- Diet & Weight Loss
Fill Your Plate for Easy Weight Loss and Perfect Health
So Easy A Child Can Do It - And Should!
Most weight loss methods are unbalanced and unhealthy. They do not present sensible, lifelong plans. The Fill Your Plate Plan is just the opposite of a diet. By eating a healthful, balanced, plentiful amount of food, you can lose weight and maintain perfect weight for life.
In the course of my life, I have regained my health from a point of being quite overweight and addicted to alcohol to a point of being a healthy weight, strong, and celebrating over 20 years of sobriety (as of July 2015 update).
I have never liked or used diets. I have never counted a calorie. I deny myself no foods. I have made great use of a very simple eating plan called Fill-Your-Plate. I have used it for years and highly recommend it to anyone at any level of fitness or lack thereof.
By following the simple Fill-Your-Plate guidelines: 1/2 plate of veggies, 1/4 plate of whole grain like brown rice, corn, whole grain bread, or many other delicious choices, and 1/4 plate of lean meat, fish, or other protein source, I follow a perfectly balanced food plan all the time.And I don't go hungry.
By doing this, I stay healthy and fit. I will not get skinny, but you know what? That's not my goal! My goal is not to lose weight, but rather, to gain health!
Enjoy Delicious, Natural Food!
Forget Weight Loss Stress!
Fill-Your-Plate is stress-free eating. The plate pictured above is a little heavy on the protein and has no starch, but that's OK sometimes. The great thing about this plan is that it adapts to what you have available. It is a guideline, not a regimen.
You can make your plan more effective, as I have, by choosing only healthy, natural foods, but even if you do not change what you are currently eating, following this portion plan will have a positive effect on your health and weight.
You can also increase the effectiveness of this plan by choosing a smaller plate! Don't go overboard with a tiny plate or saucer, or you will miss the point. The idea is to eat 3 balanced meals a day with healthy, natural snacks in moderation. In this way, you will have a healthy, balanced food plan, feel satisfied, and soon arrive at your ideal weight.
Nothing Could Be Simpler!
When you use a divided dish as a guide, fill the main dish portion with fruit and veggies. Use the smaller sections for your protein and whole grain choices.
Copyright:SuzanneBennett:January 7, 2009
Backed By Our First Lady and the USDA!
- USDA\'s MyPlate - Home page
I am pleased to say that, since I first discussed this idea more than 2 years ago, it has now replaced the "Food Pyramid" concept thanks to First Lady Michele Obama and the USDA! Just fill your plate for weight loss & maintenance & perfect he
- Harvard School of Public Health » The Nutrition Source
Now Harvard is also jumping on the Fill Your Plate bandwagon. Just remember, you read it here first!
- That Awkward Moment When You Realize It Takes Almost Nothing To Fix Food In America
The plant the plate graphic makes it clear!