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KOKOEK9's Photo KOKOEK9 Posts: 7,166
8/22/10 12:40 P

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I agree that is a tough eating style, that I why I will never do it, I think it originated in India. I also think that it don't pertain to a vegan diet so much as a meat based diet, I think I am not sure.

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8/22/10 9:47 A

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No, I don't worry about food combining. Food naturally has carbs, proteins, etc combined within it. I just eat very healthy food that naturally goes together. I usually have grains, legumes and veggies together at every meal. I eat fruit throughout the day.

Many meat eaters believe that it is hard to eat a healthy vegan diet. When people talk about having to combine foods, it makes it more difficult to convince people that eating healthy and vegan is really simple and naturally healthy.

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KESSAJO's Photo KESSAJO Posts: 389
8/22/10 9:19 A

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Wow! No, I have never heard of doing all that - or if I did, I didn't set it to memory. It doesn't even make sense - don't eat carbs w/ fruit - fruit IS a carb.

I eat a simple diet, where I mix things like beans & rice to make a complete protein. I can't imagine limiting myself as to what I can mix together in a meal.

Good question of the day, Mike. I got to learn something new!

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8/22/10 8:55 A

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I tried food combining around 10 years ago - fruit was always combined with a protein (apple + peanut butter), carbs were not eaten with fruit, etc. There were rules for everything. It required too much planning for me.

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KOKOEK9's Photo KOKOEK9 Posts: 7,166
8/22/10 12:58 A

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it is confusing, what I should have said was you don't eat concentrated proteins with carbs like a roast beef sandwich, that is protein and carbs, so is beans and rice if you want to read a good book about it get Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Dispond

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KESSAJO's Photo KESSAJO Posts: 389
8/22/10 12:34 A

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Mike, I just reread your post - maybe I don't know what you are talking about... what do you mean "you never eat protein and carbs together"??? - even though it may be a very small amount, there is protein in fruits & there are carbs in fruit, so we don't eat fruit??? Same thing w/ grains. I feel real confused about what exactly you are talking about. I thought you were talking about making complete proteins, but that doesn't seem to be what you are referring to???

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KESSAJO's Photo KESSAJO Posts: 389
8/22/10 12:15 A

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Oh, you mean food combining? Yes, I do that. Actually, it isn't that they say it isn't necessary. it's just that you don't have to do it at the same meal, but in the course of a day, you should. I have found that for me, my glucose levels stay at a much more normal level if I combine them at the same meal - if I don't my glucose levels will either go too high (like 500 or higher) or too low (50 or lower), but before I got sick, I just made sure to eat grains, beans, etc. throughout the day. I think this is why my endocrinologist insisted that I stop doing Vegan - this being,the theory that we don't need to make complete proteins at meals, now that I have figured out that I have to, to keep my diabetes in check, I just went back to my early teachings on making complete proteins.

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KOKOEK9's Photo KOKOEK9 Posts: 7,166
8/21/10 11:50 P

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Hi don't feel bad many people haven't, simply put it is eating certain food group together like proteins veggies and salad ore carbs veggies and salad. you never eat protein and carbs together. I don't follow it but many do, one popular dish is beans and rice. The theory is that certain food don't have all of the amino acids that's why you combine. But there are also many experts that say it isn't necessary

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KESSAJO's Photo KESSAJO Posts: 389
8/21/10 11:43 P

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I don't mean to be ignorant, but what is food combing??? I have never heard of that.

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8/21/10 11:39 P

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Hi I was wondering about this and thought I would use it for todays question. How many of you use food combing

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