Here’s a thought. Eating high foods that fill up your tummy will keep you satisfied longer. If these foods are calorie sparse, they will actually help you lose weight. This is the idea behind “volumetrics.”
According to the inventor of the system, nutrition professor Barbara Rolls, PhD, “It all comes down to calories per bite”. And there is a big difference between a mouthful of salad, and a mouthful of candy bar.
Rolls, a professor of nutritional sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, has spent 20 years studying the science of satiety — that feeling of fullness at the end of a meal — and how it affects hunger and obesity.
Research shows that the amount of food we eat has a greater effect on how full we feel than the number of calories in the food. If you’re sated after eating, you’re likelier to stick with a diet. read more…
Unsurprisingly, the recommendations in this diet plan (see the book on Amazon.com - The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet) are the usual suspects: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat proteins. Snacks pumped with air, such as popcorn, also gets honorable mention.
Another interesting idea is to “eat before you eat”. Mostly by drinking soups or having high volume appetizers (salad) before the heavy stuff.
What do you say? Are you thinking volumetrically when it comes to food?