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.
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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.
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.”
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.”
“I was so concerned that by going to Pritikin, I was going to miss out on life. Oh my goodness, what I’ve found is that I now have a whole new life.