Re: "Food combining"

Guru George (
Sat, 10 May 1997 13:55:20 +0100

I tried a food-combining diet by a Frenchman called Michel Montignac,
which is quite well known in Europe. Subjectively I felt great and
slimmed down quite a lot - although that might be mainly because he
recommended cutting out anything with sugar altogether. His idea is to
cut out stuff like potatoes and rice and refined flour breads altogether
; occasionally eat wholemeal bread on its own with almost nothing else;
for main meals eat vegetables + a bit of meat; and lots of fruit, but
separately from anything else. The diet was very much a gourmet sort of
diet (it allowed oddities like nibbling cheese whenever you like, and a
bit of red wine and pure chocolate every now and then - very French!).

I drifted out of it because it was just too difficult to sustain around
the kind of work I was doing (temping), where sandwiches and junk food are
the norm.

It seems to me that the main plausibility about food combining is that
our ancestors wouldn't have been likely to have had combinations of food
at all - they would probably have gorged themselves on one kind of food
at a time, as they found it. Right or wrong?

Guru George