Diet Tip #14: Eat Foods Low In Calorie Density

Foods that are high in water and low in fat – such as fruits, vegetables, soup, lean meat, and low-fat dairy products – are low in calorie density and provide few calories per bite. Dr Julia A Ello-Martin, lead researcher in a study comparing low calorie density diet with a reduced fat diet, says “Eating a diet that is low in calorie density allows people to eat satisfying portions of food, and this may decrease feelings of hunger and deprivation while reducing calories” said Dr. Julia A. Ello-Martin. Women who ate low calorie density foods in the study, which was published in June 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, lost more weight than women following a reduced fat diet.