The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan: Feel Full on Fewer Calories

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Harper Collins, Dec 5, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages

Dieters everywhere have the same complaint: they're hungry all the time. Now this revolutionary book, based on sound scientific principles, can help you lose weight safely, effectively, and permanently without those gnawing pangs of hunger.

The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan introduces the concept of "energy density" -- concentration of calories in each portion of food. Here you'll learn how to avoid high energy -- dense foods, and how such different nutritional factors as fat, fiber, protein, and water affect energy density and satiety. You'll discover which foods, eaten under which circumstances, allow you to consume fewer calories and still be satisfied. And you'll get to know the hidden calorie traps, seemingly innocuous foods that can sneak unwanted calories into your body. Finally, the authors offer 60 sensible, tasty and easy recipes, plus an integrated program of exercise and behavior management that can be sustained over a lifetime.

 

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Contents

Part
5
Part
16
Fat
41
Carbohydrates
56
Protein
76
Water and Other Beverages
91
Volumetrics and the Food Guide Pyramid
110
Beverages and Mixed Foods
133
Menus
154
Modular Food Lists
173
Recipes
190
Modifying Favorite Recipes
253
Are You Hungry?
269
Sizing Up Portions
291
References
304
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Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., is professor of nutritional sciences and the Helen A. Guthrie Chair in nutrition 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 of 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.

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