If you want to lose weight fast this is the way to go. It is not a diet, but a way of living.
The idea behind food combining is to know what food can be eaten with what for a more effective way of digesting. Some foods digest faster than others and also different foods require different digestive enzymes.

When food combining is done properly it will:
- Help your body burn fat more efficiently.
- Ensure maximum absorption of nutrients, enzymes and proteins.
- Prevent burping, bloating, gas and indigestion.
- Help correct or prevent most issues that are connected with obesity.

When you ignore food combining you will:
- Make complete digestion impossible.
- Upset digestive enzymes.
- Prevent nutrient uptake.
- Risk of having: bloating, heartburn, indigestion, malabsorption, constipation, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, flatulence or worse.

There are 4 major groups of food:

Proteins produce acid juices for their digestion. They digest very slowly. This group can be eaten with Group 3.
- Cheese
- Eggs
- Nuts
- Fish
- Meat
- Milk
- Poultry
- Shellfish
- Soybeans, tofu and all soy products
- Yogurt

Carbohydrates produce alkaline juices for their digestion. They digest quickly. This group can be eaten with Group 3.
- Grains, including oats, pasta, rice, rye, maize, millet
- Grain products, cookies, bread, cakes, crackers and pastry
- Honey
- Maple syrup
- Potatoes and starchy veggies
- Sugar and sweets

Non-starchy vegetables can be eaten with group 1 or 2.
- Salads and fresh herbs
- Seeds
- Butter, cream, spreading fats
- Olive oil (cold-pressed)
- Herbs, spices and seasonings

Fruits digest extremely quickly, so must be eaten on its own, at least 30 min away from other food groups. The best way to eat fruit is on empty stomach. Never mix melons with other fruits, because they digest the fastest.
- All fruits!

Food combining:

Grain with dairy or meat = GAS
Fruit with vegetables = GAS
Fruit with meats = GAS
Fruit with grain or dairy = GAS

Fruit by itself = no gas, proper digestion
Grain with vegetables = no gas
Pasta with vegetables = no gas
Beans with vegetables = no gas
Fish or meat with vegetables = no gas
Pulses/beans and grains = no gas
Skin Brushing

I have started Skin Brushing about two months ago and I have noticed results at the end of the first week. Skin brushing is a method of detoxification and it is very easy to do. You will need a natural bristle shower brush and a desire to help yourself be healthier inside and out. Ideally you would do dry brushing every day before shower (you can bath afterward but not during the process). The trick is to always brush your skin towards your heart. So start brushing at your feet in an upward direction on the ankles, calves and thighs. Move up the hips, then to the arms, and finally to the trunk. You can use a long handle brush for your back (or your partner can help you with that). After brushing your body you should feel refreshed and have a healthy glow.
Try taking alternating hot and cold showers after dry brushing; it is very refreshing and wakes you up in a second.

Benefits of Skin Brushing are:
- Improves circulation
- Enhancement of muscle tone
- Spreading out of fatty deposits (ex.: cellulite)
- Speeds up the rate at which toxins are expelled from the body, because it motivates blood cells and lymph tissue
Vitamin K
It is essential for the normal clotting of blood.
And it promotes healthy liver function.

You can find Vitamin K in:
- Dark green leafy vegetables
- Broccoli
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cabbage
- Cauliflower
- Asparagus
- Nettles
- Miso
- Alfalfa
Vitamin E

It is a powerful antioxidant that protects against heart disease, cancer and ageing.
It also improves circulation and helps repair tissue damage.

You can find Vitamin E in:
- Sunflower, hemp, flax and pumpkin seed oil
- Sunflower seeds
- Hazelnuts
- Almonds
- Olives
- Avocados
- Oatmeal
Vitamin D

It is necessary for absorption and utilization of Calcium and Phosphorus.
It is helpful in the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
It also protects against muscle weakness.

* Dietary vitamin D is not as easily absorbed as through sunlight, the most important source.
Take vitamin D supplement in the winter if you feel you don't get outside enough.

You can find vitamin D in:
- Cod liver oil
- Salmon
- Herring
- Sardines
- Trout
- Mackerel
- Tuna
- Halibut
- Eggs
Vitamin C

It acts as an antioxidant; protects the body.
It is necessary for tissue growth and repair, healthy gums and bones.
It is very useful when the body is under stress.
And it helps in absorption of iron.

You can find Vitamin C in:
- Blackcurrants
- Broccoli
- Brussels sprouts
- Red Pepper
- Strawberries
- Lemons
- Tomatoes
- Goji berries
- Raspberries
- Sweet potatoes
- Peas
- Kiwi fruit
The B Vitamins

It is essential for nervous system.
It is also helpful for digestion, healthy muscle, skin, eyes, hair, liver and brain function.
It is good for stress and mood.
And it is essential for the release of energy from carbohydrate foods.

You can find B vitamins in:
- Eggs
- Whole-grains
- Brussels sprouts
- Asparagus
- Oats
- Fish
- Chicken
- Nuts
- Shitake mushrooms
- Brown rice
- Quinoa
- Sunflower seeds
- Pulses (chickpeas, lentils, aduki beans)