Once your try out these fiber-rich, naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat, whole food alternatives, you’ll never opt for those unhealthy French fries, ice cream sundaes or potato chips again.
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The science of taste is much more complex than simply flavor alone.
With a little tweaking, you can still enjoy an entire menu of delicious and hearty comfort food meals thanks to these recipes from Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
Many snacks marketed as “healthy” are actually not good for losing weight, such as kale chips, air-popped corn chips, dried fruit like raisins, pretzels, popcorn, whole-wheat crackers, rice crackers, plain bagels, and bags of dried green beans. Sure, they’re better for you than fattier versions like regular potato chips or bagels with cream cheese, but virtually all dried foods pack a lot of calories into every bite you swallow.
When you see all the filling food you’ll be enjoying, you’ll understand why the physicians, nutritionists, and other faculty at the Pritikin health resort always tell their guests: “You’ll never have to diet and live with chronic hunger again.”
“Weight loss isn’t just about shedding body fat. It’s about learning how to eat till you’re satisfyingly full, but without going overboard on calorie intake. It’s also about learning how pleasurable healthy eating can be. When you put all these factors together, you have weight-loss success that lasts,” says Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin.
Want the best foods for weight loss? That’s easy, many of us might think. Just eat less. Limit portion sizes to limit calorie intake. But actually, that’s wrong, points out nutrition research specialist Dr. Jay Kenney at the Pritikin Longevity Center. Instead of focusing on how much we eat, we really should focus on what we eat.
This new study asserts that being strategic about where we put our fruit “can help us take better control of what we eat, how much we weigh, and how good we feel,” states Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center, where more than 100,000 people have come since 1975 to learn how to shed weight and live well.
Olive oil is about 14% saturated fat, so if you’re pouring olive oil into your skillets and food every day, you’re likely consuming significantly more artery-clogging saturated fat than you realized.
“Spot reduction” is media hype, not science. Worse yet, it’s counter-productive. After spending a lot money on useless products to, say, “get 6-pack abs,” what people often get instead is discouragement and a sense that they’ve failed. So they give up. And often end up gaining even more weight.