Pritikin diet

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The Pritikin diet is a low-fat, high-fibre diet which forms part of the "Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise", a lifestyle regimen originally created by Nathan Pritikin. The 1979 book describing the diet became a best-seller.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

The diet is based around low-fat, high-fibre food and limiting red meat, alcohol and processed food.[3] When it was launched the diet was considered radical, but its precepts and now considered largely in alignment with mainstream nutritional advice.[3] The Pritikin Diet has been categorized as a fad diet with possible disadvantages including a boring food choice, flatulence, and the risk of feeling too hungry.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (23 February 1985). "Nathan Pritikin, whose diet many used against heart ills". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "The Pritikin program: Claims vs. facts". Consumer Reports. 47 (10): 513–518. 1982. 
  3. ^ a b Camille Noe Pagan (22 January 2017). "Pritikin Diet". WebMD. 
  4. ^ Alters S, Schiff W (22 February 2012). Chapter 10: Body Weight and Its Management. Essential Concepts for Healthy Living (Sixth ed.). Jones & Bartlett Publishers. p. 327. ISBN 978-1-4496-3062-1.