Hay diet


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Hay diet

An eclectic diet described by William Howard Hay, an American doctor, in which major food groups are eaten in separate sessions. For example: carbohydrates are not consumed within four hours of ingesting proteins and acidic fruits; refined and processed foods are forbidden; alcoholic beverages are allowed, but differ according to whether one is ingesting a “carbohydrate” or a protein meal. Anecdotal reports suggest that the diet may promote health and a sense of well-being, and may be useful for treating arthritis, constipation, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, indigestion, obesity and (peptic) ulcers.

It is not based on any established scientific principles.
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I eat a normal, healthy diet but sometimes follow the Hay diet, which means you can't mix certain types of food.
Princess Di and Liz Hurley are followers of the Hay Diet, which warns never to mix proteins milk, fish, meat, cheese -with carbohydrates bread, pasta, cereals and potatoes.
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You name it, I've done it - the Hay diet, the cabbage diet, the Heart Foundation diet.
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THIS idea forms the basis of the Hay Diet, which suggests that different food types should not be combined if you want to lose weight.
Loose alfalfa hay in the long hay diet consisted mostly of particles with mean length of 17.
B I've tried lots of trendy diets that the celebrities use - food combining, the Hay diet etc.
Blue head chef Mark Farrell says: ``I've cooked several times for Robert Carlyle last year and he refused potatoes with every meal because he follows the food-combining Hay diet.