A lot of food that has low calories - that's the principle of volumetrics. How and if that works, learn here


The concept of Volumetrics It's based on the assumption that people eat enough until they feel full, no matter how many calories the food has. That's why Volumetrics has high-volume, low-calorie foods on the menu that are designed to fill you up and make you lean. Read here how the Volumetrics diet works.

What is Volumetrics?

Volumetrics is a concept from the USA. It was developed there by the nutritionist Barbara Rolls, her book "The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan" appeared in 2000. Five years later, the work "Sated and slim with the Volumetrics diet" by Focus editor Martin Kunz came in Germany the market.

Volumetrics consumes high-volume, high-volume foods to help reduce calorie intake and make it easier to lose weight, despite the large amount of food. Many calorie-free drinks are consumed and exercise is recommended.

This is how Volumetrics works

To comply with the principle of volumetrics - big volume, low calories - lots of fruits and vegetables are served. Recommended are both high-fiber and high-fiber foods, as well as low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, high-quality fats and whole-grain products.

Although there are recipe suggestions, but basically everyone can put together their own food. Orientation is helped by the so-called Volumetrics pyramid, which lists foods based on their energy density (calories per gram). Rule of thumb: If possible, access to foods that only deliver up to 1.25 kilocalories per gram. Crucial in the Volumetrics diet but the overall energy density. That means you can "reduce" the high value of a frozen pizza with a vegetable garnish.

Since water dampens hunger on the one hand, but also increases energy turnover on the other hand, Volumetrics helps people who drink in the morning to drink a large glass on an empty stomach and at least two liters of water throughout the day.

That brings Volumetrics

Martin Kunz recommends that you only eat with the Volumetrics diet if you are really hungry, but then eat enough as well. Thus, the probability of food cravings is low. Also, the note to pay attention to the nutrient information when shopping, is useful to get a feeling for a healthy food selection.

It consumes a lot of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which is positive.

Through volumetrics there are hardly any additional costs or high preparation costs.

Risks of Volumetrics

Health risks are unlikely, food choices are balanced. However, the recommendation on whole-grain products and oils that have a high energy density is contrary to the volumetric principle.

Whether you lose weight with Volumetrics, depends on the food composition, not always tumble the pounds. Evidence of effectiveness is based only on individual case observations.

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    Eleven amazing diet tips

    Are you dissatisfied with your figure? With these unusual tips and tricks it can work better with weight loss - all scientifically proven!

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    Crispy, crispy

    While dining, be quiet - no music and no TV will distract you from the noise you make while eating. This does not necessarily mean smacking, but rather the crunching and grinding that your teeth produce when mincing the food. Because this "crunch effect", as scientists call it, helps to eat less. The louder the food, the greater the effect.

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    Daily weighing

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    Slimming Morning light

    In the morning a nice walk - that's how a diet plan could look like. According to an American study, the internal clock also influences the metabolism and thus boosts the calorie consumption. The following applies: If you expose yourself to natural light for 20 to 30 minutes in the morning, you have a lower BMI. The sooner the sun's rays tickle the nose, the stronger the effect.

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    Satisfying memory

    People are content with smaller portions when they think about their last meal during the meal. Conversely, distraction during mealtime leads to more consumption. Weight loss volunteers could help with these results. One way would be to keep a journal on the meals, or to recall past culinary delights.Or, by demonstratively leaving empty packages of sweets lying around - and vividly recalling the pleasure they have experienced.

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    Lose weight on the way to work

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    Light drinks do not help

    People who drink light drinks usually do not lose weight anyway. Guilt is the diet that goes with the diet soda consumption. Fans of these drinks often have an unhealthy snack. Either because they think they can afford it now or because only then consumed high-calorie foods satisfied. "Diet drinks can only help you lose weight by keeping track of the total amount of energy absorbed," researchers say.

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    Slim drinking with goose wine

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    No food "to go"

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    Freezing to the dream figure

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    Small plates, big effect

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    Clean up at breakfast

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Volumetrics: Conclusion

As an introduction to a healthy diet and as a constant diet is Volumetrics quite suitable. However, the criterion of low energy density without quantity limitation does not automatically lead to a weight loss.

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