Food Combining Dietary Plan

Issue: 26 - 10 Nov 2008
 
There are many benefits of food combining, they include:
  • Better digestion
  • increased energy
  • weight loss
  • speeds up metabolism
  • increased sense of well-being.
It is merely a way of eating foods you like in combinations that allow them to digest properly. When you food combine properly you don't have to give up eating any of your favorite foods, you only need to change when you eat these foods and with what other foods you eat them. This is not a new concept. It's been around since 1890.
 
Understand that different foods require different digestive juices to break them down and if the wrong ones are eaten together they will fight each other for digestion. If you eat the wrong combination of foods together, instead of being digested completely, providing the necessary nutrients to your cells, some of the foods will decompose in your stomach potentially causing indigestion, weight gain, and other problems.
 
Protein foods such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and nuts require acid based digestive juices to break them down. Starches such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes require an alkaline base for proper digestion. If you mix an acid and an alkaline they neutralize each other. Therefore, if you combine protein and starchy foods, they don't digest well and will decompose and ferment instead, losing many of the nutrients. Improper digestion leads to both weight gain and health problems.
 
Below are the guidelines for food combining, plus 7 days of recipes to help get you started. Remember that you don’t need to follow the recipes exactly for 7 days if you don’t want to; it is there to help you to understand food combining, so ENJOY.
 
OUTLINE
  • To support digestive function with the effective breakdown of food
  • Allowing absorption and detoxification to occur, with using the food combining guidelines.
  • Allows for optimum energy and health from every meal.
GUIDELINES
  • Starches and sugars should not be eaten with proteins
  • Starches and proteins to be eaten at separate meals
  • Eat fruit on its own or prior to meals, especially melons
  • Do not eat when under great, acute stress or anxiety
  • Chew food well, each mouthful especially grains 25 times before swallowing
  • Be aware of over eating, never bloat yourself at meal time, and finish the meal feeling satisfied, but not full or bloated.
  • Avoid drinking and eating at the same meal, wait 20 minutes after meal before having liquids.
REMINDERS AND NOTES
  • To allow you body to digest more efficiently, follow the guidelines on how you combine your foods at each meal
  • Proteins include: meat, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, beans, nuts and milk
  • Starches include: grains, bread, biscuits, pasta and potato
  • Vegetables include: all vegetables (potato can cause problems when combining with protein)
  • Fruits include: all fruits, including dried fruits, melons must be eaten by themselves.
RECIPES
 
Day 1
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Porridge
Rice or Oat porridge with milk, soy milk, rice milk or yoghurt
 
SNACK – Avocado Crackers
Crackers (rice, corn, buckwheat or spelt) with avocado
 
LUNCH - Salmon with Green Salad
Fresh fish or canned with salad (1 cup of english spinach, asparagus, snow peas, capsicum, cucumber, balsamic dressing or olive oil dressing)
 
SNACK – Yoghurt
Tub of vanilla or plain yoghurt
 
DINNER: Lamb with Fresh Garden Salad
Lamb grilled with fresh garden salad (lettuce, baby spinach, rocket, tomato, cucumber, avocado and carrot)
 
Day 2
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST - Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juice
Fresh Fruit - 2-3 portions of fruit, it is best only to have one variety at one sitting Vegetable Juice – carrot, celery, Ό beetroot, mix 50/50 with filtered water
 
SNACK – Nuts and Seeds
Handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, pine nuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas) raw and unsalted
 
LUNCH – Salad Sandwich
Rye, rice or oat bread with lettuce, grated carrot, beetroot, tomato, cucumber and sprouts. Use hommus or avocado instead of butter or margarine.
 
SNACK – Vegetable Sticks
Carrot & celery sticks with hommus (chickpea dip)
 
DINNER – Soup
Water, onions, garlic, celery, 1 whole cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, cabbage, thyme, natural vegetable stock, basil and fresh lemon. Serve with rye bread.
 
Day 3
 
ON WAKING – JUICE
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Porridge
Oat or rice porridge with milk, soy milk or rice milk
 
SNACK – Fruit
1 or 2 portions of fruit
 
LUNCH – Chicken Kebabs & Salad
Chicken kebabs with lettuce, grated carrot, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, handful of sunflower and pine nuts (optional)
 
SNACK – Crackers
Rye, corn, rice or spelt cracker with avocado and tomato
 
DINNER – Vegetable Stir Fry
Fresh vegetable – zucchini, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, onions, garlic, and ginger with soy sauce. Serve with noodles or Rice (brown rice is a higher energy grain)
 
Day 4
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juice
2 bananas Vegetable juice – Carrot, celery & Ό beetroot, mix 50/50 with filtered water
 
SNACK – Hot Herbal Tea & Fruit
Herbal tea- Chamomile, peppermint, nettle, spearmint, white tea or ginger & lemon Juice – 2 portions of fruit
 
LUNCH – Vegetable & Lentil Soup or Vegetable & Chicken Soup
Carrot, parsnips, celery, onion, garlic corn, sweet potato, lentils or chicken with tomato base.
 
SNACK – Hommus Deviled Eggs
2 hard boiled eggs, 1/4 cup hummus. Cut hard boiled eggs in half, and discard the egg yolks. Fill each half of the hard boiled egg white with the hummus.
 
DINNER – Fresh Fish fillet & Salad/Vegetables
Grilled fish or lightly fry in olive oil with lemon, lime and herbs, plus a salad and or vegetables
 
Day 5
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Muesli
Muesli with milk, soy milk, rice milk or yoghurt
 
SNACK - Freshly Juiced Fruit
Apple juice, pear or rockmelon juice
 
LUNCH – Vegetable Bake
Zucchini, carrots, onions, pumpkin, corn, spinach and 4 eggs
 
SNACK – Yoghurt
Tub of vanilla or plain yoghurt
 
DINNER – Tofu or Beef Stir Fry
Firm tofu or beef strips with soy sauce and fresh vegetables (onion, garlic, bok-choy, mushrooms, and red pepper, & carrot). Stir fry with olive oil
 
Day 6
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Rice or Oat Porridge
Rice or oat porridge with milk, soy milk or yoghurt
 
SNACK – fruit
1 to 2 portions of fruit
 
LUNCH – Vegetable & Lentil Salad OR Vegetables & Chicken Salad
Steamed Broccoli & pumpkin with lentils or chicken and a garden salad
 
SNACK – Crackers
Rye, corn, rice or spelt crackers with cheese and tomato
 
DINNER – Chicken & Ginger stir fry
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil, 3 ozs. chicken tenderloin in ½ inch cubes 3 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced, 2 teaspoons garlic, minced, 2 cups mushrooms, 2 cups cabbage, 3/4 cup snow peas, 1 ½ cups of shallots in Ό inch pieces, 2 cups cauliflower florets, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ½ cup chicken broth (low salt)
 
Day 7
 
ON WAKING – Juice
Freshly squeezed lemon juice in 1 glass water
 
BREAKFAST – Vegetable juice & muesli
Vegetable juice – carrot, celery & beetroot (ginger optional), mix 50/50 with filtered water Muesli with milk, soy milk, rice milk or yoghurt
 
SNACK – Crackers
Crackers (rice, corn, buckwheat or spelt) with avocado
 
LUNCH – Salmon, tuna or chicken salad
Salmon, tuna or chicken and salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, rocket, baby spinach, red onion & olives
 
SNACK – Vegetable stick
Carrot & celery sticks with hommus (chickpea dip)
 
DINNER – Salmon steaks and tossed salad/Vegetables
Salmon steak, dill, celery salt, 2 lemons, tossed green salad and or vegetables
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