Definition of Hay diet in English:

Share this entry

Hay diet


Entry from British & World English dictionary


A diet in which carbohydrates are eaten at separate times from fruit and proteins, in the belief that this aids digestion.
Example sentences
  • He also maintains a healthy lifestyle, favouring the Hay diet, which avoids mixing proteins and starches in the same meal.
  • I also did the Hay diet, which cured arthritis in my feet.
  • Food combining has become the hallmark of the Hay diet in recent years.


1930s: named after William Howard Hay (1866–1940), the American physician who devised it.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.