Implementing a simple dietary principle called food separation can cause your body to automatically and rapidly shed fat and weight — without your having to change what (and how much) you eat?
If you’re trying to lose fat, the first and most important thing you can do is expand your thinking beyond low fat foods and calorie counting. Of course the types of foods you eat do matter, but it’s the combination of foods you’re eating that matters even more.
Understanding and practicing proper food separation is far more effective than “dieting,” which simply doesn’t work to keep pounds off permanently.
“You can initially lose 5 to 10% of your weight on any number of diets, but then the weight comes back,” said Traci Mann, UCLA associate professor of psychology and lead author of the large-scale dieting study published in American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association.
“We found that the majority of people regained all the weight, plus more. Sustained weight loss was found only in a small minority of participants, while complete weight regain was found in the majority. Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people.”
Food separation is based on the principle that some foods simply cannot be digested properly when eaten together in the same meal — and consuming them together impedes your efforts to shed weight.
It also depletes your energy and damages your body. You can build up tolerance to eating incompatible food combinations — and most of us have. But over time our bodies pay a price.
With the food separation method, you eat the right foods at the right times for optimal digestion and a fast metabolism. The benefits of proper food separation include better digestion, energy boost, faster metabolism, permanent fat loss, and an increased sense of well-being.
This May be the Reason Why You’ve Failed to Get Rid of Your Excess Fat
The fundamentals behind food separation are simple. Digestion is the result of chemical reactions that occur when our bodies break down food and absorb nutrients.
Many popular diet systems — such as the Atkins Diet and the Zone Diet — don’t account for the synergy of macronutrients during the digestive process.
To boost your metabolism and ensure that your body is digesting food as efficiently and healthfully as possible, simply follow these two cardinal rules:
- 1) Eat carbohydrates only with other carbohydrates — NEVER with proteins and fats
- 2) Eat proteins and fats together with no carbohydrates. (The only carbs that are acceptable to consume with proteins and fats are greens and non-starchy vegetables or low-fat carbohydrates.)
Protein foods — meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and nuts — need an acidic digestive environment. Carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes need an alkaline base for digestion.
Acids and alkalines neutralize each other when mixed, which is what happens when you eat proteins and carbs together — and neither are well digested. Instead, they decompose and putrefy in the gut, leading to weight gain and poor health.
A survey done in the United States found an average of 5 pounds of undigested food in the stomachs of the study participants. So is it any wonder that incomplete digestion and inefficient metabolism are the prime causes of fat accumulation?
Additionally, if you’re not using the food separation method, you’re not capitalizing on the natural fat-burning propensity of food — and you’re putting yourself at risk for a host of digestive disorders such as gas, heartburn, cramps, bloating, constipation, foul stools, bleeding hemorrhoids, colitis — and even colon cancer.
It may be challenging to shift your thinking away from the meat-and-potatoes mindset. But the results you’ll see will speak for themselves.
The best way to eat to optimize digestion with the food separation method is to eat small, food-separated meals every 2 to 3 hours. Because carbohydrates break down quickly and proteins spend more time in the digestive tract, it’s important to alternate between protein and carbs with your mini-meals.
When your body adapts to this schedule, it will begin to metabolize carbohydrates and proteins in a seamless relay.
Your highly efficient metabolism will . . .
- Burn fat all the time (even when you’re sedentary or not engaging in physical activity)
- Automatically shed weight and keep it off
- Boost your energy
- Promote general good health
- Eliminate waste more efficiently
Effective food separation means letting go of comfortable — but mismatched — food combinations such as fruits and cereals, steak and potatoes or hamburgers on buns. If you’re already working to shave some inches off your waist, you’ll be amazed at the difference this simple system makes.
Not Just for Shedding Weight … but also for Health Enhancement!
Even if you are not interested in dropping excess weight, there’s no reason not to incorporate the food separation system into your life.
It instantly reduces stress on your digestive glands and will actually improve your body’s ability to eliminate waste and absorb nutrients.
As Dr. William Howard Hay, one of the pioneers of food separation said of his own conversion to the system, “If a man is a composite of what goes into him daily in the form of nourishment, then what is the use of drugging him or cutting him for the results of wrong feeding habits? It is much more to the point to change the wrong habits and let Nature perform the cure, as nature alone is able to do.”