Volumetrics Weight Loss Diet

There’s been some buzz lately about The Volumetrics Eating Plan, since it was rated the “Best New Diet Plan” by Consumer Reports Magazine. I’m not too familiar with it, so asked my LinkedIn network to “weigh in” on the subject (sorry, I couldn’t help but use that pun twice in the same day). Has anyone heard anything about this new weight-loss program, The Volumetrics Eating Plan?

Matthew Nehrling:

I’ve read several doctor’s articles on this and they all seem to be concerned with the main focus is imply foods that make you feel full, vs, the overall health quality of the food. One could technically eat a large bag of nuts and feel full, but if you ate nothing but this, you would not get your proper nutrients.

IMHO, just another fad.. everyone knows how to lose weight, fad diets just promise shortcuts. Eat less, eat quality, exercise!

Joshua Beach:

I own the book, and would recommend it to someone who prepares some of his/her own food (there are many recipes for foods with low energy density). If you don’t spend much time in the kitchen you are better off applying the energy-density concept to your diet on your own to curb your hunger while restricting calories.

Peter Kent:

Yes, I’ve heard of it, even read the book. I think its makes a lot of sense, actually.

I’m by not means obese, but I would like to lose 10 – 15 pounds. Problem is, because I’m not particularly overweight, I don’t have a huge incentive to lose the weight…I’d like to lose a little, but, well, I still like beer and chocolate, and don’t like feeling hungry.

Volumetrics, though, let’s you eat large quantities of food, as long as it’s low-calorie-density food. You can sum up volumetrics thus:

“Eat lots of soup, vegetables, and fruit.”

It makes a lot of sense….eat foods that fill you up, without adding much in the way of calories, and you won’t feel hungry yet will lose weight.

Brad Chmielewski:

I haven’t heard of it called “the volumetrics eating plan.” But the idea of eating foods that make you full have been around for awhile.

See also, my own top 50 weight loss tips