How Food Intolerance Can Make You Gain Weight

Seven common foods might the the source of your weight loss woes.

January 7, 2016
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Here’s a question for you: If you wanted to be your leanest, fittest self and follow the healthiest diet in the world, what would you eat?

You’re probably thinking egg-white veggie omelets, maybe some Greek-style nonfat yogurt, low-calorie whey protein shakes, and perhaps a soy-based veggie burger on a whole-grain bun.


Here’s the real bummer: These so-called healthy foods could be holding your health and your weight hostage.

Sadly, you might be eating these and other foods regularly. You probably don’t even like some of them and only choose them because you are “supposed to.”

How disappointing to discover you’re doing everything “right” yet nothing is working! The scale won’t budge, your pants won’t zip, and you frequently feel tired, moody, and achy.

According to celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. She says food intolerances become the hidden source of weight loss resistance for many people.

Here’s the real clincher: When you ditch those so-called healthy foods that may be causing intolerance, you can lose up to seven pounds in seven days.

Sounds amazing, but could it really be this easy? We caught up with JJ and asked her some important questions to learn more:

What are food intolerances?

Food intolerances are a series of physiological responses that your body has to certain types of food. They aren’t the same as allergies. Most people test negative for food allergies, but most people have at least one type of food intolerance, and many have several.

Food-intolerance symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common include bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, mental fog, irritability, moodiness, and weight gain. If you’re eating foods that your body can’t tolerate, you’re likely to gain weight, feel crummy, and look years older than your actual age.


You argue calories aren’t the most important factor for fat loss, but that seems contradictory to what other experts claim. So what does make us fat?

It isn’t calories. It isn’t fat. It isn’t protein. It isn’t even carbs. Sure, those things can be important. But you can count them, cut them, skinny them, and swap them all you want, and you won’t lose weight if you’re eating foods that your body can’t handle.

The key to weight loss is avoiding and overcoming food intolerance.

How does someone find out if they have a food intolerance?

You need to “test" your own body by pulling 7 highly reactive foods for three weeks and then “challenge” your body by adding them back one-by-one to see how you feel and how your body reacts. When you challenge these 7 common highly reactive foods, most people discover one or more of these foods cause a variety of negative reactions.

What are the seven Hi-FI (food intolerant) foods you recommend dropping?

1. Dairy
2. Eggs
3. Soy
4. Gluten
5. Peanuts
6. Corn
7. Sugar and artificial sweeteners

Where can people find out more about this process?

I’ve studied fat loss, weight loss resistance, and food intolerance for more than 20 years. From that research came The Virgin Diet book. I’ve helped hundreds of physicians expand their knowledge of nutrition and weight loss, and I’ve helped thousands of folks gain fast, lasting fat loss. I’ve shared some of my greatest success stories throughout The Virgin Diet.


Clients who have struggled with their weight for years suddenly begin losing weight when they ditch highly reactive foods. People who struggled with acne, arthritis, joint pain, mental fog, fatigue, and a dozen other complaints suddenly lose their symptoms. Their skin clears up, their hair looks shiny and full of life, and they appear 10 years younger. That is their success story, and it can be YOURS.

But fast fat loss doesn’t really matter until it becomes lasting, right? This book shows you how replacing 7 highly reactive foods with low-reactive foods can help you become your leanest, healthiest, most vibrant self.

You’ll learn where these 7 foods hide (some of them will shock you!) and easy lateral shifts to replace them.

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