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The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast
     

The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast

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by J. J. Virgin
 

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The companion to the New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet brings the groundbreaking health and weight loss program into your kitchen. With more than 100 delicious and practical recipes, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is designed to show you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory, healing foods into your diet to reclaim your health and reset your

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The companion to the New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet brings the groundbreaking health and weight loss program into your kitchen. With more than 100 delicious and practical recipes, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is designed to show you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory, healing foods into your diet to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance.

These tasty, easy-to-make recipes are free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar and artificial sweeteners. With mouthwatering suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks, you'll lose weight fast while enjoying what you eat!. THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK will also help you to stock your kitchen, provide delicious substitutes for common ingredients, and offer easy swaps for eating out and on-the-go.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/18/2013
Bestselling nutrition expert Virgin (The Virgin Diet) offers 150 recipes in this companion cookbook. While it’s helpful to understand the reasoning behind Virgin’s premise—that so-called “healthy foods” may cause weight gain and that food intolerances can be identified by a process of eliminating certain foods and then reintroducing them—readers can go straight to shopping lists, meal plans, and recipes, diving head first into a program that Virgin claims will lead to fast and effective weight loss without deprivation. Her plan cleverly provides “lateral shifts” to help readers navigate what may for some be a whole new way of eating. For instance, in her “top swaps” list, corn chips give way to kale chips, pasta morphs to spaghetti squash; white potatoes are replaced by sweet potatoes. Virgin also advises going organic when possible and staying away from genetically modified foods. With concluding chapters on the diet for diabetics, vegetarians, and vegans, paleo-low carb followers, and “on a budget,” “on the go,” and family meals, Virgin broadens her message to address the needs of a wide audience. Still, one must be willing to think (and eat) outside the box (i.e. lasagna noodles are replaced by packaged chicken slices; one shopping list calls for wild caught squid). Readers ready to cut to the chase will welcome this straightforward yet inventive cookbook. (Feb.)
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PRAISE FOR THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK:

"The Virgin Diet Cookbook shows readers that eating healthy and losing weight can be easy, delicious, and fast." -Mark Hyman, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution

"A book with a powerful message... many people spend their lives wondering why they are tired, sick, or overweight, when the solution is as close as the food choices in their refrigerator or pantry. The Virgin Diet Cookbook's wonderful and delicious new recipes can become an integral part of a program for health and slenderness without deprivation." -William Davis, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Wheat Belly and The Wheat Belly Cookbook

"In The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ is takes the guesswork out of food preparation and planning by offering up delicious, healthy recipes and meal plans that all pass the test. -Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC; New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox

PRAISE FOR THE VIRGIN DIET:

"Eliminates the 'healthy' foods that are actually holding your health hostage so you can lose weight quickly and permanently." —Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A foolproof, science-based plan to lose weight, boost your metabolism, and reclaim for health, for life.." —Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

"Food sensitivity is a hidden epidemic— this eye-opening book will change the way you think of food so you can lose weight for good." —Frank Lipman, MD, author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again

"You must read this book if you think you're doing everything right and still struggling to lose weight!" —Suzanne Somers, bestselling author of 23 books, including Bombshell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455577798
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
579,542
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

JJ Virgin is internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance. She has helped thousands attain fast fat loss by addressing food allergies, food sensitivities, and other foot intolerances.

Virgin is also an adjunct professor at Bauman College of Nutrition and is on the faculty of the Smart Women's Institute. She is the past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and is a board-certified Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

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The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by saying that I really like JJ Virgin and she offers some really solid programs. I don't really suffer from some of the food allergies, but I tend to eat the way that she describes in the book. The biggest surprise for me was the complexity of the recipes. In my previous experience with her books, she jokes about hating to cook. I really expected this book to be more very quick, simple and relatively no-cook recipes. These recipes actually include a longer list of ingredients than I expected and there are some unusual items such as monk fruit extract.  Not to say that this is necessarily bad, depending on what you are looking for. A lot of the recipes look very good. I was just looking for more recipes for those nights when I need something quick and easy after a long day at work. These would generally take a little more time and they are not easily made with things that I always have on hand. They also include some steps that you need to start in advance, like soaking nuts. The non-recipe information is also very good. She describes some of the lesser known ingredients in detail and offers several types of meal plans. Whether you are a vegetarian, paleo, family....she has you covered. Definitely a good resource for healthy eating. I am deducting one start just because I would have liked to have seen more simple recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by saying that I really like JJ Virgin and she offers some really solid programs. I don't really suffer from some of the food allergies, but I tend to eat the way that she describes in the book. The biggest surprise for me was the complexity of the recipes. In my previous experience with her books, she jokes about hating to cook. I really expected this book to be more very quick, simple and relatively no-cook recipes. These recipes actually include a longer list of ingredients than I expected and there are some unusual items such as monk fruit extract. Not to say that this is necessarily bad, depending on what you are looking for. A lot of the recipes look very good. I was just looking for more recipes for those nights when I need something quick and easy after a long day at work. These would generally take a little more time and they are not easily made with things that I always have on hand. They also include some steps that you need to start in advance, like soaking nuts. The non-recipe information is also very good. She describes some of the lesser known ingredients in detail and offers several types of meal plans. Whether you are a vegetarian, paleo, family....she has you covered. Definitely a good resource for healthy eating. If you are looking to jump start your weight loss, I highly recommend The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution that I found here on Barnes and Noble. It helped me lose 15 of my most stubborn pounds and I am loving how I feel. Buy it and try it. You will see the results that you have been praying for.