Food Combining Diet

Food Combining Diet

This diet rests on the theory that specific food groups are digested optimally eaten in these combinations:

Proteins (meat, beans, fish, poultry, nuts) and starches (carrots, rice, grains, breads, pasta, carrots, cereal) ought to be eaten at separate meals.

Proteins can be eaten with vegetables along with vegetables. Fruits ought to be consumed by themselves.

Starches are best absorbed best alone or alongside vegetables as the ph of the digestive tract is alkaline. Protein digestion requires stomach acid. Should proteins and starches be combined, the digestive system is neither acid nor alkaline enough for either group to be absorbed well. Those who promote the food combining diet consider that this can bring about health problems like poor digestion.

Pros Cons
  • Eat as much fat and protein as you wish
  • Increase in protein – decrease in food cravings
  • Feel fuller for longer
  • Weight loss
  • Easy to follow
  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Limits carb intake – may cause dehydration & fatigue
  • Lack of important nutrients
  • Not suitable for anyone with diabetes, heart, or kidney problems
  • Increased risk of heart disease

Daily Meal Plan


Fried egg with bacon and cup of decaff coffee with single cream.


Chicken breast with melted mozzarella with mixed lettuce leaves and olive oil.


8oz pan-fried rump steak with spinach and soured cream

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