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5.0 out of 5 stars It's ALL True, December 6, 2012
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This review is from: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days (Hardcover)
Three years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. My energy went down, my weight went UP, my hunger sky-rocketed and my moods were all over the place. My doctor signed me up for a diabtetes workshop given by our hospital. I did learn a lot but nothing improved. I went from always being slim and petite to being round and petite. I'm now on day 14 of following JJ's rules, to the letter. All the way -- no moderation but rather ELIMINATION of the 7 foods she talks about. First thing I noticed my hunger decreased. Instead of needing to eat/snack every 1-2 hours I was able to make it to lunch without eating a snack, then I could make it to dinner with just a small apple and 1 Tbsp of almond butter mid afternoon. Then MOST amazing I did not need to eat anything after dinner. WOW!!!! My pot belly that I had all my life began to flatten. I feel better, more energy and I'm losing weight. I appreciate good doctors and thank them all for being there when we need them but they have it all wrong about diabetes. I think I'll give my doctor a copy of JJ Virgin's book for Christmas. Thank you JJ -- you are changing my life.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2013 9:46:36 PM PST
Great Cook says:
Thanks for your review,
and your inspiration for anyone that needs to lose a little weight, or being a diabetic....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 4:28:44 AM PST
Meme says:
Thanks for taking the time to write this comment. I'm still doing very well on JJ's program and because of my renewed energy am able to add exercise. I just got my sister on the program and she's doing great. All the best to you

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 6:52:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2013 7:01:25 AM PST
Nana Kat says:
I'm skeptical about this review because in the beginning of this review this person says, "I went from always being slim and petite to being round and petite". Then toward the botton of the review said, "My pot belly that I had all my life began to flatten". Which is it thin all your life or a pot belly all your life??

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 7:16:58 AM PST
Meme says:
I understand you are confused about the statement, thin and petite with a pot belly. There is no contradiction here -- you can be thin looking -- and petite, everyone thinks you are "skinny" ... but, under those clothes is a pot belly. since I had it all my life I just thought it was normal. My belly was bloated looking -- and that was before having a child. I believe now it could have been due to a food intolerance. Even now my belly is not flat, like you see with bathing suit models but, it is less bloated-looking. The "round & petite" part refers to how my waist began to get larger and I could pinch several inches off each side. I know, Yuk!! but it's true. That's when I got diagnosed with diabetes. After being on JJ's program I haven't lost many pounds but I have reduced my belly and I have certainly leveled out my blood sugar. I am not snacking as much all day and my energy is better than ever. We're all unique (I guess) but this is my experience.
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