5.Why the food combining lifestyle is easy : Food Combining Hay Diet

The main guidelines are:

  • Don't mix starch foods with protein foods at the same meals.

  • No more than one protein meal each day.

  • Eat some foods high in potassium and calcium every day.

  • Women who are not very active may prefer to eat one starch meal and one fruit meal and one protein meal each day .

  • Men - may need extra energy and require two starch meals a day.

  • Fill up on starchy foods: satisfy your appetite on bread, rice, potatoes and pasta - all contain easily accessible energy and are also rich in fibre. Choose wholemeal when you can.

  • Eat whole grain cereals, not highly refined flour.

  • Eat plenty of non-starchy vegetables - as much as you like!

  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit - as much as you like!

  • Eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.

  • Use olive oil if you need extra oil for cooking or dressings.

  • You can eat butter and cream in moderation.

  • Don't add sugar.

  • Don't eat foods made from mixtures of fat and sugar such as biscuits and cakes.

  • Don't smother starch meals in fat.

  • Don't add extra salt.

  • Take gentle exercise which helps digestion.