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Resources for Following the Volumetrics Diet Plan
If you’re starting the Volumetrics diet, you’ll want to first check out Rolls’ three titles on the diet:
- Volumetrics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories
- The Volumetrics Eating Plan
- The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet
Beyond these titles, you can also check out some of the following online resources for more info about the plan:
- Pinterest boards, like Lisa Rothschild’s Volumetrics Recipes, containing easily searchable snack ideas and links to recipes that fit the Volumetrics plan
- The Facebook page for The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, where you can stay updated on news, tips, and tricks about the diet
- Sites like DietTools’ Volumetric Diet Recipes, where you can browse recipes tagged with this diet.
The Possible Short- and Long-Term Effects of the Volumetrics Diet
In the short term, you won’t feel deprived with the Volumetrics plan, says Giancoli. At the same time, you’re not likely to see rapid weight loss. “Volumetrics does not promise a quick fix,” says Blatner.
But in the long term, people who follow the Volumetrics plan are more likely to build lasting healthy habits. “They will develop a healthier lifestyle and maintain weight loss,” says Giancoli. “You’ll be getting a more plant-based diet and eating whole grains. You’ll be healthier.”
The Takeaway: Should You Try the Volumetrics Approach to Lose Weight?
The Volumetrics diet is really more of a lifestyle shift than a quick-fix diet. If you follow this plan, you may find yourself reaching for more fiber and more nutrients — never a bad thing.
But if you’re looking for quick and convenient, or are daunted by the lack of rules, this diet may not be for you. Just make sure to check with your doctor before starting any diet, especially if you have any pre-existing health condition.
Additional reporting by Stephanie Bucklin