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JJ Virgin: How Food Intolerance becomes the REAL Cause of Weight Gain

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jan 09, 2016

JJ Virgin Diet paperback

Here’s a question for you: If you wanted to be your leanest, fittest self and follow the healthiest diet in the world, what would you eat?

You’re probably thinking egg-white veggie omelets, maybe some Greek-style nonfat yogurt, low-calorie whey protein shakes, and perhaps a soy-based veggie burger on a whole-grain bun.

Here’s the real bummer: These so-called healthy foods could be holding your health and your weight hostage.

Sadly, you might be eating these and other foods regularly. You probably don’t even like some of them and only choose them because you are “supposed to.”

How disappointing to discover you’re doing everything “right” yet nothing is working! The scale won’t budge, your pants won’t zip, and you frequently feel tired, moody, and achy.

According to my good friend, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. She says food intolerances become the hidden source of weight loss resistance for many people.

Here’s the real clincher: When you ditch those so-called healthy foods that may be causing intolerance, you can lose up to SEVEN POUNDS in SEVEN DAYS.

Sounds amazing, but could it really be THIS easy? I caught up with JJ and asked her some important questions to learn more:

What are food intolerances?

Food intolerances are a series of physiological responses that your body has to certain types of food. They aren’t the same as allergies. Most people test negative for food allergies, but most people have at least one type of food intolerance, and many have several.

Food-intolerance symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common include bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, mental fog, irritability, moodiness, and weight gain. If you’re eating foods that your body can’t tolerate, you’re likely to gain weight, feel crummy, and look years older than your actual age.

You argue calories aren’t the most important factor for fat loss, but that seems contradictory to what other experts claim. So what does make us fat?

It isn’t calories. It isn’t fat. It isn’t protein. It isn’t even carbs. Sure, those things can be important. But you can count them, cut them, skinny them, and swap them all you want, and you won’t lose weight if you’re eating foods that your body can’t handle.

The key to weight loss is avoiding and overcoming food intolerance.

How does someone find out if they have a food intolerance?

You need to “test” your own body by pulling 7 highly reactive foods for three weeks and then “challenge” your body by adding them back one-by-one to see how you feel and how your body reacts. When you challenge these 7 common highly reactive foods, most people discover one or more of these foods cause a variety of negative reactions.

So what are the seven Hi-FI (food intolerant) foods you recommend dropping?

  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Gluten
  • Peanuts
  • Corn
  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners

Where can people find out more about this process?

I’ve studied fat loss, weight loss resistance, and food intolerance for more than 20 years. From that research came The Virgin Diet book. I’ve helped hundreds of physicians expand their knowledge of nutrition and weight loss, and I’ve helped thousands of folks gain fast, lasting fat loss. I’ve shared some of my greatest success stories throughout The Virgin Diet.

Clients who have struggled with their weight for years suddenly begin losing weight when they ditch highly reactive foods. People who struggled with acne, arthritis, joint pain, mental fog, fatigue, and a dozen other complaints suddenly lose their symptoms. Their skin clears up, their hair looks shiny and full of life, and they appear 10 years younger. That is their success story, and it can be YOURS.

But fast fat loss doesn’t really matter until it becomes lasting, right? This book shows you how replacing 7 highly reactive foods with low-reactive foods can help you become your leanest, healthiest, most vibrant self.

You’ll learn where these 7 foods hide (some of them will shock you!) and easy lateral shifts to replace them.

Why not give it a chance? Three weeks, 7 foods—the results are going to astound you! Get ready to redefine your “new normal” and take your fabulous to new levels.

Grab a copy of The Virgin Diet paperback for FREE!* (Plus: Get over $35 In Gifts)JJ Virgin package

*The Virgin Diet retails for $16.99 plus S&H, but I’ve decided to GIVE you a copy! (Limit one per customer.) All I ask is that you cover shipping & handling——just $6.95 anywhere in the USA.

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9 thoughts on “JJ Virgin: How Food Intolerance becomes the REAL Cause of Weight Gain”

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  1. Dave Meeks says:

    The “perfect” diet? No such thing. But the closest humans can come in this world? Think about it. If there was indeed a “garden of eden,” and not just a fable concocted by a bunch of zealotic old farts for the “bestseller” known as the bible to try and keep humanity guilt-ridden, what would have been the readily available foods?

    Ok, accept that such a place would have been equatorial or close to it. African studies over the years suggest that it was. Being pre-agriculture, the only foods would’ve been fruits and leafy greens. Possibly nuts, but only fresh off the tree at a certain time of the year, unlike today. Doubt there would’ve been tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, onions—you get the idea.

    So fruits and leafy greens. No limits, no counting calories. I just finished a 40 day experiment with this first “biblical” program. No grains, dairy, meat, eggs, nuts, legumes, oils, or avocadoes. A few spices on my veggies. No more cravings (although periodic recurrences but fleeting), weight stabilized (was skinny, now weight proportional to height), hair and nails glossy and full, lost the gray, teeth and gums strong, instant muscle recovery, attention-getting singing voice (never had before), no injuries, no soreness, can do everything I could physically that I could as a 25-year old (I’m 67).

    Yet the tradeoff has been the social isolation that many vegan, raw vegan, and lfrv followers often talk about.
    Plus the “fun” foods taste good. And you think, I have to eat this way the rest of my life in order to enjoy superlative and rejuvenative health?

    And that’s why “health-conscious” individuals can talk all they want about the pros and cons of this and that diet. Most will never experience rejuvenative health because no one wants to face the dilemma of having perfect health at the expense of fitting in to what society says is fun, and what else is food in our society, but fun and community, inextricably entwined.

    The “perfect” diet is out there. Simple. Not easy. Our need for social “fitting-in” is our strongest drive, even more than sexual considerations. Take a look at even the “health-nuts.” They believe they’re eating healthier, and they are. They may look better than before, with no illness. But are they looking younger, with no artificial help? Are they rejuvenating?

    Even suggesting trying this simple eating program for two weeks will, I’m sure, fall on deaf ears. Having to deal with old notions and “shoulds” along with the overwhelming human desire to fit in will have even the most health-aware individuals looking for excuses and rationale to avoid trying this “garden of eatin’ eden.”

    Would love to hear from anyone who has tried for a period of time this simplest of concepts. Not just a day or two, but two weeks minimum, no cheats. Did you not experience dramatic differences in all aspects of your health?


    1. mgm says:

      Did this. Cut all items 100% for a month. Felt amazing – went from 142 to 127. From size 8 to size 4, for the first time in my life. Couldn’t keep it up, but I think that’s because my husband is addicted to the S.A.D. and all these items are in the house all the time. If I controlled 100% of what’s in the house, I could have kept it up. Everyone at work asked me how I did it – when I leant them the book or told them, the response was always ‘I could never do that.’ I wish they’d try. I take another whack at it from time to time. As JJ says – it’s simple, but it’s not easy.

      1. mgm says:

        Want to add, I didn’t do it to lose weight. I wanted to sleep better, get rid of aching joints and ditch migraines, all of which did happen. The weight loss was a nice consequence. Chase health and the weight takes care of itself.

        1. Hey mgm, thanks for your comment. We love what you said, “Chase health and the weight takes care of itself.” Those are great encouraging words.

    2. Hi Dave, thank you for your input. It is easy to feel like an outsider when you follow a specific regimen for the sake of health. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience following your regimen of leafy greens and fruits. And you’re right…there is no perfect diet but we believe there are “better-for-you” diets.

    3. Audrey says:

      Hey Dave, i did it backwards and it’s been so much easier. Instead of eliminating first, i added in the leafy greens and fruit via the GOL Raw Perfect Food Greens. I’ve been drinking as much as i want. And what I’ve noticed is that in getting enough nutrients I’ve naturally stopped choosing less healthy food when i do eat a meal, but instead choose fruit, veggies, salad, pico de gallo…. all the stuff i would Never have voluntarily chosen in the past. Even at parties, I’m so busy savouring the healthy stuff, i don’t even notice the other food because it no longer appeals to me. And if i do have some, it’s no big deal, because it’s so rare- and tends to be fairly healthy anyway. I am actually repulsed by most of the SAD food now. Shocking – I never imagined i would get this way, but it has taken a couple years for my cravings to transform so completely (and i still have cheese and ice cream on occasion).
      PS God is totally helping me. We have fun together and enjoy each other’s company. “A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument, ” -Charles Spurgeon.

  2. An ebook offer would have been better 🙂

    1. Hi Isabelle, Jess here, Blog Manager for GSG. Your comment has been dually noted! 😉 Thanks for following the GSG!

  3. Marina says:

    What if a person has digestive ailments? Do you implement it to?

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