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The Portion Teller Plan: The No-Diet Reality Guide to Eating, Cheating, and Losing Weight Permanently

by Lisa R. Young

PUBLISHED: 26th December 2006
ISBN: 9780767920797
ANNOTATION:
"The Portion Teller Plan "is" "a sensible eating guide and the end of diet deprivation. No forbidden foods, no calorie counting. Welcome to diet liberation. Would you ever consider going to the kitchen in the morning and grabbing five slices of bread for breakfast? No? Just one bagel is more like it, right? Well, your morning bagel is equivalent to eating five slices of bread. Your steak at dinner is equal to the protein in eighteen eggs. And that huge bowl of pasta you had at lunch is anybody' s guess. Nobody likes to cut back but the cold hard facts are in: Portion sizes have steadily increased over the past thirty years and our collective waistlines are ballooning right along with them. You may need to eat a little less if you want to lose weight, but with "The Portion Teller Plan "you can eat all of your favorite foods. Nutrition and portion size expert Dr. Lisa Young presents an individualized guide to eating according to your "portion personality" and food preferences. You' ll learn a simple system of visuals- a deck of cards, a baseball, your own hand- to help gauge portion size. You' ll be able to eat out, eat in, cheat, and eat on the road without ever being a portion victim again.
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PUBLISHED: 26th December 2006
ISBN: 9780767920797
ANNOTATION:
"The Portion Teller Plan "is" "a sensible eating guide and the end of diet deprivation. No forbidden foods, no calorie counting. Welcome to diet liberation. Would you ever consider going to the kitchen in the morning and grabbing five slices of bread for breakfast? No? Just one bagel is more like it, right? Well, your morning bagel is equivalent to eating five slices of bread. Your steak at dinner is equal to the protein in eighteen eggs. And that huge bowl of pasta you had at lunch is anybody' s guess. Nobody likes to cut back but the cold hard facts are in: Portion sizes have steadily increased over the past thirty years and our collective waistlines are ballooning right along with them. You may need to eat a little less if you want to lose weight, but with "The Portion Teller Plan "you can eat all of your favorite foods. Nutrition and portion size expert Dr. Lisa Young presents an individualized guide to eating according to your "portion personality" and food preferences. You' ll learn a simple system of visuals- a deck of cards, a baseball, your own hand- to help gauge portion size. You' ll be able to eat out, eat in, cheat, and eat on the road without ever being a portion victim again.

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"The Portion Teller Plan "is" "a sensible eating guide and the end of diet deprivation. No forbidden foods, no calorie counting. Welcome to diet liberation. Would you ever consider going to the kitchen in the morning and grabbing five slices of bread for breakfast? No? Just one bagel is more like it, right? Well, your morning bagel is equivalent to eating five slices of bread. Your steak at dinner is equal to the protein in eighteen eggs. And that huge bowl of pasta you had at lunch is anybody' s guess. Nobody likes to cut back but the cold hard facts are in: Portion sizes have steadily increased over the past thirty years and our collective waistlines are ballooning right along with them. You may need to eat a little less if you want to lose weight, but with "The Portion Teller Plan "you can eat all of your favorite foods. Nutrition and portion size expert Dr. Lisa Young presents an individualized guide to eating according to your "portion personality" and food preferences. You' ll learn a simple system of visuals- a deck of cards, a baseball, your own hand- to help gauge portion size. You' ll be able to eat out, eat in, cheat, and eat on the road without ever being a portion victim again.

Publisher Description

"The Portion Teller Plan "is""a sensible eating guide and the end of diet deprivation. No forbidden foods, no calorie counting. Welcome to diet liberation. Would you ever consider going to the kitchen in the morning and grabbing five slices of bread for breakfast? No? Just one bagel is more like it, right? Well, your morning bagel is equivalent to eating five slices of bread. Your steak at dinner is equal to the protein in eighteen eggs. And that huge bowl of pasta you had at lunch is anybody's guess. Nobody likes to cut back but the cold hard facts are in: Portion sizes have steadily increased over the past thirty years and our collective waistlines are ballooning right along with them. You may need to eat a little less if you want to lose weight, but with "The Portion Teller Plan "you can eat all of your favorite foods. Nutrition and portion size expert Dr. Lisa Young presents an individualized guide to eating according to your "portion personality" and food preferences. You'll learn a simple system of visuals-a deck of cards, a baseball, your own hand-to help gauge portion size. You'll be able to eat out, eat in, cheat, and eat on the road without ever being a portion victim again.

Author Biography

Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.N., is a nutrition consultant and faculty member at New York University. Dr. Young has been counseling overweight adults and children for more than 15 years, has published numerous articles on portion sizes, and frequently lectures on nutrition. Widely considered an expert on portion sizes, Young is regularly featured in national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Self, Fitness, and Glamour. She has also been featured on national television including ABC News, CBS News, and CNN, and was in the film Super Size Me.

Review

"The Portion Teller gives you a fresh approach to managing weight--one that makes perfect sense. Lisa Young's The Portion Teller is an invaluable resource. --Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH Paulette Goddard Professor, New York University "Following Dr. Young's suggestions is a sensible way to keep from becoming an obesity statistic." --New York Times

"A respected nutritionist, Young... has the chops to present her case and does it with such aplomb that the solutions she proffers seem easy." --O, The Oprah Magazine

Selected by O, The Oprah Magazine, as one of the best health books of 2005.

One of The Wall Street Journal's six favorite health books of 2005.

Long Description

"The Portion Teller Plan "is" "a sensible eating guide and the end of diet deprivation. No forbidden foods, no calorie counting. Welcome to diet liberation. Would you ever consider going to the kitchen in the morning and grabbing five slices of bread for breakfast? No? Just one bagel is more like it, right? Well, your morning bagel is equivalent to eating five slices of bread. Your steak at dinner is equal to the protein in eighteen eggs. And that huge bowl of pasta you had at lunch is anybody' s guess. Nobody likes to cut back but the cold hard facts are in: Portion sizes have steadily increased over the past thirty years and our collective waistlines are ballooning right along with them. You may need to eat a little less if you want to lose weight, but with "The Portion Teller Plan "you can eat all of your favorite foods. Nutrition and portion size expert Dr. Lisa Young presents an individualized guide to eating according to your "portion personality" and food preferences. You' ll learn a simple system of visuals- a deck of cards, a baseball, your own hand- to help gauge portion size. You' ll be able to eat out, eat in, cheat, and eat on the road without ever being a portion victim again.

Review Quote

"The Portion Tellergives you a fresh approach to managing weight-one that makes perfect sense. Lisa Young'sThe Portion Telleris an invaluable resource. -Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH Paulette Goddard Professor, New York University "Following Dr. Young's suggestions is a sensible way to keep from becoming an obesity statistic." -New York Times "A respected nutritionist, Young... has the chops to present her case and does it with such aplomb that the solutions she proffers seem easy." -O, The Oprah Magazine Selected byO, The Oprah Magazine, as one of the best health books of 2005. One ofThe Wall Street Journal's six favorite health books of 2005.

Excerpt from Book

Introduction I''ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I''ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. -Erma Bombeck When I started counseling people on how to lose weight in the late 1980s, I heard many diet war stories. The same complaints came up over and over again: The food is boring. I feel hungry. I feel deprived. There are too many rules. The most common lament was: How can I possibly follow all these rules for the rest of my life? I saw firsthand that no matter how suc'cessful a strict diet is in the short term, it rarely works in the long run. At the same time as I was learning these stories of dieting failures from my clients, I started noticing something going on around me-the size of food was grow'ing. I noted the extra mound of pasta at dinner, the increase in the diameter of a pizza, the ballooning of bagels, the upward creep of all fast-food and restaurant portions. This change was pretty gradual, so most people didn''t pay attention. It wasn''t until recently, when the word "supersize" became part of the vernacular, almost a clich

Product Details

Author
Lisa R. Young
Short Title
PORTION TELLER PLAN
Pages
317
Publisher
Morgan Road
Language
English
ISBN-10
0767920791
ISBN-13
9780767920797
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-12-31
Subtitle
The No-Diet Reality Guide to Eating, Cheating, and Losing Weight Permanently
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade