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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 said...it 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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