Food combination diets such as the Zone and Fit for Life
plans are based on the idea that certain combinations of food will help a
person lose weight. These diets may cause weight loss, but that is because they
are low in calories, not because of a combination of foods. They are very hard
to follow over time because they are so restrictive.
There is no
scientific evidence that particular food combinations are needed to lose
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator