Volumetrics Eating Plan

You know your way around the kitchen and love to whip up meals from scratch. There’s only one down side to your lifestyle. The temptation of all that good food is ever-present.

Diet to try Volumetrics. The idea behind this diet, the brainchild of nutritionist Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., is that it’s the amount of food you eat that makes you feel full, not how many calories you consume.

So Volumetrics promotes naturally low-cal fresh foods – foods packed with water and fiber rather than calories. This diet minimizes calorie-dense foods (the plan refers to them as “energy-dense”) like, say, cheeseburgers, which pack a huge caloric wallop into just a few ounces. The plan is cheap and, for women who love to cook, easy: Rolls’ book includes many recipes for casseroles, soups, stews, and other dishes that are low in calories but satisfying. Plus, it may help get your whole family to eat more healthily.

Watch out for Not getting enough good fat and adequate protein. If you don’t, you’ll still feel hungry.

Food limitations The diet doesn’t outright forbid foods, but it does urge you to minimize your use of such high-calorie faves as butter, crackers, chocolate candy, chips, and nuts.

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