The notion of calorie density – the amount of calories in a specific weight of food – may sound complicated. But it’s really a “big picture” approach that takes the worry out of watching your weight.
Simply put: If you load up your plate with plant foods, which contain lots of water and fiber and not much fat, you’ll feel full on fewer calories.
And that’s important, because calorie-dense meals promote overweight and obesity, and excess body fat is a primary cause of many cancers.
You can start putting calorie density to work for you at your very next meal with AICR’s New American Plate approach to eating for a healthy weight and healthy life.
Q and A with Researcher Barbara Rolls