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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (September 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416580883
  • ASIN: B002BWQ4RS
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,742,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As a food journalist, I review every different diet and lifestyle program every year and I have no doubt that the best is The Pritikin Edge; it is the perfect guidebook for people, including baby boomers like me, who want to follow the path to good health for the rest of their lives."-- Phil Lempert , The Supermarket Guru, NBC's Today Show

"Pritikin is one of the most scientifically proven and effective lifestyle programs anywhere. I highly recommend it." -- Dean Ornish, M.D., author of The Spectrum and clinical professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco

"To achieve my maximum level of fitness, Pritikin is the perfect nutrition and lifestyle plan."-- Amy Yoder-Begley, 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, women's 10,000-meter run

"Whenever I need to get back down to 147 for a welterweight title defense, the Pritikin approach is the best and healthiest way to do it." -- Bob Costas, NBC/HBO broadcaster

"Pritikin is not just about looking your best; it's about feeling your best. It is something you definitely take with you." -- Adrienne Vittadini, American fashion designer

"The Pritikin Program, pioneer for the last 50 years and proven in more than 110 studies in leading medical journals, is a must to live the healthiest life we can. After years of helping celebrities and CEOs, the Pritikin Program is now neatly packaged in a fabulous new book -- The Pritikin Edge. Oh, and I don't want to forget to mention those recipes -- they're awesome."-- Charles Stuart Platkin, author of the nationally syndicated column Diet Detective

"Run, don't walk, to Pritikin! That's what I tell people who ask me what program delivers results for lasting weight loss and health and lifestyle changes. Pritikin changes -- and even saves -- lives." -- Susie Ellis, president, SpaFinder, Inc.

"Staying at Pritikin is the best thing I've done for myself in years."-- Tim Zagat, chairman and CEO, Zagat Survey

"The food at Pritikin tastes great and you can follow the program in the real world, and that's saying something for a steakhouse guy like me. Pritikin works, not only short term, but long term."-- John Timothy Gannon, cofounder, Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

About the Author

Dr. Robert A. Vogel is a cardiologist, Pritikin's chief medical director, and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. He has been designated as one of the best doctors in America by Good Housekeeping magazine and is a weight and heart consultant to the National Football League and a diet consultant to the National Health Institute.

Son of Pritikin cofounder Dr. David Lehr, Paul Tager Lehr is the president of the Pritikin Organization, which has helped more than 100,000 people worldwide who have gone to the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa and the 10 million plus readers of Pritikin books lose weight and prevent and reverse obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

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The book is an easy read.
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For once a eating plan -not a fad diet - that makes sense and is easy to follow.
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This is an excellent book if you want to live healthy.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Susan on October 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Pritikin simply works.
It is amazing how easy it is to follow.
Loved the book - it changed my life.
For once a eating plan -not a fad diet - that makes sense and is easy to follow. I wish this was required reading in our schools - it is the answer to our obesity epidemic.
Only goes to show: Beyond all the hype is common sense.
Well written and very clear, easy to understand.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Leland E. G. Larson on November 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Well, life "tastes" the best--you can just enjoy it, be here for yourself, for others and if you're reading this, you probably are wanting to "save" yourself or other loved ones. Don't get into fear--the diet, let alone going to Pritikin, is not torture and deprivation, you'll not starve at all, you'll fill yourself up on people nourishment and fun! You'll laugh, you'll smile, you'll entertain and tell stories and you'll discover that miracles can happen, your health can be improved or restored. You'll regain your confidence in yourself, you'll walk tall. You'll be back in control and in charge but you won't have to be some dictator to all your rebellious voices so much any more, those voices that say to you that you deserve all the fatty meals, ice cream and cookies or just the normal toxic diet that most Americans eat every day of their lives, the wonderful meals your mother cooked for you (sorry to the well intended moms out there, don't think they had Pritikin in those days). Those voices, to the contrary, will become your buddies for they care about you in that strange manner and ways they've interacted with you over the years. I've been to "Pritikin" ten times over the years. I owe my life to these folks, the principles. Am not "fixed" or "perfect," in fact, I keep going back for a tune up and reinforcement. Yet, I have no doubt that my life has been greatly extended and same with countless others. I have witnessed this, seen so many times with my eyes, heard with my ears the transformations that Pritikin has made in the lives of so many. It is not torture, being there is fun. Learning is fun. Well, the "diet" is not a diet, it is an education, learning to start a new lifestyle within what you already have. Trust me, you'll like it.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MaryAnn G. on October 21, 2008
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This is a great book, giving a common sense solution to cure today's health problems through subtle lifestyle changes. If everyone would follow the advice in this book our country would not have an obesity, diabetes, and heart disease epidemic.
I found it an easy read, not boring as most health guides seem to be, this book kept my interest and made it look simple to lead a healthy life style.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to live longer and not fear heart attacks.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By HMarten on December 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I found a lot of helpful information in this book. Heart disease is explained in a clear manner, and this book is an easy read because the author is so darn funny. I have so many favorite lines from this book. I was seriously cracking up while I read the book (and read it in a day off work, btw--very fast read). I do not follow everything to a T--I still salt my food, but I use less salt and I use almost no prepackaged food at all. I do look at sodium content now. I also buy reduced fat cheese, too. Pritikin suggests nonfat cheese, though. I would feel deprived if I followed all of the diet ideas perfectly. Instead, I look at my healthy vegetarian diet through new eyes and see where I can make it healthier, but still satisfying and delicious. My husband appreciated that Pritikin is scientifically based and has so many studies done on it. One caveat--I am not a fan of the recipes. I'd rather not eat than eat awful food! I am very picky, though. And I'm not a fan of fat and sugar substitutes--I say just use less of the real thing!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Addict on October 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Prior to reading this book I only had a vague idea of Pritikin as being a diet my dad was on in the 80s. He was able to lower his cholesterol fine, but I remember it as being a diet made up of "I can't eat (insert anything that tastes good). Now, flash forward 25 years and I have high cholesterol. So I reluctantly turned to the name I knew helped him.

Boy, have things changed! This program isn't about denial...Spinach-stuff salmon with mango sauce? Enchilada Bake? Crispy Potato skins? This isn't my dad's Pritikin. This is something I can do!

Of course, the real test will come next week when I go back to my physician for a follow up blood test, but I'm confident. My jeans fit looser, and I've got a lot more energy than I did before. If for those reasons alone, this book changed my life.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sejema on November 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The Pritikin Edge is a wonderful book. It is filled with a number of great tips that will teach you how to live a healthier lifestyle. Unlike many health books that require you to go on specific diets or exercise on specific equiptment, the Pritikin Edge continues to do what the Pritikin program has done for nearly 50 years, educate! Reading this book will enlighten you and provide you with tools to jump start your healthy lifestyle program by learning how to cope with stress, eat a healthy diet, and engage in appropriate exercise for overall well being. Nothing compares to two weeks at the Pritikin Center in Miami, but if you cant make it there, this is the next best thing. After reading this book you will certainly be hungry, but not for more food,only more knowlege and health tips. I read the Pritikin Principle and loved that book too. I have found more tips on their web site. This book is well worth the minimal time and effort to read the book. Buy it used or new here on amazon. Its a small price to pay in comparison to that bypass procedure! Good luck in your search for health.The Pritikin Edge: 10 Essential Ingredients for a Long and Delicious Life
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