One of the things I’m most interested in hearing from my coaching clients is the form of nutrition they had before coming to me, going deeper into the decisions and lifestyles they’ve chosen.
The Dissociated Diet is one of those lifestyles, and today we are going to go into this type of diet that has become very popular in society, and we will discover if it really is a healthy option to improve our quality of life.
What is the Dissociated Diet?
The particularity of the Dissociated diet is that it allows you to eat almost all foods, but bearing in mind that you cannot mix carbohydrates with proteins in the same meal.
What strikes me most about this type of food is that it takes into account the acidity and alkalinity of our body.
Each food group contains a different PH, different enzymes, a different nutrient assimilation time, and when we unite these groups the absorption process may not be the most favorable.
However, when we go a little further into its principles, it comes with a set of rules that for many can be a little confusing and complicated.
Rules of the Dissociated Diet
Among some important rules and principles, we have:
- Proteins cannot be mixed with carbohydrates.
- Proteins cannot be mixed with starch.
- You should eat the fruit alone on an empty stomach.
- You should not mix a sweet fruit with an acid one.
- You do not have a defined quality of food.
- You can only drink water and eliminate alcohol and coffee.
- Proteins should only be steamed and grilled.
- Dairy products should preferably be light or lactose-free and should be consumed in the morning.
- Nuts should be eaten on an empty stomach at mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
When I first read all these rules that at first glance look “simple” to follow (despite all the organization you should have) and compare it with real life, I wonder if they really felt comfortable with this diet, since there are foods that come with a percentage of protein and carbohydrates and perhaps I can confuse a novice follower when it comes to food.
The key to the Dissociated Diet lies in the Intelligent Combination of Foods
One of the characteristics of the Dissociated Diet is that in terms of restrictions is almost nil when we hear the word diet our brain collapses for all the amount of food we would have to stop consuming. However, in this case, you would not have to stop consuming the foods you like but learn to combine them intelligently without leaving your goal behind.
An important fact about this type of food is that we would forget to count calories, as long as we don’t break the basic rules. However, so far we have noticed that it is a quite comfortable way of life and you would be able to lose weight by eating what you like. However, each lifestyle has its disadvantages and even more when you are forbidden to mix, eat, and have specific restrictions.
The reality is that there is no scientific study on this diet. It is based on some experiments but not with a weight foundation that promotes a positive and fluid practice of this type of food. In addition, when you have reached your ideal weight you should keep a record and a general count of what you consume, that is, you would count calories unless you take this diet as a lifestyle.
There is an important record that indicates that when we do not consume carbohydrates and proteins together we can enter a phase of anxiety by the natural reaction that these two groups create in our body through sensations. At the same time, I can mention a crucial aspect and one of the most important is that it can become monotonous food because we would always have the same combinations.
As you can see, all diets have their background, and it is our duty to investigate before making a decision, and above all, to assist a specialist to help you choose the best lifestyle to synchronize with your own life, your routine, and your goal. Remember: “Eating well is not Monday through Friday… but for life.”
And if you want us to find out more about the dissociated diet and create a fun and different menu, let me know in the comments. See you next time.