The Volumetrics approach to weight loss

October 27, 2005 in Weight Management

The Volumetrics approach to weight loss

Ok, it’s been popping up in magazines, e-mail newsletters to foodies like us – the “Volumetrics” eating plan seems to be making its way into the public consciousness (or at least the nutrition-oriented professional consciousness). So, let’s delve into it.

Dr. Barbara Rolls has authored “Volumetrics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories (Harper Collins, 2000), “The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan” (Harper Collins, 2002) and “The Volumetrics Eating Plan” Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories” (Harper Collins, 2005). The most recent edition is touted as a “lifestyle guide and cookbook,” at the heart of which is the volumetrics system.

What is volumetrics? Go to for the complete description, but in a nutshell, volumetrics means choosing foods that contribute to feeling satiated, without contributing high caloric values to your daily intake. The intent is to feel full on fewer calories, so that you can lose weight and maintain weight loss.

This book promises to be excellent for helping those with portion-distortion issues understand how they can eat more if they make healthy food choices, for the same number of calories, and typically much higher nutrient intakes. To visualize the sort of choices volumetrics offers, go to

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