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…
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Since 1975, more than 100,000 guests at the Pritikin Center and millions world-wide have prevented or reversed health challenges like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Their stories are both motivational and inspiring.
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…
Sometimes, it’s the little things that get you down when your weight’s up. Like cutting your toenails. “It was horrible,” recalls Lee Zaretsky. “When I was 50 pounds heavier, trimming my toenails was such a chore that I dreaded it.” Today, those extra 50 pounds are gone. And they’ve stayed gone.
It’s not always about losing lots of weight: Read the story of one guest who took the opportunity to fine-tune her health.
David had such great success the first time around, he came back to Pritikin’s kosher program again this year.
The road to weight loss for many is often just as much spiritual and emotional as it is physical.
For some guests who embark on the Pritikin journey, their path turns into one of both receiving guidance and mentoring others.
‘”I was sick and tired of being sick and tired,” he recalled. It was then that he decided to get his energy and his life back. He wanted to feel happy in his own skin again. Once he embarked on the journey at the Pritikin Longevity Center, it only took him three weeks to feel…
A day in the life of guest Ray Luce shows the transformative power of a health retreat Pritikin.
“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.”