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November 28, 2012 11:01 AM
Hey, everybody! I am on day two of the Virgin Diet, which is an elimination diet -- for 21 days, you eliminate what she (JJ Virign) calls the top 7 foods that people tend to be reactive to -- intolerant, not allergic -- which are: gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, sugar (including artificial sweetners except xylitol and raw stevia).

Anybody else done this? What have been your results? I'm pretty certain I'm intolerant of dairy and gluten, but I'm not sure about the rest of it.smile
November 28, 2012 11:04 AM
I've been (mostly) gluten free for 2 weeks now and eventhough I don't have celiac's thankfully, I feel so much better. I'd say go for it!
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November 28, 2012 11:06 AM
OH BOY I THOUGHT A VIRGIN DIET WAS NO MEAT LOLZ GET IT? NO MEAT? LOLZLOLOLOLZ
November 28, 2012 11:07 AM
Are you interested in doing this because you want to find out if you're "intolerant" to these things? Or as a weight loss gimmick? It sounds too restrictive to realistically maintain for weight loss, and if you're doing it as an elimination trial for your diet, I think you'd have to do it for much longer than 21 days (I'm not a human nurse, but an animal one, so that's my experience anyway).
Edited by yourenotmine On November 28, 2012 11:08 AM
November 28, 2012 11:13 AM
That sounds horrible, everything I enjoy eating is eliminated.

Assuming you eliminate everything at once, and assuming you start to feel better, how do you know which one bothered you in the first place?
Edited by runnninginmd On November 28, 2012 11:14 AM
November 28, 2012 11:14 AM
QUOTE:

OH BOY I THOUGHT A VIRGIN DIET WAS NO MEAT LOLZ GET IT? NO MEAT? LOLZLOLOLOLZ




haha!!!!
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November 28, 2012 11:15 AM
QUOTE:

OH BOY I THOUGHT A VIRGIN DIET WAS NO MEAT LOLZ GET IT? NO MEAT? LOLZLOLOLOLZ


no

i dont get it.
November 28, 2012 11:17 AM
Not again! Its only been three days.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/804786-has-anyone-tried-the-virgin-diet?hl=virgin+diet
November 28, 2012 11:17 AM
I think to find out what you are intolerant to, you would have to cut things out individually, one at a time? Otherwise you won't know how each one effects your body. Agree with the poster above in that cutting out ALL those things just seems extreme and I would personally be miserable. Everything in moderation is OK, IF there isn't an intolerance to it.
November 28, 2012 11:20 AM
I've done elimination diets, back when I was trying to figure out what was causing all my digestive troubles. I only eliminated ONE possible trigger at a time, and maintained each for two weeks. Luckily I nailed it on my second round of elimination -- dairy was making me sick.

Taking everything out at once doesn't make sense if you're doing this for a diagnostic purpose, although I suppose you could start adding things back in one at a time after the 21 days and see which item triggers a response.

If you're doing this just to lose weight.... well, I wouldn't. Too restrictive. It's much better to lose weight eating the type of diet you can imagine yourself happily eating for the rest of your life.
November 28, 2012 11:21 AM
I went off the Virgin Diet when I was 22
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November 28, 2012 11:21 AM
I find it ironic that xylitol is allowed. Many people react adversely to it. But not very surprising, as I would assume anything called "The Virgin Diet" would be yet another suckers' diet.
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November 28, 2012 11:27 AM
I had a steady diet of virgins a while back, but have opted for more experienced women since \m/
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November 28, 2012 11:35 AM
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OH BOY I THOUGHT A VIRGIN DIET WAS NO MEAT LOLZ GET IT? NO MEAT? LOLZLOLOLOLZ


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November 28, 2012 3:00 PM
Well, thanks for the laugh anyway! This basically eliminates these foods completely for 21 days, then you bring back in each one at a time to see if and what you have a problem with. It's not really restrictive, just a lot of veggies, fruits and meats, along with brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes for starchy veggies. It's not that bad unless you are used to a lot of dairy and gluten. I have had a hard time losing weight in spite of going vegan, low carb, etc., in the past few years, so this is the only thing left that makes sense.

If anybody has done this, please let me know! drinker
December 2, 2012 5:48 PM
Hi. I'm on day two as well. I'm already feeling a bit better & I'm going to do the whole 21 days. It certainly is better that what i'm doing now, which is a lot of soy milk & products, diet drinks & fake surgar, etc. I'm excited to see how this goes. How is it going for you?

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December 8, 2012 1:18 AM
I'm eager to see how y'all do on this diet. Hubby and I are going to start the Virgin Diet after the start of 2013. Best of luck!
December 8, 2012 1:25 AM
Hm. So basically just meat and veggies?

...kinda dull, to be honest. Sucks to have no eggs and dairy. Though I guess you can still have some fun with steak, sweet potatoes with butte-
-oh, no, that's dairy. How irritating. Coconut oil and cinnamon?... Sounds... Kinda gross, but worth a try, I guess.

Not for me, that's for sure.

/lured here by title
December 8, 2012 1:41 AM
I'm on day 20 of the Whole30 which is more or less the same thing.. I know I have problems with dairy and gluten but they are both tasty and my diet is quite heavily reliant on them so I still eat them and just live with the consequences. I took on the challenge as a way to learn to not rely on these things as diet staples (I find the word "challenge" seriously increases my will power) and for that it has worked brilliantly; It's forced me to change my diet and get creative and I now have a whole bunch of tasty dairy and gluten free meals that I would happily eat for the rest of my life. The sugar free portion has shown me that I can live without junk food but I will more than likely go back to eating it in moderation as I don't feel any real benefits to excluding it from my diet.
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December 8, 2012 1:48 AM
Huh? But you are a mother! Unless...
December 26, 2012 9:07 AM
I started the Virgin Diet today. I was going to do it to start the year 2013 like you are, but I might be going to Rome at the end of january and I definitely don't want to go into a diet in Rome. It might interfere with introducing back the foods, but if I can do if I have any interrruptions, I think I will try it again. I think the experience gained with using alternate healthy foods to substitute my unhealthy habits is something I will use for a lifetime. I am not one to take things into consideration just because I read. I have been reading a lot on nutrition and I am a healthy person - 55 yrs old and no illnesses - but I do have the bloating, some digestive problems and the hard to lose weight. I suspect dairy and gluten, mainly dairy. I have been reading a lot on nutrition so what I will do is incorporate what I learn into my lifestyle with other things that make sense. I am yet to finish the book. One thing I don't like is all the supplements, but I will check on that to see if it is really necessary or only a selling technique. Stay in touch!smile
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