Tuesday 11th of December 2018
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Kay Illingworth PDF Print E-mail

Kay after Chocolate Investment and Before The Diet Plate

Having left the Dieticitans office, with a flea in my ear, that evening I decided on a quick weight check on my steaming pasta dinner. I guessed I was cheating. I thought the portion size looked more like170-198 grams not 85-113 grams.  Imagine my horror when it tipped the scales at 454 grams. OH YES - I had a nearly half a kilo of pasta on my plate, enough, the dietician said, for four meals!!!!!

In a flood of tears, I shouted, "What does 85 grams look like then?!?" That evening The Diet Plate ® was born. The world's first ever "Portion Control" plate. The rest, as they say, is history.


 Inventor's Story

 

A shattering life change caused me to balloon from size 12 to size 26. I hid behind the weight for a while, invisible to the world, until I finally reached the conclusion that if I didn't do something about my weight then nobody else would! However, once I had made the decision, I quickly realised that there wasn't any real help unless I looked for it directly.

Armed with that revelation I made an appointment with a dietician. After chatting for half an hour she passed me my diet on three sheets of A4. Foods I could eat freely, foods to eat in moderation and foods to avoid. I was instructed that the only true method of weight loss is to get the energy balance right, consume fewer calories and expend more energy.

The dietician told me it was really important to weigh my food, 57-85 grams of protein and 85-113 grams of starchy carbohydrates in my main meal, with the bulk of the food made up from the free list she had given me.

I weighed 114 kg  nearly. According to her sheet I should be about 62 kg. Think I would be a size 6 at that weight, but I digress. After three weeks on my diet I went for a follow up appointment, was weighed and then disappointed to have only lost 0.5 kg. The dietician was rather dismayed with me and asked if I had, in fact, been following her advice?

Kay After using the Diet Plate - Simply Stunning!I insisted that I had cut out all fatty/sugary foods and alcohol but admitted to not weighing my portions, which I though was an unreasonable request.

That evening I did a quick weight check on my pasta dinner. I had a nearly half a kilo of pasta on my plate, enough, the dietician said, for four meals!!!!!

So that was how the Diet Plate ® was born. The world's first ever "Portion Control" plate.

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