We can eat as much as we like and yet shed a few pounds with the Volumetrics diet. Here, we explain how the principle operates and what you should pay attention to.
Do you dislike keeping track of your calorie intake? The Volumetrics diet may then be exactly what you need to drop a few pounds! In contrast to other diets, Volumetrics (Latin for "volumetrics") enables you to eat as much as you like while still losing weight. Professor of nutritional science at Pennsylvania State University Barbara Rolls created the idea.
What is the Volumetrics diet?
With this kind of diet, you only pay attention to the energy density of a food and do not concentrate on kcal or calorie, fat or carbohydrate reduction. This shows the ratio of a food's energy content to its weight. This means that everything on the Volumetrics menu is high in volume, satisfying to the stomach, and low in calories. The sense of satiety comes on quickly with this meal, and Expertin claims that you can permanently lose one to two pounds every week with this diet.
What can I eat on the Volumetrics diet?
However, those using Volumetrics to lose weight should prioritize eating a lot of fruit and vegetables. These foods have a low energy density but a high volume, so you can truly fill up on them and forget about your hunger:
- Whole grain products, e.g. pasta and bread.
- Vegetables with a high water content, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kohlrabi.
- Fruits, for example bananas, apples, cherries, strawberries
- Lean meats, such as chicken and lean ham
- Lean dairy products
And what should I do without to lose weight?
However, consuming a lot of fruit and vegetables should be a top priority for people utilizing Volumetrics to reduce weight. Because of their high volume and low energy density, these foods allow you to satiate your appetite completely:
- Full-fat products (cheese and milk)
- Sweet and salty snacks
- Baked and fried foods
How can I replace these foods on the Volumetrics diet?
But for those using Volumetrics to lose weight, eating a lot of fruit and vegetables should be a major priority. These foods give you complete satiation because of their high volume and low energy density: