The Volumetrics Diet

Diets always bring to mind, that one reaches weight loss through reducing food intake. But for all who are troubled by looking at empty plates to reach their weight targets, CCLIFE would like to present an interesting alternative.

 Repeatedly ranked as one of the best weight loss plans available the Volumetrics Diet offers a different approach.

Instead of eating less food and counting calories this diet plan focuses on supplementing with high nutrient food.

One can eat as much as one chooses to as long as the food is nutrient dens and not calorie dens.


Volumetrics Basics:

The Volumetrics Diet was developed by Barbara Rolls, Ph. D., professor, and chair of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University, at which she is heading the laboratory for the study of human ingestion behavior.

Volumetrics divides food into 4 categories:

  1. Very low calorie density food (less than 0.6)

For example fruits, non starchy vegetables and broth based soups.

  1. Low calorie density food (0.6 to 1.5)

Whole grains, lean meats, beans, low fat dairy.

  1. Medium calorie density foods (1.6 to 3.9)

Bread, cheese, higher fat foods

  1. High calorie density food (4.0 to 9.0)

Fried and fatty food and sweets.

 The target is to base one’s diet mainly on category 1 foods, with some category 2, few category 3 and sometimes category 4 foods.

 The advantage is that if one follows the categories one can eat as much as one chooses and even have some treats but still have a positive diet effect.

 This leads to a consumption of higher volume foods by reducing ones calorie intake and not having to be hungry. Through consistency developing a calorie healthy eating habit.

 By shifting to nutrient dens low calorie food one can eat more for less, while still being on a diet.