10 Easy Recipe Swaps to Help You Lose Weight

New research supports "Volumetrics," which calls for choosing foods high in water and fiber.

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I was born in 1972, but I have a thrifty streak—the unkind might call it cheap—you might expect from someone who grew up during the Depression. And when I make dinner for myself, I have gotten in the habit of mixing my tofu or fish with tons of green beans to stretch out the protein and make it last for several meals, not just one. In addition to saving money, I've been inadvertently practicing the weight-control technique known as energy density reduction, or, more catchily, "Volumetrics."