- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (November 6, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416585761
- ISBN-13: 978-1416585763
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New Pritikin Program Paperback – November 6, 2007
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When Nathan Pritikin launched his Pritiken diet about 10 years ago, one of the basic comments heard was that it was too unyielding, too difficult to fit into everyday life. Son Robert says his plan is meant to be more flexible and comprehensive, "with an emphasis on lifestyle that's just as important as the food guidelines." After a discussion of cholesterol, protein, and fiber, Pritikin explains the basic exchange diet--which foods are acceptable, which are not, and how the diet works. He gives sample menus and recipes, as well as advice on eating out, travel, cooking, exercise, and stress management. Like many diet books, the diet may at first seem complicated, but Pritikin offers some sound advice on the relationship between diet and good health. For public libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/89.
- Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Northbrook, Ill.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is divided into three parts. An introductory part is followed by a detailed discussion of nutrition including fats, cholesterol, salt, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates.
The final section goes into detail, almost 300 pages, about how to follow the Pritikin program. A chapter on attitude is followed by the classification of foods into three categories ("go, caution, stop"). Next is a discussion of what foods to buy and stock in the kitchen, followed by over a hundred pages of menus and recipes. The next two chapters explain how to stick to the program in difficult situations like restaurants, holidays, and trips. An excellent chapter on exercise is followed by a discussion of stress-reduction.
Even though this is not Robert Pritikin's latest book, "The New Pritikin Program" is still the best and most complete explanation of what the Pritikin Program is.
I suspect that this trend reflects the fact that only 5% or 10% of Americans are willing to consider a vegan diet. The folks at Pritikin want to convert 100% of Americans to healthier eating, so the Pritikin diet has gotten away from its original principles.
What is appealing about the OLD program described in this book? It is a very low fat diet, enabling most people to get their cholesterol level below 150. The Framingham study, which including thousands of adults over several decades, recording ZERO heart attacks among people whose cholesterol was consistently below 150. The Pritikin Program described in this book would enable you to get your cholesterol below 150.
The new 2015 version of the Pritikin diet will help people lose weight, have more energy, and get their cholesterol down from 300 or 250 down to just 200 or 175. The problem: in the Framingham study, most of the people who had heart attacks had cholesterol near 175 or 200. The benefits of low cholesterol for the heart do not occur until your cholesterol level is under 150, month after month, year after year. For that result, you need the original program described in this book.
The idea that most heart attack victims have normal cholesterol is based on the 1970 thinking that the normal cholesterol was up to 250 mg. As the Framingham Study showed, you can't find anyone with a prolonged cholesterol of 150 mg. who gets a heart attack.
In the 1970's Nathan Pritikin pointed out that diet causes far more disease than just atherosclerosis. It has only been recent that the medical professional is catching up with his brilliance although it may take another century to fully appreciate the accuracy of what Nathan Pritikin said.
The Pritikin diet is not a zero fat diet, the foods found in nature contain several percent fat, and that is what human beings were intended to eat.
Robert Pritikin has deteailed the Pritikin diet in this fantastic work.
First, the book is very poorly printed on very poor paper and is impossible to read for long without severe eyestrain (and on some pages near impossible to read at all).
Second, on October 20, 2016 I was informed by Pritikin directly that out of all their books the one they recommend to buy now is The Pritikin Edge: 10 Essential Ingredients for a Long and Delicious Life by Robert A Vogel M.D. and Paul Tager Lehr.
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