The Portion Teller Plan

The Portion Teller Plan

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0767920791
  • 9780767920797
  • 597,486

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“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.
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About Lisa R. Young

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.
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114 ratings
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4 28% (32)
3 30% (34)
2 11% (13)
1 4% (5)
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