Welcome to Our Site,
I am Gail Curtis, the owner/designer of Elegant Portions®. I have battled with losing weight virtually all of my life, and hope that by sharing my thoughts - and products - you can gain from my experiences to improve your nutrition and lose weight naturally and enjoyably.
Originally named Wine-Trax®, the company was born
because I like wine and wanted to watch my portions without having to get the
measuring cup – especially when entertaining. I taught myself to etch while furloughed
from designing luxury bus interiors in the 2009 economic downturn. Thanks
to that misfortune, I created portion-control
dinnerware that’s easy to use and subtle enough to serve to guests. My greatest
reward is hearing how we’ve helped customers with their weight loss or
diabetes challenges and they love our products.
My decades-long quest to maintain a healthy weight and improve
self-esteem is ongoing. Being a very sensitive child, I was forced to wear a dress with an all-over pig print to elementary school - not good for a slightly chubby kid. I think that's about the time the problems began. Over the years, I've read a jillion books, joined health clubs and
clinics, gone through therapy, ordered video/dvd/cassette programs, taken
pills, shots, shakes and powders, and tried numerous fad diets and positive
affirmations. Coming within two pounds of my goal weight, it remained elusive.
I’m sure a psychologist would have an explanation for this self-defeat, but I
wouldn’t have designed this collection had I not needed it!
Most recently, I was a vegan for eight months; then realized
the soy supplements and processed foods were making me gain. For 2014, back to whole,
unprocessed foods (including poultry and fish) on my Meal-Trax® plate, of
course! After a recent physical, my blood,
cholesterol, etc. levels were very healthy, with my doctor’s only advice being to
lose 10 pounds. Maybe I’ll lose eight, but I’m going to stop right there. What
would life be without a quest?
It’s a pleasure to be of service and I hope my products will
help you in your quest.
Wishing you good health and happiness,
To help others achieve their wellness goals by offering a common-sense approach to portion control which is discreet, effortless and elegant.
Hours of Operation:
8am-4pm Monday to Friday plus occasional weekends
Our office and ware house will be closed the following days:
- Tuesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
- Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
- Friday, July 4 - Independence Day
- Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Warehouse Address (we are a virtual retailer):
Wine-Trax Elegant Portions
790 – 30th Street, Suite A4
Springfield, OR 97478
About Our Products
How are these different from other portion control products out there?
These pieces were designed specifically to monitor portions discreetly. The frosted lines on each piece which indicate portions are subtle and elegant looking. You can set your table with them, and enjoy eating alongside your guests.
How do your products work with national health organizations' guidelines for wellness?
We were excited to learn that our elegant “tools” also provide a practical solution to following the 2011 USDA & AHA recommendations for healthy food and drink portions.
Are products safe for the dishwasher and microwave?
Yes, all of our glassware is safe to use in your dishwasher and microwave. Our products are restaurant quality, made of annealed glass which creates a more stable structure. (The plastic Snack-Trax lid is not microwave-safe.)
Where are they manufactured?
Our products are made by the largest manufacturer of glassware in North America. Glasses and bowls are made in America, plates are made in Mexico.
Wine-Trax is a Sole Proprietorship, and is a certified Oregon state Woman Owned Business, WBE#7729.
We take your privacy very seriously. We will never rent or sell your information to any third parties. We use the information we collect from you to convey order information, to send e-mails at your request, or for internal marketing research purposes.
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Patents & Trademarks
Wine-Trax®, Snack-Trax® and Meal-Trax® are registered trademarks of Elegant Portions®. A design application has been filed and patent status is pending.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, etc, is the property of Elegant Portions dba Wine-Trax and protected by United States copyright laws. You may use product images for non-commercial purposes without restriction/consent, but if you wish to sell our products, then please contact us for express written permission.