The 5-Factor Diet is an exceptionally popular weight loss strategy that has gained a considerable amount of time in the spotlight. Among the main reasons the media loves this diet so much is because of the number of celebrities who follow it. Harley Pasternak, celebrity fitness trainer, is the creator of this diet. Pasternak created a diet focused on the number 5. For example, it involves eating five meals per day. The meals are supposed to take only five minutes to make. Furthermore, workouts in this strategy are 25 minutes long, made of five 5-minute segments. These are done five times per week.
The promise is that this diet’s five balanced meals every day will keep your blood sugar at a low and stable level for consistent energy and mood all day. Each meal has five main requirements:
1. Complex carbs (like veggies, wild rice, sweet potato, lentils, beans, quinoa or oatmeal).
2. Protein (like lean meats, lean poultry, fish, egg whites or fat-free dairy).
3. Fiber (like beans, whole grain cereal, flourless wheat read, and fruits and veggies with seeds and skin you can eat).
4. Sugar-free drinks (like water, tea or coffee).
5. Healthy fat (like fats from oily fish, peanut oil, canola oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil or sunflower oil).
There is a cheat day in the 5-Factor Diet when the rules can be broken. This cheat day helps to make the diet much more appealing and can make it feel much easier for the people who follow it. On that day, once per week, you can eat and drink whatever you want.
The diet does not require you to eat pre-made meals or use specific 5-Factor Diet products. Furthermore, you don’t need to attend any in-person meetings. That said, some time and effort will need to be focused on shopping for appropriate ingredients and preparing them for the five daily meals. That said, the prep time is meant to be quite limited as the types of meals eaten with this diet are not labor intensive or time consuming.
Aside from time spent shopping and cooking, there is also an exercise requirement which demands 25 minutes of your time, five days per week. This must consist of the specific 5-Factor workout and not just any exercises.
Among the celebrities who are known to have followed the 5-Factor Diet are: Halle Berry, Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Fonda, Brendan Fraser, Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Keys, Val Kilmer, John Mayer, Eva Mendes, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Rachel Weisz, Kanye West, and Vanessa Williams, among many others.