Word of the Week: Volumetrics


Volumetric: Adjective. Of relating to measurement by volume. The Volumetrics Diet created by Dr. Barbara Rolls is based on feeling full using nutrient-rich foods for less calories. This diet focuses on the “calorie density” of foods, or the number of calories as it relates to the portion size of the food. Foods with high calorie density have a lot of calories for not a lot of food or volume.

Used in a sentence:

The Volumetrics lifestyle can be a successful weight loss tool for some because of the focus on consuming low-calorie density foods, or foods that provide fewer calories and more nutrients with more volume.

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