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The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off Paperback – January 8, 2013
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“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, Best Low-Calorie Diet)
Most Effective Diet of 2012 (The Daily Beast)
2012 Best Weight Loss Diet, Best Diet for Healthy Eating, and Easiest Diet to Follow (US News & World Report)
“Backed by the best research.” (USA Today)
“Volumetrics could be the most popular and effective diet you have never heard of.” (Newsweek)
“The [consumer products rating guide] gave its highest honors to the ‘Volumetrics Eating Plan’ diet.” (New York Post)
“A refreshing entry into the crowded weight-loss market. It’s honest and honestly motivating.” (Washington Post)
“We love it—no gimmicky false promises. Rather, it’s a diet book that treats its readers respectfully.” (Tufts University)
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“With all the crazy diet books flood[ing] the market…it is nice to read and recommend this highly readable, sensible, research–based approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The book is very attractive, with beautiful color photographs; is easy to read; and has a wealth of practical information.” (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
From the Back Cover
Lose weight and keep it off while managing your hunger: That's the simple and effective promise of Volumetrics, the #1 New York Times bestselling diet and lifestyle plan that for more than a decade has shown readers how to feel full on fewer calories. In The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, Dr. Barbara Rolls expands on her time-tested message with new findings, recipes, and user-friendly tools. Dr. Rolls's twelve-week program supports readers step-by-step as they develop new habits to help them lose weight and keep it off—and her 105 delicious recipes, divided into thirty-five food categories, provide a foundation for personalizing and preparing everything from breakfast favorites to main courses to desserts.
The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet also features:
- Budget- and time-saving tips for losing weight
- Myth busters shattering common beliefs about diets and dieting
- Food shopping strategies and options for saving time or saving money
- Game plans for eating out, including menu buzz words, key questions, calorie labeling, and more
- New tips for feeding the family and camouflaging veggies in favorite dishes
- Concise charts with nutritional information for personalizing meals
- Before-and-after photos comparing standard and Volumetrics recipes, with tips on how they were adapted to provide more food for the calories
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
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- She suggests to eat rice cakes for fullness, in my experience, I can eat 20 and be hungry while 2 slices of bread, even white one, for 50 grams, which is a perfect amount for lunch or dinner in a balanced weight loss plan, are enough to fill me;
- She writes obvious things like at page 59 where she let us know that if we eat-add fruit and veggies to a normal meal, we'll eat less and be more satisfied. I thought: "Really? It's obvious that bulkier foods will make me full sooner, because of their water and fiber content";
- She suggests using canola oil which is considered by a lot of scientists and nutritionists "garbage";
- A vinaigrette made with 3 parts of whichever vinegar you choose, especially wine ones, and 1 part of oil has a too strong acidic smell and flavour for most people;
- What is lower fat tuna? I live near the sea, and never seen one :-)
- Having been a vegan for years, I know that adding fruit purèes to muffins and baked goods changes their texture, they become way too moist;
- Not a word about Bisphenol A in canned food;
- Why should I drink beverages fortified with the "key nutrients found in milk" (her words), when I can drink the real thing in the least manipulated-more natural form? Cows make full fat milk, not fat free, watery so called milk;
- I found an insult her reference to the beneficial plant compounds found in soy when it's plenty of researches showing that it contains a lot of antinutrients dangerous for our thyroid, breasts, brain, etc. ;
- Not a word about fructose-glucose syrup added to a lot of cereals (also the ones she suggests) and its effect on health;
- She should suggest to avoid-eliminate trans fats and not just keeping them as low as possible;
- It's not true that every low fat diet have enough fat to make the body absorb vitamins A, D, E, K;
- I think that one of the main reasons of today epidemic obesity, along with the lack of exercize, is the fat scare, just read the ingredients of a fat free cream cheese or yogurt, they're full of chemicals, additives, preservatives to cover the lack of flavour, and people eat more because they're fat free!
- For me, the cherry on the cake was when she suggests to use aspartame, acelsufame K and other artificial sweeteners as a SAFE substitute of sugar (I understand that she may be to busy to read Ramazzini Institute's researches, for example) and her allowance for diet sodas. Oh, and she puts on the same bag sugar, honey, aspartame, acelsufame, stevia, etc.
- In a 1 year long study made by a friend of mine at her University with a group of 50 people, they have discovered, that using a scale for hungriness similar to the one in her book, when they drank full fat milk they were less hungry than when drink low fat, and they became hungry the soonest when drinking fat free. The same happened with yogurt, with the difference that they became, in general, hungry later than with milk;
- It's not true, in my experience that I eat the same amount of food everyday, it depends on what I eat, even eating the same large amount of fruit and veggiers, my hunger varies if I eat, for example, 100 grams of meat, 50 grams of mozzarella, or 65 of cottage cheese, the least satifying food on the planet earth, which she suggests like in her snack of 3 celery stalks with 3 Tbs, I'm not kidding here, of 1% cottage cheese;
- I respect her but the only valuable suggestions of her diet is to add more fruit and veggies and to exercize more, but I think that 27,50$ for this common sense are too much.
First, I respect that the author has a Ph.D. Also, it's well written, well edited. The author writes in first person, "This week I want you to focus on X, "which is a bit odd but you get used to it. It's really not a "diet", more like a sensible approach to eating. The concept is thus: Water has zero calories. Oil has lots of calories. Everything else falls in between somewhere. On packaged food, the calories and weight are listed. Divide the calories by the weight (grams) and you get a number between 0 and 8 or so. That's called Calorie Density (CD). Try and eat more foods with a lower number. Do this consistently and drop 1-2 pounds a week. Brilliant!
Armed with a small scale, calculator, reading glasses, and a magic marker, I took it to the next level and emptied the pantry. I did the math and arranged things such that the low CD foods were on the top shelf, and the high CD items were on the bottom. And I started eating more of the preferable items. As time progressed, the lower shelves became barer and barer and upper two are overstocked. After 12 weeks, its still working.
I've only sampled a few of the included recipes but will try more as time goes on. Also, there are some things I'm not willing to do. I gave up tasty milk and now purchase 1%, but "fat free milk" is not in my future. Low fat cheese doesn't cut it either, so I just eat smaller portions of the good stuff. And anything with NutraSweet makes me gag. But that's spelled out in the text-- you can make choices and also, its acceptable to eat a brownie every once in a while without feeling guilty. I highly recommend this book to those who are serious about losing some weight and becoming healthier.