Foods high in water and fibre, like fruits and vegetables, are the so-called high volume foods. They add bulk to your meals and help fill your stomach.
There are basically two simple volumetric strategies, eat a salad or bowl of broth-based soup before the meal to reduce intake at the meal; or reduce calorie density by increasing water, air, or fibre and take out a little fat - but not so much that the dish loses it taste.
How does it work? Foods containing water, air or fibre have fewer calories than other foods and also cause the stomach to stretch and empty slowly. In addition, the simple act of seeing a large amount of food - like a big salad - can help you feel more satisfied.
The best part is that choosing foods low in caloric density helps you shed kilos without feeling like you're on a restrictive diet.
Anyone who has ever been on a diet is familar with the gnawing feeling of hunger that occurs when you cut away calories. And after a few days of feeling deprived, most dieters throw in the towel. But what if you could cut calories, yet still eat plenty of food, and not be plagued with constant hunger? Experts say that if you choose foods that help curb hunger, as well as become more mindful of your eating behavious, you can actually eat more and still lose weight.
But don't forget to exercise, jump on that Treadmill or Vibration machine... life is all about balance!!!