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Food Combinations

People have so many diets-low fat, low carb, etc

All diets work, but when you go off of it, you fall into the same bad habits.

The only way a diet will work is for it to change your habits.

I eat in food combinations. I do not call it a diet because it changes your way of eating, the way you look at certain types of foods and how they can work at you and it changes your metabolism.

Suzanne Somers developed this way of eating that I eat and she dubbed it 'Somersizing'.

She classifies foods into four groups: Proteins / Fats, Carbohydrates, Veggies, and Funky Foods.

Even though veggies are carbs, they have their own classification.

Funky foods should be self-explanatory, but in case you are not sure, it includes junk foods, white foods, potatoes, white bread, etc

Proteins / Fats include meats, eggs

When people go on a low fat diet they do not realize that they are loading themselves on carbs and that is why 2/3 of America is obese. Yes, 2/3. And I cannot even imagine what the data is for foreign countries that have been introduced to our western foods.

To combine, you can eat Proteins / Fats and Veggies or you can eat Carbs and Veggies, but you must never eat Proteins / Fats and Carbs. It will leave you terribly bloated, you will get heartburn and gas.

And always eat fruit on an empty stomach and follow in a half-hour with a carb meal or in an hour with a Protein / Fat meal.

I lost 50 lbs eating this way.


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Comments

AngelSharum wrote on July 11, 2014, 5:44 PM

Congrats on the 50 pounds lost. It's great when you find something that works well for you.

vserrao1 wrote on July 11, 2014, 6:20 PM

You did really good. You made sure to get enough protein. Protein builds muscle which uses calories. You also minimized on the sugar. Good work.

SPB100 wrote on July 11, 2014, 6:29 PM

I can't even imagine how hard it would be to lose 50 pounds! I struggle with just 5 pounds.

gidget wrote on July 11, 2014, 7:58 PM

It is the only sensible way to eat.

gidget wrote on July 11, 2014, 8:00 PM

I haven't bought sugar in 30 yrs. I cannot help what is in processed foods so I got rid of processed foods!
I have used stevia for the last several years and am now growing it. I have just started harvesting the leaves and making my own sweetener.

vserrao1 wrote on July 11, 2014, 8:21 PM

I use Stevia. You are the first person I know who grows it.

gidget wrote on July 12, 2014, 1:24 PM

When I first gave up red meat (actually pretty recently), I did not realize I was not getting enough protein and started getting weak.
Now I enter all the food I take in on choosemyplate.gov
It will tell me the nutrients I am getting and what I am low on, now I am getting enough protein.

gidget wrote on July 12, 2014, 1:25 PM

Food combos are the only way to lose weight. And to maintain that loss.
It changes your way of eating and will make you an amateur dietician / nutritionist

gidget wrote on July 12, 2014, 1:27 PM

This is my first time growing it. I found the plant at a local home and garden store. I freaked when I saw it and bought it. I wish I would have bought another plant. It started at about 6 inches high and you should see the plant now. I will take a picture later.

vserrao1 wrote on July 12, 2014, 2:55 PM

I will check out choosemyplate.gov