Nathan Pritikin first published this diet in 1979. He felt that a high carbohydrate and low-fat plan was the way to go if you wanted to lose weight. Since the initial publishing, others have advanced his idea and expanded the Pritikin approach to weight loss, which involves planning each meal by the amount of calories per pound of food.
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Pritikin's calorie counting approach to dieting
Pritikin defines what he means by calculating calories per pounds with his calorie chart. Certain foods are very dense in calories, and those are the ones that need to be limited. Low calorie foods, according the Pritikin Diet, include fruits and vegetables. Medium calories foods would be bread, rice and pasta. This takes some careful calculation and planning on your part, but it is possible.
What can you eat on the Pritikin Diet?
The diet claims to lead to steady weight loss and better eating habits. By planning your meals, you definitely learn to watch what you eat. You get a lot of freedom in determining just what you eat, but that can be a problem as well. Since there is no specific plan, people who are lacking in discipline may easily slip up.
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