Diets That Fail, Diets That Work

For staying lean and healthy, learn about diets that work, and diets that are disasters.

Grand Slams for breakfast, cheeseburgers at lunch, pizza for dinner. We all know it’s lousy stuff, but a lot of us aren’t aware just how lousy it is. Scientists now call the typical American diet our #1 risk factor for disease, disability, and death.

Diets that work, and diets that fail.

Did you know that with an apple, you're taking in only about 12 calories per bite? With a cookie, it's often about 40 calories per bite. That's why typically American foods lead to typically American obesity.

You heard us right. The food we eat is more dangerous to our health than anything else.

We’ve pulled together 3 of our most popular articles on diets and health to help our readers get a real good sense of what we’re eating, what it’s doing to us, what we should be eating, and what the remarkable rewards are.

What are we waiting for? Diets that work not only save waistlines, they save nations.

The Typical American Diet – Our Biggest Enemy

Did you know that in some parts of the U.S. life expectancies are lower than in Bangladesh? The #1 culprit is our diet. Learn what the 14 most damaging dietary factors are.

The Pritikin Eating Plan

The Pritikin Eating Plan is all about making food our #1 health promoter. That’s right, what we eat can save us rather than kill us. Find out which foods are most important for losing weight, and living long and well.

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More than 100 studies have documented the power of the Pritikin Eating and Exercise Program in preventing and controlling heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and excess weight.


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