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Fatfield Diet

This popular British diet slimmed down an entire town.

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The Fatfield Diet is named after a small town in England, Fatfield, where the entire village went on a massive diet to lose weight. Created by Sally Ann Voak, The Fatfield Diet is a calorie-controlled weight loss program that was also the inspiration for both a BBC television series and a bestselling book and cookbook.

The Fatfield Diet centers around eating foods that have few calories, but have a lot of volume and fiber.

  • A very healthy diet plan
  • Will result in weight loss
  • Its popularity encouraged many others to follow
  • May be difficult to follow for the long-term
  • Not well-known in the U.S.
  • Requires time to prepare food
  • Publications are out of print

The Fatfield Diet is a clean-eating diet that focuses on consuming plenty of fresh vegetables and low glycemic fruits that contain lots of fiber and nutrients but very few calories. Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables and water-packed veggies like cucumbers and celery are strongly encouraged as are nutrient-rich and low-cal fruits. Not allowed are processed foods and refined sugars and flours.


Gentle but consistent exercise is encouraged while following the Fatfield Diet. Some sort of physical activity should be done every day.


The Fatfield Diet, immensely popular in the UK in the 1990s, is a calorie-controlled, veggie-filled eating plan that was initially the inspiration to help an entire English town lose enormous amounts of weight.

While the diet doesn't include any new or novel information, it did create quite a stir and supported thousands of Brits as they lose weight. Currently, the bestselling book and cookbook are difficult to come across but rare and used copies frequently turn up online.

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Related Diets: Volumetrics, Vegetarian Diet, Cambridge Diet, High Fiber Diet

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this diet sounds hard to follow but very good and i think i will give it a try :)

posted Nov 19th, 2010 7:30 pm


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