Summary and book reviews of Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss by Howard Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss

The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss

by Howard M. Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss by Howard M. Shapiro X
Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss by Howard M. Shapiro
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • First Published:
    Apr 2000, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2001, 352 pages

    Genres

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this Book

Book Summary

On each page spread, readers actually see what they are tempted to eat. Next to this is an abundance of alternative options-for the same total calories.

Dr. Shapiro has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, New Woman and Vogue, because he has helped hundreds of celebrity, executive, and model clients successfully lose weight. In 1998, he designed a weight-loss program the New York Police Department that was so successful, he is now creating a program for the Fire Department.

Dr. Shapiro believes that many people with weight problems are visually motivated. With this in mind, he created an innovative diet book that utilizes more than 170 full-color photographs of food equations. On each page spread, readers actually see what they are tempted to eat. Next to this is an abundance of alternative options-for the same total calories. With only a fraction of the choices from the second column, a dieter will be completely sated-and will have consumed fewer calories. Nothing is forbidden-dieters can even eat restaurant and airplane food! Without memorizing complicated lists or counting calories, Dr. Shapiro's images leave a lasting impact, allowing dieters to make intelligent food choices for a lifetime.

Chapter One

Seeing Is Believing: The Core Of Food awareness training
Does it seem to you that everywhere you go, people are talking about their diets?

It's true. One-third of Americans are overweight, while another third struggle constantly not to be. In 150 million homes each day, clock radios go off and people get out of bed, go into the bathroom, look in the mirror, and think about a diet.

But only about 9.5 million people are actually dieting at any given time.

What happens to the 140 million other promises? They're broken as soon as the man in the too-tight vest reaches for that piece of Danish pastry in the bustle of the morning meeting. For the mom who's at home with the kids, the diet promise ends as soon as she takes a few more nibbles of the kids' snack foods because she needs energy. For the person who has been chained to a desk all day, trying hard not to think about food, the diet promise comes to a crashing end with a late...

Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!

Reviews

Media Reviews

Author Blurb John La Puma, M.D., medical director, CHEF Clinic, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Dr. Shapiro's pictures are vivid and clear It's a truly new approach.

Author Blurb Dennis Duggan, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist, Newsday
The secret to taking off those hated pounds? I lost 25 pounds living up to Dr. Shapiro's simple plan for reducing my waistline. What worked for me were the visual aids--a picture can be worth 1,000 calories! They don't call him the Prince of Pounds for nothing!

Author Blurb Don Mauer, author of Lean and Lovin' It and A Guy's Guide to Great Eating
Using full-page color pictures comparing foods, serving size by serving size, Dr. Shapiro showed me how to dine like a king, yet consume the calories of a pauper.

Author Blurb Peter J. Linden, M.D., diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, New York-London-Nantucket
Using intelligent indulgence and gentle guidance, Dr. Shapiro dignifies the management of weight by structuring informed choices for a balanced, flexible, and healthy regimen. The book gives us--as people, not patients--the tools for life and health.

Author Blurb Rebecca Nachamie, M.D., OB-GYN, attending, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Here are graphic facts that dispel old wives' tales and common misinformation . . . a great addition to everyone's library.

Author Blurb Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., director, metabolic support, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Dr. Shapiro's approach, the product of years of success, relies on the visual impact of food. I recommend it! Food Awareness Training should be part of any nutritional prescription.

Author Blurb Gayle Reichler, R.D., author of Active Wellness-- Feel Good for Life
Losing weight is easy if your food choices are satisfying. Dr. Shapiro shows you how to achieve success!

Author Blurb Princess Marina Pignatelli, journalist and writer
A wonderful book that gives a clear picture of the perfect attitude for achieving the very best quality of life.

Reader Reviews

Dolores

Picture Perfect Weight Loss
Dr Mr Shapiro..About 5 years ago I seen you on tv and was interested in what you had to say..so months passed and on our trip to visit our son..we went to a book store and bought the book..I just looked at the pictures and figured ok,I think I can do...   Read More

Theresa

I recently received a copyof Picture Perfect Weight Loss from my dad and have already lost ten pounds! This book is well written and easy to read, the pages practically turn themselves. I'm not the type of person who likes to read how-to books or ...   Read More

Diane N

My daughter gave me Dr. Shapiros book for my birthday.It is wonderful. I haven't had any luck in the past dropping unwanted weight, but in the past two weeks I've lost five pounds and haven't felt this good in years. I love the fact that he doesn't ...   Read More

Write your own review!

Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!

Readalikes

Readalikes Full readalike results are for members only

If you liked Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss, try these:

Non-members are limited to two results. Become a member
Search Readalikes again
How we choose readalikes

Books with similar themes


Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!

Join & Save $10!

Discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten. One-year membership: $29

Find out more


Today's Top Picks

  • Book Jacket: One Night Two Souls Went Walking
    One Night Two Souls Went Walking
    by Ellen Cooney
    In One Night Two Souls Went Walking, we follow a young interfaith chaplain as she carries out her ...
  • Book Jacket: Truthtelling
    Truthtelling
    by Lynne Schwartz
    The word "unsayable" can mean something is too vast to be put into words. Alternatively, it can ...
  • Book Jacket: The Book Collectors
    The Book Collectors
    by Delphine Minoui
    About halfway through The Book Collectors, I was disappointed. I came into the book with a ...
  • Book Jacket: Blue Sky Kingdom
    Blue Sky Kingdom
    by Bruce Kirkby
    Who hasn't dreamed of escaping all of the trappings of today's modern life and finding a secluded, ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls
    by Ursula Hegi

    Set on a German island in 1878, perfect for fans of Water for Elephants.

    Reader Reviews
Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
The Exiles
by Christina Baker Kline
The author of Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant historical novel.
Win This Book!
Win Jack

Return to Gilead with Jack, the instant New York Times bestseller

Enter to win Marilynne Robinson's latest novel in her classic series.

Enter

Wordplay

Solve this clue:

I G I O Ear A O T O

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.