Texas Teacher Association.

What ideas do you have??
Build a library in the town I work so children and family can have books and access to computers??
Donate to my church so they could build a school or a gym with a weight room and zumba classes during the week??? I would love to go to a big church that has a christian health room treadmills, spin classes with christian music. I have seen them on TV.
What do you think?

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NDTEACHER1 9/24/2012 10:47PM

    Nice job. Since I don't play the lottery I don't have to think about this:)

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MAYBER 9/24/2012 6:51PM

    Isn't it fun to dream and plan what would do if rich
Often times we will be sitting around a campfire and sometimes someone will pipe up and say "I wonder what the rich people are doing?"
You do not need money to feel rich
One day at a time

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DIDMIS 9/22/2012 10:04PM

    And don't forget the missionaries. emoticon

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SONITA34 9/22/2012 9:34PM

    The library idea is super

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PATSYB7 9/22/2012 7:35PM

    I love your library idea! I would love to see the library as a community center! We have a teen center and a senior center as well as a Boys and Girls Club. I would have a better chance of winning the lottery if I played. :O) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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Wonderful Day of Fun and basketball

Friday, September 07, 2012

I am the school librarian my classes rotate with the PE coach. So if the kids are not at the library they have PE. On Friday he lets the kids have free play. But the class in the library does not get to do it. They always feel cheated. This year I asked the coach if I could have my Friday classes go out to PE if I would go with them. He was happy to say yes.

So today I got to go outside and play . In school I was not very active. I did not play sports but I did learn the basics. This morning I did not do my normal walking because I knew I would need the energy later in the day.
I am proud to say even with the boys I could keep up and play basketball and throw the football. I must admit I did have some advantage because I am still taller than most of them. Towards the end of the day as the temp. was near 100 I stayed in the shade and did not run as much but I still could keep up with 5th and 6th graders. I just hope on Saturday I can walk. I will tell you all if I can't.

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KLABELL 9/13/2012 8:18PM

    that's pretty impressive keeping up with 5th & 6th graders! I have trouble keeping up with my 3 year old grandson :)

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NDTEACHER1 9/9/2012 10:42PM

    That's great! Sounds like you have a good time.

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MNNSAIDE 9/7/2012 8:12PM

    Yea - Becky got to play!!!

I do that every once in a while when the weather is good - and I have some time after my lunch time.

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DIDMIS 9/7/2012 7:01PM

    So little Becky went out to play. emoticon

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I needed a good laugh

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tonight I had took my two daughter out to eat. This never happens. My husband s out of town so us girls went out. In the car we were playing the game what if. One of the questions "Would you like to be 80 and obesity or 50 and a model?

I said I want to be 50 and a model. (I'm 51) My loving daughter said " Mom you are a model a model citizen"

Thanks for loving daughters.

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SUNNYWBL 9/8/2012 10:36PM

    I still treasure those times with my daughters and the laughter, too!

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YJNANA 9/6/2012 5:41PM

    Doesn't that just make your day :)
yeah for kind and thoughtful Daughters :)

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FERRETLOVER1 9/6/2012 8:05AM

    How great to have a daughter that looks up to you!

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50ISNEW30 9/5/2012 11:16PM

    Awww what a sweetie!

emoticon for the model!

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FLUTTERFLI 9/5/2012 11:00PM

    Ahhhhh........... ;} emoticon

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