Egg-white veggie omelets?
Greek-style nonfat yogurt? Low-calorie whey protein shakes?
A soy-based veggie burger on a whole-grain bun?
Big surprise: These common diet foods might actually be causing you to gain weight, says renowned nutritionist JJ Virgin, whose clients have included Hollywood celebrities and top athletes. The very foods you are eating to lose weight are undermining your chances of taking off pounds and keeping them off. With her revolutionary new program The Virgin Diet (Harlequin; On Sale December 2012; $25.95 U.S./$28.95 CAN), Virgin explains why this is true and what you can do about it.
The secret is Food Intolerance-the hidden cause of weight gain. Whats even more shocking, the 7 foods most likely to cause food intolerance (or high-FI foods) are components of traditional healthy weight-loss programs: Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Eggs, Corn, Peanuts, and Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners. Thats right: the common health foods you think are good for you are probably sabotaging your diet and holding your waistline hostage.
With her groundbreaking and easy-to-adopt program, Virgin explains how an initial 21-day commitment can lead to a lifetime of permanent weight loss, as well as better health and a younger appearance. With The Virgin Diet, she explains:
Why Food Intolerance can lead to weight gain
How to remove the 7 High-FI foods from your diet
The false advertising behind such healthy foods as soy and nonfat dairy
Why moderation will make you fat
How to maintain a healthy diet without High-FI foods
How to test whether particular High-FI foods are bad for your unique dietary needs
About the Author
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, is one of the nations foremost nutrition and fitness experts. A 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry, she has coached high-performance athletes, CEOs and A-list celebrities. She frequently offers health advice for national television, radio, and print media, including NBC's Today, Access Hollywood and The Doctors, among others. She spent two years as the nutrition expert on Dr. Phil and most recently was the co-host of TLC's Freaky Eaters. Visit her at www.TheVirginDiet.com.