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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.

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

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Why You Crave Unhealthy Food

Junk Food Cravings and Addiction to Unhealthy Food

Why Do I Crave Junk Food? Melt in your mouth, drool-worthy, highly-processed junk food feels good to eat. You can thank sugar, salt and fat. This dynamic trio lures you in, bathing your tongue blissful sensation that triggers the sensation of pleasure. Indulging in pleasurable things makes one happy. It’s no wonder unhealthy food is…

Can Losing Weight Help Arthritic Knees?

Losing Weight Relieves Arthritic Knees

Can Losing Weight Help Arthritic Knees? Yes, according to a growing body of research. The latest investigation,1 from scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, followed 240 overweight and obese individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis for 18 months. The participants’ mean age was 66. In the study, they adopted a healthy lifestyle similar to…

Can You Be Fat But Fit?

Can You Be Fat But Fit? No, Says New Research

“I think the biggest takeaway from this latest research is, don’t be complacent,” sums up Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “If you’re putting on weight, especially belly fat, it’s important to act even if your blood test results are suggesting that everything’s okay. Chances are, everything will not be okay in the months and years to come.”

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss

Best Foods for Weight Loss

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss At the Pritikin Longevity Center, fruits and veggies are rock stars. From fresh mango to roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re bountiful at the health resort, and delicious. For 40-plus years, Pritikin’s faculty has been praising them for their health and weight-control benefits. Now more evidence, presented at the European Congress…

The Media Influence on Teen Diets

The images we see in the media distort reality. The average model in the fashion industry weighs approximately 120 pounds, while the average American woman weighs 169 pounds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This disparity leads consumers to believe they are overweight, when in reality, they are average. This, in turn, can…

Do PFAS cause weight gain?

Do PFASs cause weight gain

Concentrations of PFAS tend to higher in processed, high-calorie-dense foods – in containers for fast foods, for example, in cans of soda pop, and in the packaging used in super-processed, ready-made foods, from pies to frozen pizzas.

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