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Picture Perfect Diet
How this diet works:
Itís all about change and choice. The
ultimate goal is to choose lower-calorie, healthful foods the majority of
the time. Thereís no diet plan per se, no right or wrong choices. In
fact, if the higher-fat option is the one you feel like having one day,
then go for it. The thinking is that you must gradually change your
relationship with food so that lower-calorie foods are your main choice.
When that happens, weight loss will occur automatically. Itís not
really a diet but a strategy. Shapiro calls it FAT, or Food Awareness
Training. If you become aware of what different choices provide in the way
of calories, you can change your relationship with food. Nothing is set in
Nothing is taboo. Thereís also an ďAnytime List"
that includes fruits and veggies; soups; fat-free condiments; fat-free
dressings and dips (to go with those free veggies); hard candy; and
fat-free yogurt, fudge bars, and sorbet. Change your
relationship with food.
Not for someone who
wants to lose weight and then go back to the foods they enjoy.
Fat-free is not a good
option. See Low
Fat Diets: The Hidden Risks
Duration: Lifelong: In fact, Shapiro says his regimen is not a diet
but a "new way of eating
Book: Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss
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