Can Your Meals Be Ruining Your Diet? How You Can Switch Things Up to Accelerate You Weight Loss

by Webmd Men Staff
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Weight loss is something that many people struggle with, and can be a lot more complicated than one would think.  Not only do you have to worry about the types of foods that you be and how it will affect your body composition, but you have to worry about how eating some of these foods together can inversely affect how you digest and synthesize these nutrients as well.

Some food combinations which by themselves can be extremely healthy and beneficial to us, can really do us harm when they’re eating in tandem.  This is one of the most difficult aspects of weight loss were people to route their heads around as eating tomatoes and cucumbers for example are generally considered to be healthy options eating these two foods together may do you more harm than good.

On top of that the ranging effects that you feel has a result of eating certain food combinations can be anything from simple discomfort, gas and bloating to more serious problems like fatigue, skin rashes, inflammation, and chronic issues regarding digestion.

While many of these potential issues are very temporary as in the case of gas and bloating, some can turn into a long-term problem that we can suffer for weeks, months and even years in some cases.  Save yourself a lot of pain and suffering in the long run by following some of the simple food combination rules.


Eat Fruit Solo

diet, weight lossFruits are a type of food we are told to plenty of, and most experts suggest that you have at least 3 to 5 servings of fruit a day.  While the fruit group contain some of the most nutritionally dense and healthiest foods we can possibly eat, when heating them in tandem with another type of food that tends to wreak havoc on our digestive tract.

This mainly us to do with the composition of these fruits in that they are loaded with simple sugars which are easily broken down and synthesized by the body.

So because of this if you eat fruit with another type of food that takes longer to digest such as in the case proteins and fats, the sugars tend to linger in our digestive tract and can even ferment causing the also familiar feeling of extreme gas and bloating after eating oatmeal that consists of fruits and either a good amount of protein or fat.

The best way to get around this is to eat fruits by themselves or eat them at the beginning of your meal to ensure that they are properly broken down and digested in the appropriate amount of time.


Don’t Eat Grains with Fruit Juice

If one was to imagine what a healthy breakfast would look like you’re probably revolve around a meal consisting mainly of some type of complex carbohydrate such as oats or wheat which are commonly used in breakfast cereals.

To wash it down, more often than not people turn to some type of fruit juice to go with their breakfast usually an orange or apple juice.

The reason why doing so was bad is because a lot of these juices contain enzymes which destroy some of the starches present in these types of foods.

On top of that many people tend to have milk with their cereal has well, and if eaten in large portions this milk and juice combination can cause the curdling of the liquid, which results in a mucus forming substance.


Carb Loading and Protein Consumption

man eating steak, proteinAnother thing you want to avoid doing is eating a good volume of carbohydrates and at the same time eating good volume of protein.  This mainly is to do with how the body breaks down these types of food sources, and that animal protein especially, takes a tremendous amount of time for the body to break down in digest.

This has to do with our body is designed to break down these types of foods, and how the chemical digestive process of carbohydrates begins in the mouth, where the digestion of proteins typically begins in the stomach or small intestine.

This means that carbohydrates in general had more time to break down by the time it reaches stomach and small intestine as opposed to proteins which don’t begin chemical digestion until they reach these areas.

Eating a large amounts of both of these types of foods at the same time can cause the carbohydrates in your system to begin fermentation, and at the same time can cause the proteins that you’re eating to become rancid.

Ideally here you want to be aiming on the small side as far as your food portions are concerned if you’re going to be eating carbohydrates and proteins simultaneously.

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