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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 or protein.
  • 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.

Verdict

Food combining is a gimmick. Find a sensible diet instead.

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