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2/21/14 7:04 A

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This week I decided it was time reintroduce eggs to my diet. No immediate reactions, although I did notice discomfort and bloating by the 4th day. Unfortunately I also gained a pound back. I am not willing to blame the eggs for this just yet. The bloating could be pms and the weight gain may be attributed to the fact that I purchase maple almond butter on Monday and have been eating at least 2 tbs of it a day. The jar 3/4 gone and I have only had it 5 days if you know what I mean. I don't know why I thought 6g of maple sugar was acceptable. Next week I will introduce dairy. And try not to purchase sugar laden "safe food"

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1/31/14 7:42 P

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Thanks for the support, Happy. I am still in Cycle 1 as far as my eating. I reacted to eggs and dairy, and wheat is a trigger. Soy is all that is left for me to test, and three weeks from yesteraday should be good for that, because I am not eating any of the others, either, lol . Not going to test the eggs again for 6 months (would hate to not be able to take my flu shot this year). Maybe by then I won't have a reaction. May not check the milk again for longer than that (I don't really miss it).
Hope your scale will move this week.

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1/31/14 7:02 P

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CNM ~ Sorry to hear that you discovered a trigger food... I really have to keep a tight rein on refined carbs, for that same reason... You may want to pop back to Cycle 1 for awhile, just to be sure, when you start testing again, you're not reacting to the soy that you ingested... Just don't beat yourself up... Been there - Done that... It's not if you slip up that matters, but what you do about it. emoticon

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1/31/14 5:52 P

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Well the gluten (wheat) test was a miserable failure. I felt great and don't think I am sensitive except that it sparked my appetite and I went into a feeding frenzy! Day 1 was fine, but day 2 I just couldn't get full....all of the eating rules went right out the window and I ate some crackers that had soy in them so the soy test is off until 3 weeks from yesterday. The frankengrains (corn and wheat) are not for me! I hadn't eaten wheat or anything in it for a long time anyway, so that is ok with me.

At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range, and no longer "overweight."

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1/25/14 10:55 P

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You are very welcome and I am so glad that you like the tuna. My tastes are changing, and now I prefer the foods that I am eating.....never expected that! I have a steamer with 3 big containers and I steamed a lot of different veggies this afternoon....carrots, asparagus, broccoli, red and green bell peppers, and zucchini, and I sauteed white button mushrooms in coconut oil with onions and garlic, and added cumin and chili powder. YUM. This should last us a couple of days, lol!

At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range, and no longer "overweight."

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1/25/14 3:29 P

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Thanks CNM3, I tried the tuna on Friday, it was better in flavor and the texture & was not at all slimy like I expected it might be. I totally agree that it was superior to the tuna I had been using before. This diet is full of amazing discoveries.

This is my first kindle experience, it was a gift to my daughter for Christmas and i had no intentions of using it for myself, but when I saw J.J. on PBS I had to read it immediately...I did a lot of highlighting but didn't enter any notes...I will reread it again soon as I am almost done with cycle 1. thanks again for the tip.

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1/25/14 12:34 P

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Arlo....tuna in oil has more flavor to me. If it is too much to stand, you can drain out the excess and then dump the tuna onto a clean paper towel and soak the most of it out. That is what I used to do in order to make tuna salad......

P.S. I, too, have the kindle edition and I took detailed notes as I read it. As I went, I put those tiny post-it notes on the pages like tabs with info like "water schedule" "shake recipe" and so on. Now I look at the tabs and go where I need to go. A lot of trouble at the time, but a long-term timesaver!

Edited by: CHUBBYNOMORE3 at: 1/25/2014 (13:54)
At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range, and no longer "overweight."

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1/24/14 12:12 P

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Thanks, i knew there was a list in there but the kindle infuriates me......really wish I had the book so i could just flip thought the pages

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1/24/14 10:17 A

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On page 159 of her book, JJ lists Tapioca as one of the OK grains.

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1/23/14 7:43 P

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My Market Basket has started to carry Flax Milk. its not as tasty as coconut milk but I like the consistency. It has tapioca starch is that bad?...I like to add a squirt of skinny girl monk fruit and a dash of cardamom...its tastes like chai.

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1/23/14 7:40 P

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yeah i was casing the tuna aisle today...oh wait that sounds bad....and just about every can said contains soy...I had never thought to read a tuna label before just seemed like a no-brainer.
a couple of the brands had a gold-label upper-crust premium version at about $2 a can...and next to them I found Pastene fancy solid light tuna but the catch is ...its in olive oil...i have never tried tuna in oil b4 so i am a little scared, it was only $1.50 so i thought i would give it a try.

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1/23/14 6:57 P

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The zinger is - It was StarKist Solid White Albacore Tuna in water!!! It wasn't a no name, low end brand.

Guess you could use it on your Soy challenge. But it probably doesn't have enough soy to really test soy... I just can't figure out why they feel it necessary to put soy in tuna, in the first place. emoticon

Edited by: HAPPY_HEN at: 1/23/2014 (18:58)
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1/23/14 6:35 P

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NO MORE BARGAINS only top shelf tuna for me from now on...eating well is costly...any tips for finding bargains on clean protein?

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1/22/14 5:54 P

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Arrrg!!! Indeed!!! Who knew!!!???

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1/22/14 4:02 P

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soy in tuna...argg

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1/22/14 1:27 P

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I'm not surprised that you reacted to dairy... It seems to be a pretty "popular" Hi Fi food... Darn it!!! I love dairy!!! *LOL* Thank heaven for Almond and Coconut milk!!!

Sounds like you're doing great!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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1/22/14 1:22 P

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Since it had been more than a week after the egg challenge, I did the milk challenge yesterday. The results weren't as severe or immediate as with the egg challenge, but this morning I am gassy and my stomach and gut ache. So I am 2 for 2, lol. Suspected it, though, because I love them both so much. I had suspected that milk was a problem for me and had severely limited it already...in fact for about the last year...had been using soy or almond milk as substitutes 99% of the time. Had I done this elimination and test a year ago the reaction would probably have been much more severe. Oh well. I will try them both again in about 6 months. At my age, 6 months isn't as long as it used to be emoticon

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1/9/14 11:01 A

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Yes, thank you, Happy Hen. I had sugar issues (pre-diabetic) and was on the Atkins Diet to lose weight and control blood sugar (and it worked! I lost 52 pounds and my average fasting blood sugar fell from 116 to 85-92) and it eliminates most of the foods that JJ has us do. When I started eating that way, I felt better than I had ever in my life at that time....but it allows eggs, and very limited dairy (2 oz of hard cheese or 2 or 3 ounces of heavy whipping cream for my coffee a day.) No fruit at all. II did it for awhile with no dairy and lost weight rapidly...then added some and stopped losing weight. Ate eggs though, and they didn't bother me then....

Dr Atkins wrote his first book in the 70's I believe and he said then that food intolerance will keep you from losing weight, but if not in his earliest book, he did in the 90's, so this is not a new idea...though no one listened to him, lol. His plan is much more elaborate....when you get close to your goal, you try individual foods, starting with berries. Try blueberries...next week strawberries...etc.
When you do the nuts you do them individually.....cashew, then brazil, and so on. I never followed that down. Bread was the last food that he suggested to try back. Along the way he said if you try a food and start gaining weight or stop losing, get off of it and stay off.

After 5 months of a restrictive eating plan like that, with many of the foods that I am restricting now, this has been no problem. My cravings were basically gone anyway....the only thing was carbs...crackers....that has bothered me a bit, but only for a day or two. Before starting this new way of life, couldn't tell you when was the last time I had bread or dairy, or anything breaded and fried. And I gave up corn a long time ago....it spiked my sugar terribly and made me feel horrible. Had been eating peanuts regularly and had had a slight reaction to them, so that is no problem. Now I just feel fantastic!! Not losing as fast as I did on Atkins, but feel about 25% better than I did on that plan! Not depressed anymore!

At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range, and no longer "overweight."

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1/9/14 10:24 A

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Sorry to hear that you're intolerant to the eggs you loved in the past... At least, now you know, and can avoid them and feel better... It's amazing how easy it is to give up, once favorite foods, when we find out how bad they make us feel.



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1/9/14 10:16 A

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Well, yesterday was day 1 of week 4 and I chose to go with eggs because the were the reactive food I missed most. As I expected (because I loved them and ate them all the time) I am intolerant of them. I used one of the egg challenge recipes in the book...the 3 egg frittata... and in 2 hours was doubled over with abdominal cramps. The eggs didn't even taste very good to me when I ate them, either, not like they used to taste. Oh well. I still feel bloated this morning. I don't think leaving them out for another 3 months will be hard, now... emoticon the hard part will be trying them again emoticon

Glad that is over. Good luck, all.


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Edited by: CHUBBYNOMORE3 at: 1/9/2014 (10:37)
At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range, and no longer "overweight."

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congrats

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4/21/13 10:50 A

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emoticon I managed to drop another 1.5 pounds, in spite of the 4 days of Dairy Challenge... I'm now, happily going back to Cycle One for awhile... I'm quite content to hang out there and continue losing the rest of the weight I want to get rid of.

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4/18/13 11:53 A

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I think I've found another possibly sensitive food for me, as it looks like Dairy is slowing down my weight loss... I snuck in a hop on the scale this morning (I don't usually weigh until Sunday), but was curious... It had only moved 1/4 pound since last Sunday... emoticon Looks like Dairy is gonna be one of those once in a while foods... Certainly not every day... I'm hoping that between now and Sunday, without Dairy, I'll see the scale move downward once again.

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4/16/13 9:21 P

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Funny you should mention Low Carb... I was Low Carb for several years and had some success with it, but not nearly the results that I've had in just two months with the Virgin Diet way of life.

Not being a Soy user, I wasn't sure what I would ever use to test it with, so I used Miso the first day... I about gagged, it was so salty, but then I came up with a Stir Fry that I absolutely love, using Tamari... www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I call it Stir Fry with Rice Noodles... You're welcome to try it if you like that sort of thing, and feel free to tweak it any which way that suits your tastes... I'll have to see if I can find Coconut Aminos... Sounds like a good substitute.

I had NO idea that my tuna had soy in it until I was short on ideas for lunch about a month or so ago and thought I'd just have a can of tuna... Not sure what made me read the label, as I wouldn't have dreamed it would have anything but tuna and oil or water and some salt... I had already opened the can, when I noticed the soy listed, so I wound up tossing it in the garbage... I was still on cycle one at the time and wasn't going to blow it.

You and your Mom are doing great!!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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I cycle with the shakes. I started with 2a day, now it's 1 every other day, some days when we are in a rush, I will do 2. that way I know I get 3 meals in. I love the sea salt too... I am normally a very bland eater. The salt is a nice change, I have bought other seasonings too, to play with. I haven't tested soy. I wouldn't know what I would regularly eat to test it. I was going to test gluten, but the bread I wanted to use all had wheat & soy both. Not that I am itching to have bread/pasta etc, just thought I should at least test everything. I was eating low carb before this, and my hubby is not able to eat anything gluten, just seems easy enough to just leave that off the menu... Lol

Maybe I can try reg tuna in water, they have soy in them. =)

For soy sauce, I am using coconut aminos. Its great! Not as much sodium, but still gives you the salty flavor that soy sauce would give.

My mom talked with me about this way if life. She also bought the book. She has lost 25lbs so far. Told her she needs to slow down, or she will pass me up.lol




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Hi Lisa!!!

Good to hear from you!!! Glad you're doing so well... I too am so pleased with this new lifestyle!!! I had been living with the bloating and such, I was starting to think that that was just normal for me... What a pleasant surprise to find out that all that went away, within the first week!!!

I hear ya on needing to add a bit of salt... I figure it's cause I'm dripping with sweat from my TreadClimber workout in the mornings, so I'm needing to replace that lost sodium... I'm really enjoying the sea salt... That's a new one for me, but I find I don't need as much to achieve the flavor... Of course, maybe that's from adjusting my taste buds.

So far, I'm doing two Green Smoothies per day and eat my noon meal... I'm still wanting to lose another 40 pounds or so, but this is so easy!!! And another thing I've lost are those nasty cravings!!! I feel so liberated!!!

Today is day two on my Dairy Challenge... So far so good!!! The only thing I've found a slight sensitivity to, was day three on Soy - But I can take or leave Soy... That's not something I usually ate anyway.

Keep posting, it's good to hear from you!!!

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Glad eggs have been good to you... =) I have tested eggs and dairy, or well cheeses. Didn't think to try milk/butter. I will wait the 3 weeks and test those, just to be sure.

Sorry I haven't been posting a bunch. I am still following the plan. For the 1st time, I can't see changing or cheating like with other plans. Great foods, healthy Ewing loss, no upset stomach, bloating, gas, etc... I feel Fantastic!!!

I have noticed the scale reflecting when I don't eat enough, drink enough water, etc. dieting for so long, you think you know just about everything, 1200 cals, work out hard, 64Oz of water, blah, blah, blah... I am learning that I seem to do my best when my calories are above 1500 to 1800ish. (Not that I am counting, but hard not to when you write everything down)

I am starting to add a little more salt too. I never salt anything normally cooking or after. Had some bad leg cramps, seems to only happen when my sodium is very low, so, I adjusted for the most part, they are gone like the wind... Lol


How is everyone doing???

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Day 4 of my egg challenge and all went well!!! emoticon

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Hey Barb!!!

How goes the Egg Challenge for ya??? Day one went well - Had them hard boiled... Today, I'm fixin' to have scrambled eggs for lunch... How are you having yours?

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Mornin Barb,

Sounds like we're both challenging eggs this week!!! Sure hope it goes well for us, as they put eggs and dairy in so many things.

Bring on the EGGS!!! emoticon

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Good going, Happy Hen. Hubby and I tested dairy last week--he had a problem with it but I did okay. We're on to eggs tomorrow.

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I'm pleased to report that even having reacted to the Soy Challenge the third day, I still managed to lose another two pounds last week... This week, I'll be challenging Eggs... I've been looking forward to Eggs and then Dairy next week.

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Well, crud... Day 3 of my Soy Challenge, and I reacted to it. Well, now I know.

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Having discovered I don't care for Miso, I had to come up with something else for my Soy Challenge... I just posted that "something else" on my blog... Stir Fry with Rice Noodles, using Tamari.

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Thanks Dana!!! Going to check that link out right now.

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unfortunately soy does hide in almost all food including many premixed spices (besides meats and vegetables/so anything canned or processed). As for more sure forms besides miso soup. You can also get edamame (soy beans) or soy sauce. also miso paste, tofu, tofu noodles. I think those are the main forms, and a few more ideas.

http://www.sproutedkitchen.com/home/2012
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there is a recipe with multiple forms of soy in it.

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Mornin' Barb,

Day 2 on gluten went really well, so I'm thinking it was something else that triggered the gas/bloating on day 1... I'll test it again today and see how it goes... Some days, I feel like a lab rat, but I'm having fun. emoticon And I'm still losing, however, this is only day 3 on cylce 2 for me, so I'm sure I'll hit the wall, when I test something that kicks me in the butt.

What did you use to test soy??? I don't normally eat soy, so I just picked up a packet of Miso soup mix at the HFS... Any other ideas that you found?

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I'm still testing. I skipped a week between testing soy and gluten, to let things heal up. I've had
whole wheat spaghetti two days now and this morning, the third day, had loose stools and I've been having increased gas and bloating. I guess I'm going to have to be careful about gluten,
though perhaps I won't need to go completely gluten-free, just not have it two days in a row. I wonder if this will stop my weight loss for the week, as testing soy did? I guess I'll find out! Next week, on to dairy!

How did day two of gluten work out for you, Happy Hen?

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Just re-read this thread, and it was a big help, to see what everyone went through during your testing the various foods back into your diet, and what reactions you all had... I'm testing gluten at the moment (day 2) and the jury is still out on this one... Day one, I had gas and bloating, but I thought it might have been something I ate with it, so today, I tried a multi grain flatbread with just turkey I baked in the oven - nothing else, and didn't have any problems, so I'll continue testing another day and see what happens... I've got my fingers crossed, that I'll be OK with this one, so I can enjoy my beloved multi grain flat bread once a week or so.

Anyone else testing at the moment?

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Thanks, Dana. I think I'm just depressed in general, so it's spilling over into this area, though
things are really okay. I'll take a look at the recipes forum.

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click on Food for Thought and Recipes Forum. It will bring up all the topics in that section and the recipes are in there. The plan is about so much more than losing weight, and you still are losing weight. Working out does help a lot. Also using the spark food log to make sure you are staying within caloric range. I think counting calories still matters although where you get your calories from withing that range is just as important. To lose one pound it takes around 3400 calories, so it can take time. Just keep working at it and don't get so consumed with it. Stay positive and picture yourself at your ideal weight and picture yourself losing weight faster and feeling great. Sometimes its your mind that needs the help to release the weight. Hope that helps.

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I'm perplexed and somewhat discouraged. I started the Virgin Diet with a lot of hope, and now it's been a full month. I've lost only 7 pounds! My husband has lost 20 in the same time. Am I doing something wrong? I try to tell myself that 7 pounds lost in a month would be great results on a "slow and steady" diet approach, but others have had so much more dramatic changes on this Virgin Diet. Admittedly, I'm not exercising much at all, and challenging the soy seems to have set me back a lot. Gas & bloat returned, along with worse sleep, nasal congestion and general not-feeling-so-good, and I lost no weight at all this past week. I wonder if I should take another week before testing the gluten. My husband didn't try soy at all, since he doesn't intend to eat it. Also, back a couple of months ago I saw that people were posting recipes, but I can't figure out how to get there and really need help with food ideas.

Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated!

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Sorry soy wasn't good for you. I hope gluten fairs better. =)

I am testing eggs right now, all seems well. I am going to test dairy next. I have done well without any, but some cheese now & then would be nice.

I havent a clue what I would use to test soy. maybe a veggie burger? ugh if i can find one not loaded in salt.

I will try gluten last. i was a low carber, so keeping this at bay hasn't been terrible. (so far) lol

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Yikes, soy has turned out to be very unpleasant. Not only did I get bloated and have lots of gas and discomfort, I also had more trouble sleeping through the night and some nasal congestion that had gone away during the 3 weeks on Cycle 1. I'm glad to be done with soy!
Next week: trying out gluten! I really hope I can "do" gluten, because going gluten-free for life would be hard. But however it turns out, I'll have learned something useful.

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Well, I don't intend to eat soy in the future, but I thought I should test it just in case. This evening I had 2 veggie burgers that had soy flakes and soy beans in them. And I plan to make my shakes with soymilk for the next 3 days (unless I get a noticeable reaction sooner.)
What kind of reaction might I expect?

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I never eat soy, in fact I avoid it at all costs, so I didn't test it. I don't think you have to unless you plan to add it back into your diet.

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I cooked with GF soy sauce. it was yummy :o)





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Hello all! I'm moving up to cycle 2, after doing my 21 days on Cycle 1. I won't be testing for
soy until tomorrow, though, since I don't have any in the house! What did others use to test for it? I don't really want to buy tofu to test with. Suggestions?

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I ate out and ordered a salad I think they must have used a marinade or something on the meat. Who knows.



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Was there anything different that you ate that day?

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Ate something today not sure exactly what it was in ,but strong reaction. I guess I need to eat really carefully for a few days. How is everyone doing?



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Yes, I normally use the coconut aminos , but since I'm testing soy today I did the sauce. I had a headache but it may have been hormonal. Ill try it again tomorrow.



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GF soy sauce is soy. Did you know that? It just doesnt have the gluten. Not sure if you knew that or if you are using the coconut aminos. It does sounds yummy though

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Hello ladies!!!! How was everyone's weekend? Testing soy today. Had steak lettuce wraps and gf brown rice with gf soy sauce. It was yummy. The meat was not grass fed, but I'm doing everything the best I can. :o) I have had people noticing hte weight loss so that is awesome!

What is everyone testing this week for those of you that are testing?



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It should be able to handle ice and frozen berries with ease. The motor is 600 W.

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DESERTCATS~

Just bought the NutriBullet at Target today but have not tried it. I'm looking forward to using it because my regular blender is on it's last leg!

Have you had any issues with using frozen fruit or even ice cubes in your shakes?

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That is fantastic! Keep up the good work.

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Love venison! Made a curry with it the other day. Down 20lbs as of today. That was goal to rach my vday so excited. My hubby gave me this cute dress 2 chirstmas's ago and It never fit ,but it does now... can't wait until vday!



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Great recipes at Rawmazing.com. Thanks, DANAWUTZKE!

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Glad to hear all the success you are having with your new way of eat. I have been thinking of trying venison. I have never tried it before. I found a local place that less more 'exotic' meat along with healthier standard types. The stew sounds amazing

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I finished the reintroduction phase (Cycle 2) last week - we only tested gluten, eggs, and dairy. We never eat soy so I didn't see the point in testing it. Even though I've been following this plan fairly strictly since 12-24-12, I am still amazed at how much better I feel; how much more energy I have; how much clearer my thinking is; how much less pain and stiffness I have; how much less gas and bloating I'm experiencing; how much flatter my belly is - it's all good! I am totally amazed at my appetite (or should I say lack of appetite). I used to feel the need to eat 3 fairly sized meals a day with at least 2 snacks in between. Today I've had GF oatmeal cooked in coconut milk with ground flaxseed, raw walnuts and some dark cherries for breakfast (at 6:15 a.m.), I had 4-5 Brazil nuts around 10, went out for a 30 min. walk at lunch, came back and ate some leftover stew (venison, carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, organic tomato soup) - it's now 4:30 and I'm not hungry at all. I drink water all day long (along with a couple cups of coffee), but before I found the Virgin Diet, without an afternoon snack (especially after getting in some mid-day exercise), I'd be what I thought was starving by now. I now know it was likely the food intolerances (probably gluten and sugar) that were causing me to be hungry. I think (hope) I can do this long term. I guess I will have to remind myself whenever I'm tempted to indulge in something how bad I felt before I did this and how much better I feel now! It's nice to know that at 55 I can learn new things! emoticon

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I love the spinach in my shake!!!!

Well day 3 with gluten and looks like it is out for a little while. I may try it again in 3 months.

Thanks for posting the links, I'll check them out soon.



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http://www.rawmazing.com/recipe-archive/

Came across this site and thought I would share it. I have only gone through the cracker section and the all sound amazing and simple.

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Here is a link to check out
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fit/lose-
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Also today I replaced the berries with spinach... I actually kind of like it. Thought if I did at least one of my two shakes this way it will also help cut back more on sugar (want to see how it makes me feel). I am also thinking of ways to up my calories a bit for my shakes. Since the shake is under 300 calories I need to up it a bit so I don't have to eat as much at dinner.

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I think you are right. The book did say that you may have problems dropping lbs while testing so that could be it also. So far so good with the gluten ( yeah! )





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Yes, I push myself and have fun while I do it :) Went to the gym a little bit earlier today.

I think you may be at a point where its harder to lose weight. I think I am going through a similar thing. Your body goes to a comfortable weight and will do whatever it can to hold on. I am still testing this theory but so far what has happened for me is my body will hit a weight loss plateau and it won't release weight. Finally after hard work (for me at least) it releases the weight. (maybe a few pounds) then it wants to stay at that new weight. Its hard to overcome and I am also trying to focus less on the weight loss and gauge it by how I look and feel. I can see my body is getting more toned and my muscles more defined. So I should worry less about what the scale says. I know I am probably also replacing it with muscle. Over time the weight will follow. Also weight can fluctuate daily by a bit because of water.

Good luck on your testing today. Hope you the best.

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Dana- I think I need to workout with you! It sounds like you really push yourself i need to be better about upping mine.

The rest of the day i felt great ,but had cabbage last night and had stomach issues. Not sure if it was bread or cabbage. I'm going to test again. My weight is up again today.

I love my blender for salsas and dressings.



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I didn't know exactly what a nutribullet was. Unfortunately I bought the magicbullet before I really compared them. Im not sure if the nutribullet had the blender type top. If I had done proper research I probably would have went for the nutribullet. The magicbullet doesn't come close to making my shakes as well as my regular blender. There is usually still chunks of fruit left in it.

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Thank you for the link DESERTCATS. I look forward to checking it out

Nothing wrong with being lazy once and awhile. Sometimes It's good to give the body a rest. I agree with trying it once or twice more. It may also helps you gauge how severe the symptoms are by trying it a few times. I am sure you will also get back on track with the fitness. I actually just ordered fitness rings which I'm pretty excited about. I do a lot of intense workouts mainly with body weight or light weights. I have also become growing more interested about this workout called 'animal flow'. its pretty interesting and tried a move and could feel how hard it is. I also tried my first attempt with battle ropes. It is definitely harder than it looks. I had also thought about getting a TRX . they have them at the gym, but it would be good for those summer months when I can workout outside also (although i think i can do a lot of the same exercises with the rings)

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Yes, I've only had the NutriBullet for a few days. Might be too soon to tell, but so far I love it. It's sturdy, powerful, does not take up a lot of room on the counter, and makes quick work of JJ's Virgin morning shake and easy cleanup! It's 600 watts and the Magic Bullet is only 250 watts. They say it will even mill nuts, but I have not tried that yet.

I checked out lots of reviews before spending the $100 on it at WalMart. It was actually on Clearance and I got their last one. They also have them online at WalMart.com.



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Great recipes, DESERTCATS...do you own a Nutribullet and do you like it?

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Personally, I try it at least twice to confirm. You'll know!
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Thanks I'll check it out. After eating some gluten my stomach felt puffy and I had a little gas ,but it went away. I can't decide if I will count it as a reaction or just try it again tomorrow? what do yall think?



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I just found a great recipe page I want to share. You'll still have to modify a few if they contain foods that you are sensitive too, but there are a lot you won't have to modify. This is for the Nutri-Blast (like Magic Bullet), but you can use a regular blender for most of these recipes.
nutribulletblog.com/category/blastof
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A food processor will work too!

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Great, I was a lazy bum. Slept a lot. I never sleep that much ,but I guess I was tired. Didn't work out as much as I would have liked to have ,but I'll get back on track. I still can't decide what I want for lunch. I saved the best two test items for last.

Roasted lots of kale this weekend and made more food I can freeze and have later. Trying to get better about meal planning.



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Congratulations SpyderMonkey! Enjoy your gluten and good luck!

We don't plan on challenging anything else. No dairy or corn for us. We will probably do soy, gluten, peanut butter and eggs once in awhile, but I know they all cause problems. I really don't want to eat them when I know I'm going to be burping soy, for example, for the next few hours. LOL Hubby does not have any digestive problems with any of the foods we've tried, but he's dropping weight faster now. So, I know "something" was causing his weight to stay on. I'm suspecting sugar and sugar substitutes.

I'm so glad we got to the point we're at with sugar. We keep our sugar at less than 5 grams per serving and we feel more balanced. I know I would not have been able to convince my husband to cut out sugar substitutes without JJ's plan. I had tried and he kept poo-pooing any data I came up with that said it was bad. Everything he drank was sweet! Now he drinks flavored sparkling water, regular water, tea or decaf coffee with a little coconut milk.

Good news! Sam's Club has an organic baby kale mix with spinach, chard, kale and carrots (very few shreds of carrot). We've been using a few cups in our smoothies. I buy two 1-pound tubs because we go through it so fast. It's great for our lunch salads with coleslaw mix on top. If you're not using it fast enough, you can throw it in a stir-fry. I throw it in at the last minute because it cooks down fast.

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2/4/13 10:36 A

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Glad to hear about the scale going back down.

My weekend was not very excited. Had class all day on Saturday. Got home around 5 and made dinner. Sunday I went to the gym and picked up some almond milk after (I cant find unsweetened coconut milk here). After I watched the superbowl. How was your weekend?

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SPYDERMONKEY511 Posts: 93
2/4/13 9:27 A

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Hot dog!!!! The scale finally moved down after a week of craziness.

So looking forward to gluten today. Can't decide what to try. How did everyone's weekend go?



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Good to see you post, I was wondering where you have been. What are you testing next?



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Well, soy is out for me. It only took one day and I was burpy. I guess I had too much soy frankenfood in the past ten years.

We broke down and bought a NutriBullet yesterday ($100 in store at WalMart). I LOVE it!! It pulverizes chia, whole flax seed, raw cashews, berries and kale so everything is smooth and creamy. My blender always left the kale pieces too big, so you had to chew them.

Now that I have the NutriBullet, I think I might go to two shakes a day (breakfast and dinner). I'll get more veggies and it will be faster (easy clean up) than cooking. Lunch will be lots of veggies, salads and lots of crunchy stuff. This will also make it easier to control my calories/portion size.

My weight is holding steady. I guess I hit maintenance. Got to move more or eat less! LOL

Happy Sunday everyone!


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Most supermarkets have them. Usually in Asian/ethnic isle. Amazon even has brown rice ones www.amazon.com/Vietnamese-Brown-Rice-Sprin
g-Wrapper/dp/B006UQUAQC/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

You can probably find smaller packs, but wanted to share the info. These ones are brown rice and cassava

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2/2/13 8:37 P

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Ill check my label, I bought mine at publix. Man that would be great if we can have them.

I would leave the dairy out for 3 months.



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Where o where do you buy Rice Wrappers???

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Rice wrappers should be fine. Look at the ingredients, but I think it is just rice. Could onyl find the nutritional info in my quick search.

RCHP123 maybe it has something to do with the bacteria in the yogurt? Cheese and diary don't have probiotics in it like yogurt does.

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Hey you guys,
I'm on cycle 2 and we added dairy this week
day 1 milk 2% half a cup - stomach pains
day 2 cheese sharp cheddar - stomach ache
day 3 greek plain yogurt w/ fresh berries - felt fine - slept well and no aches in am
day 4 more greek yogurt and berries - that's today - I feel fine
So do you guys think it's the type or quality of dairy or what?
please send your opinions! emoticon emoticon

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SPYDERMONKEY511 Posts: 93
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So all rice wraps are safe? I have some in the pantry. Doing gluten next week, planning on a small sandwich on Monday.



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Most of the time/ I think the proper way. They do not put any sauces inside the spring roll. They just give you choices of dipping causes

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Wow. So they didn't even make you a new salad. Maybe if you tell the people you are allergic to a certain food they will be better at not much picking it out.

Spring rolls are actually super easy to make.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vietnamese-
fresh-spring-rolls/
I am just not sure about the garlic chili sauce. Also they do add a little bit of sugar. You would also have to get them to omit the peanuts and hoisin.

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I did the Mexican and had a chicken salad with no cheese, it came loaded with cheese. I sent it bŕck ( which I never do) and they fixed it. Well they tried to pick out the cheese I still found some and had a bad headache afterwards.
I'm interested to know if fresh spring rolls are ok?



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Thanks for the heads up about that. Maybe it was the fried spring roll. The ones I am thinking of are fresh with rice noodle wrap (usually with a side of hoisin). there stick lots of fresh vegetables in there and herbs and top it off with shrimp or tofu. They may think about the oil. Usually peanut,vegetable (which is soy) have those ingredients in them we shouldn't eat. Also it may have been cross-contamination. The other reason I haven't gone to any restaurants is they don't have the eye like we do and look at every ingredient and sauce we put into our body. Thanks for the heads up about the restaurants, that is exactly what I was worried about.

Also be careful not to eat too much tuna as it has higher mercury than some of the other fishes. As an alternative I bought wild canned salmon. Although I hate eating things but in a can... especially seafood.

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I thought the same about Vietnamese, but honestly, I'm beginning to wonder if I can trust any restaurant food since I had 2 bouts of my usual "diarrhea after eating" yesterday. For lunch I had rice noodles with beef & vegetables and a fried spring roll (guy assured me they don't use soy, corn starch, or gluten). It was awesome! But I spent some time in the bathroom after - and I've been free of that for over a week since I've been on the plan. Then for dinner last night, I was assured that the brisket chili was gluten free, as well as the balsamic vinaigrette on my salad. Tasty, but again with the stomach issues.

sigh... I'm eating spinach, tuna and balsamic for lunch, which is free of the 7, so we'll see if my stomach is just a bit upset right now no matter what I eat.

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I saw those meals. Let me know how they are. I bet it would be hard without you there. Hope he can stay strong.

I thought about rice wraps ,but would all rice wraps be ok. Not all hummus is gluten free though right?

I think I'm going to get a grilled chicken salad with no cheese and if it is fresh some guacamole and salsa.

There is a place by my work the has some fresh options like s grilled chicken lettuce wrap and I jsut take the sauce and cheese off it.

My weight was up again today. It has jsut been all over the place this week. I wonder if it is something I'm doing.



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I also started thinking of places that would be easy to order food from. Vietnamese/Pho is a pretty good option. Some dishes need the peanut omitted. They use rice noodles for many dishes.. Spring rolls would also be something great to eat

Another was Donair/gyro/middle eastern. I was going to find out how they cook the meat, but you can get it over rice or salad and usually comes with a side of hummus.

What kind of things would you order at a Mexican restaurant?

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I'm unfortunately up here for 3 months.. Hubby is struggling. He is the furthest thing away from a chef so I have had to talk him through grocery shopping and eating and making approved salad dressings. He get overwhelmed in the kitchen. I ended up ordering some of the pre-made meals from JJ's recommendations. The artisan bistro. In short I wasn't spending enough time in Canada. I have had a week off and been coming up here for class. I come up here when I'm working on a movie. Weekend I head down and see the hubby for the weekend. They didn't want to let me cross and told me I had to establish a more solid residency case in Canada... Of all the weekends though it was the worse to get refused. Hubby had to come up here on his birthday.

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Those bread things sound really cool. You will have to use them. I've been going through paleo cookbooks to find recipes I can adapt. Those seem to be pretty close.

My workout buddy said tonight she is thinking of taking a week off since she is not losing weight she thinks she maybe over doing it. Hope she can figure it out.

How long are you in Canada?



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Believe me I'm a foodie just like you! I love to eat and make nice/gourmet things. I had just bought olive wood carved molds from Jerusalem. They add a beautiful design to breads and cookies. I will probably never use the unless I bake gluten free bread. Not only was I a foodie I was addicted to food in large quantities. I was blessed to train my metabolism to speed up after my childhood.

Yes you probably should up your calories. Maybe more protein and vegetables. Listen to your body and nourish it. By this time it is probably real hunger. I have been making more of an effort to eat with no distractions like TV or the computer and listen to my body when I eat and really enjoy the food.

I am just out and about right now so I will have to end it here.

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I'll look into the app.

I need to have your perspective about eating, but I struggle with that. I am a foodie at heart so it is had not to eat the way i used to ,but I know it is better for me.

I've still be super hungry this week, i'm wondering with my workout schedule if i should up my calories. i have been trying to keep them around 1200. ( even though we don't have to count calories)

The gluten free bread sounds great. There is a healthfood store that sells bread made out of almond and coconut flour.



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