336 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.13 in
December 4, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373892713
ISBN - 13: 9780373892716
About the Book
In this groundbreaking program, nutrition and fitness expert Virgin reveals the real secret behind weight gain - "food intolerance." With this diet, readers eat plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim health and reset metabolism, while avoiding foods most likely to cause food intolerance.
Read from the Book
FOOD INTOLERANCEThe Hidden Cause of Weight GainLeslie was at the end of her rope. She'd been to every doctor in the Los Angeles area, and nobody could help her. As it happens, her stepmother is Suzanne Somers, an expert in health, beauty and fitness. Suzanne knows all the gurus, besides being one herself. But none of them could fix Leslie's problem. Leslie was 40 pounds overweight. It didn't seem to matter whether she ate or not. She had this chronic bloating thing going onin fact, she got more and more bloated as the day continued, no matter how little she ate.I loved Leslie on the spot. She's adorable. And I was struck by how much she was already doing the right thingsand how little any of them were helping her."What's going on, JJ?" Leslie asked me. At this point, she was beyond frustrated. "You've got to help me out, because nobody else has ever been able to."I felt a lot of sympathy for Leslie, who was working so hard to lose weightand with so little result. She exercised and was very careful about counting calories and controlling portions. But as I tell all of my clients, your body isn't a savings bank or a calorimeter. It's a chemistry lab. Counting calories and measuring portions just isn't enough. You have to know how your body is responding to the foods you eat. And Leslie's body was telling her that she wasn't eating right.I suspected that Leslie's problems stemmed from food intolerance. She had been eating a high-FI diet for years, including all the supposedly
From the Publisher
Your fat is not your fault.
Are you eating all the right thingslow-fat yogurt, egg-white omelets, whole-grain bread, even tofubut still can't lose the weight? Your favorite "diet" foods may be to blame.
In this groundbreaking program, nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin reveals the real secret behind weight gainfood intolerance. A negative reaction to certain foods like dairy or gluten can sabotage your health by triggering inflammation and causing a host of nasty symptoms like bloating, breakouts, headaches, achy joints andworst of allstubborn weight gain.
On The Virgin Diet, you'll eat plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. You'll never feel hungry or deprived, and in just one week, you'll drop up to 7 pounds, lose belly bloat, gain energy, clear up inflammation and look and feel years younger. And that's just the beginning!
About the Author
J.J. Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned J.J. recognition as the go-to weight loss expert. J.J. is the author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” and the co-star of the TLC reality series, Freaky Eaters.
"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