A common diet misconception is that you can just eat whatever as long as it’s healthy and calorie counted. Truth is, you shouldn’t stop by measuring and making healthy options because little do you know that proper food combination also affects your weight loss. The key point to remember is that our body digests foods and drinks differently, thus it is essential that you know the types of food that should and should not go together because poor combination makes you bloat.

Separate meat and starch

The most common food combination mistake is meat and starch. Although it tastes good because the hearty viand complements the mellow tasting starch such as rice and mashed potatoes, the problem is that meat takes longer to break down so when your stomach is done digesting starch, the grain cannot proceed to the intestines since it’s stuck with the meat.

Single out the fruit

Another important tip to remember is that fruit always go first and is best when eaten alone. A great way to boost your morning is homemade fruit salad. It gives you sugar and tons of vitamins and minerals to improve your immunity and organ function.

Go crazy with greens

Leafy greens on the other hand must always be present in your meals. Swap your starch with a tasty and nourishing salad instead. Of course, preparation cannot be limited to salads. Make some crispy kale chips or healthy Mexican vegetable wraps.

Remember the 234 time lengths

Before you consume another type of food, be sure to wait an adequate amount of time to allow the previous food to exit the stomach. What you need to remember is that fruits take 2 hours, starch in 3 hours, and meat in 4 hours. This method will surely keep you full throughout the day without having to feel bloated and uncomfortable.

These are just the basic ideas that you should remember since optimum food combination is much more technical. I suggest that you try these simple methods first then you can upgrade to the more complex version.