With the odds stacked against her, Elaine lost 50 pounds in one year. She has a sluggish thyroid, does not have a spleen, takes medication that causes weight gain, had a slipped disk, and has bad knees making any form of exercise extremely difficult. On the only diet that has ever worked for her, she went from a size 22 to a 12 by eating only restaurant meals.
Appearances, Articles, and Endorsements:
Kasey Joyce, Multimedia Journalist, reviewed From Fat to Fabulous: A Diet Guide for Restaurant Lovers on KSDK-TV (NBC-TV). Also on KSDK.com.
From Fat to Fabulous: A Diet Guide for Restaurant Lovers was on KDNL-TV (ABC-TV).
Featured Health News Video on KSDK.com. “Local woman dropped 50 pounds on restaurant diet.
FoodTalkSTL on KFNS-AM radio 590 – Elaine Abramson, a woman who lost 85 pounds by only eating restaurant food!
Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival – From Fat to Fabulous: A Diet Guide for Restaurant Lovers.
Riverfront Times Blog – Books – “Local Author Drops 10 Dress Sizes on ‘Restaurant Diet’.
The KSDK-TV, KDNL-TV, and the Riverfront Times Blog can also be found on
Featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Health News – “Woman leaves own kitchen to shape up. . . .Dietitians Hail Plan”:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Elaine Abramson
Huffpost Blog, Pbs Blog, Hbo Blog, Newsweek Blog
“Elaine is our diet diva! She is inspirational.” said Cathy Cummings, Nurse, St. Louis Orthopedic Institute.
“What great work,” said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University. “She assessed her lifestyle, recognized the need for change and took action.”
“Amy Moore, dietetics and nutrition instructor at St. Louis University, said “Abramson seems to have mastered making good choices.”
“After seeing Elaine’s before and after pictures, I was really impressed with the results that were achieved by this diet. It sounds like a lot of fun to go out and enjoy great restaurant meals and lose weight in the process,” Dr. Srdjan Ilic.
“Elaine's proven diet obviously works..... Elaine looks fabulous. Amici's Restaurant staff and culinary team have been honored to help Elaine with her proven results.” Amici's Restaurant proprietors Dave Pullam and Jim McInroy.
“We believe that Elaine has enjoyed our food because everything is made from scratch. Our food has no preservatives and no saturated fats that you get from packaged foods. We see Elaine choose from our menu very wisely. We are happy to see that Elaine has had great success with dieting while supporting local restaurants. Thanks,” David Miller and Tony Dahl, Partners of Dave and Tony's Premium Burger Joint.