What can I eat?

The Harcombe Diet® is about eating real food and ditching fake food. You won’t be counting calories, or points, or carbs, or starving every other day, or 2 days a week. You won’t be eating less – full stop. You’ll be eating better. This short video will explain the power of not counting calories, but making the calories you eat count.

The diet is in 3 Phases:

Phase 1 is just 5 days long (although it is recommended to stay on Phase 1 for longer if you have more than 20lb to lose and/or if you have marked Candida overgrowth). You can have unlimited meat, fish, eggs, vegetables (except potatoes/mushrooms), Natural Live (bio) Yoghurt, herbs, spices and one portion of ‘safe’ grains daily (brown rice, quinoa, oats).

Phase 2 is followed for as long as you need to lose weight. Fruit, dairy products, baked potatoes and whole grains are re-introduced, as works for you (the books hold your hand through all this).

Phase 3 is the lifelong weight maintenance plan. It’s how to eat ‘off-piste’ and keep the weight off. You’ll learn the rules of ‘cheating’ and see what you can get away with without re-gain.

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  1. avatar Yanna
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    hi, what is the difference between natural live yogurt and greek yogurt?

    • avatar Andy
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      As long as you need to get any cravings under control. This can be as short as 5 days or as long as a handful of weeks. Some stay on it for longer but most move to Phase 2 for increased variety (plus Ph2 is the weight-loss phase)

  2. avatar Carole
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    Hi. Please could you tell me why we can’t have caffeine? I’m sure I have it flowing through my veins!

    • avatar Andy
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      Only in Phase 1 as it will upset you blood-glucose, which you should aim to keep as stable as possible

  3. avatar Leanne
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    Hi Andy, is soy sauce allowed in phase 1 (as alternative to stir frying in just olive oil)? Thanks

    • avatar Andy
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      To be honest, it will be hard as you have such a restricted range of food options within the rules of the various phases.

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