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It will come as no surprise to careful readers how long Harley Pasternak recommends you stay on the diet. Three guesses, and the first two don’t count. That’s right: five weeks. Of course, this comes with a disclaimer that you may have to stay on it longer if you have more than ten pounds to lose. Let me ask you this, dear reader: how many people are going to go out and buy a diet book and follow a strict eating plan such as this if they are a mere ten pounds overweight? This is another occasion where the gimmick gets in the way of what could be a sound book on nutrition and fitness. All the same, it’s marketing. Pasternak probably wouldn’t have been on Oprah if she’d named her book “The Sensible Eating Plan” or something boring like that.
Should You Try The 5 Factor Diet?
If you’re one of those people who need a regimented and easy to follow plan for weight loss, then it might be worth a shot. There’s certainly nothing inherently unhealthy or unsafe about the diet. And if it gets you in the habit of doing regular exercise, so much the better. The only danger is this: eating in such a regimented way may give you the feeling, once you decide you’ve had enough of the plan, that you never want to see a piece of lean chicken or beef again. This would be a terrible tragedy. These are low calorie, nutritious foods that should be a part of any American’s diet, whether they are trying to lose weight or not. This is why these diet plans are frustrating. People see them as a means to an end, rather than a way of permanent lifestyle. Diets shouldn’t be a break from the constant inhalation of snack foods and corn chips. Corn chips and snack foods should be an occasional treat (if even that) and a break from a normal diet plan.
The cheat day built into the plan is enough to recommend it for some, while strongly doing the opposite for others. Only you can decide which category you fall into. Some people have the willpower to have a cheat day, eat whatever they want, and then get back on it the next day with no questions asked. Others find themselves crippled and weakened by the cheat day, and it causes the next day to be harder than ever. Often, a cheat day is simply an exit from the diet in total, and this is no good.
Where To Buy The 5 Factor Diet
It won’t be hard to find. As with all products and books featured on Oprah, the 5 Factor Diet has become an immediate bestseller, and you won’t have to go any further that your local mega-bookstore chain to pick yourself up a copy. It goes for about $17 in hardback, or you can buy it online at such retailers as Amazon and probably save yourself a few bucks. In addition to the diet book itself, the plan recommends that you do several exercises that require dumbbells and a stability ball, so you may want to make room in your budget to purchase those, or get a gym membership. And speaking of membership, for $20 a month, you can join the official 5 Factor Diet website, where they promise regular tips, a message board and other amenities to help you on your journey. The content of the book itself is complimentary with the membership plan.