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Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, is an internationally recognized portion-control expert, professor of nutrition in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University (NYU) and author of Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time.

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Dr. Young joined Bottom Line president Sarah Hiner to discuss how portion control, mindful eating and certain easy lifestyle changes can help jump-start your weight-loss goals and ultimately lead to a happier and healthier life. Today, food portions can be FIVE TIMES the size of what they were in the 1950s, making weight management as difficult and as complicated as it’s ever been. People have lost their whole perspective on proper portion sizes. In a world of fad diets and weight-loss pills, Dr. Young’s approach is simple yet effective: “Live well and eat sensibly while enjoying the foods you love!”

Listen in as Sarah and Dr. Young discuss the following:

  • How to identify unhealthy eating habits and effectively implement new lifestyle changes
  • How to declutter and organize your kitchen to ensure positive eating behaviors
  • How to adapt your environment for improved portion-focused eating
  • Strategies for shopping at the grocery store and eating at restaurants
  • Young’s favorite seasonings to help add flavor and boost weight loss

The Bottom Line:  Steer clear of rigorous dieting, overthinking and deprivation. You can eat [virtually] anything, as long as you do it in the right amount. The results will follow.

Dr. Young’s Easy Portion Guides

Click below for two of Dr. Young’s portion-control guides so that you can easily figure out how much to eat whether you’re home or away. Based on information found in Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time:

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