Tag: fit for life diet

The Fit for Life diet is an eating program that emphasizes certain combinations of foods over others to promote weight loss and improve health. The idea is that certain food pairings cleanse the body and encourage weight loss, while others clog up the body and contribute to weight gain.

Harvey and Marilyn Diamond developed the Fit for Life diet in the 1980s, and it has been the subject of much interest?and controversy?since then. Those who follow the diet never combine carbohydrates and proteins in the same meal, because the Diamonds believe the combination destroys digestive enzymes and leads to weight gain.

The Fit for Life diet recommends eating nothing but fruit in the morning, and always eating fruit on its own. Lunch and dinner are made up of either carbohydrates and vegetables, or protein and vegetables. Both meals should be heavy on vegetables, and should never mix starch with protein. All dairy foods, including milk, cheese, and ice cream, are prohibited. Diamond believes humans cannot properly digest dairy, so they end up rotting in the gut. Water and fruit juice are the only two beverages allowed on the Fit for Life diet.

While the Fit for Life diet does have some benefits?for example, it encourages greater intake of fruits and vegetables and cuts out processed foods?it isn?t confirmed by any scientific research. Experts say there is no evidence that certain food combinations contribute to weight loss or better health. And by limiting certain foods and cutting out dairy entirely with this diet, you could put yourself at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Because of these risks, it?s important to check with a doctor before embarking on the Fit for Life diet.

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