The Pritikin Edge: 10 Essential Ingredients for a Long and Delicious Life

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Sep 23, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 400 pages
We Americans may reside in the greatest nation on earth, but our lifestyle is killing us. Onequarter of us still smoke, two-thirds of us are fat, three-quarters of us don't exercise, and stress and depression are ubiquitous. We wolf down oversize portions of fast food in minutes and boast of not having taken a vacation in years. We get misinformation like "olive oil is healthy" but then get fatter because drizzling three tablespoons of oil on a salad adds as many calories as two scoops of premium ice cream. Despite all our advances in drugs and surgery, obesity and the diseases it causes have shortened life expectancy; this is the first time in history that children can expect to die younger than their parents.

The Pritikin Program was the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America, and after fifty years on the cutting edge of lifestyle science, it is still the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society's diseases, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. What sets Pritikin apart from the myriad of other diets is that its program is based on real science. Pritikin doesn't make random claims or base advice on half-truths or fads; Pritikin's effectiveness has been proven and documented in more than 110 scientific studies.

You've picked up this book because you want to change your lifestyle, improve your health, and live longer, and with the program in these pages, you can start reversing the effects of years of unhealthy living today.

Here you'll find the ten simple lifestyle ingredients that will change your life. Stick with them and you'll lose weight without feeling hungry, your energy will surge, and you will look and feel healthier and stronger than you have in years. Included are more than 75 recipes for flavorful and healthful dishes, detailed meal plans, and tips for dining out healthfully and happily. You'll learn what kinds of physical activities are most effective and how to make the most of your time on the road or in the gym. You'll get sets of simple exercises you can do anywhere that will make you strong, help you shed fat, and keep you toned. The real science of lifestyle and heart health, from fat molecules to heart attacks, is described in accessible terms, and popular diet myths are debunked. You'll find out why lowcarbohydrate or other fad diets won't help you lose weight in the long run and why they won't improve your overall health.

The Pritikin Edge gives you the real facts so you can take control of your health and add years to your life and quality to your years. Once you begin living with these principles, you'll wonder how you ever lived any other way.

What people are saying - Write a review

The Pritikin Edge: 10 Essential Ingredients for a Long and Delicious Life

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Vogel, Robert A. & Paul Tager Lehr (text) & Michael Fryd (photogs.). The Pritikin Edge: 10 Essential Ingredients for a Long and Delicious Life. S. & S. 2008. c.400p. photogs. index. HEALTH~ While much ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I got so much out of this book. It opened my eyes to why I was putting on weight while still thinking I was making healthy choices. I'm not obese just a little overweight, but I wanted things to be different. I know than a little overweight now can easily mean obese in the future and the Pritikin book opened my eyes to the consequences of excess weight. The Pritikin book explains how to choose healthier food options and survive the social scene while still eating healthier; have more energy and really enjoy life.  


Lifestyle and Heart Disease
the heart of the matter
The WeightHealth Connection
The Science of Weight Loss
The 10 essenTiAls of The PRiTikin PRogRAm
fAvoRiTe PRiTikin ReciPes
fRequenTly Asked quesTions
Margarets Last Visit
Daily Nutrition Analysis with Weekly Averages
Index of Recipes

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Dr. Robert A. Vogel is a cardiologist, Pritikin's chief medical director, and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. He has been designated as one of the best doctors in America by Good Housekeeping magazine and is a weight and heart consultant to the National Football League and a diet consultant to the National Health Institute.

Son of Pritikin cofounder Dr. David Lehr, Paul Tager Lehr is the president of the Pritikin Organization, which has helped more than 100,000 people worldwide who have gone to the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa and the 10 million plus readers of Pritikin books lose weight and prevent and reverse obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Bibliographic information