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The Pritikin principle : the calorie density solution
Pritikin, Robert.
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Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
v, 210 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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RM222.2 .P748 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Shows how to lose weight effectively through a program that involves creating a varied menu, following specific recipes, and combining foods to reduce their caloric content.

Author Notes

Robert Pritikin, the son of Nathan Pritikin (creator of the groundbreaking Pritikin Program), discusses diet as both the cause and the cure for many widespread diseases of modern times, primarily heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The Pritikin family introduced America to a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that not only supported health, but was also palatable and easy to follow. Nathan and Robert Pritikin will go down in history as people who have made more of a difference in the health of Americans than anyone else in this country, says Dr. McDougall.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. i
Chapter 1 Calorie Density: The Key to Long-Term Weight Loss and Good Healthp. 1
Chapter 2 Using the Calorie Density Solutionp. 19
Chapter 3 How to Cheat and Still Lose Weightp. 39
Chapter 4 Why Diets Don't Work (and Why This One Will)p. 51
Chapter 5 The Pritikin Program's Calorie Density Solutionp. 59
Chapter 6 The Calorie Density Indexp. 97
Chapter 7 Exercise, Weight Loss, and Healthp. 123
Chapter 8 From Ancient Times to Modern: A Long, Consistent Pattern Suddenly Interruptedp. 131
Chapter 9 Diseases of Modern Lifep. 145
Chapter 10 Recipesp. 153
Indexp. 208