Calorie Density: More Food, Fewer Calories

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.

The New American Plate

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.

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What Is Calorie Density?

Q and A with Researcher Barbara Rolls