The largest complaint I hear coming from “dieters” is the issue of being “hungry” and a lack of satiety from the meals they eat.
Well, the truth is, you can easily eat A LOT of food and leave the table full (every time) while still sticking to a reduced calorie regiment IF you learn to harness the power of something called caloric density.
The term caloric density simply refers to the amount of calories in a given amount or volume of food.
A food that packs a large amount of calories in a very small volume of food is considered to have a very high caloric density. Foods with a low caloric density yield a much smaller calorie total from the same amount of food, allowing you to eat “more” without actually consuming more calories.
Ice cream is a classic example of a food with a high caloric density. Anyone can eat 1,000 calories of ice cream. On the other hand, even the largest appetites would have a hard time consuming 1,000 calories worth of spinach.
Obviously, if the goal is to leave the table full without consuming a massive amounts of calories, the key is to consume low-calorie, high volume foods.
Fruits and vegetables have very low caloric densities, particularly green and leafy vegetables.
Other foods with low caloric densities include lean proteins, beans, and by nature, most foods high in fiber.
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OWNER/INSTRUCTOR OF SUPREME ASSAILANT
(Functional Training Specialist, Body-weight Training Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Muay Thai Instructor)