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Dr Shapiro's Guide to Picture Perfect Weight Loss

The doctor is in, and he's here to help you visualize better eating.

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You can develop the skills to make healthier eating choices with Dr. Howard Shapiro's Guide to Picture Perfect Weight Loss. He's developed a program around Food Awareness Training. Dr. Shapiro says it's the choices you make that have the most impact and will help you find ways to incorporate more filling, delicious foods and snacks into your diet without loading up on calories.

The Picture Perfect Guide dieters follow photos to gain perspective on their eating habits. Dr. Shapiro compares several lean servings of calorie-packed foods against bigger servings of low-calorie foods to show you how easy the choices can be. For instance, for 1,360 calories you could indulge in an ice cream sundae with the works- chocolate sauce, nuts and whipped cream. Or, for 1,360 calories you could have four frozen yogurt sundaes with chocolate sauce and whipped cream (or just enjoy one sundae for 1/4 of the calories). While you wouldn't sit down to eat four sundaes, the point is that you can treat yourself to the sweet things you love, without packing on all the unnecessary calories.

Picture Perfect Weight Loss dieters will be able to maintain their ability to make better eating choices after the 30-day plan is completed because Dr. Shapiro suggests the photos will serve as a constant reminder of the healthy choices that are so easy to make.

PRO
  • Very effective weight loss approach
  • Helped NYPD and NYFD lose weight
  • Teaches you how to eat more healthily
CON
  • Does not provide exercise guidance
DIET and NUTRITION

You're given alternatives that may be shocking. You can lose 50 percent of your breakfast calories by replacing an on-the-go toaster pastry with toaster waffles, light syrup and fresh blueberries. For dinner, skip greasy chicken quesadillas and try shrimp with salsa, rice, beans and baby squash.

EXERCISE

Dr. Shapiro's plan centers on food choices, not exercise.

CONCLUSION

While Dr. Shapiro's Guide is calorie-driven, dieters are encouraged to not count their calories and instead make lower calorie choices. He suggests that counting calories is where dieters find frustration when trying to lose weight. Dr. Shapiro also steers clear of other common dieting fodder - like meal times, portion sizes and restricted foods. The Picture Perfect plan relies on dieters' minds by using compelling images to motivate.

Common Misspellings

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Emanuele Borsellino

I had very good success when I applied and madethe right choice. Excellent book and advies.

posted Apr 16th, 2013 2:14 pm


Nancy

I read the book in 2004 and decided to put his words into action. I lost so much weight that people thought that I was sick, in fact I was eating more then I had ever eaten in my life. Well here I am again in 2012 and turned 50 and there it was those dreaded few extra pounds. Well since my move I cannot find the book but did just re-order it. I can't wait to get started. It totally worked for me...

posted Apr 17th, 2012 5:28 pm


john w

followed this diet book in 2000. Not really a diet, it shows you how to make better food choices. you can actually eat more food if that makes any sense. I lost 60lbs. in about 5 months under his supervision and visiting his office. Also I didn't kill myself with endless exercise.

posted Nov 5th, 2010 5:16 pm


cherie

i just finished reading the picture perfect diet book and what i read made a lot of since. i changed my way of eating and lost 6lbs the first week.

posted Jan 18th, 2010 11:19 am


Anna

Dr. Shapiro:

Thank you for posting your meal online. I see you truly wish to help people. I just watched channel 78 here in El Paso, Tx. and had the chance to see one of your success stories of a woman losing 110 pounds in less than a year. It is my dream to lose over 100 pounds as well.
God Bless you for helping us who are in need in losing weight.
Ann

posted Apr 27th, 2009 4:41 pm


Drea3

A ripoff of Dr. Barbara Rolls' book "Volumetrics."

posted Mar 14th, 2009 4:34 pm


bob

Nice pictures. Not real helpful though.

posted Jan 21st, 2009 4:16 pm


Laura

I haven't really started this program yet, but have been reading the book. I've lost 5 lbs already! I do have to disagree with lillieOhio though regarding exercise. Dr. Shapiro's book is peppered with advice about exercise and highly recommends anyone on the program consult with their individual doctor about starting and committing to an exercise program! Even if it's just a brisk walk 30 minutes a day or housecleaning, that's better than nothing!!!

posted Dec 1st, 2008 1:25 pm


Laura

I haven't really started this program yet, but have been reading the book. I've lost 5 lbs already! I do have to disagree with lillieOhio though regarding exercise. Dr. Shapiro's book is peppered with advice about exercise and highly recommends anyone on the program consult with their individual doctor about starting and committing to an exercise program! Even if it's just a brisk walk 30 minutes a day or housecleaning, that's better than nothing!!!

posted Dec 1st, 2008 1:25 pm


JoeyLL

Love the idea of getting the book at the library, which cut down my cost but I didn't find enough guidance for this diet to work for me....I mean no meal time restrictions or portion size restricions??

posted Oct 4th, 2008 4:18 pm


Dan3

I had not heard of Dr. Shapiro before but the cost for the book is low and I gave the diet a try for a month and lost 1 pant size, hope I can keep it up

posted Oct 4th, 2008 4:17 pm


lilley0hio

I need exercise guidance so even though I love not counting calories this diet did not work for me.

posted Oct 4th, 2008 4:15 pm


brian

wasn't this OJ simpson's judge?

posted Apr 4th, 2008 8:30 am


Babs

NO counting cals? I'm Sold!


Papillon

You can save the money on the book and check it out from the library. Shapiro really does point out almost obvious easy alternatives for losing the weight. I credit my drop in two pants sizes to this.


Gene L.

My days are so hectic and this keeps up with me.



   
 

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