How To Lifesize a Meal

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PORTION CONTROL: HOW TO WORK IT & HOW IT WORKS

Example: A Classic Steak Dinner

Americans are not overweight because we are eating too many carbs or too much fat or too much sugar. Americans are overweight because we are eating too much of everything. If you are overweight then that means that when you eat your lunch or breakfast or dinner, the portion sizes of food on your plate are too large. You don’t need as much food to satisfy your hunger as you think you do.

A typical American dinner

Most people think that the only way to lose weight is to go on a diet. And diets will change the food on this plate. Some diets won’t allow you to eat the steak. They make you eat a leaner protein like chicken. That’s great if you’re in the mood for chicken, but you will feel very deprived if you want to eat steak. Some diets let you have the sour cream, but not the potato. And some diets let you have the potato, but not the sour cream.

You will lose weight on these diets. The hard part is keeping it off. And that’s exactly where diets fail you. You can’t lose weight and keep it off by suffering. If you don’t eat the foods you love you are going to feel deprived, end up cheating and eventually quitting the diet. The problem with this typical American dinner is very simple—there is too much food on this plate, which means that there are too many calories on this plate. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you don’t have to change what’s on this plate. All you have to do is make a few simple changes in the amount of food on this plate.

It’s so much easier to lose weight and keep it off by eating smaller portions of the food you love rather than by cutting out the food you love all together.

But the trick to portion control is to know the perfect portions of all the food you eat. And that’s where Lifesize comes in!

Here’s how you can eat this steak dinner but still lose weight and keep it off, just by quickly using the Lifesize Portions at a Glance Wall Chart and Lifesize Measuring Devices.

1. First you check the Lifesize Portions at a Glance wall chart for the Lifesize portion of steak, which is 1 Meats device.
2. You put your piece of steak in the Lifesize Meats device, and use the edge of the device to cut the right portion size of your steak on to your plate.
3. All vegetables, including your salad and the baked potato, are listed in the FREE FOODS box on the Lifesize Portions at a Glance wall chart. You don’t have to portion out FREE FOODSbecause they are very low in calories and fat. So you just put the baked potato and as much salad as you want on your plate.
4. The Lifesize portion for both the salad dressing and sour cream is 2 Toppings devices. So you pour 2 Toppings devices of sour cream on your potato, and 2 Toppings devices of dressing on your salad.

 

Now your dinner plate has the perfect portions of food. The Lifesize portions are smaller than you are probably eating now so you will lose weight. But they are large enough to satisfy you so that you don’t leave the table hungry.

Lifesizing a typical American dinner

We brought the portion of steak down, but it’s a bigger portion than you would get on most diets. And more important, it is a big enough portion so that you can enjoy a nice size piece of steak. We brought down the enormous portions of salad dressing and sour cream because these are flavorings you add to other foods. You only need this amount of dressing to enhance the flavor of your salad and this much sour cream to make your baked potato happen. And since you are eating a smaller portion of steak, we added more salad to your plate to fill you up. We’re not saying you should eat more vegetables or more salad. But if you eat smaller portions of some foods that you really love, you might want to eat larger portions of low-calorie FREE FOODS like vegetables and fruits to fill you up so you are satisfied and don’t walk around hungry. This is a simple eating strategy you can use that will cut down the amount of calories you eat without cutting out any foods you love.

Lifesize makes portioning your food easy to do.

You never have to count calories, because we already counted them for you when we designed the Lifesize portions. You don’t have to memorize the Lifesize portions because all the portions you need to know for all the food you eat are listed on our colorful Lifesize Portions at a Glance Wall Chart that you can hang in your kitchen. You don’t have to guess or visualize portions. You don’t have to weigh anything or use a ruler.

You can just portion out your food with the easy-to-use Lifesize Measuring Devices to get the right amounts of food on to your plate every time you eat.

You will get the hang of Lifesizing before you finish portioning out your first meal. And here’s the magic, by using the Lifesize Portions at a Glance Wall Chart and the Lifesize Measuring Devices you will very quickly learn the Lifesize portions of all the foods you eat. In a matter of days you’ll be able to just eyeball the right amount of food you should eat anytime and anywhere you eat—at work, school and at restaurants.

If you use the Lifesize Portions at a Glance Wall Chart and the Lifesize Measuring Devices to portion all the food you eat, you will be very successful at weight loss and weight maintenance. But if you go one step further: If you eat the right number of portions in a meal and the right number of portions in a day, you will be wildly successful at losing weight and keeping it off. And we teach you how to do all that and more on the Lifesize Program—the first complete program that teaches you the fundamentals of portion control.

The entire Lifesize Program is on the Lifesize Ready. Get Set. Go! DVD that comes with your basic kit.

On the DVD, Steven Kates and Myles Berkowitz, the two men who created Lifesize, walk you through the 5 steps of the Lifesize Program. They show you how to portion out all the different foods you eat, how many portions you should eat in a meal and how many times you should eat in a day. Their lively discussions will challenge your ideas about food and dieting and readjust your mindset towards eating. And they will re-teach you some basic eating habits that will help you change the way you eat and make Lifesizing and losing weight faster and easier.

The Lifesize Ready. Get Set. Go! DVD is fun, simply organized, and full of memorable animation that makes re-learning how to eat a snap. But if you don’t want to watch the whole DVD, there is also a Quickstart chapter that can get you up and Lifesizing in as little as fifteen minutes. And for easy reference, or if you are someone who likes to learn by reading, we have also included the Lifesize Manual in your basic kit, which is a booklet that covers the entire Lifesize Program and the material that is on the Lifesize DVD.

The Lifesize Program is very simple to learn. And you can go at your own pace.

As a matter of fact, you don’t have to do all 5 steps to lose weight. You don’t have to even watch the DVD or learn any part of the Lifesize Program, if you don’t want to. If all you do is use the Lifesize Portions at a Glance Wall Chart and the Lifesize Measuring Devices to portion out all the food you eat, you will lose weight. And after a very short amount of time, you will become completely comfortable and satisfied eating the Lifesize portions of food. You aren’t going to go back to eating the same amount of food that you are eating now. You’re not going to want to. That’s how you will lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

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