This is one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to losing weight.
People often believe that they should feel deprived and ravenously hungry in order to lose weight. The thing is, it is quite possible to eat large meals that contain LESS calories than some small ones.
This is done by focusing on eating a lot of high volume, low calorie foods.
No more depriving yourself , if you eat high volume, low calorie density food
There are a large variety of foods that have a low calorie density, that is they contain a relatively low number of calories compared to the weight of the foods.
Foods that have less calories than their weight are considered to have a low calorie density. Foods that have less calories than grams are considered to have a low calorie density.
For example, reduced fat cottage cheese contains 90 calories per 100g so is considered to have a low calorie density.
Foods with a low calorie density can be eaten relatively freely. If you are trying to lose weight, then portion control should be used for foods that contain more calories than grams.
Bye bye hunger
Focusing on eating mostly foods with a low calorie density means you’ll eat a lot of food without going overboard when it comes to calories.
This approach to eating is called volume eating and not only can it help you to lose weight but you will eat a nutrient rich diet that leaves you satisfied!
When it comes to sustainable weight loss, the most important thing is that you can stick with a way of eating long term.
Volume eating tends to be a sustainable approach for many people because:
- completely cutting out any foods or food groups is not required.
- there is no need to count calories or macros (which gets very tiring, annoying and can be deflating)
- you can tailor the approach to suit your own lifestyle and dietary preferences