The Portion Teller: Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss by Lisa Young, PhD has a simple yet powerful message: Larger portions have more calories.
The more calories you eat, the more weight you gain. To lose weight, take control of your portion sizes.
I’m a huge fan of practical, simple weight loss solutions. The Portion Teller delivers.
I love that author and nutritionist, Lisa Young, is promoting lifestyle changes, not “diet,” just like Weight Watchers. The Portion Teller offers a realistic lifelong plan for permanent weight loss that focuses on learning what your body needs and how much it should be eating, in terms of “servings” of various foods.
You don’t have to eliminate your favorite foods. You don’t have to count or calculate anything.
What is required? Portion awareness, nutrition awareness and self awareness. Yes, it’s about moderation!
In the first part of the book, Young tracks how food portions have grown through the years in a fun-to-read and shocking timeline. Foods are enormous compared to what the government defines as a serving size. And they are enormous compared to what Americans ate 30 years ago. So, is it any shock that we have grown at the same alarming rate?
After reading this book, you’ll never look at a humongous muffin or platter of pasta the same way again!
The Portion Teller includes everything you need to get started ‘smartsizing’ your way to permanent weight loss:
- Lots of user-friendly visuals to help you estimate serving sizes
- Sample meal plans
- Blank “diary” pages
- Explanations of common ‘pitfalls’ and how to deal with them
- Home survival tips
- Restaurant survival tips
- Client example and success stories
- A fun portion quiz
- Suggestions for different ‘portion personality’ types
- User-friendly tips to smartsize every eating situation imaginable
The Portion Teller reminds me a lot of what I learned when I first joined Weight Watchers back in the early 1990s. Back then Weight Watchers was a selection program, that guided you in proper servings and portions, just like The Portion Teller.
In some ways, I think that was a better program for me because I learned more about food and nutrition and the number of servings of various foods my body needed a day. I still track my intake of starches this way. My body is happier when I limit my servings of starch to about 5 a day. I’m not sure I would have had that same awareness had I started Weight Watchers later, after the switch to points.
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