This is a low-fat, high-fiber diet designed to reduce the risk of heart disease. Exercise is also a main component.
This is mostly a vegetarian diet. Fats are kept to a 10% of overall intake. You are encouraged to eat 6-7 meals per day. Processed grains are also excluded. You are required to walk 45 minutes per day.
From the back-cover of "The Pritikin Weight Loss Breakthrough":
By understanding our genetic "fat instinct," he explains, we can outsmart it -- balance our diets and slimming our bodies successfully. The exciting new discovery makes weight loss easier than ever, with a more workable approach for today's lifestyle and new food choices for a diet experience that's about satisfaction, not deprivation. This book includes:
- A proven plan to shed pounds--without hunger and withou drugs
- The real story on carbohydrates
- Tips on outsmarting the fat instinct by altering behaviors
- Helpful advice on resisting unhealthy foods
- 60 delicious new recipes and more
Nathan Pritikin started the Pritikin Program after he was diagnosed with heart disease at a young age. In the 1970s the founded Pritikin Longevity Centers and the Pritikin Research Foundation.
Many people have trouble staying on low-fat diets because low-fat foods tend to not provide a feeling of satisfaction.
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