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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 stone.

Good points:  

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. 

Bad points:  

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

DurationLifelong: 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

Find out about "Not Losing Weight to Get Healthy, But Getting Healthy to Lose Weight"

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