By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine
Have you ever wished that you could eat the same amount of food (or even more) and still lose weight
? Well, actually, you can! Studies have shown that people tend to eat about the same amount of food (volume-wise) each day. That means if you can build your diet around foods that have less calories
but more volume, you can lose weight without eating less food. This principle is called volumetrics and was developed by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D. of Pennsylvania State University. She's written several books on this topic, including The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet
, which is scheduled to come out this April.
So how do you make volumetrics work for you? It's all about knowing what foods have a lower calorie density (less calories per bite), which are primarily foods with higher water content. Then you can make smart swaps using those foods. To make it even easier, here's an easy list of swaps you can make today!
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