Food Combining Diets
Another Fad Diet
Food Combining diet plans usually stipulate that protein and carbs are
eaten seperately based on the mistaken belief that these two foods need
different enzymes to be digested effectively. Although some people report
some benefits from food combining theories, there is no scientific evidence
to support this weight loss diet method.
Food Combining Diet Rules
A typical food combining diet program may last for 5 weeks.
It may include the following diet rules:
- Do not mix starchy foods with proteins.
- Eat fruit on its own.
- Do not have milk with either starch
- High fat dairy foods should not be eaten
more than once in 5 days.
- Cut down on wheat products.
- Beans/legumes/pulses should be avoided
because they combine protein and starch.
- No very hot or very cold foods.
- No cooking with aluminum pans.
- Allow 4 hours between protein meals
and starch meals.
Food Combining Diet - Drawbacks
Food combining diet plans are scientifically unproven. Any weight loss
is almost certainly due to the fact that most food combining diet plans
are very low in calories, not because food combining is a valid diet method.
A food combining plan is also very difficult to sustain.
A Note about Healthy Weight Control
Food combining is a gimmick. Find a sensible diet instead.
Fad diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills, diet supplements, weight loss surgery
and other short term weight loss methods are not recommended for permanent
weight control. The best way to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy weight
in the long term is to follow a balanced calorie-controlled diet (that improves
your eating habits) and take regular aerobic exercise. An excellent option
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