I recently celebrated my 1 year anniversary on the Virgin Diet (see my previous blogs for a more detailed explanation). But upon discovering the seven foods I cannot tolerate, I have had a life-changing experience. For the good.
Those foods to avoid are:
Sugar and artificial sweeteners
If I ever had any doubt about reintroducing most of these foods back into my diet, they were very solidly put to rest when I had a lengthy visit to Germany right after the New Year. I very diligently tried to stay in phase 1 of the diet, but it wasn’t possible given the length of my stay, five weeks. By the time I came home, I felt like a Mack truck had run me over, not to mention I had migraines and all sorts of tummy and skin problems.
So, I'm back now primarily on phase 1 of this diet, and I am here to tell you about the Vitamix.
I get nothing, not a thing, for writing about this. I just have to share what a great–albeit pricey–appliance this thing is.
I bought it on QVC, so if you feel this is too steep to purchase without trying, you’re covered with their 30-day return policy. I have supplied the exact link to the exact model–the Vitamix 5200 with dry mixer attachment that I own.
Read and use the directions accordingly as you can’t just turn this powerful machine on and hit “high”. You should gradually increase the speed as you would a fine sports car with a stick shift.
I am able to make professional smoothies, my own flour, my own nut butter, dips, and a wide variety of things, as this machine comes with a very nice, large cookbook.
The quality of this machine is superb. This morning, I made a fresh vegetable dip that I added to my eggs--and yes, I realize my list says no eggs. Luckily, I am not as sensitive to eggs as I am to the other six food items to avoid, so I will occasionally eat organic eggs from local farms. Here is a picture of my dip:
I didn’t indicate amounts for these veggies because their proportions are a matter of personal taste. I happen to like the dip heavy on the carrots, so I made it with about a four small baby carrots.
Place all in your Vitamix blender. Have your “pusher” tool at the ready and turn on your blender with the middle knob on “1”. Gradually move the knob up as you push gently with your tool to ensure all ingredients are caught by the bottom blades.
When your dip is the right consistency, take about ½ cup of it and whisk it together with two organic eggs. Scramble it up and have yourself a wonderful, healthy breakfast. (Later on, I ate this dip with some chips on the "allowed" list.)
With a Vitamix purchase from QVC, you can try it out and discover its many many uses. I have cleared an entire cabinet for my Vitamix and its accessories so I can easily access what I need because I find I use this appliance pretty much on a daily basis.
On my journey through this diet, I hope my writings will help you along the way--and that’s my piece for today.
The Skinny On The Virgin Diet
The Skinny On The Virgin Diet Part II
The Skinny On The Virgin Diet Part III
The Skinny On the Virgin Diet Part IV
The Skinny On The Virgin Diet Part V
Tips For The Virgin Diet
The Virgin Diet And Italian Meatloaf
The Virgin Diet and Summer Squash Soup
The Virgin Diet and Healthy Beef Soup