Pritikin diet

The Pritikin diet was developed in the 1970s by nutritionist Nathan Pritikin.

It promotes avoiding fats to reduce heart disease and weight. This low-fat diet is comprised mostly of complex carbohydrates from whole grains, non-fatty produce and lean meats.

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About This Diet

Foods that are restricted include:
Fats and oils.
Fatty meats and fish.
Whole egg and egg yolks.
Fatty produce like avocado and olive.
Refined cereals, grains and flours.
Most caloric sweeteners.
Alcohol (except limited wine).

Foods that are maybe OK in some instances include:
Most seeds.
Salt and salty foods.
Foods from refined grains in limited quantities.

Foods that are OK include:
Whole grains.
Most vegetables and fruits.
Lean meat and poultry.
Non-caloric sweeteners.

There are no caloric restrictions for allowed foods.

Note: Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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