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Pritikin Diet


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ALL ABOUT THE PRITIKIN DIET!

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Go to: DIET GUIDELINES

Go to: EXERCISE DURING THE DIET

Go to: ADVANTAGES OF THE DIET

Go to: DISADVANTAGES OF THE DIET

Go to: CONCLUSION

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ABOUT THE DIET
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The Pritikin diet was developed by Nathan Pritikin in the 1950s. The diet is low in fat and high in dietary fiber. The diet is said to help prevent the onset of heart disease.

DIET GUIDELINES
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The diet requires some work similar to calorie counting. Throughout the diet, meals which are less than 400 calories per pound are chosen to eat. The diet eliminates processed carbs such as white bread, pasta, crackers, cookies. Whole grains are eaten instead. Fruits and vegetables are eaten instead of foods high in fat. Portion control is not a part of the Pritikin diet.

EXERCISE DURING THE DIET
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The Pritikin diet includes a minimum of one 45 minute walk per day. The diet provides enough calories to maintain high enough energy levels to perform such exercise.

ADVANTAGES OF THE DIET
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The Pritikin diet does not restrict portion sizes, which makes it a bit easier to follow than many other diets. It is a healthy diet, and aside from this, will get people in the habit of eating correctly.

DISADVANTAGES OF THE DIET
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The diet is restrictive in the sense that it cuts out some dairy products as well as fat from animal products. Due to this restriction, it may be difficult to follow, depending on what your previous diet was like, and what foods you enjoy eating. The diet is lacking in calcium and although it teaches good habits, it requires a person on the diet to count calories, which can be time consuming to do.

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Unlike so many other fad diets, the Pritikin diet is actually fairly healthy, and may even help to prevent heart disease. It is useful to vegetarians, and also teaches good eating and lifestyle habits to those willing to give this diet the time and patience it requires. If your goal is long term success, this diet may be for you!

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