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'The Full Plate Diet' & Big Meets Bigger

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

While I was in Washington I read, 'The Full Plate Diet'. It encourages a high fiber diet to fill you up and so you eat fewer calories. The goal is 40g of daily fiber, which seems like a lot considering the average American eats 10g fiber daily. Yesterday I was online looking for recipes and menu ideas. Here is an example of breakfasts with 18 - 20 grams of fiber; it looks like a huge breakfast to me.



You can read 'The Full Plate Diet' pdf version online for free.


And join the 'The Full Plate Diet' non-profit organization for free


I looked in Spark to see if there was a 'The Full Plate Diet' group, but no, not yet.

I spent an hour watching this Big Meets Bigger Mississippi (got the link from BOOKWORM27S's blog)





I am looking at a new diet plan rather than dusting off South Beach. It's time for a change and a new kick of motivation to go with it. I have been spending a lot of time in Washington this summer, away from the phone, TV and internet. We are in the mountains and our cell phone is out of range unless we are down by the golf course. For wifi we can cafe sit and at night we watch a recorded episode of The Good Wife. I like being unplugged and don't miss the techie toys. However now that I am home I am busy researching the new diet, etc. I started sparkcoach, but may not be continue with it. I am away from the internet too much to really benefit from it, but I like it.

I hope you are enjoying summer!
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  • TLB1630
    WOW I loved this Blog! Stumpled upon it in relationship with surfing about the Full Plate Diet. Funny that I'm a spark too! Even thou this may be an older post, I too watched the youtubes in Mississippi and WOW is all I can say. Thanks for sharing this blog and the info too! Blessings to you
    1886 days ago
    Great ideas! But I wonder how many carbs are in one meal, especially the waffle breakfast. I would have to cut down on the berry spread I think, but the nuts are really good for you, and your heart.
    2085 days ago
    Thanks for the information. I've never heard of the Full Plate Diet, so I'm intrigued. I went to the website & downloaded the book & joined the program, just to see what it's all about.

    I've done Atkins a couple of times, did well, then stalled & got discouraged. South Beach is OK, but I like to have more control & not counting anything makes it easy to overeat. Every time I go low-carb, I struggle with getting enough fiber & I hate having to take a fiber supplement.

    On the other hand, I've done Weight Watches so many times that I lost count, and had less success with each newer version of the program, and I ended up gaining on the latest WW program.

    So, to say the least, I'm ready to find something that I can stick with without having withdrawals & cravings. On Atkins, I craved - not ice cream or cake - but oatmeal!

    As I was reading the article, I realized that many of my favorite foods are the ones they suggest, so maybe I was fooling myself with the low-carb method. I've stalled on that. Being hypothyroid hasn't helped the weight loss journey.

    I noticed that there aren't any tracking tools on the Full Plate Diet website, or I just haven't found them yet.
    2086 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/7/2012 5:17:53 PM
    My place in NC is like yours in Washington. No scale, TV, cable, internet or phone. I return to Florida with a weight loss each time. I've not been back since April, partly because of Chiropractor appts., and now because I found Spark people and I'm not sure I"m ready to follow my plan without internet access.

    I wanted to thank you for sharing the info about the full Plate diet. I think increasing fiber along with coconut oil are just the focus that my diet needs to evolve to the next step.

    I guess I could print out key pages from the .org site and hit the road.
    2086 days ago
    Thanks for the video links. I respect how you are trying to find the eating plan that works for you. I have been off and WW more times than I can count. I lose at first, and then get discouraged because of my level of hunger...or because something in life comes up and prevents me from sticking to it the way I need to in order for it to work. I haven't found it very forgiving, but then at my age (61), I am finding that even the smallest slips can wipe out a week's worth of diligence! I really do wish that I could find something that feels more "normal" to me than all this focus on counting and weighing and measuring and tracking, but I am still searching, too. My very best to you!
    2087 days ago
    interesting find! I have been eating "primal" and find that a diet of meat/veggies/fruit/nuts/eggs/and limited dairy makes it amazingly easy to stay on the lower end of calories. Actually I often find myself completely satisfied on under 1200 calories, which is unheard of for me. I add in healthy fats to bring my calories up but OH GOODNESS i feel great and generally find myself craving MEAT instead of sweets!
    best of luck to you in your ventures! we all have to find what's best for our mind and body!
    2088 days ago
    I'm going to look into this diet, thanks for the pot
    2088 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Lynn, hope you are enjoying yourself at your second home! I see that you are losing weight! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Thanks for sharing this new diet plan. Keep us posted on what you're thinking as you progress,OK?
    Just wanted to check in to say Hi, and let you know that I hadn't forgotten you up there in the wilderness. emoticon
    2089 days ago
    Lynn, thanks for this post. Great information and good reinforcement. I have been eating a vegan diet for over a year and am down to maintenance.
    2092 days ago
    Have fun, doing all your research !
    All the best !
    2100 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Good information. Enjoy your time in Washington.
    2101 days ago
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  • CANDOK1260
    you knw i wonder if a full plate diet would work i am also doing the full plate diet
    2101 days ago
  • GABBY308
    A SP friend reached her goal weight with the Ful Plate diet. She started a group where she works. Thanks for the links. I had a lot of success on the 17DD diet and so did a lot of others in that SP team. It's really a lifestyle plan and not a fad diet like it sounds.
    2101 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    2101 days ago
    Cheering for you!!!
    2101 days ago
    Unplugged - I am making an effort to do less!
    2101 days ago
  • SIONED40
    You just have to keep searching for that eating plan that you love to do. If it feels like a punishment, or you resent it in any way, it will likely fail you or you will succeed just to gain the weight back when you stop eating that way. Be patient with yourself. That to me is the most important thing.
    2102 days ago
    I use the Blood Type Diet, but I will check out these links, I always try new things, along with eating the correct foods for my blood type. Thank You for all this information.

    I checked it out and became a member, Let's start a team! Yes or No
    2102 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/22/2012 10:08:52 AM
    Try the palio diet. Spelling is messed up here but its about going back to how humans use to eat - meat and veggies.
    2102 days ago
    emoticon for sharing !
    2102 days ago
    This is interesting to me....will have to check it out. Thank you for teaching me something new!!!
    2102 days ago
    I will not be continuing spark coach either.
    2102 days ago
    emoticon LISE
    2103 days ago
    Thankyou I will be researching this sounds good!!!
    2103 days ago
    Thanks for sharing - I'm away to look at some of those links now.
    2103 days ago
    Very interesting! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
    2103 days ago
    I eat a high fiber diet as it is, but Iam always looking for new information. I'll have to check it out.
    2103 days ago
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