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Eat More To Gain Less
Jul 2017
Dr Panchali Moitra
Nutrition Expert, Weight Management Consultant, Kolkata

The Volumetrics Diet
Most weight loss diet plans work around the principle of cutting calories by reducing portion size and limiting high calorie foods. Thus, dieting is often considered synonymous to deprivation. But what if you could have your plate full, eat to your heart’s content and still lose weight?

Though it may sound too good to be true, the volumetrics diet, created by Barbara Rolls, a professor of nutritional sciences at the Penn State University, USA is an eating approach that recommends adding volume to your diet by choosing foods that are low in calories and high in water content.

The Basic Principle
The principle is simple and based on the energy density (the number of calories provided by a food per 100 gram) of foods. This is a type of diet that boasts of strong scientific reasoning and paves the path to a healthy, effective and long-term weight loss. Foods with lower energy density can be consumed in higher amounts at a lower calorie cost and with an added advantage of improved satiety and reduced hunger pangs.