45.disaster Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

disaster: from on 2004-02-08

Hi,
Althou i reaped the benefits of the Hay diet - better digestion, more energy etc.... one downfall i found- I put on 1/2 stone!! I was eatin more protein than anything as i found i was fuller on it rather than starch. plus with 7days a wk gym (which i thought would help lose weight) i still put it on in 1mth!
Any ideas why> as back on a low calorie diet but missin the benefits of hay diet.
Any ideas on how 2 loose weight quickly on it, so i can convert back???( a vegetarian way anyway

Re: disaster: from Peter on 2004-02-13

As a guess, your protein meals may include too much fat.

You need to reduce your energy intake to balance your energy use - or increase your energy use.

It may be that your better digestion is making more use of the food that you eat - so that you need to eat less now.

Peter

Re: disaster: from on 2004-02-13

Thanks ill try it

Re: disaster: from on 2004-07-30

Hi Kathy,
I have lost 8.5 lbs in 3 weeks by eating raw nuts (soaked for 12- 24 hours) and soy products rather than animal products for my protein, and to tell you the truth I don't miss it. I reduced my fat intake (oil included) dramatically. I don't eat any refined carbohydrates. I take a probiotic to help with digestion. I do "traditional" food combining as follows:

GOOD COMBINATIONS
acid fruits alone (and separate from sweet fruits)
green veggies + protein *or* starch
starches + green veggies and fats and oils
protein + green veggies
milk alone
fats + starch + green veggies
melons alone

BAD COMBINATIONS
Carbohydrate + Carbohydrate
Carbohydrate + Acid Fruit
Carbohydrate + Protein
Carbohydrate + Sugar
Protein + Acid Fruit
Protein + Protein
Protein + Fat
Melon + any other food
Milk + any other food

Good luck with all that,
Mia
GOOD COMBINATIONS
acid fruits alone (and separate from sweet fruits)
green veggies + protein *or* starch
starches + green veggies and fats and oils
protein + green veggies
milk alone
fats + starch + green veggies
melons alone