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The Portion Teller Plan: The No Diet Reality Guide to Eating, Cheating, and Losing Weight Permanently Paperback – December 26, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (December 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767920791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767920797
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

About the Author

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.

More About the Author

Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D. is a nationally recognized nutrition consultant in New York City and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University (NYU). Widely considered an expert on portion sizes, Dr. 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, Redbook, and Glamour. She has also been featured on national television including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and CNN, and was in the film Super Size Me.

Dr. Young is a nutritionist in private practice and has been counseling adults and children for more than 20 years. Young offers individual counseling sessions on a wide variety of nutrition related issues including obesity and weight control, disease prevention, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, pregnancy, lactation, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Young lectures on portion sizes and nutrition around the world. She also conducts group classes on nutrition, weight control, and behavior modification. She has served as the nutrition and diet expert for Allure, Fitness, Prevention, Marie Claire, and Redbook magazines and has contributed articles for various health magazines and newsletters. She is an advisory board member for The Bottom Line Women's Health Newsletter and Fitness magazine, is a contributor for The Bottom Line Health Newsletter, and has contributed to MSNBC.

Dr. Young received her doctorate and master's degrees in Nutrition from NYU, and her bachelor's degree in Economics and Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a registered dietitian (RD). She was named "Woman of Action" by the Israel Cancer Research Fund.

Customer Reviews

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It is very interesting learning how much you are suppose to actually eat compared to what you have been eating.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By eleanor on February 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
It works. You can lose weight!

This book is THE solution to weight loss: becoming aware of your portions. It works. I suggest you try it. My co-worker lost weight using this book, so I decided to try it for myself. Don't worry--you will not have to eat tiny portions or count calories, and be hungry, and it does not even feel like a diet. Young provides tips, tricks, and solutions for every situation you may be faced with and for every eating style around. The 30 day diary helps alot.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Raquel Greenberg on January 27, 2007
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The book does an excellent job of explaining how those super-size portions

we buy relate to what a normal size meal should look like. Young will help

anyone trying to drop a few pounds without feeling like they are a rigid

diet. And they won't be hungry!! Great guidelines to follow both for adults

and children. I love the sample meal plans, snacks and visuals. And the

timelines tracking how portions have crept up is an amazing eye opener.

Great book!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By apple_bottom on January 11, 2007
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Same as the first except in the back there is a 30day portion tracker. But either way the information is great. The first book has helped me to lose 30 pounds so far. I'll keep this book at work and leave the other at home.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve Reviewing on December 24, 2009
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The Portion Teller Plan adds to Ms. Young's prior book, The Portion Teller. In this book, she provides a number of helpful work sheets. These let readers / eaters track what and how much they consume. Further, The Portion Teller Plan is a paperback, so it is easy to carry around (like to restaurants).

As in The Portion Teller, Young says that bad diet and weight gain come more from how MUCH we eat than from what we eat. The Portion Teller Plan is full of useful, practical advice on how to correctly estimate and control portion sizes. The examples are terrific. The small boxed-in reality checks are both amusing and, to some extent, shocking.

I found Th Portion Teller Plan to be fascinating , with all sorts of interesting facts, stories and tidits. More importantly, this book is a practical, real-world, useful, tested means of taking control of your diet and managing your weight. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Deaver on February 8, 2011
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This book is down-to-earth and a common sense way to tackle weight control. Pick it up, read and get started right away.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Bible on July 10, 2013
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We all think there is some "magic" way to loose weight. But it's all in how much you eat verses how much you burn off. As a nurse, this book speaks the the truth. It's all about moderation and portion control. I would highly recommend this to someone like me, who is wanting to get some pounds off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nana84046 on June 3, 2012
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I think most of us have forgotten what a portion and a serving look like, I started gettting my portions right a few weeks ago and I am down nearly 20 lbs already. Very informative
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on January 3, 2014
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I really love this book. Dr. Young does a great job of explaining what foods our body needs, which food groups food belongs in, and how to measure how much of something to eat. This is a super easy plan that trains your body. I started loosing weight immediately and months later, I still notice if I am following my portion plan or not.
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