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.
"A fresh approach to managing weight - one that makes perfect sense." -Marian Nestle Ph.D., 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
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, 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, you 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.
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
Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.N., is a nationally recognized nutritionist and a faculty member at New York University. Dr. Young has been counseling overweight adults and children for more than fifteen 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 and on television, and was in the film super Size Me.