You have probably heard of the 5 factor diet. Perhaps you also know about Harley Pasternak, its inventor. But do you know about the story that led to its invention? Why is it called the “5 factor” diet? Well, there is an interesting story that says it all. In this article I will not only tell you the story behind its creation but also how it could help you with loss.
Once upon a time, Harley was called upon to create a fitness plan for movie actors. The stipulations for the fitness plan were:
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”300″ identifier=”0345511093″ locale=”US” src=”http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/51Un2VAcrBL.SL301.jpg” tag=”calputerbusin-20″ width=”200″]The workouts have to be so effective that they would offer the desired results in a very short time, and that too, on the movie sets. The only spare time for an actor is the short breaks he gets in between shootings. Anyone who has been an actor would agree that such breaks are very short, usually no more than 15-30 minutes on an average.
The meals have to be such that they can be prepared using simple ingredients. The meals should be small in size so that they could be eaten within minutes. At the same time, each of these meals should be highly nutritious.
Harley ended up creating an [easyazon_link identifier=”0345511093″ locale=”US” tag=”calputerbusin-20″]effective loss program for movie actors[/easyazon_link], and since actors used to be busy folks (they still are), they would eat five times per day. This is how the diet program came to be known as the “5 factor” diet.
So what is this 5 factor diet all about?
Eat 5 times per day: People gain because they eat too many unnecessary foods in the name of “snacking”; and they snack because they feel hungry. The 5 factor diet uproots the entire problem in one go. Instead of eating just two or three huge meals, the 5 factor diet requires you to eat five small meals per day. Thus, you won’t hungry and as a result, there would be no question of your snacking and gaining unnecessary .
Each meal is made up of only 5 ingredients: You would need to cook each of these meals using only 5 ingredients. It takes as little as five minutes to cook each of these small meals.
It runs for 5 weeks: Your dieting period would last only for five weeks. But I am sure that once you start following it you would get so much addicted to the delicious, quick meals that you would keep “dieting” forever. Don’t worry, you get to cheat too. Read below.
You get 5 cheating days: With this diet program, you get a total of five days to cheat, that is, one “cheat day” per week. Most diet plans fail to work because they restrict you only to a few boring foods. By allowing you to eat your favorite foods once every week, the diet program ensures that you don’t stray from it “midway”.
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”300″ identifier=”B00AFULEQY” locale=”US” src=”http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/51ZgrjrYc0L.SL30.jpg” tag=”calputerbusin-20″ width=”200″]To understand how “cheat days” work, imagine that out of 7 days, you remain imprisoned in a cell for 6 days. Every 7th day, you are allowed to come out of the prison and roam freely. Cheat days are allotted to you so that you could enjoy your favorite foods on those days. However, cheating shouldn’t be done beyond a limit or it would boomerang on you.
You do 5 workouts: Imagine working out for hours, or doing the same old workout forever. Boredom and frustration are inevitable with such a workout regimen. Thankfully, the 5 factor diet recommends five different workouts for you.
While you need to do all the five workouts daily, the good news is that since each of these workouts lasts only for five minutes, [easyazon_link identifier=”0345511093″ locale=”US” tag=”calputerbusin-20″]you won’t have to spend beyond 25 minutes per day on exercises[/easyazon_link]. Moreover, such a workout regimen would keep you from getting bored and fatigued.