First of all, this book has a lot of pictures. Color pictures that show you how to make better choices. You will be able to see equations of what you get in calories from one serving of food compared to other, perhaps better choices.
Early on for instance you can see that one fat-free, sugar-free muffin (9 oz.) has 720 calories. On the opposite page you see that you can have 2 lbs of pineapple, 1/2 cantaloupe, 1/2 Kiwifruit, 1/2 papaya, grapes (5 oz.), 2 pears, and 2 whole wheat rolls (2 1/2 oz) together have... the same 720 calories. There are pages and pages and pages of color pictures that show different equations.
It doesn't have to be fruit for bread or sweets. It can be meals. You are given choices in pasta, hotdogs, barbecue and more.
There are also different kinds of equations for meals from different countries. Oriental, Mideast, etc.
The key with this Picture Perfect Weight Loss program is reducing calories while eating a lot. Eating a lot? Yes, it is ok to eat. This is not about deprivation.
As you look at the pictures, you see you can really eat a lot and yet reduce calories. How do you remember them? Pictures make it much easier.
Let's take a Chinese meal. You can eat a bowl of Chinese vegetable soup, 4 oz of shrimp, 1 1/2 cups of broccoli, 2 Tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 2/3 cups of brown rice, and a fortune cookie.
Want more proof? Take a small serving of chicken Caesar salad with dressing and croutons. It has 560 calories. Know what you can eat with about the same number of calories?
How about 1 1/2 cups of black bean soup, a 5-grain roll, mixed salad, 1 1/2 cups of melon cubes and 5 fluid oz. of sorbet. And no, it's not the same number of calories. The small chicken Caesar salad actually has 150 more calories.
Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss has more than pretty pictures. Here's some other chapters: The exercise Component, The Psychology Factor, Meeting Resistance - And Overcoming It, Guilt-Free Dining Out, and a brief analysis of popular diets people are on.
When it comes to grocery shopping, Dr. Shipiro helps you read the labels so you can make wise choices. He simplifies everything and explains it so well.
Exercise - He goes through different kinds of exercise no matter if you exercise alone or at spas and gyms. The chapter includes martial arts and more.
You can learn about the role of stress and gaining weight. And just as important, Dr. Shapiro provides strategic thinking that will help you succeed.
There is so much to get from Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss that you will want to read it over and over. The good news is losing weight doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself like fad diets suggest. Those diets don't work long term. Why not take a more simple approach that really works. A weight loss program you can live with.
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