Type of Diet:
Foods You Eat on this Diet:
Combines different foods on the premise that they should be eaten together
for particular health effects. Fruits and vegetables are encouraged.
This diet promotes food combining without scientific evidence to
support its claims of benefits.
Can you keep it off on this type of diet?
This diet reduces calories and eliminates many junk foods which can
be helpful in maintaining healthy body weight. Food combining, however
is not required to accomplish this.Positives: Reduces
"junk" foods, encourages fruits and vegetables. Encourages
frequent small meals.
Drawbacks: Unnecessarily complex meal planning required to combine
different foods without a real benefit.
Safety and Health Issues
Unsupported by scientific evidence
Promotes invalid nutrition practices
Eliminates healthful foods without reason
Diet Surf Recommendations
Dietitians comments about the Sommersizing Diet
Since food combinations plans like this have no science to support
their diet claims, it promotes invalid beliefs about how to maintain a
healthy diet. These diets complicate the process of choosing and
eating healthful foods which may turn a lot of people off before they
get long lasting benefits from reducing unhealthy foods. The human
body is designed to be smart enough to digest all types of foods at
once, and separating them doesn't make a bit of difference in losing
weight. Reducing calories, increasing the amount of lower fat,
nutrient rich foods, and reducing the number of times that low
nutrient foods are eaten are the keys to losing weight.