Volume eating! A very simple concept that is often overlooked. You don’t have to be dieting to want to maximize your calories. If you simply want to sit there and enjoy your food for longer, volume is the way to go!
Granola is a great example. While delicious, a calorie-packed serving is only 1/2 cup. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a similar snack in instant oatmeal and have about 4x the food for the same calories (and dress it up however you’d like)
Vegetables can also contribute majorly to your volume. You can choose to eat an entire bowl of spinach, or you can cook that same amount of spinach and watch is wither down to the size of your palm. You’re going to feel much fuller after eating an entire bowl than if you have just a small side.
Volume eating has many obvious benefits. The biggest being if you’re watching your calories, focusing on volume allows you to feel totally full & satisfied while keeping your calories low. Basically, it helps keep you sane. But if you’re like me, you just simply enjoy eating. Going for volume allows you to just sit there and eat for longer, which I’m NEVER gonna complain about.