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.