What is food combining? Food is an ancient and highly effective way to lose weight rapidly. Modern nutritionist have rediscovered this principle and hundreds of people are losing weight by just following the rules of this technique. In fact many actors use this method to look their best, Ally sheedy, Suzanne Sommers, Angela lansbury are believers in food combining and this approach got a lot of press in the book Fit for life. When you eat the best combination of foods your body can burn fat more effectively and you can lose weight at a faster rate. Here are the rules!

1. Do not eat protein foods such as cheese, nuts, seed, yogurt, chicken, fish meat etc with starches like potato, corn, cereal bead pasta, rice peas, beans squash.

2. Eat proteins only with vegetables. The same rule applies to starches.

3. Eat fruit alone! Do not mix acid fruits such as (orange, grapefruit, strawberries and pineapples) with sweet fruits such as (apples, pears, banana, cherries, grapes, peaches, mango, dried fruit). When you eat cantaloupe and other forms of melon eat them alone.

4. Use fats and oils on starches and vegetables not protein foods. How does this work? Lets look at a sample menu.

Breakfast: Large bowl of citrus fruits topped with sliced strawberries.

Lunch: Large green salad with tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber and diced chicken topped with yogurt dressing.

Dinner: Large baked potato topped with butter and cooked spinach and side salad.

Many people hate the idea of giving up hamburgers and sandwiches. (you cannot combine bread and meat effectively) Please keep in mind these favorite food combinations were created relatively recently. Some say the British earl of sandwich invented this popular way of eat food back in the 1800’s. I know primitive man just cooked his meat on the fire and did not eat bread or baked potatoes with his meals. You can have pizza using this weight loss approach. You just have to have it topped with veggies and olives. You can have steak if you wish just lose the fries or bake potato. The reason proper food combining melts fat faster is that it helps your body digest food more quickly and thoroughly. When you eat proteins foods one set of digestive enzymes is called upon to attack the proteins bonds. When you eat starches, other enzymes must be used. When you combine both kinds of foods together you are sending your stomach mixed signals. What happens is your digestive system gets confused and overloaded. Your food literally sits in your stomach until the proper enzymes find time to digest each type of food. This is why you feel bloated after a heavy meal. Try food combining for a week and you will see how easy it is to eat well without feeling hungry. You will notice how quickly your excess pounds just melt away!

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