5 Factor World Diet Background
If you have had a million dollars what would you get first? A private island? A jet? Maybe a Celebrity trainer that can get you a body like Alicia Keys or Jessica Simpson flaunts. But if you don’t have a million dollars is all hope gone? Not really, for the famous celebrity trainer Pasternak has come up with a diet plan that is the true secret as to how celebrities like Eva Mendes, Kanye West, John Mayer and the others look like Greek Gods & Goddesses. Known as the “The 5 Factor World Diet” this is the latest in the line from the author of 5 Factor Diet & 5 Factor Fitness. These basically consist of five small meals a day and five weekly workouts. Oh and there is a cheat day too.
Pasternak has been doing deep research into the eating habits of some of the healthiest countries in the world. Because of his array of jet setting clients Pasternak has traveled the entire world and has taken into account the various factors that make countries like Japan, Singapore, China, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel & South Korea countries with the lowest obesity and the highest life expectancy rates. While most others are busy trying to figure out what the Americans are doing wrong when it comes to their eating habits, Pasternak took a different route along the problem and instead tried to find out what it is that the other countries were doing right. And a lot of research into the same has led him to find the self-control techniques used in Japan as well as the reasons why the obesity rate of Singapore has dropped to less than 2%. Pasternak quips in his book as to how the lack of any perspective has forced people to consider the problem from the wrong angle.
5 Factor World Diet Basics
Five is the key here; there are five meals to a day, five core ingredients and just 5 minutes for preparation. And then for the familiar cravings that will hit us all eventually there is the cheat day when we can gorge on pizzas, fries and so on. These principles have been put together to include global foods and the meal patterns that would be acceptable all over the world. Take for example, in Japan, there is a practice known as hara hachi bunme. People eat till they are about 70% full and then take a ten-minute break, and then see if they are still hungry. This makes all the difference, because in America, people will eat right until they are completely full and thus their digestive processes are greatly affected. Another thing that was brought to notice by Pasternak was the fact that some of the healthiest countries in the world are eating with chopsticks, the result is that you don’t eat as much or as fast as you would otherwise, this helps. Similarly, right from Greece to China dishes like mezze and dim sums are clear indication that healthy countries eat food with smaller portions instead of large portions. This again changes the dynamics of how your stomach would process the food that has been presented to it. Even countries like France where the cuisine isn’t exactly the healthiest, have adopted practices that make eating food healthier.
Obesity can be blamed on the growth in the trends of eating large portions or eating while on the move or in front of the television. Facts like these have been presented in this book.
The workouts mentioned in this book, known as the 5 Factor Workouts, are performed on five days each week. The session is twenty-five minutes long and there are five different exercises each taking a five-minute slot. There are aerobic exercises; upper and lower body strengths as well as core exercise. To keep the process simple the exercises have been designed in a way that you do not need proper equipment. You only need dumbbells and a bench and you are all set to go.
At 65-85% of maximum heart rate – for 5 minutes.
Each day has two different exercises (superset). Sets, reps and rest are changed every week. This is actually meant to total 10 minutes.
This includes various crunches and twists – with varying rep, set, and rest ranges. For 5 minutes.
Pasternak believes this helps alleviate DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Minimum 5 minutes every day.
Fruit, vegetables, nuts, lean meat, whole grains, olive oil, turkey, fish, legumes, chicken, eggs, and low fat dairy.
5 Factor World Diet Sample Meal Plan
Apple-cinnamon oatmeal frittata made with egg whites and dried apples.
Apple with non fat cottage cheese
A veggie salami with non fat cheese or brown rice cake
Lemon Salmon with a quinoa or a side salad.
Costs and Expenses
The 5-Factor World Diet: Weight loss secrets from the healthiest nations on the planet retails at $16.50.
- By eating smaller meals more frequently, you can manage your appetite better
- Food preparation is easy.
- Due to the variety of food, dietary boredom can be evaded.
- Sticking to diet plans is difficult which is why a cheat day has been included as well.
- Includes diet plans and recipes.
- More importance is given to healthy exercises.
- Eating five meals a day, everyday, can get extremely boring.
- Celebrity endorsements’ are not a guarantee of good results.
- Psychological aspects of weight gain is not properly addressed.
If you are a fitness lover you will love this book completely because not only does it make you want to lose weight but it will also make you want an over-all feel good factor. The simple diet plans are made of global cuisines and this book is a great way to enjoy them all.
Because the book brings out the secrets of the healthiest countries in the world as well as their secrets of remaining in shape it gives you a good boost to walk the path to a healthier lifestyle. With 120 recipes that take just five ingredients and have a preparation time of as little as five minutes, it is almost certain that you will be easily cooking some brilliant dishes everyday. Because the book has been written in co-ordination with the exercise regime, so the food that you eat will be well in sync with the exercise that you will do. The book also presents the importance of a good sleep, along with examples of the same from around the world. All in all, a brilliant read for anyone interested in fixing their body right.
The 5-Factor World Diet
By Harley Pasternak, and Laura Moser