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Macro-nutrient Separation

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Years ago when I first heard that you shouldn't mix protein food with starch, I thought what rubbish. Eating starch by itself is no fun and eating protein only can get you constipated. What a silly idea.

In the last several months, I got interested in the subject of enzymes. First with proteolytic enzymes for the purpose of reducing inflammations for the whole body and to fight fibrin. Along with it the digestive enzymes, which I also started taking. I learned about the types of foods and different enzymes to digest them. I bought about 6 books on the subject.

So when TurboCharged presents the idea of macro-nutrient separation, it's like someone lifted a veil from my eyes. I knew from my research that there is only so much enzymes in the body and the more you use it for digestion, the less you have for your immune system. Over eating or eating the wrong foods weakens your immune system.

The problem is that I'm an exerciser but not a dieter and I'm not about to give up my calories. So there was no change in my all-you-can eat approach. But when I tried macro-nutrient separation as the book suggested, the first benefit is that food is supposedly easier to digest. Since I didn't have any digestive problems, I do not know for sure, but it's a reasonable assumption. The 2nd benefit and it's self-evident is that you just eat less. For example, starch by itself is boring, but when you added fat and protein, all of sudden you start eating like there is no tomorrow. By keeping food group separated and cut out the starches, I found that the taste buds are not over-stimulated. When you eat one food group at a time, your appetite is reduced and you just don't need to eat as much.

This is another key point in the book, TurboCharged. Macro nutrient-separation for maximum nutrients absorption and less caloric consumption.
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    Thank you for the information. With my autoimmune disorders....I have to be careful with my digestion as sometimes I do not digest my food at all. So I take digestive enzymes and they do seem to help.

    1639 days ago
  • LIS193
    Interesting concept! Thanks for making me think!
    1639 days ago
  • SKATER787
    GENRE009, You're absolutely correct. We only have so much enzymes and less so as we age. It's part of the aging process. Since I don't have any problem, I didn't even think about it. But a lot of people do. Just look at all the ads for digestive medications. Combining food groups just make us eat more. Meats taste so good that anything you add to it you can eat more of it. Macro-nutrient separation put a stop to that. :)
    1640 days ago
    I have found this to be true as well. It is really hard to overeat when you cut most of the starches and eat your food groups separately.
    1640 days ago
  • GENRE009
    I think I understand about this, yet I came out of a different kind of thinking. I think as we age, our enzymes are less. And maybe that's why we have some of the problems we do. We do eat way too many starches with proteins. And when you go on the type of diet where you watch your starches(chemical) your digestion becomes easier. It really makes sense, not saying that I always do it. But when I go to the health food store, they have that little card there on how to eat! It does eliminate many problems related to digestion, and bloating. The only starch I really like a lot is beans. They give you lots of energy without eating a lot. And you can make many different meals with them.
    1640 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2013 5:33:07 PM
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