May 25 - 26

Forming Healthy Habits & Debunking Nutrition Myths

Embark on a transformative journey to gain a fresh perspective on food and nutrition at this 2-day event.

Join us for an eye-opening exploration led by Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, LDN, internationally recognized nutritionist, portion size expert, and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University.

Be prepared to leave with a renewed sense of connection to what you eat and empowered with the knowledge to make life-changing choices for a healthier and more vibrant future. 

In addition to this event, you can enjoy all of the daily activities that Pritikin offers. See what a typical day looks like.

Saturday, May 25

4:30 pm: Forming Healthy Habits: From Mindset To Maintenance

The cornerstone of how Lifestyle Nutrition works is to focus on HABITS instead of obsessing about the scale, counting calories in apps, or restricting entire food groups. In this interactive program, we delve into the key role that sustainable lifestyle changes play in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. This interactive talk emphasizes creating healthy habits that promote overall well-being. From mindful eating and regular physical activity to adequate sleep and stress management, learn how to build a foundation for lasting success. Permanent weight loss is not about deprivation; it's about embracing habits that nourish your body, mind, and spirit, creating a sustainable and fulfilling path to a healthier you. Because permanent weight loss is about more than food, Dr. Young addresses the whole person—your mind-set, environment, habits, and life—through research-based advice.  

Sunday, May 26

4:30 pm: Get Over Your Fear of Carbs

Bananas are high in sugar, low-carb diets are best for weight loss, and gluten-free bread is best. These are some of the myths that Dr. Young will discuss in this up-to-date program on the truth about carbohydrates. We explore the misconceptions surrounding carbohydrates and shed light on their essential role in a balanced, healthy diet. Carbohydrates are not the enemy; they are a primary source of energy that our bodies need to function optimally. This interactive program provides valuable insights into distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy carbs, offering practical tips to help you make informed choices. By understanding the science behind carbohydrates and adopting a balanced approach, you can break free from carb-related fears, enhance your overall well-being, and fuel your body for a more vibrant and active lifestyle. It's time to embrace carbs as a friend on your journey to a healthier you. 

Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, LDN

Author, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at NYU

Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, LDN  is an internationally recognized nutritionist, portion size expert, and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University.

Dr. Young is the author of Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at Time and The Portion Teller Plan and is regularly called upon by major media outlets as an authority on nutrition and health.  

She has been counseling clients for more than 25 years, is a contributor to US News & World Report, blogs at, and inspires her community to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.  

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