The Hungry Mind

By Joyce Hendley, M.S.

EatingWell interviews Barbara J. Rolls, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan (HarperCollins, 2005)

"To be honest I read the first page of this article and got bored. But with the page I read, I felt as if I learned a little bit more about food and drinking water. "

Of course, some people use low-calorie foods as an excuse, like ordering a diet soda to go with their huge burgers and fries in a fast-food restaurant. That’s clearly not going to work. You still need to be mindful of what you’re eating.
Q: Can a person tell the difference between satisfied and stuffed?

I’m not sure that many of us are paying enough attention to know that. I suspect people rarely let themselves feel hungry these days…they’re nibbling, they’re eating on the go. They need to really think as they’re eating.
Q: If we Americans could only make one change in our eating habits, what would do us
the most good?

Eat more produce—for so many reasons. The “5-A-Day” program is recommending 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day, which is actually 10 servings. Another way of looking at it is to fill half your plate with produce over your day—with some low-fat dairy products on the side. That’s easy to remember.

Next: Rolls's Daily Menu »

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