The Full Plate Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on May 26, 2015

The Full Plate Diet review
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The Full Plate Diet is based on the principle of following what you were taught as a kid: eat the foods your mother told you to eat; foods that are high in dietary fibers, like fruits and veggies. The idea behind the diet, which is also a book called “The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy” by Stuart A. Seale, Teresa Sherard, and Diana Fleming, is to control your portions and add fiber to your meals. More fiber means that you will eat fewer calories, and the less calories you eat, the more you will burn and lose weight.

While the Full Plate Diet does focus on portion control, this doesn’t mean you will be deprived of food. Instead, you will make small and gradual changes to your diet that will eventually result in you eating the diet’s recommended 40 grams of fiber per day. 40 grams is a significant amount of fiber, especially considering the average American typically ingests only 10 to 15 grams per day.

The Full Plate Diet is split into three stages. Each one is designed to help you eat more fiber. You are provided with a list of the top five vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds and nuts, and grains that contain the most fiber and you are taught how to easily incorporate these high-fiber foods into your everyday diet. These include:

Vegetables – broccoli, avocado, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes
Fruits – pears, raspberries, apples, bananas, oranges
Beans – lentils, navy, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans
Seeds & Nuts – almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts
Grains – pearled barley, wheat, quinoa, brown rice, oats


The Full Plate Diet encourages dieters to eat healthy high-fiber foods and also encourages dieters to obtain a minimum of 40 grams of fiber per day through these feeds. The diet plan is fairly easy to adopt and the book is filled with recipes and provides tips for eating out, as well as offers recommendation for taking high fiber foods with you when you are on the go.

It is possible to lose weight on this diet as foods that contain fiber are generally healthier than those that lack fiber and are, on the whole, more nutritious and are lower in bad fats and calories.


Even though it is not a vegetarian diet, this diet plan may not be ideal for everyone as is it places much of its focus on adopting a vegetarian-friendly lifestyle, which could be challenging for some people. Furthermore, it does not provide a specific exercise plan.

Prior to following this diet for weight loss it is in your best interest to first speak with your healthcare provider to make sure that it makes sense for your lifestyle and for helping you to achieve your specific weight loss goals.

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