How does the Volumetrics diet work?

How does the Volumetrics diet work?

The Volumetrics diet plan is one of the best diet plans you can choose from without avoiding your favorite food. Even though the Volumetrics diet has its pros and cons, you can still choose this diet plan over other diet plans by making certain adjustments with the help of your healthcare provider according to your health goal.

How does it work? 

This diet plan puts more emphasis on eating rather than deprivation so that you feel 100% full after eating. The basic idea of this diet is to eat foods that contain more water such as fruits and vegetables which are healthier and contain fewer calories than other options and satisfy your fullness. 

And you have to limit or quit foods that are sugary and contain lots of calories such as potato chips, fast foods, and cookies. When you leave those foods your desire to eat them also turns off. 

This way this diet plan makes you lose weight while eating more healthy food which makes you feel full.  


  • Promotes long-term healthy eating: Volumetrics diet is built to keep you healthy for the long term. It is a diet that not only makes you lose weight but also keeps you healthy. 
  • Weight loss is long-term: Other diet plans can make you lose weight and then later make you gain weight. On the other hand, a volumetric diet can make permanent lifestyle changes that not only make you lose weight, but you also never get back to it again. Your weight loss can be slow but mostly permanent.  
  • You don’t need to avoid any food: You can eat anything, but the condition is, only in a certain amount. So, no food should be avoided, only limiting their intake can work.  
  • Easily accessible for everyone: If you are vegan or kosher or have certain diseases such as celiac disease. You can eat what you want by limiting the intake of certain foods while increasing the intake of other healthy foods that contain large amounts of water content.  
  • It’s safe: Unlike other diet plans, the Volumetrics diet is not a fad diet plan and is safer than other diet plans. Because you don’t need to maintain a high-calorie deficit, eliminate an entire category of food from your diet, or cook separate meals for yourself. You don’t need to do any of that, which makes this diet healthy and safe for use.  
  • Lots of resources available: Besides the main books of this diet’s creator, a lot of research is available for this diet, and many websites to look for its recipes.  


  • Limits the consumption of other healthy fats: This is one of the major drawbacks of a volumetric diet. You can’t differentiate between healthy and unhealthy fats as you can do with other diets. As a result, nuts and seeds come in the same category of diet as candy and fast food.  
  • Too much calorie-focused: This whole diet plan is based on calorie counting which is not always foolproof because certain foods may have the same number of calories but not the nutritional values, like 1 ounce (about 28.35 g) of nuts and chips contain the same calories but not similar nutritional value. That’s why not all calories are equal. But this diet only focuses on that. While it’s true that to lose weight you need to restrict your calories, you still need to maintain your nutrition to keep you healthy.  
  • Big-time commitment: When you adopt this diet plan, you need to make a big commitment to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables over processed foods to make this diet work. But what makes this hard is that you have to follow this diet by eating foods by cooking them without oils. And any processed foods you can only eat to a certain amount. 
  • It’s boring: After eating the same food in enormous quantities for a while it all becomes dull, even the soups. So, what you can do is add some new recipes to your diet plan.  
  • Eating outside is difficult: If you are going to a party or have dinner with family in a restaurant then it becomes hard because not all restaurants provide the nutrition information on request, So, without the information it becomes difficult to choose whether to eat outside or not.  

Need any help with your diet? Want to learn more about macronutrients, micronutrients, and vitamins, and their role in nutrition? Consult a professional dietician at Doral Health & Wellness; call us on +1-347-384-5690 to get a consultation, or walk in for an appointment at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212. Doral Health & Wellness is easily accessible by bus, taxi, or subway. 


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