Factoring In The 5 Factor Diet

The 5 Factor Diet is a star studded diet that was created by celebrity fitness trainer Harley Pasternak. He has worked with many well-known celebrities like Orlando Bloom, Jessica Simpson, Kanye West, Halle Berry and John Mayer.

Pasternak created the 5 Factor Diet after finding that most diets on the market were difficult to follow and hard to stick with. He wanted to create a diet that you could memorize and stick to easily, allowing for growth and wiggle room to help keep dieters motivated and willing to work hard.

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The steps to the 5 Factor Diet are simple. You eat 5 meals a day. Work out 5 days a week. Follow the 5 criteria for each and every meal. You will have 5 cheat days in a 5 week period. It is as simple as that.

The criteria for the meals are simple as well. For each and every meal, you will choose a lean meat or protein, a low GI carb, a product heavy in ‘good fats’, fiber and a sugar free drink of your choice.

Sticking to the meal plans are easy. There are a wide variety of lean proteins to choose from, like chicken and fish and even some red meats like beef. Fiber can be found in everything from pears to whole grains.

The allowance of sugar free drinks is one of the selling factors for most people new to the 5 Factor Diet. As most diets call for water only, or possibly some wine, being able to continue to enjoy flavored beverages can help some people to stay on track when it comes to their diet.

While diet drinks and diet sodas are plausible choices for your sugar free drink with meals, there are many alternatives. Companies now make sugar free, zero calorie sweeteners for use with plain tap water in a variety of flavors. This will allow you to have your flavored drinks without any of the artificial sweeteners and flavorings that come with diet drinks and diet sodas.

The 5 Factor Diet only actually has 3 meals each day. The name can be misleading, as there are two designated snacks throughout the day. These are smaller choices that should still come from the 5 criteria list that are meant to help you stay full and satisfied between meals without taking in a large quantity of calories.

Exercise is a very important part of the 5 Factor Diet. It is suggested that you get at least 25 minutes of work outs at least 5 times a week. During this time, you should be doing at least 15 minutes of cardio exercises as well as using dumbbells and your own body weight in order to strengthen and tone.

Some who do the 5 Factor Diet have suggested that it is best to break up the work outs to maximize your exercise time. They suggest doing cardio work outs for 25 minutes at least 3 of the 5 days. Then use the remaining 2 days for weight training.

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