The Hay Diet is a food-combining program that is designed to help you lose weight and improve your health.
Food combining is based on the idea that certain foods complement each other, while others should not be eaten together. The Hay diet has been around for a while, and has proved to be a durable and popular approach to improved health and weight loss.
There are numerous books on the market presenting the Hay diet in a variety of different ways - some focus on weight loss, while others are more concerned with improving health.
Proponents claim that the Hay Diet can help with a range of complaints including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Low blood sugar problems
There are a number of basic principles that are presented as the keys to good health:
- Starches and sugars should not be eaten with proteins and acid fruits at the same meal.
- Vegetables, salads and fruits (whether acid or sweet) if correctly combined should form the major part of the diet.
- Proteins, starches and fats should be eaten in small quantities.
- Only whole grains and unprocessed starches should be used and all refined and processed foods should be eliminated from the diet.
- Not less than four hours between starch and protein meals.
- Milk does not combine well with food and should be kept to a minimum.
As this is a very detailed eating plan, it is worth buying a book to get the full details.