We all, at one time or another, have tried, read about or heard about food
combining. Food combining is the concept of putting in (eating) or combining
foods that digest well together. What a wonderful concept.
For some it works well, for others it is just too hard to understand
and keep up with. Should I avoid that or this? For many, food combining
equals frustration and failure.
The concept of food combining is a good one. By food combining we are
stressing the digestive tract less and absorbing more. Great, great idea.
Why give your assistant 6 jobs when he or she can only do 3. Behind food
combining are scientist, researchers, nutritionist, books and stories.
I say big deal.
Nevertheless, the logic of it makes sense.
Aside from being far too complex to do (for most), we are still sitting
with a compost pile in our gut fermenting.
There is a far simpler way to eat. But, it is tough to do. It could
be so tough you might not even try it. But, once you read it, you will
see the logic and simplicity of it.
The best way to combine foods is to not combine foods at all.
In food combining you are like a juggler trying to keep 2 and sometimes
3 balls going at once. That is an improvement over trying to keep 6 balls
How easy would it be to throw one ball up in the air, catch it, toss
it again, catch it etc? Very easy!
That as boring as it may sound is a great way to eat. Imagine eating
one thing at a meal. And eating a lot of it. If you want tomatoes, eat
8 or 10 of them. Eating strawberries? Eat your fill. This does not mean
that you should eat a meal of bread. Any eating approach, that is half
way successful, says the same basic things, which are:
1) Do not eat processed carbohydrates, bread (including whole wheat
bread which is not whole), pasta, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, doughnuts,
tortillas, potato chips or chips etc).
2) Eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies.
3) Drink plenty of water (at least 80 ounces a day).
4) Do not eat later than 7:00 p.m. (and that can be too late), ideally
stop eating by 5:00 p.m.
5) Get enough rest and if you can, exercise.
If this sounds boring, trust me it is. It is not very social either.
Who stops eating at 5:00? You will if you want to lose weight and feel
better than you have in years.
Imagine how well your digestive tract would run if it only had 1 thing
to digest per meal. That is the simplicity of it all. By giving your
digestive tract less to do, your body can spend more time on healing
Eating a Mono Meal Diet takes work, and the rewards are there to be
had. Try it, and you be the judge.