Volume Eaters Thread

nowine4me Posts: 3,985 Member
edited November 2021 in Food and Nutrition
I have recently come to the conclusion that volume eating is best suited for me. Eating mainly vegetarian means I can eat copious amounts of food and stay in my calorie goal. Are there others out there who do the same? Let's exchange ideas. Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast, large shake with 2 cups spinach, almond milk, protein powder ice and water. Plus a slice of flax bread with almond butter and a sliced zucinni.

Lunch - one bag steamed frozen broccoli, 2 diced peppers, sprinkle of nuts and raisins

Snack- Apple, orange and cantaloupe

Dinner- 2 large zuchinni, one large onion, two packages portobello mushrooms cooked in vegetable broth and 1tbs butter, edited to add 3oz tempeh

Dessert - one cup almond milk with 3 tbs chia seeds (chia pudding) and 1/2 scoop protein powder

This was a LOT of food and I was happily full (not overstuffed) at every meal.

I find eating this way keeps me from snacking -- or worse binging. I finally broke through a 6 month plateau.

But it does make eating out difficult unless you have a mini-meal before or after. Anyone have any thoughts on this eating style?


  • jjpptt2
    jjpptt2 Posts: 5,651 Member
    I've never tried it with whey, but I've heard that it just doesn't whip up as light and airy (less volume). That makes sense based on the consistency of a whey shake vs a casein shake, but again, I haven't tried it.