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"Real visual impact and a direct message! This book meets the needs of teens and their families."--Sue T. Cohen, social worker, The Mount Sinai Hospital

"Medically and scientifically, Dr. Shapiro's technique is invaluable. It directly addresses America's most threatening health problem-- in an extraordinary way."--Rebecca Nachamie, M.D., associate clinical professor, OB-GYN, The Mount Sinai Hospital

"It's a winner! The clearest, most realistic, and most effective weight-loss program ever!"--Maria Day Simonson, Sc.D., Ph.D., director, the Johns Hopkins Health, Weight, and Stress Clinic

"Finally-- a family-friendly eating guide for real life that shows my girls why choosing healthy foods is easy and, best of all, lots of fun!"--Denise Austin, "America's Favorite Fitness Expert" and mother of two

"These amazing photographs brilliantly expose excessive calories and instantly show how to make more healthful food choices."--Marion Nestle, Ph.D., professor and chairperson, department of nutrition and food studies, New York University

From the Inside Flap

"I feel the weight loss when I'm climbing stairs. My knees are saying, 'Thank you, thank you.'"
--Lt. Larry Quinn, Jr., New York Fire Department

Dr. Shapiro was appointed Honorary Medical Officer of the New York Fire Department and member of The Honor Legion of the Police Department for helping New York's Bravest and Finest lose a total of 2,544 pounds. Imagine what his 30-Day Plan can do for you!

You saw him on Good Morning America, The View, and 48 Hours. Now you can try Dr. Shapiro's nationally acclaimed weight-control plan for yourself.

Dr. Shapiro's best-selling Picture Perfect Weight Loss opened the eyes of thousands of readers to his unique "look and lose" visual system that revolutionized the idea of dieting. Here, Dr. Shapiro makes his remarkable approach even more effective-- by providing a step-by-step 30-day eating plan that can jumpstart your own weight-control program.

In this groundbreaking plan, field-tested by hundreds of Dr. Shapiro's clients, there are no forbidden foods and there is no rigid menu. Each week, Dr. Shapiro targets another meal-- including special occasions, celebrations, and eating out-- and provides visual cues leading you straight to the healthier choice.

At the heart of Dr. Shapiro's eating plan are 115 new, dramatic food comparisons. Once seen, these demos are never forgotten, so you don't need to memorize numbers or weigh portions. To make things even easier, Dr. Shapiro presents his new Picture-Perfect Weight Loss Food Pyramid for an instant visual guide to better choices. You'll find expert advice and weight-control strategies for kids, teens, and seniors, and you'll even learn what to eat at birthday parties, picnics, and baseball games. Finally, you'll enjoy the "Bite or Burn" comparisons, showing you how many hours of exercise you will need to "burn" off the calories from foods you have chosen to "bite."

Each week, you substitute some new foods for your high-calorie favorites, increase your exercise, and focus on an emotional issue that might be holding you back. You also keep track of feelings and food choices in your food diary, and before you know it, the pounds are falling off-- and staying off.

To help you on your journey, there are dozens of real-life tips from the New York City Fire and Police Departments and the people in the locked house featured on Good Morning America. You'll find "before" and "after" diaries, a week of menu plans, and even a few recipes.

This book marks the end of deprivation dieting and a lifetime of healthy weight control.

"Real visual impact and a direct message! This book meets the needs of teens and their families."--Sue T. Cohen, social worker, The Mount Sinai Hospital
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (January 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579544177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579544171
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Lee Mellott TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Carmelized scallops on a bed of asparagus with plum tomatoes. Rice with artichoke sauce. A sliver of bread. Followed by a small scoop of lite chocolate ice cream with 2 plump strawberries dipped in chocolate.
All washed down with a fine burgandy wine.
Just a typical meal on "Dr. Shapiro's Weight Loss 30 Day Plan." The 30 day plan walks you day by day into a slimmer, healthier you. Part 1 focuses on how everyone from children to the elderly can benefit from "Picture Perfect" eating. Part II includes 4 weeks of developing a healthier lifestyle. Chapters include; Lets Go Shopping, Focus on Breakfast, A New View of Lunch and Snacks, Whats for Dinner, Lets Eat Out and Celebrate. Part III of the book includes information to make the eating plan a lifelong habit.
I discovered Dr. Shapiro's first book, "Picture Perfect Weight Loss" some years ago. In his first book and this one, he gives side by side visual pictures of food choices.
I thought the book was interesting, but couldn't see how it would really help you lose weight. After all there are many more food choices then the ones shown in his book.
BUT after trying a number of weight loss plans and ending up well with more extra pounds than ever I decided to actually try the program.
To my amazement it works. The pounds are sliding off with ease and I LOVE eating this way. It is definately a program I can follow for my life. The core of the program is FAT (food awareness training). You don't have to worry about counting fats, sugar, carbs, proteins, or calories. But you have to be aware of the calories in the foods you eat.
In the book, Dr. Shapiro shows picture comparisons of foods.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Frankly Todd on July 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I've known for years quite a lot about nutrition, but nonetheless found myself more than 30 pounds overweight. This book just seemed to click for me. The idea of counting grams of this, or calories for this, or even "exchanges" on the Weight Watchers plan just didn't work for me. A diet is normally a temporary deprivation, or worse yet some kind of fad like the protein-pusher diets. This book struck home as really just common sense, yet provided the motivation to finally "change my relationship with food" which I think is one of his mantras. In 3 months I've lost just over 30 pounds, taking my body fat from 33+% to about 21%. I've got more to go, but I'm certain I'll reach my goal. I am literally NEVER hungry. I eat whenever I want, and eat until I feel satisfied. I just make better choices. The two biggest changes I've made are getting high fiber bread (5 grams of fiber or more per slice - Bran For Life is my brand) and high fiber cereal (10 grams per serving). The cereal I've chosen (Uncle Sam's) also has 3000mg of Omega 3 acids, which are healthy for lots of reasons. These foods are very filling, and they taste great. Of course it goes beyond just this (fruits, veggies, fish), but these changes really contribute to my feeling satisfied, while not consuming too much fat and calories.
I've really started to get serious now, and have started following Steve Zim's Hotpoint Fitness for my exercise. These two books together are turning me from a serious dough-boy into a guy not ashamed to take his shirt off at the pool!
Best of luck to everyone out there trying to get in shape! Read this book, and stay the heck away from white sugar, white flour, and red meat, and you'll do great!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book just puts it simple. You either start eating healthy foods and eat more, or starve yourself into fat. And you have a choice!! It's not like, "you can't eat this or that" yes you can, but, would you want to? if you have far better options out there? Yes, it is about calories, but simple enough for not becoming a slave of counting calories. I notice why all other diets focus on "no diary, no meats, no breads", calories and fat!!! A veggie hamburger has half of the beef hamburger calories! What makes this book different than any other diet book, is that other plans do not give you a choice, you simply CAN'T EAT THIS OR THAT. The moment you start into a diet, you want to eat!!! Dr. Shapiro puts it in a much better perspective; visually, he shows you the options you have to eat better, healthier, fewer calories, and more! There is no other way around it: we need to add more veggies and fruits to our diet! period! I'm extremely visual, and this book did it for me. He puts a prettier face to adding veggies and fruits, and of course I choose that!!!
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Shapiro really out did himself. I really didn't see how he could make another book like his first one and not have it be just a repeat. But he has done an excellent job. Going from childhood, teenagers, middle age, elderly. His program makes so much sense. You don't have to give up anything, just make better choices. If feels like he is almost right there w/you. The book is written in such a personal manner. I really enjoyed the successes of others in the book. I think it's definitely the next best thing to actually scheduling an appointment w/Dr. Shapiro. I know this book is more expensive than most, but it is full of glossy pictures that really give a great visual, which really helps it to stick w/you. He outlines so many great steps and takes you through those steps..one at a time. It is well worth the extra money for what you get.
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