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Browse through all the healthy-living articles recently written by the doctors and other faculty at the Pritikin Longevity Center for our website. You’re sure to find valuable information on food, fitness, and more.

6 New Ways to Eat More Vegetables…and Lose More Weight

6 New Ways to Eat More Vegetables and Lose More Weight

“First, there’s the nutritional consideration, meaning what we can get from vegetables in terms of the micro nutrients, the vitamins and minerals that have anti-cancer and blood sugar benefits,” says Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, LDN, the Director of Nutrition at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, FL. “And second, given that the calorie density…

Truth about Diets

What are you putting on the dinner table tonight? Making healthy food choices can be hard when you don’t know who to trust. Your colleagues have boasted about the latest diet craze, but then seem to be onto another diet the next month. Those trendy diets can be hard to ignore; it’s easy to get…

Best Healthy Weight Loss Office Snacks

Healthy Office Snacks for Weight Loss

You’ve got this! Try a few of the foods on this list of the best healthy weight loss office snacks tomorrow. It can be as simple as bringing fresh fruit with you to the next meeting so you can easily pass on the donuts. You could bring extra – the whole office might enjoy a…

From Metabolic Syndrome to Cycling Around Spain

Get Rid of Metabolic Syndrome in Just Two Weeks

How were you feeling, physically and mentally, before you discovered Pritikin this past March? CH: I didn’t feel good, and my visits with my regular doctor weren’t getting to the bottom of things. I was at the point where I had to start taking a statin to control my cholesterol. For the past six months,…

100 Pounds Down!
Before & After Photos

Before & After Photos of Barry's 100 Pound Weight Loss

What was your life like before you discovered Pritikin? What was the state of your physical and emotional health? BL: I weighed 297 pounds, was short of breath, and my knees hurt with every step and every time I got up or sat down. I travel for a living and love it, but it was…

How to Stop Snacking After Dinner

How to Stop Snacking After Dinner and Lose Weight

Nighttime snackers often consume more than 50% of their daily calories after 8 p.m. Stop snacking after dinner, and losing weight will be much easier. Here are 8 tips.

Taking Too Many Medications?

Are You Taking Too Many Medications?

Am I taking too many medications? You may not even remember how it got to this point. The pile of daily pills in your hand didn’t used to be so overwhelming. The reason you are taking too many medications is not likely intentional but due to a prescription cascade. A prescription cascade is when a…

Is the Pritikin Program Sustainable?

After having a stent put in his heart, Stan Chlebowski had lost and regained the same 20 pounds back several times. After a friend told him Pritikin had made his father “a new man,” Stan and his wife couldn’t wait to check in to the Pritikin Center. Before Returning Home From Pritikin 152 Days After…

Back to Basics
Your January Weight Loss Guide

References: Water consumption reduces energy intake in adults. J Am Diet Assoc. July 2008: 108(7):1236-1239. Thirst interoception and its relationship to Western-style diet. Physiol Behav 2015 Feb;139:432-9. Popular weight loss strategies. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2017 Nov 9;19(12);61. The relationship between vegetable intake and weight outcomes. Nutrients 2018, 10(11):1626.

How to Start a
Low Cholesterol Diet

How To Start a Cholesterol Diet

So, you’ve got high cholesterol. Wondering how do you start a low cholesterol diet? It’s easier than you may think. Here are 7 tips to get you started. 7 Easy Tips to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol Choose protein-rich plants Grazing on plants is a surprisingly abundant protein-rich way to eat – just consider how strong…

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