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Eating Right

Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.

How to Become a Vegetarian

How to Be a Vegetarian

How to Become a Vegetarian in 4 Simple Steps Step 1. Find a plant-based alternative How to get started? Make a swap! Pick one animal-based product that you would like to swap out of your daily life. For example, it might be beef, cow’s milk or eggs. Now, find a plant-based alternative for it at…

How to Stop Snacking After Dinner

How to Stop Snacking After Dinner and Lose Weight

Nighttime snackers often consume more than 50% of their daily calories after 8 p.m. Stop snacking after dinner, and losing weight will be much easier. Here are 8 tips.

Healthy “Blue Plate Special” Recipes

Healthier Blue-Plate Special

Whether it be the old-fashioned Automats of the 1950s, or the traditional Jewish delis before them – diners are an iconic part of the American landscape. Art Deco train dining cars with vinyl bench seating, little jukeboxes at every table and sassy servers delivering blue-plate specials loaded with steaming meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried chicken and…

Low Fat Foods That Are Bad For You

Low Fat Foods That Are Bad For You

Low Fat Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Bewitched by their labels and charmed by their flavour, you may find your kitchen is host to many low fat foods. Some are healthy. Some are harmful. But, which is which? Some low fat foods you shouldn’t eat are low fat salad dressing, low fat cookies and baked goods,…

Food Waste Resources

Food Waste Starts at the Grocery Store

Why Food Waste Is a Problem Food production requires an enormous amount of resources. As much as 70% of our fresh water and 50% of our land is allocated to agricultural use. Agriculture also has negative effects on the environment, such as the emission of greenhouse gases. Because of this, food waste is directly linked…

Why You Crave Unhealthy Food

Junk Food Cravings and Addiction to Unhealthy Food

Why Do I Crave Junk Food? Melt in your mouth, drool-worthy, highly-processed junk food feels good to eat. You can thank sugar, salt and fat. This dynamic trio lures you in, bathing your tongue blissful sensation that triggers the sensation of pleasure. Indulging in pleasurable things makes one happy. It’s no wonder unhealthy food is…

How to Get More Energy Naturally

How to Get More Energy

You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…

Is Pasta Healthy, or Not?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet? Refined pasta isn’t good for anyone, according to expert Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa. “We all need to recognize that pasta is a processed product – it is not a whole food,” notes Gomer. The healthiest foods are whole foods:…

Foods That Promote Liver Health

Best Foods to Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Just as high blood pressure can be a hidden risk factor for heart disease, NAFLD is the silent precursor to serious liver complications, including a form of hepatitis called NASH, and inflammation and liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn about foods and other lifestyle measures that promote liver health.

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss

Best Foods for Weight Loss

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss At the Pritikin Longevity Center, fruits and veggies are rock stars. From fresh mango to roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re bountiful at the health resort, and delicious. For 40-plus years, Pritikin’s faculty has been praising them for their health and weight-control benefits. Now more evidence, presented at the European Congress…

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