The Full Plate Diet
By Stuart Seale,M.D., Teresa Sherard, M.D. and Diana Fleming,Ph.D.,LDN
This book should be called: All about High Fibre Diet Foods. The basic premise is similar to the Glycemic Index Diet, Foods that are slower to digest keep you full longer and therefore it easier to diet, but they do not stop there. They go on to show all the other health benefits of high fibre foods. Here is what they say about their book:
"Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy. “Strange as it may sound most people are not eating enough to lose weight. That's right you probably need to eat more to lose weight. The key is eating more foods that have proven to help you not only lose weight but feel great too. These foods are known as fiber-rich foods. Fiber-rich foods are not weird foods, there foods you see all the time you simply need to enjoy more of them.” The book, The Full Plate Diet, features the Top 55 fiber-rich foods and provides easy ideas on how you can start adding them to the food you currently eat. “Most Americans eat only 12 grams of fiber a day. The Full Plate Diet recommends working your way up to 40 grams or more. That's a lot of food! You'll never feel hungry on this diet and since you don't feel deprived you can make it your normal way of eating for good. Just eat more fiber-rich foods and the calories will take care of themselves. Shop at your regular grocery store, and spend less on food. Big health payoffs include heart health, cancer fighting, diabetes friendly, more energy, and long life. Lots of medical research backing The Full Plate Diet.”
Not only will this diet help you lose weight, according to the book, fiber rich natural foods also help Prevent:
• Heart Attack and Stroke
• Lung problems
• Sleep Apnea
• Digestive Complaints
• Colon problems
• Joint pain
• Sexual Dysfunction
What I love about this book is that it agrees that one must eat fewer calories to lose weight. It just helps you feel full while eating fewer calories by eating more fiber. While on a diet, do you get your 40 grams of fiber?
My calorie and fiber counting chart.
This book does encourage you to keep a journal, and it does have a page that you sign to show your commitment, but; what I do not like about this book is that it does not have charts to keep up with your progress.
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