food combining diet was developed by French
nutritionist Michel Montignac.
To cut out food with a high glycaemic index rating,
like potatoes, carrots and beetroot, which convert
very quickly into sugar in the body, casuing overeating
and weight gain in the long run.
How the diet works:
Certain food combinations are not allowed, such as
fats and sugars, or animal protein and carbohydrates
- so say goodbye to steak and chips! Sugars are only
allowed two or three times a week, but fats and proteins
can be eaten as often as you like, as long as they
are eaten on their own.
Fruit can be eaten between meals and cereals and pulses
must be unprocessed, to keep the GI rating down.
Sample day's food:
-Wholemeal bread with low-fat margarine
-Avocado with vinaigrette
-Steak with green beans
-Still mineral water
-Salad or vegetable soup, without carbs like croutons
-Fat-free fromage frais or yoghurt