5 Factor Diet
5 Factor Diet by Harley Pasternak is also a Hollywood endorsed diet. Harley’s celebrity clientele demanded a quick, simple and incredibly effective workout regimen that they could squeeze between their time-limited breaks for example, on movie sets. In addition, Harley complemented the workouts by creating 5 healthy meals a day that could be prepared in a matter of minutes using simple ingredients. The daily diet has protein, complex carbohydrates, fibre, fat, and fluids.
5 principles outlined for 5 Factor Diet:
- 5 meals daily
- 5 criteria for each meal
- 5 minutes in preparation for each meals with 5 ingredients per meal
- 5 days a week ( 25 minutes per day) workout for 5 weeks
- 5 ‘cheat’ days in 5 weeks
5 Criteria for each of 5 meals per day
- Low-fat, quality protein
- Low-GI carbohydrate
- Healthy fat
- Sugar-free beverage
Sundays are considered a ‘cheat day’ – eat what you like, while sticking to the 5-meals principle.
5 factor fitness
The component of exercise is made up of five, five minute phases like
Phase 1: Cardio warm up
Phase 2: Upper body strength exercise
Phase 3: Lower body strength exercise
Phase 4: Core exercise
Phase 5: Fat burning cardio
The final phase of cardio can be extended up to 30 minutes depending on the need.
Food Allowed in 5-Factor Diet
Fruit, vegetables, lean meat, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, whole grains, legumes, nuts, low fat dairy, and olive oil.
Drawback of the 5 Factor Diet
- Some dieters may not enjoy eating five times a day.
- Does not adequately address the psychological aspects of weight gain.
Trade-off and Review of the 5 factor diet
There is no scientific proof to this diet..
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