What You Should Know
The Full Plate Diet was created and written by Stuart A. Seale, Teresa Sherard and Diana Fleming. This diet is essentially based on common sense and eating a healthy, portioned meal high in dietary fiber. The Full Plate Diet is all about portion control. Unlike other diets that allow you a very small helping of food per meal, the Full Plate Diet allows for bigger portions of balanced meals. This process has been proven to yield weight loss, improved digestion, higher energy, and reducing the risk of heart disease. The other important factor in the Full Plate Diet is the daily intake of dietary fiber. Most people consume 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day. The Full Plate Diet recommends 40 grams of fiber per day. Fiber is essential for everyday life, as it allows for better digestion, regular bowels, and maintaining your weight. Often foods that are low in fiber are high in fat, calories, and nutrients. By consuming 40 grams of fiber per day, as well as eating bigger portions of healthy food, you will see results.
Not applicable. The Full Plate Diet book is available in stores and online.
The Full Plate Diet has several recipes to choose from that are high in fiber and are very flavorful and appealing. Along with recipes, there are lists of the top five fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, and grains that contain the most fiber. Your ultimate goal is to include these foods into your every day diet. The fruits are: raspberries, pears, apples, oranges, bananas; vegetables: avocado, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots; beans: navy, lentil, pinto, black, kidney; nuts and seeds: flax, almonds, sunflower, peanuts, walnuts; grains: wheat, pearled barley, quinoa, oats, brown rice. Some of the recipes included are: rustic tortilla pizza, tropical smoothies, zingy marinara pasta, among several others. There is no exercise regimen recommended, however, with this diet you are suggested to continuously be active and less sedentary.
- Recommends at least 40 grams of fiber per day – better for your entire body.
- Recommends more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts.
- Book includes everything from recipes to lists of foods to tips on how to dine out.
- There is no exercise regimen recommended.
- You have to want to cook or else this won’t work for you.
- Recommends eating less meat and becoming more of a vegetarian.
The Full Plate Diet is an easier diet to follow, as there are several options available for cooking and dining out. It is a healthy way to lose weight, as you are intaking more fiber and less fat and low-nutrient foods.