December 9, 2021 Your Source for Brentwood News

Column: How To Eat Lots Of Food And Still Lose Weight

By: Jason Friedman 

I have always been a fan of eating lots of food. It is much more satiating physically because of what happens in our bodies when we eat lots of food, and mentally knowing the huge bowl of food I just ate was the same amount of calories as a small bag of trail mix. In general, when we think of a low calorie diet we think less food. In this article I will explain why that is not always the case.

What Is The Point Of Eating For Volume?

The whole point of eating for volume is to maximize the amount of food you can eat, while keeping your caloric intake as low as possible. I find this method very effective because the stomach can only hold so much food at a time. Therefore, if you focus on eating foods lower in calories yet still high in volume there will be less space in your stomach for caloric dense foods. This method will help you feel much more full even though you ate the same amount of calories, as seen in this photo below. A helpful tip I like to tell my clients when their goal is to lose weight is to drink a glass of water before each meal. This is a calorie free way to fill up your stomach, making you feel somewhat full which will cause you to eat less food.

Many Other Benefits Of Eating For Volume Include:

  • Volume foods are nutrient dense meaning you will get much more vitamins and minerals which will improve exercise performance, sleep, energy levels, brain function, and overall health.
  • They provide lots of fiber, leading to better digestive health and fullness.
  • Most foods higher in volume contain lots of water which will keep you more hydrated.
  • As mentioned earlier it is also more satisfying mentally to know that you just ate a huge plate of food while consuming a very low amount of calories.

Why I Believe Many Diets Tend To Fail

The reason certain diets tend to fail is because of hunger. If you do not feel satisfied after eating your meal you are most likely going to get more food. If you do that consistently you will no longer be in a caloric deficit, meaning you will not lose any more weight.

What Foods Should I Eat When Eating For Volume?

Foods higher in fiber tend to have more bulk, while being more filling and lower in calories. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits if you want to add volume to your plate, because they contain lots of fiber and are lower in calories.

Lean sources of protein with very little fat are also great high-volume foods. As a bonus, protein is the most satiating macronutrient and has a high thermic effect, which means that eating protein will satisfy your hunger better than eating carbs or fat will, and protein takes more energy to metabolize. This increase in energy expenditure can help you better maintain an energy deficit to lose body fat. If you want to see a list of foods to eat and healthy food alternatives that are high in volume and low in calories, checkout the rest of my blog on my website www.fitnessandoats.com

Jason Friedman is a NASM certified personal fitness trainer in Brentwood

He can be reached at: (310) 492-3265, jason@fitnessandoats.com

Related Posts

The Best CBD Gift For Every Occasion

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

Thanks to the growing popularity of Hemp CBD, there’s a lot of new and unique CBD products that will make...

Breaking Barriers Through Sport

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Ex-Navy Rescue swimmer and triathlete, Jordan Hunter is changing the statistics of African Americans not knowing how to swim and...

Pali High Debuts Fall Musical Avenue Q Live on Stage

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Pali high students bring the musical Avenue Q to the stage for a limited time. Video brought to you by...

UCLA awarded $1 Million Dollars Towards Enabling Safer Bike Commutes

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

The Civic Bicycle Commuting team along with partners is one of six competitors for the Civic Innovation Challenge backed by...

Barn Owl Nesting Box Program Comes to The Westside.

October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

The barn owl nesting box program from Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife is helping these birds create a network of...

Normalize Kindness at La La Land Kind Cafe

September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021

La La La Land Kind Cafe focuses on hiring and mentoring foster youth who have aged out of the foster...

The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical...

Canstruction Fights Hunger Through Art

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

International hunger relief fundraiser Canstruction makes an appearance at the Westfield Century City mall and we have the highlights. Video...

Weekly Skate Meetup Cultivates an Inclusive Community

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

L.A Skate Hunnies was born during the pandemic as a way to connect with others through exercise, in just over...

Heroes Golf Course Supports Veterans Through Play

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Heroes Golf Course is Dedicated to Helping Veterans Recover from Illness and Successfully Assimilate Back into Society all while providing...

Students Helping Students Level Up Their Education Resources

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Level Up LA is a Westside based organization started by high school students at Pali High to help provide essential...

Reimagine Everyday Materials Into Works of Art at ReDiscover’s Fall Camps

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

ReDiscover Center is now offering Fall programs focused on education and creative expression within schools and at their 2,500 sf...

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through the Power of Work

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

The Little Market is a mission driven nonprofit organization with the fundamental belief that every person deserves a safe job,...

ReDiscover Your Creativity Through Sustainability

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

ReDiscover Center is helping develop children’s creativity through hands-on making with sustainable materials. Learn more in this video brought to...

Dog Agility Park and Picnic Area Coming to Downtown

August 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

A Big Blue Bus representative outlines how BBB is creatively changing one of their bus stop areas into a community...