Separate nutrition: principles and features

From time immemorial, people have thought about how to improve their diet, and with it their well-being, health and weight. There are thousands of diets and nutrition systems as a result! The theory of food-combining diet has been known since 1928 thanks to the naturopath Herbert M. Shelton, who, I must say, was neither a scientist nor a doctor, much less a nutritionist.

What is a separate diet?

Rules of nutrition according to the method of separate nutrition: we eat only certain foods in the meal. The postulates of the theory for example say that you can not eat:

- combine 2 protein foods on a plate

- eat proteins and fats

- mix proteins and carbohydrates, sour fruits

- eat starch and sugar

- eat melon and watermelon with other foods

- food should be divided by pH: acidic, alkaline, neutral

All the postulates have the following explanations: different foods are digested by different enzymes, so if you break these rules, the enzymes of the gastrointestinal tract will not break down the foods we ate. Also in theory: there will be fermentation and putrefaction of food in the stomach, intestines and as a result we will experience intoxication, toxins, toxins, cancer…

How about a separate diet for weight loss?

The truth is that it is not a separate diet that works as a diet, but the fact that when there are some dietary rules and we follow them, we eat less, we pay more attention to what gets on the plate. In reality, people do not notice, but research shows that when there is a system, a person eats less than without it on average 250 kcal. According to numerous studies, a separate diet does not help to lose weight better than a healthy balanced diet with a calorie deficit. So do not look for a menu for weight loss based on the rules of a separate diet.

Diet for weight loss should be balanced primarily on proteins, fats, carbohydrates and in any case do not lose weight on calories 1200 kcal per day or less! It is ineffective in the long run and after strict diets the weight always returns. Also, sometimes people focus on protein foods for weight loss and eat 2 g / kg or more of protein. This should also not be done, because the deficiency and excess of protein in the diet have a negative impact on digestion, skin, immunity, cause constipation, and so on.