Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories

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From Dr. Barbara Rolls, one of America's leading authorities on weight management, comes a much-anticipated lifestyle guide and cookbook that empowers and encourages her readers to quit "dieting" for good, to feel full on fewer calories, and to 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 approach to eating based on Dr. Rolls's ...

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Overview

From Dr. Barbara Rolls, one of America's leading authorities on weight management, comes a much-anticipated lifestyle guide and cookbook that empowers and encourages her readers to quit "dieting" for good, to feel full on fewer calories, and to 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 approach to eating based on Dr. Rolls's hugely popular Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan and her respected research on satiety 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 125 recipes put her revolutionary research into real and tangible instructions for every meal. The full-color photographs make these delicious recipes irresistible.

With this important new guide to healthy eating and living, everyone can enjoy tasty and satisfying meals that will help them maintain their weight or lose those extra pounds while learning the pleasures of cooking the Volumetrics way.

Volumetrics, Dr. Rolls's rigorously tested and proven system for weight management, incorporates sound research findings from around the world into a nutritious plan and shows you how to personalize it to suit your preferences and goals. It's all about choices, and The Volumetrics Eating Plan helps you choose the right foods for every meal and every lifestyle, without giving up flavor or diversity in your diet. No more "forbidden foods" or monotonous meals — The Volumetrics Eating Plan will revolutionize the way you think about managing your weight and will guide you to a lifetime of healthy food choices.

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People starting a diet plan shouldn't have to feel as if they've just joined a strict religious order. Barbara Rolls, who holds the Guthrie Chair of Nutrition at Penn State, has devised a simple, sensible weight loss strategy that won't turn you off by the second month. This plan, first unveiled in her bestselling Volumetrics, involves choosing foods that nourish you while filling you up. In The Volumetrics Eating Plan, Dr. Rolls applies her philosophy in a useful menu planner enhanced by 125 Volumetrics recipes. The book's useful charts and sidebars will assist readers who are eager to lose weight, but still quit "dieting" forever. A plan that receives enthusiastic feedback from recidivist dieters.
New York Post
“The [consumer products rating guide] gave its highest honors to the ‘Volumetrics Eating Plan’ diet.”
Newsweek
“Volumetrics could be the most popular and effective diet you have never heard of.”
USA Today
“Backed by the best research.”
- Winner - Shape Magazine
"With its emphasis on . . . ‘high-volume, low-calorie foods, the Volumetrics Diet promises you’ll lose weight without starving. . . . Experts love its emphasis on whole foods and veggies and dieters love it for the wide range of fiber-packed recipes that keep you full for hours."
Shape Magazine -- Winner
“With its emphasis on . . . ‘high-volume, low-calorie foods, the Volumetrics Diet promises you’ll lose weight without starving. . . . Experts love its emphasis on whole foods and veggies and dieters love it for the wide range of fiber-packed recipes that keep you full for hours.”
Shape Magazine — Winner
“With its emphasis on . . . ‘high-volume, low-calorie foods, the Volumetrics Diet promises you’ll lose weight without starving. . . . Experts love its emphasis on whole foods and veggies and dieters love it for the wide range of fiber-packed recipes that keep you full for hours.”
USA Today
“Backed by the best research.”
Newsweek
“Volumetrics could be the most popular and effective diet you have never heard of.”
New York Post
“The [consumer products rating guide] gave its highest honors to the ‘Volumetrics Eating Plan’ diet.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060737306
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 223,479
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., is professor of nutritional sciences and the Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, where she heads the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior. A veteran nutrition researcher and past president of both the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior and the Obesity Society, Dr. Rolls has been honored throughout her career with numerous awards, including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and honorary membership in the American Dietetic Association. In 2010 she received the Obesity Society's highest honor, the George A. Bray Founders Award, and was elected to the American Society for Nutrition's Fellows Class of 2011. She is the author of more than 250 research articles and six books, including The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan and The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Mindy Hermann, R.D., is a writer who specializes in collaborative projects on cooking, food, and nutrition with researchers, health professionals, and chefs. The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet is her tenth book. She lives in Mount Kisco, New York.

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First Chapter

The Volumetrics Eating Plan
Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories

Chapter One

Welcome to Volumetrics

Fed up with fad diets that ask you to give up your favorite foods? Tired of feeling ravenous when cutting back on calories? Searching for a sensible, healthy way to manage your weight? Welcome to Volumetrics! With this weight management plan, you'll learn how to fit your favorite foods into your day while eating nutritiously. Perhaps the best news of all is that you'll discover why eating more, not less, of certain foods can be the answer to losing weight and keeping it off.

I am not going to promise that managing your weight will be easy, but I will show you how to make it healthy and sustainable. If you have found that your weight has been creeping up over the years, you are certainly not alone. More than half of all adults in America are overweight or obese. We are surrounded by a huge variety of tempting high-calorie foods, and we are less and less active. For most of us, it is difficult to avoid putting on weight in this obesigenic environment. To resist the almost inevitable weight gain over time, you need sound strategies. I will show you what recent research reveals about how to choose foods that will help you to maintain or reach your optimal weight.

First, let me share with you some information about why I am qualified to direct you to the best food choices. I have spent my career studying eating behavior and weight management. As a professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State University, I train students and conduct research funded by the National Institutes of Health. My lab includes a large research kitchen and dining area. For our studies, people come to the dining area to eat. We test how different properties of foods such as calorie density, fat content, or portion size affect how much people eat, how hungry they feel, and what affects the enjoyment of the foods being eaten. Our studies have lead to a better understanding of which foods can help curb hunger without adding extra calories. It is exciting to be doing work that has an impact on the biggest health challenge we have ever faced as a nation -- the obesity epidemic. This book gives me the opportunity to take what we have learned in the laboratory and translate it into a sensible, easy-to-follow eating plan that you can use. I look forward to telling you about the basics of healthy weight management.

Volumetrics is an eating plan based on the latest research on how to control hunger while managing calories to lose weight or to hold steady at your current weight. The plan also helps ensure that you are eating a balanced and nutritious diet. Often, when people decide to make the commitment to lose weight, they forget that the foods they eat affect a lot more than their weight. When you are eating fewer calories than you normally do, it is more important than ever to eat a good balance of nutrients. Because you are eating less, you are already at higher risk of not getting an adequate amount of key nutrients. Dieting is the worst possible time to cut out entire food groups. Although Volumetrics can be used to help achieve your goal weight, it is not just for those who want to manage their weight. Since it is a practical guide to nutritious and satisfying foods, it will help to establish habits associated with eating well for optimal health.

Weight-loss clinics across the country are using Volumetrics. Both physicians and dietitians love it because it is a healthy, sensible weight management program.They tell me that their patients are asking for simple and practical advice, as well as recipes to help them achieve and sustain their weight loss. This book will give you just that. It is intended as a companion to The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan. You can read more about the science behind Volumetrics in that book.

This book is filled with simple tips on how you can enjoy delicious food while managing your weight. After being introduced to the basics of Volumetrics in this chapter, you will develop your personalized weight management plan in Chapter 2. A big challenge for me has been to show you how to fit Volumetrics into your busy life. I know when I come home from a day at work, I don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. In Chapters 3 to 14, you will find recipes for tasty, easy-to-prepare dishes. In addition to the recipes, I give you a variety of tools to help you follow the Volumetrics Eating Plan:

  • Techniques for modifying your favorite recipes and incorporating more volumetric foods into your diet.
  • A menu plan to give you structure as you learn about what and how much you should be eating. If you find it helpful, you can continue to use this plan -- personalize it to suit your preferences.
  • A variety of quick meal ideas in the menu plan.
  • Modular lists of foods that are equivalent in calories to help you add variety to your menus.
  • Self-monitoring charts to keep you on track.

For those of you who like structure, I have included a menu plan in Chapter 15 to guide you through your first month of Volumetrics eating. In the long run, I want to teach you the principles of healthy eating for weight management, so you can apply them no matter the situation. I will show you how to find an eating pattern that is so enjoyable that you will want to sustain it. I can assure you that, if you eat the Volumetrics way, you will be eating a diet that fits with the recommendations of the major health organizations in America and that will help you to lose weight or keep extra pounds from sneaking up on you.

The Volumetrics Eating Plan
Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories
. Copyright © by Barbara Rolls. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted July 31, 2009

    Great Resource!

    I recommend this book to many of my patients who are interested in weight management but do not want to feel deprived. The recipes are fantastic and easy to make.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Not just another 'diet' book

    When it comes to taking off weight, for me, it's a pain to weigh and measure and count this and that.
    With this plan, it takes the guess work out of that.
    It's simple, eat more food with volume!
    Easily explained and easy to incorporate into a diet of any kind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

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    Want to get more out of what you eat?

    If you are reducing what you eat and still don't feel full, this is the book for you. The concept of increasing volume without adding big amounts of calories is quite appealing. The book is helpful in explaining how the plan works and there are lots of yummy recipes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 14, 2007

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    This CD is fantastic. I have the hardcover book but it is falling apart 'poor binding' and I can use the CD for all of the recipes so it works well. I have listened to the 2 audio CDs while driving.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2005

    Volumetrics the Easy Eating Plan

    You really can feel full and be satisfied while eating fewer calories! 'Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories' by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D. shows you how to lose or maintain your weight without giving up your favorite foods. The trick is to eat more water and nutrient rich foods such as fruits and vegetables and less calorie rich foods such as fried meat, full fat cheese and ice cream. Changing he proportions of your favorite recipes' ingrediants by adding more vegetables and less fatty or calorie-dense items is a simple way to keep your calories under control and still enjoy your meals. If you follow Dr. Rools' advice, you can eat a lot more food for a given amount of calories. You don't have to give up any food groups; in fact a well balanced diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle. The book is beautifully illustrated with 125 delicious recipes, menu plans, and modular food lists. Dr. Rolls describes in clear, easy to understand language how her extensive research into nutrition, satiety and weight management resulted in the Volumetrics plan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    This book will change your life

    This is the best weight control book I have ever read. It really changes your thinking about food and makes loosing weight and keeping it off easy. It is based on all of Barbara Rolls' years of extensive research into appetite. It is filled with delicious recipies and has lovely color pages and photographs. It is definately worth reading.

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