No more "forbidden foods" or monotonous meals—The Volumetrics Eating Plan will revolutionize the way you think about managing your weight.
Quit "dieting" for good. Feel full on fewer calories. Lose weight and keep it off while eating satisfying portions of delicious, nutritious foods.
The Volumetrics Eating Plan doesn't eliminate food groups or overload you with rules. It's a commonsense, scientifically sound approach to eating that shows you how to choose foods that control hunger while losing weight. Along with menu planners, charts, and sidebars on healthy food choices, the recipes put her revolutionary research into simple instructions for every meal. With this important new guide to healthy eating, you can enjoy tasty and satisfying meals that will help you maintain your weight or lose those extra pounds while learning the pleasures of cooking the Volumetrics way. Amazon.com Review
Watch for flying pigs: here's a weight-loss plan that's sensible and simple. And for those of you who can only think of bacon when the word "pig" is mentioned, prepare to go hog wild: the Volumetrics plan is designed to let you indulge in your favorite goodies every now and then, so you're much more likely to stick to the program. Developed by a nutritionist who has worked with the National Institutes of Health, the Volumetricsplan focuses on foods that are low in "energy density." In other words, fruits, vegetables, and soups—all high in water content—are low in energy density, and therefore allowed in greater quantities. These foods tend to be more filling, so you eat less—and that's how easy weight loss can result. Author Barbara Rolls includes forms for charting one's daily food intake and weight-loss progress, as well as dozens of tempting recipes for the likes of Risotto Primavera and Chicken Fajita Pizza. After years of watching friends remove the buns from their hamburgers and banish croutons from their salads, it's nice to see common sense making a comeback. --Erica Jorgensen ... Read more
Customer Reviews (87)
The Volumetrics Eating Plan (Paperback) by Barbara J. Rolls
Great Diet plan and system.A little complicated but alot of good tips and information
Not a diet--Happy lifetime eating plan
This is a terrific book!Basically it provides well-written guidance on how to select good foods and how to avoid not-so-good ones.The advice is by a nutritionist who also does good research, so the information isn't "kinky," full of magical thinking, or just plain idiotic.The recipes are terrific and also easy and fast to prepare.The pictures alone will make you want to head for the kitchen.What's not to like about this book?How to "diet" without being hungry--how to make the cells of your body rejoice because you're giving them what they actually crave.We've needed this book for a long time.I'm using it in conjunction with David Katz's "The Way to Eat," which has a slightly different take (but is also easy to follow and good nutritionally), fewer recipes, but lots more information about the technical stuff I need to know.Volumetrics isn't at all preachy, but rather is thoughtfully helpful.If you're sick of yo-yo dieting and feeling awful at the scales and when you shop for clothes, get this book.
It is a very good book and teaches lots of knowledge about food.
Sometimes a bit tiring to read, that is why only 4 stars.
I already lost around 12 pounds and it cut out my gout episode within 2 days of eating the volumetric style.
It promotes eat lots of veggies and fruit, little full grain products and even less fatty meats and milk products.
Nothing is forbidden, but rather eating lots of chocolate, eat a less fat one and only one serving instead of the whole thing.
I defiantly would recommend this book and here other one. This book is written more modern and easier to read.
I found this book in browsing some actresses website (she is also on TV), she mentioned that her diet is based on the volumetric system from Ph. Doctor Rolls.
Well, I wish you best of luck for your diet!
Update: 30 pounds, even with weeks of vacation in Europe :)
Great recipes and easy to follow eating plans.Lots of items to buy for recipes, but well worth it if you plan your menu right.
I really wanted to like this book.I was looking for some recipes that were low in calories but satisfying.I'm a life time Weight Watcher member and read the Consumer Report review stating that dieters kept their weight off better following the Volumetrics plan.I picked out several recipes I wanted to try (I even calculated the Weight Watcher points in themJ).First of all, there are a million ingredients in most of them and they were VERY time consuming to prepare.I wouldn't even have minded that if they tasted good when I was finished.I made Shephard's pie, smashed potatoes, Herbed Barley Stuffed Squash, South of the Border Chicken Stew, Pasta Primavera,Pork Chops with Orange-Soy Sauce and Bulgur and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers. I think that I gave this book a good try by making all of these and now I give up!There is not one recipe I have any interest in repeating.The Stuffed Peppers went into the trash.Maybe I'm not used to the taste of bulgur butboth my husband and I thought it was disgusting tasting.The Stuffed Squash went into the trash also.It was so dry, yuck.The Shephard's pie was edible, the pork chop was good the orange sauce would be good on fish, maybe try it on salmon. The pasta primavera was just watery vegetables on top of pasta.This is what they are calling sauce.The Chicken stew was South of the border I guess because it had corn in it?No Mexican taste here and my husband said it tasted just like the primavera with chicken added.Overall this book is a waste of money.I completely understand that to feel full you need to eat plenty of vegetable and fiber but these recipes are terrible.You will do better by modifying your own recipes.I'm still a fan of Weight Watchers, most of their recipes are good, at least there has never been one I've tasted and tossed right in the garbage.
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