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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>Nutrition>The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan Review

The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan

Book Review   by:RosePlanet     Original Author: Barbara Rolls and
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Watch out weight watchers out there! This is a book that will enlighten you on how to lose weight without having to eat less. Instead, you can shed down some weight while eating more. The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan ia a scientifically proven program written by Barbara Rolls and Robert A. Bartnett. and is the first book that explores the science of satiety in helping anyone control their eating habits. A diet that cuts down on the calories by simply consuming less food would only lead to pangs of hunger and a sense of deprivation. This is where satiety plays an important part. Satiety is a feeling of fullness after any serving of food and thus, you won’t feel hungy anymore.In order to achieve a volumetrics weight-control plan, you have to consume a satisfying amount of food that meets the nutrient requirements and also controlling the level of calories. This is the fundamental strategy in Volumetrics. Furthermore, this book will also explore several other important topics such as how to lose weight and keep it off, what to eat and drink, how to achieve a healthy life and the satiety lifestyle.

Maybe you are curious to know about how on earth we can feel full while consuming only a satisying amount of food and still take in fewer calories? Well then, in order to know that, you have to understand the principle of energy density. An energy density of a food is the ratio of calories to the weight of food and this means that in general, portions that weighs more are also bigger in volume. For example, if you plan to consume 100 calories, you can eat a ¼ cup of raisins or nearly 2 cups of grapes.

Butter, which is a high-fat food, are very energy dense. Do you know that two teaspoons of butter have the same number of calories as a slice of bread? For example, you can choose to eat French bread with two teaspoons of butter with an energy density of 4.0 for one slice per serving; or on the other hand, you can eat French bread without butter with an energy density of 2.75 for two slice per serving. Always bear in mind that a high energy density food provides a large amount of calories in a small weight while a low energy density food tends to have fewer calories for the same weight. Therefore, make the right decision and choose wisely. Your weight is on the line.

What’s more, this book also explore the five major component of diet which is Fat, Carbohydrates, Protein, Alcohol and Water and what they can do to your body. You can also make use of the energy density spectrum (including calories) for a wide variety of foods. These charts can be extremely useful to those who wishes to lose weight while eating more, and not eating less. To top it all, there is also a Menu Plan included in this book. You can create your own weight management program by referring to this helpful Menu Plan which is based on the principles of volumetrics. The authors offer 60 sensible, tasty, and easy recipes that includes an integrated program of exercise as well as behaviour management.

So, what are you waiting for? I suggest that you buy this book and make it a catalyst in assisting you in losing weight. Or your excess fat. Trust me, you have nothing to lose. Happy reading!

Published: June 04, 2008   
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