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The 5-Factor Diet Paperback – March 24, 2009
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“Harley has changed my life. Not only do I feel better than ever, but now I can have guilt-free pizza anytime, and that has made me a happy girl.”—Eva Mendes
“I love Harley’s plan! I get the most results in the least amount of time. The meals are delicious and I never feel like I’m on a diet.”—Jessica Simpson
“Once you get started, you get addicted to looking, feeling, and living your best.”—Alicia Keys
“The 5-Factor Diet saved me on tour. I can’t believe there is healthy food that tastes this good. I’ve never been in better shape!”—Kanye West
“The 5-Factor Diet is not a diet, in the sense that there’s nothing to fall off of. There’s nothing to say good-bye to, and nothing to long for. It is almost too good to be true!”—John Mayer
“Harley’s intelligent and innovative approach to health and fitness inspired me to get excited about working out again. I have more energy, more knowledge, and I am hands down in the best shape of my life–thanks to Harley.”—Halle Berry
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Top Customer Reviews
The most important thing to realize about this plan is that YOU are in control. No one counts for you...no one cooks for you...you are responsible for the menu choices you make, etc. I've been living this lifestyle for almost a year, and I will address two of the chief complaints I've heard about the eating plan.
1) "I don't have time to do the cooking...I need a professional chef!" First off, I am not a professional chef, and neither is my husband. We don't pay for anyone to come in and prepare our meals for us. Every Sunday, which is the "free" day we've chosen for ourselves, we go out and do the grocery shopping. We purchase all the ingredients we will need for the week. Then we go home and TOGETHER we prepare four of the meals for the next day. We select menu options that will be easy to reheat or require no reheating. (Quesadillas, pears with peanut butter, and the pita sandwiches are all favorite choices.) The next day, I use the microwave in the office breakroom to prepare my specialized meals. I don't take a break; I'm fortunate enough to have my own office and I simply eat my "snacks" at my desk.Read more ›
I love that he has 5 weeks of menus all written out in a chapter. If you do not want to choose your own meals for the day, simply go there and it will suggest 5 recipes for the day.
I do wish he had put the nutritional information on each menu plan in, but after figuring them myself, I know what it is and it's all pretty balanced and routine for each day in that respect.
It does take me more than 5 minutes to prepare my meals - only reason I did not give it 5 stars, as that is what he says on the book cover. I am sure he can do that, being very familiar with it. There are some recipes that can be done this quickly and I suggest that you find those, use them when you will not have time, and then enjoy preparing your meals as any normal person would on the rest. Also, as I become more familiar with the recipes, as doubtless Pasternak is, they will go much more quickly. I'm still transitioning over and trying to prepare two different meals for my family.
It is not a cheap diet. No diet that includes whole, healthy foods is going to be, unless you are starving yourself. But again, there are varying recipes concerning ingredient costs. The cheapest foods are white processed flours and sugars. Those are not included in this plan.
For those who feel he's no different than anyone else, I can only say they must not have really studied up on the intricacies of each diet, but simply overviewed them in a general fashion.Read more ›
New things in this book:
*****120 recipes of 5 factor foods that you can make at home...but being a vegetarian I had to modify some of these and used some of my own
*****Completely revamped exercises...which are just as effective but easier on the back (Exercise ball exercises replace the old crunches) - I bought this edition just for the new exercies...
So overall comments...this is the best program out there...both in terms of exercise suggested and eating tips and recipes...and as the author says - "the only program you will ever need"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No miracle information. Does have some really good recipes and workout tips.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Harley's plans work if you are able to keep up with his 5-factor diet and fitness plan. I especially enjoy the cheat day!Published 6 months ago by Patrick
We followed the exercise regimen and try to eat healthy. Mr. Pasternak's method is to eat a little five times a day. That way you don't get too full or too hungry. Read morePublished 11 months ago by IndyDMan
I had high hopes for this diet but it really stinks. Recipes are not good and it is not a realistic way to eat all the time.Published 11 months ago by Kiwigirl
Love Harley's writing and education. For once it doesn't feel like someone that is ignorant on the subject is writing. He is educated, book flows, makes sense and works!Published 13 months ago by Terrie M.