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Re: I eat in food combinations as well...

Posted by awake at last on August 7, 2002, at 16:28:51

In reply to carbs, etc. glendean, posted by terra miller on August 7, 2002, at 10:30:00

> hi. i think all of those things you mentioned could be contributing to your symptoms. looks like lots of variables.
> about the diet discussion, i think lowering carbs is very healthy. you don't want low blood sugar levels, but you neither want high ones either. what you want is a consistent level. and so my current thinking (i am not a doc.) is that food combining along with carb reduction is a better alternative.
> eat proteins with veggies and fats. eat carbs with veggies but not fats. eat fruits alone. carbs should be whole grains without fats. nonfat milk with carbs but not proteins (ie: grapenuts and nonfat milk or bagels or oatmeal for breakfast) the result is steady and constancy. do not use caffeine, as this will increase levels as well.
> your body needs whole grains, but not starches (potatoes, carrots, white flours all break down to sugar in your body) so don't eliminate the whole grains. it also needs the benefits of fruits and berries. the important thing is to eat fruits alone, and do not eat carbs with proteins/fats. eliminate caffeine. that's it in a nutshell. eat veggies with anything but fruit.
> i take wellbutrin as my med. i also eat this way. initially eliminating only caffeine was really beneficial. but when i started food combining i couldn't believe how i mellowed out... no more peaks and valleys from insulin highs and lows/starches breaking down to sugars.
> of course, this is my story and "i am not a doc."
> i hope you start to feel better soon.
> ~terra
A year ago I started looking for a diet that I could follow to lose weight and not interfere with my diet, and food combining works well. For a good reference - take a look at Suzanne Somers books - she makes it easy and simple. She takes the simple carbs out of the diet and uses rules to define what foods can be eaten together. Though I am happy with my weight now, I still follow these guidelines not to gain weight back; eating in combos really helps if you have any digestive problems as well.




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