What You'll Eat
You’ll focus on food that’s less energy dense than other types—which means it has few calories per gram, and will fill you up without breaking your calorie bank. Go for a pound of low-density carrots, for example, rather than an ounce of peanuts, which packs the same number of calories. No food is off-limits or required; make swaps where they’re most bearable. Volumetrics splits food into four categories based on its density—category 1, the best choices, includes nonstarchy fruits and vegetables, nonfat milk, and broth-based soup. You can also go heavy on category 2 choices, like starchy fruits and veggies, grains, breakfast cereal, low-fat meat, legumes, chili, and spaghetti. Be sparing with chips, cookies, cheese, nuts, butter, and oil.
Most Volumetrics recipes are found in print, not online. The Volumetrics Eating Plan ($15.95) and The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan ($13) are essential guides. But you can turn to the Web for resources on how to incorporate important nutrients into meals.
Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 13, 2013