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The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days Hardcover – November 27, 2012
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"A foolproof, science-based plan to lose weight, boost your metabolism and reclaim your health, for life." -Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
"You must read this book if you think you're doing everything right and still struggling to lose weight!"-Suzanne Somers, bestselling author of 23 books, including Bombshell
"In this book, JJ reveals one of the primary reasons why people are doing everything 'right' but still not losing weight. Her tell-it-like-it-is attitude is refreshing, clear and informative. I highly recommend The Virgin Diet for anyone who has ever struggled with their weight and knows there has to be a better way. That way is illuminated in this book!" -Cynthia Pasquella, CCN, creator of SoCal Cleanse and bestselling author of PINK Method
"Food sensitivity is a hidden epidemic-this eye-opening book will change the way you think of food so you can lose weight for good." -Frank Lipman, MD, author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again
"The Virgin Diet demystifies food sensitivities while offering the reader a fantastic plan that will help them to lose weight and feel great."-Mike Dow, PhD, author of Diet Rehab
"JJ's Virgin Diet offers the ultimate plan to slim down, boost energy and feel your very best, whether you're vegan, vegetarian or omnivore!" -Alex Jamieson, author of The Great American Detox Diet
"JJ Virgin is the real deal! She debunks the diet myths and gives you a program that really works!" -Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka "The Rogue Nutritionist," bestselling author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth and The Great Cholesterol Myth
"The Virgin Diet provides the exact game plan you need to finally beat the exhausting game of weight-loss resistance. This book is sure to shake up the diet world and put soy, wheat and dairy (and a few others) on notice! Well-researched and filled with case studies of people who have lived this diet, my prediction is The Virgin Diet will become a classic." -Leanne Ely, ONC, New York Times bestselling author from SavingDinner.com
Top Customer Reviews
I am a physiologist working in the field of adult metabolic dysfunction, and I agree with her that diet is the cause of pretty much all the ills we experience. I read and generally follow the authors that she lists in her recommended reading as well as seriously read the medical literature, personally eat aligned with Weston Price, and think the GAPS diet is superior for healing a leaky gut. I do agree that there is mounting evidence that leaky gut is at the root of many autoimmune problems, and I define autoimmune in a very general way that includes anything that causes inflammation (that is to say, much more general than establishment medicine uses the terms for a limited set of specific illnesses).
But, in my opinion, she kind of mashes up a number of suspected metabolic derangements into the "IT!!" of food intolerance in order to sell her newest best thing, which oversimplifies the issue and sets people up to think that their weight and their cravings are all about their exposure to food antigens. To begin, of course people are going to lose weight when they clean up their diets, and how much of her claimed results are the result of folks giving this 3-week protocol a whirl and eating a clean and portion-controlled diet? Secondly, many of the foods on her list are well-known players in the insulin problem. How do we know that her results are not actually related to positive impacts on insulin and the resulting decrease in inflammation and cravings that accompany better regulation of it?Read more ›
And then, I heard JJ Virgin talk about the 7 foods that cause inflammation. She talked about the body being more like a chemistry lab than a bank account. It's not always about calories in and calories burned. Sometimes it's about what the body does with the "fuel" it's given.
I decided to give JJ's plan a try. She gathered evidence from thousands of people she had seen in hospitals and in her practice. Not only had she done her research, but she got results over and over again. I will say that in eating differently and by dropping seven foods out of my diet, I've lost 19 pounds in the last five weeks. I've experimented with different foods and putting some back in at this point just to see what my chemistry lab of a body would do. I'm now pretty clear about what works for me and what doesn't.
JJ's plan is simple, easy to understand, and easy to do.
It's funny to write a book review and to say that as a result of this information, I need new clothes!
You'll be saying the same. I hope you try it and that you, too, need a new belt soon!
The Virgin Diet seems to be a spin off of many of the things that I like about the anti fungal approach from Know the Cause, but there are some things about it that bother me.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK:
1. I like the idea that you are honing in on 7 foods that are most likely to cause fat retention or bloating, etc. It is basic and not too overwhelming to think about.
2. I like that there is a basic core of information you can absorb and then do your own thing to stick with it for 21 days until you have purged your body of whatever it is that frustrates you. It does take time and devotion though- not easily done in all situations.
3. I like that there is an emphasis on things which do not feed fungi (which is a problem so many people don't realize they have) so that I know that this way of eating is bound to work well.
4. I like the shopping list in the back. It makes it easy to copy and print if you should desire an easy way to get through this 21 day test.
5. Every chapter has clear and easy to follow information about why you can or can not eat certain things and what the consequences might be.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK
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The 7 things she lists to avoid are
5.Sugar and artificial sweeteners
And then she says to do this for 3 weeks and then add the food in one by one and see what you are sensitive to. She also stresses you to buy her products. I have told you the entire book in just these few words. Do NOT waste your money. I am sorry that I did. I wish I would have just looked up the 7 foods to drop.
Now about losing weight, if you drop those foods and are sensitive to them...you will drop the weight. However, if you are not sensitive to them you will stay the same. Good luck! Don't waste your money!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I followed her recommendations for clearing out those 7 foods. Discovered I was highly allergic to several of them. Stopped eating them. Lost 40 pounds. Easy peasy. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Alchemist
yes this diet works. I've never been one for diets - I've been a healthy eater my whole life and skinny. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ANNE QUIN-HARKIN
Great read great insight great information. Loved the book and I have 5 pounds alreadyPublished 1 month ago by orangeslice
I adhered to the Virgin Diet 100%, and did NOT loose 7 pounds in 7 days. Not in 14 days. Not in 21 days. At the end of 4 weeks, I lost 3 pounds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zesty
My husband and I began our JJ Virgin journey at the beginning of June. He as lost a total of 20 lbs., and I 10. My diet was a bit healthier to begin with. First... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bin