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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pritikin Science vs Herbalife Hype

Pritikin Resort
Pritikin Resort

Weight Loss Programs: Science VS. Hype
Weight Loss Programs: Science VS. Hype

Warning signs a program is more hype than science:

Diet excludes food groups

Focuses on a single food, supplement or potion

Promises super quick weightloss

Proof is based solely on testimonials no research provided

Sounds too good to be true

How to spot a scam weightloss program:


Unusually affordable

Requires purchase of proprietary products

Relies on "before" and "after" pictures

My Herbalife "Before" Photo
My Herbalife "Before" Photo

My Herbalife "After" Photo

Years ago I signed up for Herbalife distributorship twice to the tune of $5,000 each time. So I spent a total investment on shakes and pills to lose weight. Drink two shakes a day and eat one healthy meal a day plus supplements. I did this until my body rejected the shake and the pills. My body wanted food. This Herbalife Hype is not sustainable for my body.

I probably could have taken my $10,000 went to Pritikin's All-Inclusive Health Resort Program for 2 weeks for the cost of about $9,300.00 single occupancy for the Spring Program.

The All-Inclusive Pritikin Program includes

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Comprehensive Medical Health Evaluation and Fitness Assessment/Monitoring by our board-certified physicians
  • Five Nutritious, Gourmet Meals and Snacks Daily
  • Customized Fitness Classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists
  • Education Classes taught by internationally renowned physicians, nutritionists, and psychologists
  • Healthy Cooking Classes led by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs
  • Use of all Resort facilities

Two factors set Pritikin apart from other health resorts:

  1. Its scientifically documented results, published in more than 100 studies in top medical journals like the New England Journal of Medicine; and
  2. Its education program, which teaches people how to sustain these results when they return home

I am a foodie who loves to take photos of food wherever I am dining or around food. I saw myself in this funny video Hungry (Happy Parody) by Taylor Moore.

As you can see by my video I love chocolate desserts.

This is a sample recipe that one might learn to prepare at a Pritikin Cooking Class.

  • Mustard Coated Salmon
  • So simple but so gourmet! A weeknight dish that makes you feel it's the weekend! Serve with a quick-and-easy whole grain like quinao or couscous, or a microwaved baked potato, plus a nice big green salad.
ServingsPrep TimeCook Time
4 servings10 minutes10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons mustard stone-ground, no-salt-added
  • tablespoon mustard Dijon, no-salt-added
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shallots or onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons wine white
  • 1 pound salmon preferably wild, and divided into 4 servings
  • 2 tablespoons dill fresh, chopped
Servings:  servings


  1. In a small bowl, combine mustards, garlic, shallots, and wine.
  2. Evenly coat one side of salmon fillets with half of mustard mixture. In a large medium-hot nonstick skillet, cook salmon mustard side up for 7 minutes.
  3. Flip salmon; spread the reserved mixture on top, and cover, cooking over medium heat until done to your liking.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.
According to the infographic Pritikin Weightloss Program is much more effective than the Herbalife program that I spent $10,000 on to lose weight.

The Science of Weight-Loss
Infographic by pritikin.com Tags:INFOGRAPHICWEIGHT LOSS

Official Pritikin Longevity Center 35th Anniversary Blogger
Official Pritikin Longevity Center 35th Anniversary Blogger

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