Virgin Diet for Beginners: 7 Foods to Avoid
Created by J.J. Virgin, this smart eating plan is aimed at losing weight in a fast, yet safe way, which consists in avoiding certain products and going heavy on anti-inflammatory organic foods like fruit, vegetables, meat and nuts. You start off by excluding foods that can cause a negative reaction from your body and then proceed into the second phase by gradually adding debatable foods and observing the way your body reacts to them. But before you limit your food choices to enter the first phase, consult with your doctor: you don’t want any risks or undesirable outcomes!
Cutting your consumption
Here is the list of seven foods you’d need to stop eating for phase one:
On average, every person consumes about 140 pounds of sugar annually. While it certainly improves the taste of many dishes, sugar distresses you blood sugar levels and stress hormones just to leave you craving for more sweetness.
For starters, try to avoid products with added sugar (packed cookies, soda, candy) and progress to almost abandoning sugar altogether (up to 95% of the time) to enjoy the benefits of the diet to the full!
Being one of the top allergens, peanuts have no place in the Virgin diet. Every product made of or containing peanuts should also be removed from your eating plan. These include peanut butter, cookies, ice cream toppings, or peanut oil, which is present in a great majority of packed foods, so make sure you read the labels thoroughly enough.
Corn is delicious and nutritious, but it can also provoke allergic reactions. Try to abandon anything corn-related (and it may be quite a problem); you might even need to develop a special label-reading skill for that, since corn is literally everywhere: on the cob, in cans, in your freezer, in baked goods, baking mixes, cereals, tortillas, etc.!
Eggs are highly allergenic, too. Even if your body does not react by covering your skin with a rash, eating eggs may upset your stomach or give you other digestive problems. J.J. Virgin suggests abandoning eggs altogether, at least during the first phase of the plan. Btw, how’s your label-skill doing? Hurry up to work on it, as eggs are another food added to the majority of products you are used to eating.
There are many people whose digestive systems do not tolerate milk and dairy products; moreover, J.J. Virgin supposes that drinking milk can make you put on weight. If you decided to stick to Virgin eating plan, avoid cheese, yogurt, ice cream or anything made with milk.
Negative reaction to soy is not uncommon, as well as soybeans and soybean oil, so your label-reading skill will come in handy again, if you are still determined to stick to Virgin diet.
Found in wheat, barley and rye, gluten is the last common allergen that J.J. Virgin advises to avoid. Be thorough and replace every grain product with the one labeled “gluten-free.”
Virgin diet may seem too strict, but it offers you a host of benefits: by removing anything that can trigger a negative response from your body and gradually adding foods back you’ll finally manage to find the intruder and eliminate it from your eating plan once and for all. Try it before summer starts, but before you do, make sure you consult with a specialist! Happy dieting!