Overweight and obesity is a big health problem at present. In all the countries the youth have problem with their weight. Young women have eating disorders or overweight. Young men have problem with his T-Shirt when the weather becomes mild. The health insurances say that almost 30% of the persons treated for weight problems are below 18 years old. The youth must be given the right information so that they know what they do and what is right. I try to explain some of the important general points from today onwards.

The Separation Diet is said to be a balancing diet, meaning persons who are overweight lose weight and persons who are underweight gain weight. Most people lose weight. You may say wonderful. Is it really wonderful?

During this diet protein containing foods and carbohydrates containing foods should be kept strictly separate from one another.

Acid forming foods such as meat, fish, cheese etc. and alkaline forming foods such as fruits and vegetables should not be eaten at the same time. Neutral foods like yoghurt, milk etc. could be mixed with carbohydrates and protein.

The recommended protein foods are meat, poultry, fish and cheese and carbohydrate foods are whole grains, cereals, bread, rice, potatoes and sugars.

Sounds wonderful and where the problem is, you may ask. There are few serious problems. You gain weight if you mix carbohydrates and protein once again. It works only as long as you separate the foods strictly. Another big problem is the quantity plays always a major role. You can separate your food, but when excess amount is consumed there will be no weight reduction and the weight can go up. The total calories what you take is always important.

The positive effect I have seen is people are giving more care to select their food. Therefore, many eat regularly their fruits and vegetables portions too.

Consult with your dietician to know the best food for you to reduce weight. It is always individual. Enjoy your food and reduce and maintain your weight…