The F-Plan Diet was devised by Audrey Eyton and published in 1982 and has been one of Britain’s best selling diet books since. The F-Plan diet is a high fibre diet that is low in fat and high in carbohydrates.
The basic principles of the F-Plan diet are firstly that fibre is low itself is low in calories, fills you up so that you feel satisfied and takes time to digest so you feel full for longer. Secondly insoluble fibre passes through the digestive system untouched and therefore has no fat or calories and cleans the digestive tract so you can eat as much as you want.
The F-Plan diet bans the consumption of low fibre foods such as refined flours, breads, white rice, peeled fruits or cakes and biscuits. High fat foods such as cream or whole milk are banned. Fruit juices are also banned, as fruit must be eaten whole. The Permitted foods are all high fibre foods such as bran, brown rice and wholemeal breads and low fat foods.
F-Plan Diet: Reasons for
F-Plan Diet: Reasons against
F-Plan Diet: Verdict
The modern diet does not include enough fibre and it is important in the fight against certain diseases. Unfortunately the F-Plan diet recommends too much which can lead to diarrhea and bloating. A good target is to eat the amount that results in normal bowel movements.
Each day you have a fibre filler that is a muesli type cereal taken with skimmed milk
Fibre filler, with ½ a cup of skimmed milk
2 slices of high bran bread
1 medium tomato
2oz of hard cheese (i.e. Cheddar)
1 packet of frozen cod in butter or cheese sauce
4oz fresh peas
1 apple or pear
Complete F-Plan Diet
I always come back to this diet after trying others, because it has delicious food, you can incorporate your own ideas, and it works. The recipes are easy and quick, the concept uncomplicated, and it is healthy.