Food Combining Diet

Food combining diets come in many forms. What they do have in common is that they focus on stimulating your metabolism to burn fat quickly. If you were burning fat in a rapid manner, then you would naturally lose weight. On food combining diets, you are restricted to eating specific foods at certain times and you must not mix certain foods.

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The Food Combining Plan

One major part of these diets is not allowing proteins to mix with carbohydrates. You should wait at least 4 hours in between meals so as to not mix them. Some diets will have you eat fruit until noon and the focus on other types of food for the remainder of the day. These diets usually last for about 5 weeks and yield varying results.

Problems with food combining diets

One of the biggest problems with food combining diets is that there isn't a lot of proof that they actually work. Another danger with these diets is that you may fall below the desired level of caloric intake. Without scientific backing and with the risk of being unhealthy, these types of diets are shaky at best.

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Food combining is yet another wacky concept that, if followed meticulously, might result in weight loss. But seriously, who really thinks they will follow this diet? I think a better bet is the Sonoma Diet which is high in fiber, thus giving you the feeling of being "full."

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Sonoma Diet

Sonoma Diet

The Sonoma Diet is a unique weight loss plan that brings together, for the first time, the art and science of food. The appreciation and enjoyment of flavorful meals makes for a healthy eating style that becomes second nature. Simple instructions for the amounts and combinations of food make the plate your guide - and it was all designed so that you can shed pounds safely and easily until you reach your target weight.