What is volumetrics diet ?
The Volumetrics Diet is a weight loss approach that focuses on eating foods that are low in calories but high in volume, such as fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. It was developed by nutritionist Dr. Barbara Rolls and is based on the principle that people tend to eat a consistent volume of food each day, regardless of its calorie content.
The Volumetrics Diet emphasizes whole, nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy.
Meal plan for the Volumetrics Diet:
-Oatmeal with sliced banana and chopped walnuts
-Skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
-Sliced apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter
-Large mixed greens salad with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, and grilled chicken breast
-Balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side
-Raw veggies (such as baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes) with hummus
-Grilled salmon with roasted asparagus and a small baked sweet potato
-Lemon wedges for squeezing over the salmon
-A small bowl of mixed berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries) with a dollop of whipped cream or Greek yogurt
Who should follow volumetrics diet ?
The Volumetrics Diet is generally considered a safe and healthy eating approach for most people, especially those who are looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. It is particularly well-suited for people who:
- Want to lose weight in a gradual and sustainable way
- Struggle with feelings of hunger or portion control
- Prefer to eat a variety of foods and don’t want to feel restricted in their food choices
- Have a history of yo-yo dieting or weight cycling and want to adopt a more balanced, long-term approach to weight management….
- Are interested in improving their overall health and nutrition by consuming more whole, nutrient-dense foods
However, as with any dietary approach, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian before starting the Volumetrics Diet, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or dietary restrictions.