The Pritikin Principle is a low-fat diet based on vegetables, grains, and fruits. Nathan Pritikin started the plan. His son Robert Pritikin has tweaked the concept. The Pritikin diet is a low-fat, high-fibre diet which forms part of the “Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise”, a lifestyle regimen originally created by Nathan Pritikin. Genre, nutrition. Spouse, Ilene (). Children, 4 sons, 1 daughter. Nathan Pritikin (August 29, – February 21, ) was an American inventor, Engineer.

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Diet Review: The Pritikin Principle

Success Story I’m back to my high school weight! While artificial sweeteners have not been proven to aid weight loss, they may be of benefit to people with diabetes, elevated triglycerides, and those following the Pritikin Eating Plan to lose weight. A good diet should consist of many of the elements of Pritikin and, along with regular exercise, some treats as well.

For healthy individuals who choose to use sweeteners, a suggested rule of thumb is a maximum of 2 tablespoons of fruit juice concentrate or 1 tablespoon of other refined sweeteners such as barley malt, corn syrup, rice syrup per calories consumed. Pritikin has a free newsletter you can sign up for and also offers online support — including private online journals, prerecorded workshops, and consultations with dietitians.

Protein The Pritikin Diet allows much less protein than many other diet programs: Pritikin suggests we eat whole, unprocessed, and natural carbohydrate-rich foods, such as grains, vegetables, and fruit. So for lasting results, you’ll need to change your eating habits for good, just as you would on any diet.


Skip to main content. Also, there are no portion restrictions applied to certain foods and it is a suitable diet for vegetarians.

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You should have a minimum of five servings of vegetables daily, advises the main Pritikin site. Body Weight and Its Management. Much of this advice may be familiar.

You can do this diet yourself. Optimal choices tend to be fortified soymilks original or unsweetened. Many premises of the diet, such as lots of fruit and vegetables and daily exercise, are now commonsense. Because fruit juice is higher in calories and less filling than fresh fruit, have only one serving of juice a day. Retrieved 10 May Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

This can be legumes, beans, high-starch vegetables such as winter squash or potatoes, or whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, pfitikin wheat or oats.

She has published more than 3, articles, lectures, and book chapters on a wide variety of healthy living and weight-loss topics. Instead, opt for fatty fish like salmon.

Plant-based foods are still the staples of his diet, and it’s still very low in fat. This VS model’s exact diet and exercise regimen is not for the faint-hearted. But Robert’s latest book focuses on something he calls the calorie density solution. The diet is not practical for many people. However, the foods in the Pritikin plan are rich in fiber, which is filling.


Avoid fried foods, dressing with fat, and fatty sauces. Followers are advised to try to limit themselves to one serving of skinless poultry riet free-range, grass-fed bison once a week and one serving of red meat once a month.

Pritikin Diet Review

Go easy on meat, especially red meat. About the Author Michelle Kerns writes for a variety of print and online publications and specializes in literature and science topics. The overall diet is low in fat and high in fiber.

Follow the link below to book a stay ready to book a stay? Read Joel Hector’s amazing story of losing pounds in days. Other studies have shown the same thing. You’ll never get lost in complicated recipes. For most fruits, a serving fits in your hand. She has served as a book columnist since and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Is It Good for Certain Conditions?

The plan recommends avoiding processed meats, foods high in saturated fat and those made with trans fatorgan meats, processed meats, and high- cholesterol foods like eggs.