F-Plan Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

UPDATE: The F-Plan has been superseded by the F2 Diet (by the same author).

The F-Plan was originally published in 1987 by British author Audrey Eyton. It was the first high-fiber weight loss diet published.


f2-dietThe diet is effectively a low-fat high-fiber diet. The theory is that a high intake of dietary fiber fills you up quickly, providing the bulk of food without the high calories. Most fiber content passes through the digestive system. In addition it was thought that by chewing high fiber foods, it was easier to detect the body’s satiety level.

F-Plan Diet Plan

The staples of the diet are complex carbs, such as whole grains, baked potatoes, and legumes, and lots of fruit and vegetables. Fiber content will obviously be higher than the Recommended Daily Intake of 25-30g. A typical daily calorie count for the diet would be around the 1250 mark.

Cereal/fruit mix (special recipe) with low fat milk
Piece of fresh fruit
Nutty Coleslaw
Fresh fruit
Skinless baked chicken
Baked potato
Mixed Salad
Calorie-free drinks, tea, and coffee with low fat milk.

Look for low fat recipes here.

F-Plan Summary

Weight loss will probably occur simply because of the low calories involved. High fiber diets also have some positive health aspects. However, because of the high carbohydrate content, many people may find fluid retention and bloating to be a problem.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • Liane

    I think the breakfast fiber filler is the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted, however, the diet seems to work – so you just have to put up with it!

  • Daduza

    I’ve had this book since it came out. I don’t ever want to lose it! Here is the Fiber-Filler recipe for one day:
    1/3 cup Bran Flakes (40%)
    3 tablespoons bran meal
    3 tablespoons Bran-Buds or All-Bran
    3 tablespoons sliced almonds
    1 large pitted prune, chopped
    2 dried apricot halves, chopped
    1 tablespoon raisins

  • Denise Arthur-Smith

    I did this eating plan a few years ago and was such a great success for me. I let my friend borrow the book and never got it back so PLEASE where can I buy another one as this eating plan was the only one that worked for me.

    • jennifer

      i have just ordered a copy from Amazon xx

  • olive coates

    excellent diet but I have lost the list of ingredients for the breakfast cerial, can you supply it for me?

  • nawal

    The only diet I have lost weight on, I am back on it it has changed my lifestyle eating habit to healthier for the past few years. My only issue I love french fries and chocolate and this diet is not fond of fried food neither sugars

  • Patricia kosivi

    Love the plan

  • Judy

    I have the original article published in Family Circle 2/11/83 issue. Over the past 28 years it has been the most successful diet I’ve tried. If I would only maintain the weight loss I would be a happy camper. I am, once again, to go on the diet. Thought I would check to see what updates there might be since the last time. I’m not fond of many fresh fruits and vegetables so this is the “perfect diet” for me. Thank you Audrey Eyton.

  • renee seely

    I am looking for low fat high fiber meal plans

  • Lorna

    I don’t follow the diet plan exactly, but when I cook the recipes in the cook book portion of the book, it definitely helps me lose weight. The soups and salads are delicious and very nutritious. You can make a big batch on the weekend to eat through the week, avoiding the temptation to eat more calorie-laden choices.

  • Laura

    A very good diet using foods readily available in your kitchen pantry. Recipes are easy and filling and this diet is not hard to stick to. But remember – losing weight is a lifestyle change if it is to be successful.

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