If you’ve been looking for quick ways to lose weight, you’ve probably come across J. Virgin’s The Virgin Diet, which suggests that you can lose seven pounds in seven days by dropping seven foods from your diet. Though the idea of losing so much weight in a week sounds uber-tempting, you’ve got to wonder if it’s too good to be true. In a nutshell, The Virgin Diet suggests cutting gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, peanuts, sugar, and artificial sweeteners for three weeks. After three weeks, dieters slowly begin testing the foods one at a time and tracking their symptoms. Week four brings back soy, gluten returns in week five, followed by eggs in week six, and dairy in week seven. Though reducing the number of refined carbohydrates you eat and nixing added sugar—as The Virgin Diet suggests—is definitely valid, avoiding foods like eggs, whole-grain bread, and yogurt can cut out important nutrients from your diet, says Apovian. And whole grains are full of fiber to keep dieters feeling fuller longer, boosting your weight-loss results, she adds. It’s also worth mentioning that losing seven pounds in seven days, as the diet advertises, doesn’t follow the one to two pounds per week guideline most nutritionists recommend, says Ellen Albertson, R.
I am so grateful for this magical new way of eating and I will never go back to my old eating habits ever again. I also started walking weather permitting, there is a sidewalk by our river and along that side walk there is a hand rail. Instead of peanut butter, use almond and other nut butters. Gluten Why? Having better brain clarity and energy is a great goal! Would I be ruining all of my hard work on the jj diet if I had a teeny tiny bit of vodka or gin? Do a hydroxy vitamin D test to evaluate your levels, and supplement with vitamin D3 to prevent a shortage. I have continued avoiding these seven foods, and perhaps have gluten and cheese once a month. Some suggestions mostly from the Virgin Diet FAQs : — Try changing the consistency of the shake — add more liquid, or less fiber.
Can’t lose those last ten pounds? It might be time to give up some of your go-to “diet” foods. Think soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and artificial sweeteners. According to nutritionist JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Virgin says that food intolerance is a hidden cause of weight gain and if you eliminate “diet” foods that may be causing intolerance, you can lose up to seven pounds in seven days. What is food intolerance? Food intolerance isn’t the same as a food allergy, Virgin explains. How can food intolerance affect me and my diet?