Welcome to HWLH News Letter
July 2017 - Issue # 044 - Food Combining for Weight Loss.
Hi Everybody and Welcome Back
I love summer as you probably do too. It’s not just the warmer weather, it’s also all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. Crisp, fresh and oh, so tasty, it’s hard for me to stop eating and snacking.
Of course snacking on fruits and vegetables is a good thing, but this is the time of year I have to refresh my memory on a few simple food combining rules.
If I mix too many foods together, I get a lot of stomach bloating and my energy levels go way down.
Also food combining has always been an easy way to drop 10 pounds without any actual dieting and can totally relieve constipation issues.
So now is that time of year to go over what great things proper food combining can help us achieve and how easy it is to do.
Benefits of Food Combining
Prevents stomach bloating
Improves energy levels
Prevents constipation issues.
Better nutrient absorption of foods.
Helps with weight loss.
What happens if we just stuff anything into our mouths at any time?
Well improper combining of meals can be downright catastrophic.
Certain combinations allow the food to ferment (rot) in your stomach, which can cause unnecessary weight gain, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, loss of energy, heartburn, constipation and many other problems.
Many doctors and health practitioners believe that all disease stems from the stomach.
But the bottom line is, if you want to stop adding extra calories on and start burning them away instead, we can’t just put anything we like into our mouths anytime we feel like it.
That is why food combining actually works when it comes to weight loss.
It is important to understand that different foods require different digestive juices to break them down and if the wrong ones are eaten together they will fight each other for digestion.
So instead of being digested completely, providing the necessary nutrients to your cells, some of the foods can increase fermentation and the onset of toxins in your intestinal tract.
This not only hinders liver function, but it can also cause indigestion, bloating, weight gain, and the possibility of countless other problems.
Food Combining for Weight Loss – How Does it Work Exactly?
There are two essential rules that need to be followed that will get you well on your way.
Always eat fruit on an empty stomach or 20 minutes before consuming other foods.
Fruits are one of the best foods to consume. They take the least amount of time and energy to digest and they give you back the most in return.
They are truly one of the healthiest gifts from good old Mother Nature.
Fruit for breakfast or as a pre-breakfast 20 minutes before your regular breakfast helps provide us with more nutrition.
Do not mix concentrated proteins with concentrated starches at the same time.
What this means is trying to avoid large portions of protein with large portions of starch, such as eating a steak with a baked potato (or serving of rice).
This combination can bog down the digestive system for hours (anywhere from 6 -14
hours) leaving food there to ferment which creates extra toxins in your system.
Good digestion can be a speedy 3 – 4 hour process which leaves surplus digestive juices available for detoxifying the body, not adding toxins to it.
Some people enjoy going to extremes when it comes to combining every morsel of food. I don’t go to extremes because even limited food combining can give great results.
How I dropped 10 pounds without dieting, just by using food combining?
It took me about 2 months, but I wasn’t dieting, I was just combining my food a little differently.
Sure it takes a little longer, but again, that’s because you’re really not dieting, you’re just changing how fast your food is being digested which in return helps improve everything else.
It’s so simple. Only eat vegetables with protein. Enjoy your chicken or steak, but enjoy it with a salad and some steamed or cooked vegetables.
Are you missing your baked potato? Eat that for your next meal, but again with some vegetables.
Do you like to eat sweets? Then make that your meal. Have your 1 or 2 slices of cake, just don’t mix them with anything else.
Your digestion will improve dramatically. Try it, this process may be slow and steady for weight loss, but from the start you will have more energy and have better elimination.
Of course the biggest rule is to try to avoid large amounts of proteins and
Here are some pictures of do’s and don’ts when it comes to food combining:
Notice the toppings on the baked potato in the picture above? Some might say, well, there is bacon bits on the potato, isn't it bad to mix starch and protein?
The amount of protein sprinkled on that potato is pretty limited. That’s what I mean by not having to go to extremes.
The important thing is to try not to mix large amounts of proteins and starches and the food combining will still work just fine.
When I enjoy potatoes and salad as a meal, yes, I do put small amounts of toppings on my potato to enjoy my meal.
Eating sweets as a meal on its own is okay.
Always eat fruit on an empty stomach or 20 minutes before a meal, or hours after a meal.
Meal Planning For Good Digestion
The food combining chart provided below is a quick reference guide that helps create healthy meals that provide better digestion.
Food Combining Chart
For more information on Food Combining, click this link.
For your Printable Food Combining Chart, click this link.
Hope you give food combining a try and enjoy all the benefits you get from faster and better digestion.
Your Opinion Counts:
If you have an opinion or would like to share a story with us we would love to hear from you.
page - or our
Weight Loss News
page (Your Story Counts).
Wishing you health and happiness
Until next time