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Food Combining for Health: Get Fit with Foods that Don't Fight Paperback – June 1, 1985
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The book explains clearly how food combining is based on the premise "don't mix foods that fight". According to Dr Hay, the foods that fight are mainly concentrated proteins and starches. Our digestive system, says Dr Hay, is set up to deal quite separately with proteins and starches. When eaten together, neither is fully digested. Simply by keeping proteins and starches for separate meals, this book claims, you will feel the benefits of more complete digestion. After a few weeks, it also claims, this in turn leads to higher energy levels, and a "satisfied" body which rarely craves any particular food, because it is fully nourished.
Those who have a real interest in nutrition are likely to find that this book makes fascinating reading. However, with a large chunk of the book devoted to explaining the theory of the Hay Plan, and how it can help people with a variety of ailments, particularly any related to the digestive system, those who are not too interested in theory may find it a little dry. This said, it is easy enough to skip to "Part Two - the Hay System in Practice", where you are given plenty of advice about how to get started, an easy reference diagram to remind you which foods are compatible, and a whole section of recipes which comply with the Hay System's "rules".
Most people who try the Hay Plan, or Food Combining, are converted within a few weeks.Read more ›
Also, the diet works which is also a good thing.
The body is complicated enough and subject to many variables. While this book does a good job explaining the benefits of proper food combining, I found it somewhat complicated at times. As a Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer, I know my clients need simple solutions - quick solutions. I would have gotten more out of this book if I had the time to implement what I found to be a somewhat complicated menu plan. However, I feel the book made sense and offered good information.
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I had this book many years ago, in order to use the no-knead bread recipe. When I got it again (sort of for the same reason) I realized that the bread recipe was not to be made... Read morePublished 11 months ago by betsy s
This diet really worked for me. The weight just falls off and I feel clean.Published 14 months ago by Sandra Baker
Must have for anyone starting the Hay diet. Good explanations and nice recipes. A basic starter for anyone interested in the "food combining" life style.Published on April 1, 2013 by elaine
I had read a little about food combining in the past, and I was skeptical. Having suffered from increasingly bad digestive problems, (pain, bloating, a general feeling of... Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Esther A
Making food combination complicated. Got the book for a simple break down. TOO much depth and unnecessary information. Not a bad book...Published on January 11, 2010 by Ro Bar