5 Factor Diet Overview
Developer of 5 Factor Diet, Harley Pasternak, certainly makes it clear that he is the preferred diet expert to the ‘stars’. He is well known for having worked with some very famous celebrities and for his numerous appearances on shows such as Oprah, Tyra Banks, and articles in Men’ Health, Woman’s World and People. The website for his 5 Factor Diet features a long list of famous names such as Hilary Duff, Kanye West and Eva Mendes, some providing endorsements of his work.
Pasternak does have a good solid background in kinesiology and physical fitness and is a popular speaker on the subject of diet and fitness. Along with his bio, the website also features Harvey’s Blog and news of media appearances. The site is simple and professional looking although it does tend to focus too much on the celebrity association.
5 Factor Diet – Product Description
The 5 Factor Diet is based on very simple principles as shown on the site. The diet is a 5 week plan, there are 5 meals per day, recipes feature 5 main ingredients, workouts are 25 minutes long and there are 5 ‘cheat’ days included overall. Unfortunately the site does not include any information regarding the type of diet this is, although independent research has shown that it is a generally low-fat, lower-carb, higher protein and fiber plan. Likewise, nothing is mention as to the type or amount of exercise required.
If one signs up for the online plan, at a cost of $4.00 per week, they receive the standard features of similar plans such as meal planners, activity calculators, custom fitness plans, recipes and access to message boards. The consumer can opt for the 5 Factor meal delivery service which is linked to on the website. Again, there is a lack of information about the service although it is known to include 3 meals and 2 snacks per day and subscribers can choose certain days that they wish to receive it. No mention is made as to the type of meals provided nor are the prices clearly explained.
5 Factor Diet Advantage
- Harvey Pasternak is a well known celebrity trainer in Hollywood
- His site features celebrity quotes regarding his diet plan
- The plan seems easy to follow requiring no expensive ingredients or equipment
- The fee for the online plan is inexpensive
- Subscribers can opt for a handy meal delivery service
- The diet does not exclude any major food groups
5 Factor Diet – Drawbacks
- The website lacks adequate information about the diet plan or exercise requirements
- The meal delivery service can be costly
- There are no testimonials from non-celebrity dieters
- No FAQ section is featured on the site
- Pasternak relies too heavily on his celebrity connection to seem genuine
5 Factor Diet – The Bottom Line
This diet plan is so similar to other ‘celebrity’ trainers’ sites available which is a shame as Harvey Pasternak does appear to be a credible and knowledgeable trainer who probably could have devised something much superior. More information regarding the diet as a whole would be helpful as would testimonials for satisfied non-celebrity customers. For those still interested in the 5 Factor diet, it would be more advisable to simply purchase the original book for a fraction of the price.
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