The Half Plate Fat Loss Rule

Picture the scene…

It’s late. You’re in a rush to go out.

You want to make sure you eat according to your diet.

But you don’t want to count every calorie you are eating.

What do you do?

Enter The Half Plate Fat Loss Rule

Here’s how it works:

Fill half of your plate with veggies or salad
Fill the other half with whatever you fancy

That’s it.

No calorie counting.

No measuring foods.

No faffing about.


Why does this work?

By filling half of your plate with veggies or salad, you restrict the amount of room for higher calorie foods.

You make sure you get in all the “good” stuff…

Whilst still allowing some wriggle room to not feel restricted and deprived of foods you enjoy.

Half of a plate of veggies is filling. Don’t believe me? Try it. You’ll soon see what I mean. The fact it’s filling means you won’t want as much of the other stuff anyway.

This is a strategy I have applied with many clients and had a lot of success with.

It may be worth you trying too…


Whilst this strategy works, it isn’t something you want to rely on all the time.

Filling half of your plate with veggies and salad is more often than not going to be a good idea. But filling the other half of your plate with whatever you want likely won’t be.

If you are serious about losing fat and getting in shape then at some point you will have to take things more seriously.

You’ll need to invest more time.
You’ll need to count calories – at least for a little while – read why here
You’ll need to plan out your meals

These are the kind of details that will takes your results to the next level.

So, whilst the half plate fat loss rule is great to use on occasion, it isn’t something you should rely on if you want to get great results.

You leave to many variables open to chance to apply this rule all the time.

Sure, keep filling half your plate with veggies, but most of the time you should know exactly what you’re eating on the second half too.

Remember, calories matter.

P.S. If you want to know how many calories you need to eat to lose fat, read this guide…..

How To Calculate Calories For Fat Loss

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