This post is all about the full plate diet, something I have been doing most recently. When it comes to food, fiber can be key to naturally regulating your weight so you or I don’t have to diet ever again.
Now, wouldn’t that be nice? As the former queen of up a kilo, down 1/2 kilo, I would personally love to, once and for all, wear out a pair of jeans instead of simply growing out of them.
Tell me if you can relate to what I am saying, here.
It’s true, I am a foodie, and always will be – how about you?
To be honest, I don’t personally know “anyone” who doesn’t like to eat. But let me get to the point, there is actually a non-profit org out there, a fairy godmother of sorts, to help figure out what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to healthy food choices. Yes, that also includes weight and fat loss.
Changes in nutrition and movement
Let’s face it – compared to 100 years ago, we are mostly 90% sedentary and 10% active (instead of the other way around).
Plus, factors like middle age and processed food don’t help much, now do they (insert laughing while crying emoticon), LOL?
If you add to the mix: hormones, GMO, chemically treated foods with obscure additives that create profit for the food industry and wreak havoc in our own bodies, the whole spectrum looks pretty staggering. However, I believe that there is hope. These studies seem extremely important for modern living and healthful eating. Best of all, the changes are not terribly obvious and definitely manageable for eating away from home.
The Full Plate Organization
Full Plate has been around for the past ten years, and here is their mission statement:
“We’re a passionate group driven to improve the health and vitality of people to live more meaningful lives.”
Like its name, the concept is that you can be healthy and fit without starving yourself. For me, it also means a commitment to actually sitting down to eat my meal, which is both spiritually and visually more satisfying.
So, let’s get down to business…
How does the Full Plate diet work?
The principle of the diet is,
Fiber is your friend. The more time it takes you to digest one’s food, the longer the stomach (and entire organism) will feel satisfied. For anyone that doesn’t know, fiber means those things that usually crunch, require more chewing and which force the body to literally churn the nutrients out of them. They are not easily processed, i.e. whole grain wheat bread compared to white bread; apples with the peels on compared to applesauce, and so on. Fun fact: Eating a fistful of nuts every day has been linked to longevity, as shown by the many centenarians who follow this practice.
Here is a list of Fiber Friendly foods, is this cool or what? I plan to make it my new shopping list. Click to the right to open it and download it. Table of Fiber Friendly Foods
If all this seems a bit much, ie.e you are brand new to this way of thinking, there is an even easier method. I am pretty jazzed about this, myself because there is an even simpler approach, namely the Apple challenge, which you can see by clicking on the link below.
They weren’t kidding when they said, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
For more details, Click here
Joe Hamilton’s story.
Here is a great success story!
Joe lost 90 lbs in 14 months by making some key adjustments in regards to adding fiber to his meals. He claims that, although skeptical, he began powering up his meals with fiber-filled foods, and lo and behold, discovered he really wasn’t all that hungry. What’s more, he is easily maintaining his weight loss.
It’s 3 minutes long: Joe’s story
As they say, from a plump 280 to a movie-star 190 lbs.
Full plate began with a book, which can be ordered on Amazon if you want to know more about it (affiliate links).
By clicking on the picture above it activates a link to order the Full Plate Diet Book, which contains an affiliate link, which means, if you do order it, I get a small percentage of the proceeds. I only promote things that I like and believe in, which most of us do in everyday conversation. This is my first time to try and combine affiliate links with a topic, so I hope it works out well for both my readers and myself.
Lose Weight in Six Steps.
Here is the link to learn more about their program which is a free service to all who want to find a clear way through the jungle of food. Click here: Full Plate
The Full Plate Diet has a special program designed for middle-aged Women
A special program has been designed for middle-aged women, i.e. post-menopausal, who find it increasingly hard to keep trim. The inevitable “spare tire” and other problems make weight loss more difficult, however, can be counteracted with a proven 7 step program to reverse the trend of gaining to losing.
The six steps, which are provided as a series (every day a new one) and delivered directly into your inbox over a week’s time, which basically gives the reader time to digest this new perspective (to eat more, and not less!) The topics are all about
- Increasing slowed down metabolism with HIIT training, 5x 30 minutes per week. For me a step machine works best to reduce any harmful impact on the knees.
- Increasing upper body muscle mass by lifting light weights (10 minutes 2x week),
- About making a new pact with Sugar, i.e. sugar addiction, (see PDF) Don’t fully eliminate but DO take control.
- Are you dehydrated? How to increase your water intake
- Sleep plays a major part in dieting, so get at least 7 hrs per night
- Focusing on fiber as a low-calorie filling food that will keep you
What did you think about Joe’s story?
Does 75% fiber seem a bit too much? It did to me, honestly, but I feel very noble eating better (and more filling) foods, and less inclined to snack than on other restrictive food plans.
The 25% is for the foods you don’t want to, nor have to, give up completely (i.e. meat, bread, chocolate – etc.).