Fit for Life
Type of Diet:
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Foods You Eat on this Diet
Mostly fruits and vegetables.
Recommends eating foods in specific combinations and at certain times
of the day.
Specific foods are eaten in combination throughout the day at specific
times. Their claim is that this results in improved energy and a natural
Can you keep it off on this type of diet?
There is no scientific basis for combining foods to cause weight
loss or to assist in weight maintenance. Because the diet has many
severe limitations on nutritious foods, it cannot be followed safely for
healthy weight maintenance.
based on counting calories or grams of fat. You can eat
as much of the specific foods as you desire.
Lean protein foods such as lean meats and low fat dairy foods are
restricted. Food combining rules are complex and difficult to follow,
plus they are without scientific merit.
Safety and Health Issues
Combining foods and eating them at specific times is not a proven
way to lose weight or improve health. Severe food restrictions makes
this an unhealthy diet to follow over time.
limitations on foods allowed, not enough variety to provide good
serious changes in your diet habits. Food combining can be
complex without any real benefit except to limit food choices so
that calories are reduced.
Diet Surf Recommendations
Dietitians comments about the Fit for Life Diet
combination diets are just a fancy way to restrict calories. Since
they aren't based upon valid or proven nutritional principles, they
can make eating well and losing weight much more complex and tedious
than it needs to be. Diets that severely restrict healthy foods and
insist upon having people combine foods at certain times of the day
make them difficult to follow if you have something else to do besides
There are much easier ways to lose weight that make much more sense.