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3.0

A diet based on portions. Simple, but not realistic for me.

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from lakeland, florida

Comments about The Portion Teller Plan:

This diet taught me all about portions and really made me realize that Americans eat way too big of portions. We have McDonald's and other fast food restaurants to blame. We all want more for our money, but that is not always a good thing. Bigger portions mean more calories. More calories mean more fat. More fat means I hate my body more. This diet helped me to see that I was eating way too much for every meal and that I needed to cut back immensely.

This diet gave me a realistic view of how big the portions should be through using common household items to size the food against. It was very simple to do, but very hard for me to follow. I always felt like I was just not getting enough food and it made me tired. I always thought there should be more to this diet, like I was not being told enough about it. I did not fully understand everything the book said or what certain things meant. That is the reason I quit doing this diet in the long run.

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3.0

Realize what normal portions are like!

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from USA

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The thing about the American lifestyle is that with the advent of fast food and the exceptionally insane portion sizes, we are subjectively convinced that those portions are normal sized, since everywhere we go, it's exactly the same extra huge serving size.

This book brings a realistic expectation of what a normal meal size should be. It provides an insight so that you will become aware of your portions. There are great examples that allow you to estimate portion sizes and control portion sizes. It also talks about how products manupilate the calorie count by using smaller portion sizes.

It's pretty common to forget what a portion and normal serving looks like and once you get that down, you will be able to lose weight.

Using different visual examples, a baseball, golf ball is great at helping reduce the amount of overeating. It's a cerebral approach, but worth while in the insights we learn from this book.

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5.0

A baseball, a deck of cards and a shot glass promote weight loss

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from Milford, MI

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*The Portion Teller* is an eye-opening book about becoming aware of how much you are eating by **measuring your food and knowing the equivalent of a serving**.

Young claims there is **no need to count calories** or avoid food groups as long as you get a handle on **how much**food you are consuming. She says that the reason for America's obesity epidemic is because of super-sizing and she gives dates and facts for hundreds of incidents where the people and companies have adopted the theory that "bigger is better" from increased portion sizes in food chains to larger movie theater sets.

Instead of super-sizing, Young tells us how to "smartsize" out way thin. *The Portion Teller* shows us exactly how to do this by showing images that will allow us to **visualize a serving size**. For example, a baseball can be used to judge the serving size of cereal, a deck or cards represents a serving of protein and a shot glass is a good way to measure salad dressing. She goes on to explain how to eyeball foods and use your hand to decide how much a portion of food should be.

*The Portion Teller* is a sensible meal plan that most people could live with for the rest of their lives. It isn't a fad diet and you can eat virtually anything, as long as you **balance your food groups and keep your portions under control.**

**I loved *The Portion Teller* and recommend it for all types of dieters**. It is a no-nonsense approach to weight loss and addresses issues of overeating, eating too many foods from the same food group and many other common dieting problems.

 

 

 

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