The nutrition expert JJ Virgin discusses her new book, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days (Harlequin, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
|The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days by JJ Virgin (Harlequin, 2013).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Food sensitivity and intolerance, and recognising it is the centre of a new book from JJ Virgin: The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days. It’s already a bestseller, and it talks about how so-called healthy foods, some we consider diet foods may actually be the wrong things to eat if you’re looking to shed a few pounds. For example, a diet of egg-white omelets, Greek non-fat yogurt, soy-based veggie burgers on whole-wheat buns sounds ideal. According to Ms. Virgin, they’re foods that sabotage one’s health, and may actually increase weight gain. JJ Virgin joins me from Toronto today, and I’ll get her to tell us about this diet and her new book. Whether one subscribes totally to The Virgin Diet or not, there is some interesting and useful information to be had. Like the fact that eliminating so called reactive foods, or as she calls them Hi-Fi foods, will be key to understanding how our bodies work: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts, eggs and sugar. JJ Virgin is a nutrition and fitness expert. A veteran of the health and fitness industry, she regularly coaches athletes, celebrities and CEOs. As well, she is frequently in the media. For two years she was the nutrition expert on Dr. Phil, and was co-host of the TLC program Freaky Eaters. Her website is at www.TheVirginDiet.com. The book is published by Harlequin. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, JJ Virgin; Ms. Virgin, good morning.