The Virgin Diet, named after its originator, JJ Virgin, is a program where you eliminate 7 food categories from your diet, the ones most likely to cause food sensitivities, for 21 days--then gradually introduce them back into your diet one by one. If you react on re-introduction, then you know that's a food you have to be careful with. The idea is that many of us will feel better and lose weight more easily once we've identified and dealt with these highly reactive foods. The foods are gluten, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts, eggs, and sugar/sugar substitutes. There's a book about it, and a group here on sparkpeople who are doing it.
I've been an inactive member for quite a while. But now I'm getting ready to start again with a health-and-weight-loss regimen. I plan to do the Virgin Diet elimination program for 21 days and then use it to see what food sensitivities I may have. I'm also liking the Gabriel Method approach to losing weight and think the two things will work well together. Both have the eventual outcome of getting me to eat whole, unprocessed natural foods. The Virgin Diet will let me know if I need to restrict gluten, dairy or some other food groups. I'm excited! I have over 50 pounds to release.
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