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  WEIGHT LOSS

How We Lose Weight
The first step to losing weight is understanding how we gain it.

Detox Diet Weight Loss
How a detox diet will help you lose weight.

Weight Loss Secrets
Experts' takes on what works andwhat doesn't.

Digestion & Weight Loss

Undigested food is a big culprit in weight gain.

  DETOX YOUR BODY

Lymph Cleanse
Learn how to detox the lymph system. Plus, foods that naturally detox the lymph.

Lung Detox
How to support lung health this winter with a detox cleanse.

Colon Detox
Colon cleansing is essential to any detox program. Learn how to detox the colon safely.

Liver Detox
The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body. Learn how to detox the liver safely with this liver detox gude.

  DETOX DIETS

Lemon Detox Diet
The lemon detox diet is one of the best and most simple detox diets. Here's a guide and one-gallon recipe.

Liquid Diets
Fasting with fruit and vegetable juices is a safe and thorough detox method when done properly.

Detox & Weight Loss
Yes, a detox diet will help you lose weight. Before you start any detox diet, read this.

Easy Detox Diet
This weekend detox diet is a safe and gentle detox method, perfect for the detox newbie and the ultra busy.


Food Combining for Health and Weight Loss



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Why Is Food Combining Important?
If you have problems with digestion or with losing weight, food combining may really make a difference.

The Basic Rule of Thumb
Remember these few basic rules and you've got it!

The Food Combining Chart
A breakdown of what to eat with what and what not to eat in the same meal.

The Food Combining 2-Day Detox
You don't have to food combine every day and at every meal to get the full benefit.





Food Combining for Health

A lot of people (such as M.D.s) pooh-pooh the concept of food-combining.  We know, however, that everyone is different.  What works for one person may not work for another person.  But if you have problems with digestion or with losing weight, try food-combining.  It won't cost you a thing.  You don't have to go hungry.  You only have to be careful about what foods you combine for a few weeks and then you'll know.  During that time, you might have to stay away from hamburgers, sandwiches and Mexican food, but if it works for you, you'll know rather quickly.  If you have no digestion problems, and no weight problems, you don't even need to bother to read about this.  We bring you this statement because this is an area in which you shouldn't listen to other people's advice.  Try it or don't.  If it works for you, great!  If it doesn't, it can't hurt you in the slightest.

Food-combining is really a deliberate process of  food "un-combining."  In order to understand why it can help digestion, it should first be remembered that the human body evolved over millions of years and it has been virtually the same for at least the past 10,000 years.  Obviously, modern lifestyles do not compare in any way with what ancient "lifestyles" were.  The fact is that even as little as 75 years ago, people didn't have the variety of foods that we have today, because they didn't have modern agriculture and modern transportation.



THE BASIC RULE OF THUMB

  • Avoid mixing Protein with Starch, Fats/Oils, and/or Fruits.

  • Melons are better alone.

  • Sweet Fruit is best eaten alone. Eat fruit without other groups.

  • Non-Starchy vegetables mix well with Starches or Protein but not at the same time.

The body was not designed to eat so many things at the same meal.  The body does not do a great job of digesting different kinds of foods simultaneously because different enzymes are required to digest proteins than carbohydrates.  Also, the primary location in the body where proteins are digested is different from where carbohydrates are broken down.  Proteins begin digesting in the stomach.  Carbohydrates begin to digest in the mouth, but their final digestion takes place in the small intestine.  This is not to say that the body can't digest them both at once, it just doesn't do a great job of it – especially as we age and our body's production of digestive enzymes diminishes.

To improve digestion, the recommendations are that fruits – which are high in natural sugar – should be eaten alone.  This means they should not be eaten with, or after, other foods.  From this perspective, they don't make either a good salad or dessert item.  When they are good to eat is either first thing in the morning or when the stomach has had time to empty, say, in the middle of the morning or afternoon.  Fruits digest very rapidly, so that other foods can be eaten within a half-hour or so after finishing a piece of fruit.

The trickier part of food-combining is to avoid eating proteins and carbohydrates at the same time.  As you can see, that is contrary to a lot of modern eating concepts, such as hamburgers, sandwiches, meat and potatoes, etc.  (Some nutritious foods such as beans even combine lots of carbohydrates and protein in a single item.)   An observance of proper food-combining principles can be found in certain Oriental dishes where one eats rice and vegetables.  Vegetables combine with either protein or carbohydrates.  Green salads also go well with either. 

THESE
FOODS

COMBINE BEST WITH

COMBINE BADLY WITH

Sweet fruits
(sub-and non-acid)

Sour Milk

Acid Fruits

Starches (Cereals, Bread, Potatoes) Proteins, Milk

Acid Fruit

Other Acid Fruits

Fair with Nuts

Fair with Milk

Sweets (all kinds)

Starches (cereals, bread, potatoes) Proteins (except nuts)

Green
Vegetables

All proteins

All starches

Milk

Starches

Green Vegetables

Fats and Oils

All Proteins

All Fruits

Acids, Sugars

Meats
(all kinds)

Green Vegetables

Milk, Starches, Sweets

Other proteins

Acid Fruits and Vegetables

Butter, Cream, Oils

Nuts
(most varieties)

Green Vegetables

Acid Fruits

Milk, Starches, Sweets

Other proteins

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Eggs

Green Vegetables

Milk, Starches, Sweets

Other proteins

Acid Foods

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Cheese

Green Vegetables

Starches, Sweets

Other proteins

Acid Foods

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Milk

Best taken alone

Fair with

Acid Fruits

All proteins

Green Vegetables

Starches

Fats and Oils
(Butter, Cream,
Oils, Lard)

All starches

Green Vegetables

All proteins

Melons
(all kinds)

Best eaten alone

All Foods

Cereals
(grains)

Green Vegetables

Acid Fruits

All proteins

All Sweets, Milk

Legumes

Beans and Peas
(except green beans)

Green Vegetables

All proteins

All Sweets, Milk

Fruits (all kinds)

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard


Now to make it little easier, nutritional expert Kathryn Marsden, author of  The Food-combining 2-Day Detox says that you don't have to do this seven days a week, that if you do it five days a week, you'll get the benefit.  Here's another great incentive.  Peter Bennett, N.D., co-author of The Seven Day Detox Miracle reports that he's had great success with his female patients when he puts them on a food-combining program.  He reports that a lot of women store water weight related to digestive difficulties and when they start practicing food-combining with some diligence, they find that they lose weight rapidly.  So if you want to loose weight for a special occasion, but are too stressed out to go on a 1200 calorie diet, just start a food-combining diet about a month before – and let us know how it works for you!



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