Most of the popular diets today rely somewhat on portion control. However, one diet offers an alternative. The diet method is called Volumetrics and the premise is to encourage people to eat foods that are naturally low in calories due to high water content. Fresh produce, whole grains, good fats and low-fat dairy are all available food choices on the Volumetrics diet.
The benefit of Volumetrics is that one can potentially lose weight without decreasing their food portions. This can help eliminate the feeling of hunger that accompanies certain types of diets. The premise is that a full stomach will limit feelings of hunger and make the regimen feel less like a diet than other alternatives potentially leading to adherence.
Here’s how you can make your diet volumetric
- Focus on Whole Foods – Avoid chemicals and eat more nutrient dense foods found in nature.
- Get Creative and Colourful – Consume a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals yet low in calories.
- Prepare Meals at Home – Aim to consume most of your meals at home. Grabbing fast foods mean you’re also likely be consuming unhealthy trans fat.
- Comprehend Food Density – Categorize your foods based on their density and make a plan for how you’re going to incorporate them into your diet.