The Virgin Diet And Photo's From My Walks10:45 AM
In my last post (like a month ago, oops) I mentioned that I took up walking/jogging, and shared my breakfast shake recipe. I'm finally motivated enough to tell you a little about the eating plan I also started sometime last Spring.
(so tiny, just sitting in the middle of the sidewalk)
The basics of The Virgin Diet are that you give up the top 7 High-Fi Foods - meaning the foods that are most likely responsible for food intolerance. You give them up all at once for 21 days. Some food intolerance symptoms: bloating, indigestion, fatigue, mental fog, weight gain, moodiness, etc.
Here is a list of what JJ Virgin considers to be the top 7:
sugar and artificial sweeteners
After 21 days you begin cycle 2 - every week for 4 weeks you test one of the foods you gave up.
When I started the testing process Spring was well underway, and I began to get a bit confused as to what was environmental allergies compared to food allergies so I ended up getting tested specifically for food allergies. I can say that when I cut out the above foods I felt great, had so much more energy, was no longer bloated, and the stomachaches I had endured since childhood had all but disappeared. I lost weight as well. I knew I was finally headed in the right direction.
(yes, a random quite large snail)
When you look at my breakfast shake recipe you see that there is no dairy - I've found substitutions that I really enjoy. There isn't any sugary juice - just berries. The ground chia seed is super healthy, and gluten free. The chocolate powder and cocoa powder satisfy my sweet tooth. Starting the day this way usually makes it much easier to continue to make good choices throughout the day.
So, that is the end of me talking about my healthy changes. I know the subject of health isn't why you usually stop by to read, but I really believe in this and wanted to share.
(Bebb Oak - largest on record - it's giant low branch is the first photo in this post)