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 weight.
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 15, 2013