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.
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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.
Tired of feeling hungry all the time? Frustrated because the scale isn’t budging? Break free. Get the four most important rules for losing weight, keeping it off, and feeling content all day long.
“I prefer the term ‘conditioning’ to ‘getting in shape,'” says Ivan Ferran, who’s been teaching exercise classes like Aqua Fitness and Weight Loss at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami since 1988. “The word ‘conditioning’ better defines what’s most important, and that’s consistency. The more consistent you are, the more success you’ll have at achieving your fitness goals.”
“I know kids can suffer from all kinds of things, but I think being fat is one of the worst,” says Haley Hutcheson, 19, who felt “fat and gross” all through childhood. But not anymore. Today, she’s 50 pounds lighter, and a size 8. “I have a new life.”
What many people don’t realize is that sleep disorders and obesity go hand-in-hand. And it’s a Catch-22. Excess weight can cause problems, like sleep apnea, which rob you of sleep, but it’s difficult to lose weight if you’re sleep deprived. But, fortunately, there are solutions.
It’s important to recognize that diet-and-exercise ‘burnout’ is common, When you first started your Pritikin lifestyle, it was exciting. Everyone noticed how great you looked, how much weight you’d lost. But after awhile, motivation may start to fade. Here are 3 tips for preventing backsliding.
Read Joel Hector’s amazing story of losing 100 pounds in 100 days. “Going from 4XL to XL shirts, and losing 20 inches in my waist… it’s been incredible! I don’t think I have ever felt this good. I attribute 100% of my success to the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami.”