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The Pritikin Edge


Author: Vogel RA, Lehr PT
Category: Diet/Nutrition
Audience: Consumer
Length: 375 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  Year Published: 2008
List Price: $25.00

AthleteInMe.com® Rating: Excellent!

The Pritikin Edge summarizes the diet and nutrition program of the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, FL. If you want to learn how to eat healthy, then this book is for you!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Robert A. Vogel, MD is a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. He is Pritikin's chief medical director. He is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League.

Paul Tager Lehr is the president of the Pritikin Organization. He is the son of Pritikin co-founder David Lehr, MD. In 1977, Dr. Lehr appeared with Nathan Pritikin on 60 Minutes.

CONTENT

The 375-page book is organized as follows:

PART I: THE PRITIKIN PHILOSOPHY

  • Chapter 1: Lifestyle and Heart Disease
  • Chapter 2: The Heart of the Matter
  • Chapter 3: The Weight/Health Connection
  • Chapter 4: The Science of Weight Loss

PART II: THE 10 ESSENTIALS OF THE PRITIKIN PROGRAM

  • Chapter 5: Healthy, Satisfying Eating Starts with Super Salads, Soups, Whole Grains, and Fruit
  • Chapter 6: Eliminate High-Calorie Beverages
  • Chapter 7: Trim Portions of Calorie-Dense Foods
  • Chapter 8: Snack Smarter
  • Chapter 9: Forget Fast Food: Dine Unrefined
  • Chapter 10: Watch Less, Walk More
  • Chapter 11: Go Lean On Meat, but Catch a Fish
  • Chapter 12: Shake Your Salt Habit
  • Chapter 13: Don't Smoke Your Life Away
  • Chapter 14: Step Around Stress
  • Chapter 15: If At First You Don't Succeed...

PART III: FAVORITE PRITIKIN RECIPES

PART IV: TWO-WEEK SAMPLE MENU

PART V: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

APPENDIX A: Resistance Exercises for Losing Fat and Building Muscle

APPENDIX B: Full-Body Stretching Routine

APPENDIX C: Daily Nutrition Analysis with Weekly Averages

REVIEW

The focus of AthleteInMe.com® is on the health benefits of exercise. The Pritikin Edge only devotes 15 pages total (Appendix A and B) to exercise. For those reasons, normally this wouldn't be a book I would write a detailed review on. However, because the Pritikin Program is world famous, and because their philosophy for optimizing health is in sync with ours, I wanted to provide a review.



Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD 4/13/2019 8:41:00 AM
 
 


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