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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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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.
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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