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Hi,<br>
I was just reading "Fit for Life" and the author talks a whole lot about proper food combinations. Like never eat meat and potatoes (protein and starch) together. Always have fruit on an empty stomach and don't combine different proteins, such as dairy and animal meat and their other things that he mentions too. Basically never have eggs, bacon and toast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Do any of you do this with TF? Does it make sense? It makes sense to me, but I guess I am wondering if it really matters. Gosh I would hate to give up some of these food combos, but will if it really would help our bodies.<br><br>
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I followed that for a while something like 12 years ago and hated it. It wasnt for me. I definately have to eat lots of protein in the morning or my bloodsugar is a mess for the rest of the day and I have sugar highs and lows all day long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . If I just eat fruit I end up eating ENORMOUS amounts of calories of that fruit.<br><br>
I remember reading that the theory ( different stomach juices nessesary for different foods) has been disproven...but I cant remember where I read that ( garden of eating maybe?)<br>
But I definately dont think food combining is traditional, a hunter gatherer walking through the woods is not going to pass by that bush of ripe berries just because he just had a handfull of nuts...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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No way. If I ate fruit on an empty stomach I'd puke! Sugar when I'm hungry is a big no-no. Not sure about the book/diet, never read it. I don't really read books or follow anyones suggested diets to a T. It makes me analyze everything and think of food all day long, not to mention drive me nuts!<br><br>
We just eat a healthy balance of wholesome food
 

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I don't believe in those food combination theories.<br><br>
We don't combine meat foods with dairy foods, for religious reasons.<br><br>
Other than that, the only food combining "rule" that I follow is that, lately, I have been trying to serve something with vitamin C when we eat an iron rich meal, since both DS and I could use more iron. For example, today DS and I had a lunch consisting of kiwis, strawberries, and slices of last night's leftover steak <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Fruit on an empty stomach is a BIG no-no, it's just plain hard on our bodies, especially on our adrenal glands. When we do eat fruit, it should be with fat, like with nuts/nut butters, dairy, etc.<br><br>
From what I've learned, breakfast should be a high protein meal - I always eat a couple of eggs along with either a potato drenched in raw butter & raw sour cream (man that's delish when the yolks run into the butter & sour cream <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">) or a sweet potato, or rice & sausage, I always make sure it's a hearty meal.
 
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