Eat more without eating more – sounds like an oxymoron, don’t it?
What we’re talking about here is food ‘Real Estate’. But instead of how much money per square foot; how many calories per gram.
Imagine your stomach filled to capacity.
Well the calorie total required could be EXTORTIONATE or a BARGAIN; depending on the food you use.
For example, 200grams of Baby Spinach Leaves, yields only 46 calories.
The same amount of Flavoured Crisps (Chips to my followers across the pond)?
460… . 10 TIMES AS MANY! . Starting to make sense?
LIQUID CALORIES. . Can be delicious. Do not fill you up. Pass through you like a Porsche.
Don’t ‘spend’ your calories on them – eat more food!
Easy to overeat. Doesn’t take up much Food Real Estate. Costs you 9 Calories per Gram compared to the 4 Protein and Carbs do.
That said – essential for health. . Cap it at 0.8g per KG of Bodyweight to strike the balance – leaving you plenty of calories to spend on Higher Volume Foods.
FRUIT N VEG
The King & Queen of High Volume/Low Calorie Food.
High in micronutrients (so, supportive of health) . High in fibre (which increases the filling-up effect) . If you want precision, spend 10-15% of your calories on Fruit & Veg. You’ll eat a HUGE amount of food for very low cost.
No-brainer. Yes, you compromise a little on taste. But eating more food makes it more than worth it.
HIGH CALORIE FOODS . Don’t need to say much about this, do I? ?
But I’ll reinforce it’s a good idea to eat a controlled amount of high calorie food you LOVE.
Cap it at 10-20% of your Total Calories.
Enough to ‘scatch the itch’ (before it become unbearable)
Not enough to compromise the primary goal: maximally filling your tummy on dieting-calories!
TAG SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS TO GET MORE BANG FOR THEIR FOOD REAL ESTATE BUCK.