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

6 thoughts on “Volumetrics Weight Loss Diet”

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  2. Dieting isn’t rocket science. Eat fewer calories per day than you use up per day and you WILL lose weight. You may lose faster or slower than the other guy but eventually it will come off. These fad diets just give people excuses for being oveweight. “I tried the popcorn diet, atkins, south beach, etc….. and nothing worked. Maybe it’s my genes? Yeah that’s the ticket. I can’t lose weight because of genetics.” Horse squeeze.

  3. I have just recently read this book. It’s more of an Eating Plan, rather than a “diet”. Yes, it doesn’t really have any new or revolutionary finds, but it is well written and well researched. It makes sense.
    Fad Diets and Miracle Pills give false hope that weight loss can be fast and easy. We ALL know that is NOT true. Even if we can’t say it out loud, we carry the hope. It’s just not going to happen. Losing weight takes time and dedication. Commitment (that awful word).
    You WILL lose the weight when YOU, YOURSELF take responsiblity. When it’s your time, you will know and you will do it. For you. No one else.
    The ideas contained in Volumetrics, along with some type of exercise program is a guarantee for success. Everyone is different. You can incorporate different ideas into an eating plan that will work for YOU.
    I recommend this reading this book.

  4. I find it amusing that the folks here are so judgemental. Judging a book by its cover? For those of us who have been inundated with low carb, low fat, low this, low that; this concept offers a way out of the jungle. Yes losing weight is basic math but the good doctor offers formulations based on your weight that makes it much more real. It’s good that she took all of those years of research and wrote a book. She could have just continued to take government money and did nothing. I have read the book cover to cover and found it refreshing, clean & simple. It’s not a “fad diet” that is hard to sustain. It’s a system to guide you along the way of making good food choices. Nothing is “bad” to eat but by making “better” choices for the same amount of calories you get more food on your plate and a fuller stomach. I always like a bigger bang for my buck and someone gracious enough to show me the way.

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