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Young LR. The Portion Teller Plan : The No-Diet Reality Guide to Eating, Cheating, and Losing Weight Permanently. New York: Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., May 2005. [A hardcover edition was published under the title The Portion Teller: Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss.]


Contributions to Books

Young LR. Overcoming Portion Distortion: Learn to SMARTSIZE. In Grill Yourself Skinny. By Heidi Skolnick, 2013. Upper Saddle River: NJ: Creative Homeowner.

Young LR. Foreword. In 150 Pounds Gone Forever: How I Lost Half My Size and You Can Too. By Carbonell D. April 2012.

Kirschenbaum L, with Young LR. The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple. 2011. New York: NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Young LR. Portion Size Matters. In What I eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. By Menzel P and D’Aluiso F. 2010. Napa, CA: Material World Books.



Young LR. Portion Sizes in the American Food Supply: Issues and Implications. New York, NY: New York University, 2000


Professional Articles

Young LR, Nestle M. Reducing Portion Sizes to Prevent Obesity: A Call to Action. American Journal of Preventive Medicine; Nov 2012;43(5):565-568.

Young LR, Nestle M. Portion sizes and obesity: responses of fast food companies. Journal of Public Health Policy 2007;28:238-248.

Young LR, Nestle M. Expanding portion sizes in the US marketplace: Implications for nutrition counseling. J Am Diet Assoc 2003;103:231-234.

Young LR, Nestle M. The Contribution of Expanding Portion Sizes to the US Obesity Epidemic. Am J Public Health 2002;92(2):246-249.

Young LR, Nestle M. Variations in perceptions of a “medium” food portion: implications for dietary guidance. J Am Diet Assoc 1998;98(4):458-459.

Backstrand JR, Wootan MG, Young LR, Hurley J. Fat Chance: A survey of dietitians’ knowledge of the calories and fat in restaurant meals. Center for Science in the Public Interest: Washington, DC. January 1997.

Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Tankirut C, Reiss E, Young L. Two eating disorders: binge eating disorder and the night-eating syndrome. In Angel A, Anderson C, Bouchard D et al., eds. Progress in Obesity Research:7. John Libbey & Company: 7th International Congress on Obesity 1996;471-474.

Stunkard A, Berkowitz R, Wadden T, Tanrikut C , Reiss E, Young L. Binge eating disorder and the night-eating syndrome. Intl J Obesity 1996;20:1-6.

Young LR, Nestle M. Food labels consistently underestimate the actual weights of single-serving baked products. J Am Diet Assoc 1995;95(10):1150-1151.

Young LR, Nestle M. Portion sizes in dietary assessment: issues and policy implications. Nutr Rev 1995;53(6):149-158.


Magazine Articles, Essays, Newspaper Articles, & Blog Posts (Selected)

Young LR. Court rejects NYC’s portion cap for sugary drinks. Huffington Post. June 27, 2014. Available at

Young LR. 5 ways to build a better burger. Huffington Post. June 21, 2014 Available at

Young LR. How to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling. Huffington Post.  June 7, 2014.

Young LR. 5 smart snacks that can help you lose weight. Huffington Post. May 20, 2014.  Available at

Young LR. 5 easy weight loss tips that really work. Huffington Post. May 3, 2014.  Available at

Young LR. Want to eat less? Choose single-serving packages. Huffington Post. April 3, 2014. Available at

Young LR. 7 fruits and vegetables to enjoy during National Nutrition Month. Huffington Post. March 22, 2014. Available at

Young LR. FDA proposes larger serving sizes for food labels. Huffington Post. February 28, 2014. Available at

Young  LR. 10 Smart food swaps for a healthy heart. February 13, 2013.  Available at

Young LR. Hawaii to cap sizes of sugary drinks. Huffington Post. January 31, 2014.  Available at

Young LR. Save over 1000 calories with these 5  simple portion swaps. Huffington Post. January 21, 2014. Available at

Young LR. Smart food swaps for a healthier 2014. Huffington Post. January 5, 2014. Available at

Young LR. Bloomberg’s cap on supersize soda may be contagious. Huffington Post. December 26, 2013. Available at

Young LR. Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating. Huffington Post. December 17, 2013. Available at

Young LR.  Thanksgiving Mistakes Not to Make this Year. Huffington Post. November 26, 2013.  Available at

Young LR. Federal Serving Sizes Differ from Typical Portions: 10 Ways to Avoid Portion Distortion. Huffington Post. November 8, 2013.  Available at

Young LR. Delicious–and Nutritious–Fall Produce to Eat This Season. Huffington Post October 22, 2013. Available at

Young LR. Restaurant Meals Not Getting Healthier: Smart Swaps for Six Favorite Cuisines. Huffington Post October 8, 2013. Available at

Young LR. Los Angeles health department partners with restaurant industry to offer smaller portions. Huffington Post September 20, 2013. Available at

Young LR. Lifestyle interventions beats diet for weight loss: 6 change to make today. Huffington Post August 30, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. The City to Appeal Appellate Court Ruling on Sugary Beverages. Huffington Post August 1, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Don’t Shop Hungry: 6 Healthy Snacks to Eat Before Food Shopping. Huffington Post July 12, 2013. Available at

Young LR. ‘I’ll Have a Medium Soda’ — Why Current Size Labels Can Be Deceptive. Huffington Post June 27, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Why a Cap on Sugary Drinks May Work. Huffington Post June 13, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Buyer Beware: Five Ways to Steer Clear of Health Haloes. Huffington Post May 29, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Fast Food Still Unhealthy: What You Can Do. Huffington Post May 10, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Restaurant Survival Guide: 10 Tips for Healthful Dining. Huffington Post May 1, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Plate Size Matters. Huffington Post April 15, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Most Kids’ Meals at Restaurant Chains Are Unhealthy: What You Can Do. Huffington Post April 1, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time. Huffington Post March 15, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. What We Can Learn From the Mediterranean Diet: 10 Healthy Foods to Eat. Huffington Post March 7, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Americans Eating Less Fast Food. Huffington Post February 25, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Portion Sizes in the US continue to Increase: Time for Action. NYSDA Bulletin, Winter 2013, p.6.

Young LR. February Is American Heart Month: 10 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Heart. Huffington Post February 11, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Does Drinking Soda Cause Depression? Not So Fast. Huffington Post January 14, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Welcome to 2013: 8 Tips to Better Health. Huffington Post January 4, 2013. Available at:

Young LR. Benefits of Nuts and Seeds: 7 Winners. Huffington Post November 29, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. 7 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving. Huffington Post November 20, 2012. Available at:

Young, LR. Stormy Weather? Top 5 Foods to Stock Up On. Huffington Post October 30, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Portion Sizes in the U.S. Continue to Increase: Time for Action. Huffington Post October 18, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Back to the Future: A Return to Smaller Beverage Sizes. Huffington Post October 1, 2012 . Available at:

Young LR. Smaller sodas, healthier lives (OP-ED). New York Daily News September 27, 2012, p 30. Available at:

Young LR. Diet Industry Supports Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposal To Limit Oversized Beverages. Huffington Post September 6, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Rightsize Your Plate and Your Waist: 11 Portion Control Tips That Work. Huffington Post September 6, 2010 . Available at:

Young LR. Legumes: A Terrific Vegetarian Protein Option. Huffington Post August 10, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Public Hearing Of Sugary Drink Ban Gets An Overflowing Crowd. Huffington Post July 26, 2012.  Available at:

Young LR. Guilt-free chips. Bottom Line Health 2012: July, p,7.

Young LR. Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables. Huffington Post July 12, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Holiday Eating Tips: 10 Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Season. Huffington Post July 3, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. The Battle Against Big Soda Continues. Huffington Post June 26, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Great Grains to Include in Your Diet for Health. Huffington Post June 14th, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. New York City hopes to  ban supersize beverages. Huffington Post  June 4, 2012. Available at:

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks..Healthful cheese . Bottom Line Health 2011: April, p,7.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Best Frozen Entrees.  Bottom Line Health 2011: January, p.6.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Whole-Grain Breads. Bottom Line Health 2010: July.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Healthful Hot Cereals. Bottom Line Health 2010: March, p.7.

Young LR. Size Matters. Women’s Health Report. Spring 2009, p.5,10.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Best Yogurts Bottom Line Health 2009: Oct, p.6.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Light Ice Cream Treats. Bottom Line Health 2009: June, p.6.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Best Crackers. Bottom Line Health 2008: October, p.6.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Healthful peanut butters. Bottom Line Health 2008: June, p.7.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Healthful veggie burgers. Bottom Line Health 2008: April, p.7.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Healthful juices. Bottom Line Health 2008: January, p.6.

Young LR. By any other name, it’s still a supersize., Chew On This. October 19, 2007.

Young LR. Nutritionist’s Picks…Healthful soups. Bottom Line Health 2007: October, p.7.

Young LR. Most healthful store-bought salad dressings. Bottom Line Health 2007: September, p.14.

Young LR. Size matters. Shape Up America! Newsletter 2007: August,

Young LR. Are you dining out–or pigging out? Your Diet 2006: January, p. 35-36.

Young L. Good for you. Every Day With Rachael Ray 2005: Nov/Dec, p. 68, 74, 81,92, 98.

Young L. Serving sizes made easy. Parenting 2005: Nov, p.168-169.

Young LR. The eat-anything, no-fail diet. Shape 2005: Aug, p.172-176.

Young LR. Size Matters: New portion-control diet. Family Circle 2005: May, p. 111-117.

Young L. Dining out on a diet: How to deal with all-you-can-eat! Your Diet 2005: March, p. 24-25.

Young L. Calorie Cop: How fattening is mall food? Your Diet 2004: Fall issue, p. 24-25.

Young LR. Eating too much? Time to pay the price (Letter). New York Times. Mar 11, 2004, A28.

Young LR. The dreaded word: “Moderation” (Letter). New York Times. June 10, 2003, p. F4.

Young LR. Fuzzy Perceptions (Letter). New York Times. April 20, 1999, p. F3.

Young L. Critique of Little Mushroom Cafe. For Your Health. January 1, 1989, p.8.

Young L. Dining Out at Anatolia. For Your Health. February 26, 1989, p.8.



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