Food combining is a favorite trick to streamline the digestive process. Though food combining principles can get very complicated, depending on which expert you ask, just keep them simple. Simply pick just one dense food at each meal, whatever you’re craving most at that moment, and then fill the rest of your plate with raw and cooked non-starchy vegetables. Easy! By simplifying your meals, the digestive system doesn’t have to tackle too much in one sitting, helping you to avoid that bloated, sluggish feeling that can put a damper on the rest of your day.
Studies have shown that humans have a tendency to overeat when we are offered a wide variety of foods during a meal. So, by simplifying our meals, we will naturally eat less, without counting calories or worrying about portion sizes.
Dinner can be particularly difficult to select proper Food Combining principals. After all, this is the last meal of the day with family and friends. Unfortunately, this meal is often laden with a combination of proteins, starches, vegetables, and fruits. This is not the type of meal we want to retire our stomach to before bedtime. But with a little foresight into our own individual food cravings at that particular meal, we can plan accordingly, picking items that best fill our needs and will help induce a good healing slumber we desperately need each evening.