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The 5 Factor World Diet

Posted Nov 09 2010 6:51am

The 5 Factor World Diet

Following on the heels of his hugely popular blockbuster, The 5-Factor Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak has searched the world to add a little variety and spice to your weight loss plan. The 5-Factor World Diet takes the 5-Factor principle–five meals a day, five core ingredients, five-minute prep time–and incorporates the best foods and nutritional habits from ten of the world’s healthiest countries.

While jetting to exotic locales with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as their personal health and fitness expert, Pasternak has sampled local cuisine from many corners of the world. Consequently he has made a fascinating discovery: the farther he journeyed from the United States, the easier it was to seek out foods that were both nourishing and slimming. Now he reveals the international diet secrets of the world’s healthiest people, including

• the self-control technique used by the Japanese that prevents them from overeating.
• the trick to combating heart disease in France (it’s not just the wine).
• the reason Swedes stay slim and trim year round and have among the highest average life expectancies (80.74 years).
• the key to Singapore’ s low obesity rate (less than 2%).
• an explanation why notorious food-loving Italians are among the healthiest people in the world

Pasternak also shares helpful advice about ordering in restaurants, as well as pantry-stocking and cooking tips. With suggested menus and more than 120 delicious recipes–from Japanese Chicken Yakatori and French Ratatouille to Chapchae Korean Stirfry and Oven Baked Swedish Meatballs– The 5-Factor World Diet will keep you healthy, fit, and looking your absolute best.

5 Stars Great Diet Book
I recommend this common-sense diet book, particularly for the recipe section. This book is 271 pages long, not including notes, an index, and a separate index of recipes (which I think is a good idea). There are 125 pages of recipes, and I have tried a few and found them to be simple to prepare and very good. The estimated preparation times appear to be accurate. The various cuisines included in the recipes provide a good deal more variety that many diet plans, yet they all adhere to the basic principles of this diet. If the diet you’re on is getting boring, this one should provide some good alternatives. Even if you’re not on a diet, the recipes are worth the price of the book.

5 Stars unique cookbook and healthy culinary world adventure
The pot sticker recipes are healthy and fabulous. It is easier to make these then to order carry out. I also loved reading about the different approaches to eating and exercise in countries with low obesity rates.

5 Stars Interesting and concise!
Pasternak’s 5-Factor Diet book is one of the best diet books around and helped me to change my approach to healthy eating and exercise for good. Now this companion piece expands on those same principles while giving us a real melting pot of culinary experiences from around the world to broaden our horizons! Each chapter divulges a concise and informative breakdown of what makes the cuisine of other nations healthier and teaches us how to adopt their habits and recipes for better living. Well worth reading!

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