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Portion Savvy: The 30-Day Smart Plan for Eating Well Paperback – January 1, 2000
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Health magazine Offers tips you'll use for years...sets out tasty meal plans keyed to your energy needs.
American-Statesman (Austin, TX) Includes many kitchen strategies, like freezing baked goods so you don't overindulge.
Your Health magazine [The] recipes...make it easy to whip up delicious guilt-free dishes.
Top Customer Reviews
The best thing about this book (and her other one) is the recipes--they truly are tasty and most are easy to prepare. Unfortunately the diet is overall just way too restrictive and the nutritional guidelines are outdated. Overall it's a very typical low-fat, high carbohydrate diet--they're a dime a dozen these days. And although the author does give lip service to including more whole grains in your diet, she still advocates bagels, bread, pasta, rice, tortillas and other refined starches in the food plan. She also clearly picks and chooses what research she shows to support her way of eating--ignoring the research showing that super low-fat diets do not result in lasting weight loss and can actually lead to increased triglycerides. Current research has shown pretty clearly that increased levels of healthy monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil) are health-promoting (in her defense she does encourage moderate consumption of "fatty fish" such as salmon, but it's not enough to make a difference). These principles of "portion savvy-ness" would be more helpful applied to a more reasonable eating plan (something along the lines of a Mediterranean diet, but with more globally-based menus).
Unless you're very inactive to begin with, you'll be very, very hungry on this diet. I'm a very active man who lifts weights several times a week, plus 3-4 hours of cardio a week and according to her calculations I need 1600 calories a day!Read more ›
Well, I am happy to report that with very little effort and NO STARVING or deprivation, I dropped a dress size over the summer!!
The book comes with pop-outs in the shapes and sizes of certain foods that are unbelievably useful. In a very short time, I was not even able to eat the portions I used to. Also, the author discusses, in detail, body mass index, metabolism, etc., so that you clearly understand the benefit of eating and eating right.
I eat whatever I want as long as it is within a portion or less. I am eating 5-6 small healthy meals and I am now exercising. I tried everything before and nothing worked - BECAUSE DIETS DON'T WORK, BUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE DOES.
I highly recommend everyone, no matter your size, read this book! It will change your life!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love her books. also I enjoyed working for her, making meals and desserts for her clients. I loved the staff at this job, they were a great team.Published 9 months ago by sandra vasquez
Great book - very helpful and although I didn't follow the plan exactly per her instructions, I was able to get some great and helpful information. I appreciate the book. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by Josh Doucet
I found this book to be very informative and it was very useful to me, so I bought two more for my friends who were trying to manage their weight.Published on May 22, 2010 by D. Anderson
Most people know that the only key to safe, long-term weight loss is to eat less and exercise more. Sounds easy enough, but I always found it difficult to practice--until I read... Read morePublished on July 10, 2002
My physician husband recently used this book to achieve a 30 lb weight loss in 3 months. This is what he called "Something they never taught me in medical school". Read morePublished on August 26, 2001
I did this plan and lost 8 pounds in the 30 days WITHOUT exercising. I'm sure I would have lost more if I had exercised. Read morePublished on September 2, 1999