two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight, itís not rocket
science to conclude that we donít have a clue about how much
to eat. But now thereís a countertop gadget that looks a
little like a kidís cooking set ó perhaps not for nothing
ó that is meant to help with portion control.
called Lifesize and was created by Myles Berkowitz, whoíd
had it with being overweight, and trainer Stephen Kates, who
says, "You have to eat less food ó thatís the whole
change what you eat; change how much you eat" sums up the
idea behind Lifesize, a set of plastic measuring vessels
marked for meats, toppings, saucy dishes and other categories
of food. Six portions a day, same for men and women, plus a
snack are allowed. Fruit and vegetables are generally
launched last year and is available for $79.99 online at www.lifesizeportions.com.
It includes the containers, a chart, videos and other
a filmmaker, had had it with his weight and his poor health
when he went to see Kates, who has a studio in Santa Monica,
Calif. Kates told him he didnít need to limit his
consumption of his favorite food, ribs, to twice a year. He
could have ribs whenever he wanted; he just needed to limit
theory was based on decades of observing people who seemed to
eat whatever they wanted without developing weight problems.
says he was more than skeptical and thought portion control
was too complicated. But he gave it a try, making clay
containers to figure out the right amounts of various kinds of
food. The system worked. He got to eat plenty of the food that
he wanted and found that he was satisfied, and he lost 46
pounds that heís kept off for five years.