A growing body of research is finding that for many people, getting healthy again does not require a medicine cabinet full of drugs. Fast and profound benefits can happen simply with diet and exercise. Good food. Good fitness. That’s all we need, asserts science.
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UCLA researcher R. James Barnard has published 200+ studies in the last four decades on complex issues related to disease prevention, weight control, and lifestyle. But he feels a key rule for a healthy weight-loss plan can be stated very simply…
If you didn’t already know that a health retreat could give you even more than traditional travel, here are three more reasons to make your next gateway a wellness vacation.
Getting a good night’s sleep during your weight loss vacation can play an important role in your overall health.
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.
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.