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Healthy Weight Loss

The Pritikin Diet & Exercise Program

A mere 40 years ago, a healthy dinner was thought to be a big steak, a baked potato slathered with sour cream, and mac and cheese. Doctors pooh-poohed any link between diet, cholesterol, and the heart. Then, a book came out. And a revolution was born.

Obesity In America

We began June 19 with the AMA’s declaration that obesity is a disease. We ended the day with the shocking and tragic news of the heart attack and death of Sopranos star James Gandolfini. He was only 51 years old. What a painful way of reminding us that, yes, obesity is a disease.

Getting Past a Weight-Loss Plateau

It drives you nuts. You were doing so well shedding weight, but all of a sudden, the scale seems stuck. In this webinar, learn the science-based skills our faculty teaches at the Pritikin Longevity Center for getting past a weight-loss plateau. Your instructors are Fitness Director Scott Danberg, MS, and Nutrition Director Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD. The benefits – a leaner body, a healthier body – can’t be beat!

How To Stop Binge Eating

How To Stop Binge Eating

We’re humming along with our healthy food habits, and then, BOOM, the binge hits. We’re eating – no, inhaling – everything in sight. What happened? Can we break free of this sabotaging behavior and live better, healthier? Yes, says new research.

Fat, Inflammatory Cytokines and Cardiovascular Disease

Inflammatory Cytokines

Scientists used to think that fat was simply fat – a dormant roll of flab. But now they’re discovering that fat cells are actually very active factories. They can pump out loads of dangerous chemicals, like inflammatory cytokines. Can we slow these factories down?

Belviq Side Effects

Side Effects of the Diet Drug Belviq

Recently the Food and Drug Administration approved a weight-loss pill called Belviq, the first prescription diet drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. But Belviq is no miracle pill. Here are four key facts.

Diets That Work: New Science

A low-calorie-dense diet, like the Pritikin Eating Plan, is an effective strategy for weight management, according to new research from Yale University. Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin, describes the study’s findings, and how we can eat more, yet weigh less.

More Whole Grains, Less Belly Fat

Eat more whole grains for a flatter belly.

Want a flatter, leaner tummy? Ditch refined grains like white bread and white rice, and eat more whole grains such as oatmeal, barley, bulgar, 100% whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta, and brown rice, research has found.

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