I filled a plate may melt pounds – Eat tomatoes, broccoli, celery, cabbage, lettuce, whole grain cereal, skim milk, lean meat, poultry.
Volumetrics diet is a new principle in the diet, which was created by nutritionist Dr. Barbara Rolls, after two decades of studying the habits of people who starve or gorge themselves. Her diet is for people who find it difficult to adhere to a rigorous diet that usually involve small portions of food. With this diet you are always full, because it does not require a drastic reduction in caloric intake. The diet is, in fact, based on intake of foods of low energy density, and these are the ones that usually have the least calories. For example, the energy density of water is equal to zero, but in a small amount of fat there is a high energy density. The high energy density foods include, for example, cheeses, oils, salty snacks, cookies, nuts, fatty meats … So, instead of eating a diet high in fat, which will fill you up, but also increases the number of calories, it is better to satisfy the hunger with plenty of vegetables.
Dr. Rolls with a colleague, Robert Barnett wrote “The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan”, which pointed out that if you follow an eating plan, your plate will always be full, and that it can be to find those “forbidden” foods, like as chocolate and other sweets. Even the occasional alcoholic drink is allowed, but do not forget to measure the calories in it, such as those converted on the plate. Rawls’s diet and low calorie intake means Burnet food, but a large volume (volume, volume), which encourages those who are on a low sodium diet. The message is clear – it is possible to enjoy both eating and lose weight.
During this diet you reduce calorie intake by eating foods which have little per gram calories, but it is abundant. Foods low in calories per gram is usually one where the prevailing water and fiber. Under the water rich foods means the fresh fruit and vegetables but poor in starch. Eat tomatoes, broccoli, celery, cabbage, green salad, whole grain cereal, skim milk, lean meat, poultry … Of course, the obligatory introduction of large quantities of clean water, from 8 to 10 glasses a day. Drinking plain water is an important part of the plan because it helps move food through the digestive tract, to carry nutrients from the blood into cells, eliminate waste products, and it is extremely important to maintain body temperature.
Whether it’s the butter, oil or visible fat on steaks, fat has the highest energy density of all food ingredients, and recommends the diet to be mostly about 20 percent. Reducing fat in the diet components, reduce the energy density and you will be able to eat more satisfying portions of food are low in fat. Most of the calories in this diet plan, about 55 percent come from carbohydrates found in foods of plant origin (cereals, potatoes, beans, vegetables). When it comes to carbohydrates, acceptable foods include rice, oatmeal, soups (not cream soups), salads with no overflow. Also, an important protein-rich foods, it helps you feel less hungry while rather reduce the number of calories. It should make 15 to 35 percent of total caloric intake.