Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Book Review: The Portion Teller Plan
rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a good read for anyone who would like to learn about sensible portion control and not have to count calories, carbs or points. Lisa Young has provided a fantastic in-depth time line about how the portions of food in America has exploded over the past 40 years and how our guts and butts have expanded because of it.
It's a fast, easy read with some repetitive information but many useful nuggets. I really like the "eyeball" method she details because I don't like to measure or count anything. I also like her approach that no foods should be off limits (other than poison like HFCS and the like) so that you never feel deprived. This is a key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Her statements like "Diets don't work" and "No one ever got fat from eating too many carrots" echo my own thoughts about sensible eating and weight loss. Definitely worth a read!