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FITGIRL15 that oatmeal sounds really tasty:)

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Check out my following post for some great 5-factor recepies created by Women's World

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/Team_
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I'm currently the queen of having a container in my back-pack with some oatmeal, soymilk and berries in it or a plastic baggie full of carrots, peas, and brocolli, an egg and a couple slices of cheese with a small container of dip...
Those 2 items are my mid-morning and mid afternoon meals respectively. I do really enjoy the oatmeal! It's probably my FAVORITE meal of the day! (For the recipe, check out No-COOK summer oatmeal recipe on Spark!)

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Hard boiled eggs & cheese are an excellent idea. Thanks!

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I'm currently NOT a fan of protein bars. I prefer to eat healthier foods more often, and to me, anything in bar form just ain't gonna cut it! (Unless you made it yourself!)

Just check on the packaging, make sure the protein bar has low carbohydrates (sugar is usually used as a filler ingredient to make those things taste half decent!) but personally, I'd rather pre-plan and pack a chicken breast with brown rice and large romaine salad for those times when I need a meal!

Or what about hard boiled eggs and cheese? Easily portable, and you can even eat them cold! That's WAY better then those nasty protein bars, IMHO.

But if you can, always add veggies to your afternoon meals! Your body will thank you! (And add fruit to your morning meals! :)

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Yes, that did help. I love Wendy's chili! Have you ever used a protein bar? I know that he recommends RTD, but most of them taste nasty to me. I like to make my own protein drinks,but haven't found an RTD I like. I was looking at a Kashi Go Lean Chocolate Almond Toffee Bar. It has 290 calories, 6g fat, 45g carb, 6g fiber and 13g protein. What do you think?

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My nutritionist suggested to me that if the meal doesn't constitute enough calories that I could add a small portion of nuts (10-12 almonds) or the FLAX oil to it, and it should bring the meal into healthy balance again.

Again, this is just how I EAT and my nutritionist prescribed... it may not work for everyone! (I exercise 5-6 times a week... that is a HUGE factor to the amount of calories I can consume in a day!)

On the road? I try to pack oatmeal because it's easy to pack in my purse! (and can be wipped up in a jiff!) But if I have to go to a fast food restaurant, I get a salad and some chili (or I try to find a Wendy's so I can have that!!)

Does that help?

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KD1966 Posts: 54
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I'm on Day 3 and I really like this plan. I've been reading your posts and saw the recommendation to keep meals around 300, but Harley's meals aren't all up to 300. Also, what is your favorite "on the road I haven't planned anything meal"?

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I'm still on the plan, and am seeing GREAT success with it! (almost 17 pounds in 2.5 months!)

I say if you can't be as diligent about the diet, addd extra (1 hour) interval exercise sessions... it will help you fight fatigue from those potentially BAD eating days!

Good Luck!

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i'm not following the diet anymore, because i've found myself, doing the same thing. i'll probably start again at the begining of next month, so that way i have a full month.

Looking forward to having kids some day.


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hey guys! Anyone out there???

How is everyone doing with this diet?? Is anyoen still following it? I find myself screwing up sometimes and having more than one 'free day'

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Hey everyone!!

I hope all of you had a fabulous memorial day weekend. emoticon

Does anyone here have the 5 factor diet book? If so, can you post some of your favorite recipes?

Thanks!

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According to my nurtitionist, if I'm eating lots of veggies I don't really need to eat flax seeds for the fibre, but I DO need the oil! And you get a much more concentrated dose of oil by ingesting the oil then the seeds. But I would continue to eat the flax seeds if you enjoy them... it can't hurt to be regular, right? emoticon

Yes, the reason we eat reularly (every 2-3 hours) and equal calories is:
a) so we don't crash our blood sugar and
b) so we don't get hunger pangs or cravings and over-eat!

I find oatmeal is a great "stick to my belly" food... and I hate waking up RAVISHING for food (8 hours without food makes me starving some days!) so I find it helps me feel FULLER longer. But again, that meal can be skipped, I know some people have a thing about eating that late at night! Basically how do you feel in the AM? Or if you NEED the food in the PM, eat it!!! :) But make GOOD healthy choices, try to limit typical "snacky" foods!

And the most important meal is breakfast! Don't skip it EVER! I would even get up on my days off, just to eat my breakfast then go back to sleep, if I still wanted to! Your body does follow a daily cycle (Circadian rhythm: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circadian_rhyt
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) and since breakfast jump starts your metabolism out of the "fasting" state (while sleeping) it's an important meal to eat AS SOON AS YOU CAN in the morning! (I used to wait till 9:00am, if at all, to eat breakfast... I now eat at 6:30am and my body has really responded to the change!)

Do you take medicines for your slow thyroid condition? Sometimes those medicines mess with your metabolism (among other systems) too! I hope you can still use all of this info and find some really good results from implimenting it :)

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Hey FitGirl,

Very helpful. I haven't eaten sugars or junk food (other than my once a week splurge meal) in a very long time. We don't even own white sugar in our cabinets! My husband and son get mad at me cuz I won't eat at fast food restaurants with them. So that part hasn't been a struggle for me so much. I'm more trying to figure out how I need to tweak my eating plan.

So I set my goal to do stick around 300 calories a meal, and increased my smoothies to be closer to 300 calories. I did find I wasn't as hungry tonight, and that says a lot since I was tired today (and being tired always makes me feel hungrier and lack discipline)...and that was even after my Power Plate workout (after which I'm usually starving!). So, so far so good!

You know, I heard that about not eating fruit after noon somewhere else, but never really heard why. I have a fruit smoothie for my afternoon snack everyday. The main reason is cuz I'm too busy to make a 2nd smoothie, so I just make a double batch of my morning smoothie. LOL! So I'll try not having fruit after noon from now on then.

Is there a reason you have oatmeal before bed? If so, is there a reason you have it cold? I put oatmeal in my smoothies. I love it cuz it keeps me REALLY full!

I used to do flax oil a lot, and lately I've just been doing fresh ground flaxseed. I heard it gives you the fiber as well as the omegas plus it helps get rid of the hard-to-lose brown fat. Yet the book where I read that also suggested the oil, so I'm not sure where the difference lies. I probably take 1-2 T. of fresh ground flaxseed a day overall. I grind it in my coffee grinder.

I have a thyroid problem (slow thyroid) which doesn't help my metabolism either, but I'm determined to get results. So thanks for the input. I plan to try some of these things out. I'll let u know how it goes!

L

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Leslie (DANZCHIC):
I'm glad you appreciate my information... it has really been an EYE OPENER for me to loose 10 pounds in only ONE month following this plan that was laid out by my nutritionist. I am sure that if it works for me, it will work for many other people too... the concepts are the same, no matter what your daily activity level is.

Yes, my MEALS are all MEALS... they should all be a consistant calorie intake each time you eat. For me, she said roughly 300 calories per meal. I am sure this number can be +/- about 50 to 100 calories, because when I first started this plan, I was NOT really even worried about making sure each meal consisted of 300 calories. (I was more concerned that I was eating the RIGHT FOODS for my nutritional requirements... and I averaged 1600 to 1800 calories per day, and STILL LOST WEIGHT! (I needed to get my metabolism WORKING again, and by limiting my refined sugars and white grains, I was able to better utilize the daily calories I was consuming, and still burn some of my own fat stores despite how much veggies or oatmeal I ate!)

When I think about it, was it really cottage cheese curd or oatmeal that made me gain the weight?? NO! It was candy and fast foods!!! Now that I have cut those out of my DAILY eating routine, I'm seeing my metabolism respond to the healthy foods sooo much better! I now eat to fuel, not eat to FEEL!

AS my body gets used to this diet, I am sure we will change something so I can continue to see weight loss... because as you loose weight your body needs less calories to function on. But I am certainly not going to cut calories anytime soon, I'm really finding meeting a 300calorie max per meal is working GREAT for me so far! I'm starting to loose weight at a much slower rate now (maybe 1 pound per week)... but the fact that I'm still loosing is so encouraging!

I eat 6 meals per day. That means after supper, I eat one more time before bed. I try to eat oatmeal with soy milk (I eat it cold, not cooked!) Sometimes I add a tsp of FLAX OIL (to up the meal in calories) or I add slivered almonds, but only 10g of them! Again, I try to make it 300 calories!

Yes, your protein shakes should be very balamced nutrition wise, but make sure they are high enough calorie wise. You could always add some egg whites, or some almonds (on the side) if you need to boost the calories of this meal. If I'm eating a protein shake I take a tsp of flax oil before I drink it. (Flax oil is HIGH in Omega3 fatty acids which are very good for you and promoting weight loss!)

PS... I try not to eat fruit after NOON! The sugars in the fruit are usually used up for QUICK energy and this spikes your blood sugar, and again, screws with your metabolism! I try really hard to only eat fruit with my breakfast and first morning snack!

Edited by: FITGIRL15 at: 5/19/2008 (16:15)
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Hey Jessica (AKA Fitgirl)!

Actually I may be the oddball here...my name is Leslie. LOL!

You know, I guess my dinners have been going over my goal, huh. OMG! That is definitely one area I need to focus on. Good point. I was more focused on the daily caloric total than my per meal goals, and I do recall reading recently where if you go much over 300 calories per meal, that's when your body starts to store it as fat (I think it was in Bob Green's book).

So one question...are you saying your "snacks" are 300 calories too? Cuz that may be what I need to try, cuz by dinner time, I'm famished! I think my smoothies are well balanced...a mixture of carbs, protein, fat, fluid, and fiber. I like them cuz I work a lot on a pretty hectic schedule and I just blend up a double batch and drink it for my morning and afternoon snack. I was trying to keep them under 200 calories. So maybe I'll try to keep them under 300 now and see if that helps my hunger in the afternoons and at dinner. Maybe I'll go back to adding oatmeal to them, cuz that really kept me full. I took it out cuz it put them over my caloric goal. I'll try that out!

So one area I'm still confused though is you made the comment that it's not about calories when I posted about meals being over 400 calories, yet then you said to try to aim for 300 calories a meal. So I'm a little confused...can you please clarify that part?

I realize this is you, and not your nutritionist, but it sounds like you've at least learned some valuable tool from your nutritionist. One other thing I'm curious about is...is your nutritionist going to lower your caloric goals of 2000/day as you get closer to your goal weight? That daily total total is over the amount I calculate at http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_c
alculator.htm (when considering my daily exercise, age, etc.). It shows I shouldn't have over 1629 calories a day. So at this point, 4 meals at 300 calories plus my 50 calorie after dinner snack would still fall in that range, but I'd have to limit how many of the 5 Factor Diet's 400+ meals I'd eat if I am to stay within the 1629 caloric goal set by that calculator. I worry that variables like your current weight, if your daily activity is higher than ours, and other factors may be why she set your daily calories higher.

Also, I'm curious...what does your nutritionist have you do after dinner? Do you still have an after dinner snack(s)? If so, what are the caloric goals and nutritional breakdown(s) on them? I typically try to have a 50 calorie snack after dinner which is just fruit (since it digests quickly and easily), and I find that really keeps me from getting late night munchies plus not being starving in the morning.

It's so great to have a place like SP to be able to share ideas like this! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you caring so much about sharing your newfound knowledge!

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Jessica,
I posted some links in the general discussion Forum.
Check them out, great info, I'm sure you will find it useful!
~jessica

(Are we ALL named *Jessica* in this group?? LOL)

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hey guys! Just seeing how everyone is doing on this diet.... what kinds of food are you guys eating? i went grocery shopping and kinda bought stuff according to what was listed in the example menu.

And i dont really understad the low GI foods/complex cards etc. Can someone explain this to me? Or is there an article anyone can refer me to?
Any help would be much appreciated!

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DANZCHIC,
Since I'm pretty new to the nutrition thing myself... I'm basing my opinions on MY OWN experience with this diet.

My current plan was created by a nutritionist and she has balanced my macronutrients (carbs-protein-fats) so I know I'm getting what I need each day! (YAY)
If you are following the Jessica Simpson diet, you should be eating every 2-3 hours, and each time you eat consider it A MEAL! (not a snack, a MEAL... balanced nutrients and all, only smaller portions then a typical meal!)

My nutritionist told me that eating like this does not give you the time to get hungry, and it keeps your metabolism awake and working! (I noticed on your Food tracker, that your dinners are huge calorie wise, but all your other meals are maybe 200 calories at most! You will probably see better results if you avoid the spikes in your calories for the day... try to even out your meals, say approximately 300 calories per meal. (This is the number I use as a rough calorie guide!) I eat about 6 times a day (no refined sugars, except on my FREE day) so I should be eating 2000ish calories per day.

Last month I was averaging 1800 cals/day and I lost 10 pounds! You don't have to starve to loose weight, actually the opposite is true! And if you are exercising, you should really make sure your muscles are getting what they need to function at their best :)
PS.. It's also a myth that you need to CUT FAT to loose weight... there are good fats, and bad fats. You do need fat (30% of your macronutrients most likely!) to loose weight!!!

Does this clarify your concern?


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Hey FITGIRL, thanks for that info. I have a question. I eat the whole low GL diet, well balanced as far as I can tell, include fruits, greens, protein, complex carbs, and even things like fresh ground flax seed. I eat the minute I wake up, and eat every 3 hours (3 meals, two smoothies, and less than 50 calories of fruit as my after dinner snack). You can see my food journal if you want, though I've slacked off a little on noting all my exercise and meals on some days due to the craziness since my trip. I work our Mondays & Wednesdays on the Power Plate with weights. I'm really trying to add weight workouts more to more areas of mybody (i.e. my back, abs, inner thight, torso sides, etc.) where I was missing before on my weight sessions. Saturdays I do weights at home. Then I do cardio two other days a week typically.

So are you saying a person doesn't need to watch their calories? Or if they do, is there some formula b/w how many calories you eat & working out, age, height, etc. I used the calculator at http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_c
alculator.htm. I get so confused on these different philosophies when I get mixed info on how to figure your calories among other things. So since you're a trainer, I'd love to get any info you have to help clarify all this. Thanks!

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Calories don't mean much when the foods you are eating are balanced in nutrition!

I started weighing 155, I was eating between 1600 and 1800 calories per day last month and lost 10 pounds. I now weigh 145 and I'm actually trying to eat 2000 cals/day! (I added a meal to balance out my hunger)

You have to eat REAL FOOD and at very consistent times during the day to jump start your metabolism... once you do that, you'll see AMAZING results! I am SURE of it!!!

PS... my suggestion: SUGAR (the refined white stuff, or any high glycemic food) is a metabolism killer... try to avoid bread, any sugar, and pasta on this diet!!!
PSS... breakfast is the most important meal of the day!!! Make it NUTRITIOUS and eat it AS SOON as you awaken!!!

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So is everyone starting this today? I have been SO busy, and just saw this today. I'm open to giving it a try. It's too late to get it online, and it's checked out at my local library. So I've requested one to be transferred from another branch which I should get in a day or two.

I REALLY like the idea that the recipes sound good, plus they're 5 ingredients or less & designed for busy people like me. I already eat 5 meals a day (actually 3 meals + 2 smoothies) and I eat low glycemic carbs, fruits & veggies, so this shouldn't be too hard.

I'm just wondering how this'll work with the calories. The few recipes I found online were over 400 calories each. So I don't know what their philosophy is on daily caloric goals or how many calories the snacks are, but that sounds like it may add up quickly. I guess we'll see when I get the book! Thanks!


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Check out the pics I posted on my SparkPage of my progress... just one month! I'm amazed myself really!!! Geeze! (So was my nutritionist! haha)

Like I said before, I'm a fitness instructor, so I train a lot! As for a regular day workout, I don't have those! LOL I like to do something different as often as I can, I'm sure it helps with a) boredom, and b) my muscles are always being used in new ways! (shock them!)

My goal in any workout though is keep your HR up for 60 min! I teach weight classes, cardio kick boxing, Spinning, and Yoga-Fusion classes and I love them all! Honestly, when it comes to exercise, just do what motivates you to keep going! And I've found lately, working out with a partner certainly does have it's benefits! emoticon

Good Luck! If you want to know more, Message me! :)
~jessica

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wow! 10 lbs in a month! thats amazing--i would be really happy with that!

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10lbs in a month, WOW, and YEESS! Hopefully we can all experience this kind of success. So I pretty much got the diet down, but the workouts seem a little short.....what is a sample workout day for you?







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Let me tell you, this diet works!
I've lost 10 pounds in a month on this (note that I'm also a fitness instructor though, so I have a lot of muscles already!)

Goood Luck everyone, but I'm sure you'll have success on this! And I don't consider it a diet, becuase I'm NEVER hungry anymore!!!
It's a wonderful feeling to be in control of my weight again!



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Yes,please join us. It's going to be a great challenge!







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I'm gonna try the diet, we're trying to get people to try it too. I love jess to, she's my roll model.

Looking forward to having kids some day.


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Are you guys gonna be doing this diet. i would like to try... i have kind of been eating similar.. working out a lot though...
I love Jess so naturally I would give this a try!

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The principles outlined are:

Eat 5 meals daily.
Follow the 5 criteria for each meal.
Spend 5 minutes in preparation for each meal, using only 5 ingredients.
Workout 25 minutes 5 days a week for 5 weeks.
Indulge in a weekly ‘cheat’ day.


5 ‘Fat-loss’ keys
Metabolism — faster metabolism burns more calories, hence less fat.
Exercise — stay in the fat-burning zone and build lean muscle.
Right calories — consume foods with the right kind and amount of calories.
glycemic Index — low-GI foods keep blood-sugar levels steady.
Rest and recovery — promote growth hormone for muscle condition, and reduce cortisol (’stress’ hormone).
5 Criteria for each of 5 meals per day
Low-fat, quality protein
Low-GI carbohydrate
Fiber
Healthy fat
Sugar-free beverage
Sundays are considered a ‘cheat day’ - eat what you like, while sticking to the 5-meals principle.

Meal Guidelines
Breakfast
Sugar-free cereal with at least 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving,(eg Kashi Go Lean!), with some fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries. Use non-fat cottage cheese or sugar-free yogurt in place of cereal for a change.

For something warm, use egg whites as a base for a low-fat omelette, or try the Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Frittata.

For hot cereal, make some oatmeal and blend in a scoop of whey-protein powder.

Lunch
Soups & salads, with no-flour bread or tortilla for open sandwiches or wraps, or a rice cake.

Dinner
Lean chicken/steak/fish for protein, and fibrous, moderate-GI carbs in vegetables like wild rice, squash, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach, or cauliflower.

Sample 5-Factor Meal Plans

Sample 1
Breakfast: Apple-cinnamon oatmeal frittata
Morning: Snack Nonfat cottage cheese & Apples
Lunch: Curried chicken salad & Slice of no-flour bread
Afternoon Snack: Veggie salami, nonfat cheese Brown rice cake
Dinner: Lemon salmon, Quinoa, side salad

Day 2
Breakfast: Kashi Go! Lean cereal w/Skim milk
Morning Snack: 5-Factor protein shake (Whey protein & Frozen berries)
Lunch: H-P’s Big-City Chili (Lean ground beef Mixed beans, stewed tomatoes)
Afternoon Snack: Smoked salmon, nonfat cream cheese Slice of no-flour toast
Dinner: Grilled chicken breast Wild rice, broccoli

Day 3
Breakfast: 5-Factor frittata
Morning Snack: Nonfat yogurt & apples
Lunch: 5-Factor Reuben (Turkey pastrami, nonfat cheese Sauerkraut, no-flour bread)
Afternoon Snack: Jerky (beef, turkey or salmon) & 1 piece fruit
Dinner: Asian wraps (Ground chicken breast Shiitake mushrooms, Boston lettuce)

Day 4
Breakfast: 5-Factor french toast (Egg whites, nonfat milk 2 slices no-flour bread & cinn)
Morning Snack: Nonfat yogurt & a Peach
Lunch: Turkey stew (Turkey breast Sweet potatoes, tomatoes)
Afternoon Snack: Thai Egg Strips (Egg whites Shallot, scallion, red chili)
Dinner: Fillet of Tilapia, sidesalad

Day 5
Breakfast: Kashi Go! Lean cereal w/skim milk
Morning Snack: 5-Factor Berry Shake (Whey protein Frozen berries)
Lunch: Chef salad (Turkey breast, boiled egg whites, nonfat cheese Romaine lettuce)
Afternoon Snack: Nonfat French onion/sour cream dip Celery sticks
Dinner: "I can’t believe it’s not Pizza" (Pizza Veggie pepperoni, nonfat cheese Flourless wrap, tomatoes)

Day 6
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito (Egg whites, veggie bacon, nonfat cheese Flourless wrap, salsa)
Morning Snack: Nonfat cottage cheese & a Pear
Lunch: Mediterranean Tuna Salad (Albacore Tuna, chickpeas Tomato, lettuce)
Afternoon Snack: Turkey breast slices, nonfat cream cheese Lettuce, green pepper
Dinner: Grilled chicken breast Sweet potato, peas

Day 7 Free day - eat as much as you want!!!


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Sounds great, i'll post in my blog as well. thanks for doing this.

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Sounds good. Well I will send out something more official to the team, and yes, we will definately add it to our pages, and see if we can get others to joing. I will post it in my blog as well.







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that's a really good idea, that will give me time to think of what i want to put into my diet, maybe we should post a bulletin or something to get people to do this with us, should put it on our pages or what?

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I use a few of the menu items, but I am not sticking with it to at T. I would like to though. I need a plan where my meals are planned out for me. Maybe once school ends (in two weeks) I will be able to do something like this, my schedule is just too wishy washy to plan anything around it.

If you want, we could start doing it in 2 weeks (May 14th as a start date) and see how it goes. Maybe try to get others doing it, and see the results? What do ya think?







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have you been using the 5 factor diet.


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According to Us Magazine, Jessica Simpson lost a reported 25 lbs in preparation for her role in Major Movie Star which starts filming July 9th. Her secret? She’s been following celeb trainer’s Harley Pasternak’s 5-Factor Diet and Fitness Plan which consists of 5 small meals a day, plus 1 cheat day, and 5 weekly workouts. Fans of Harley’s plan include Katherine Heigl, Mandy Moore, Alicia Keys, Eva Mendes and her recent ex John Mayer.

Jessica’s Sample 5 Factor diet plan (1,300 calorie a day)
Each meal consists of a lean protein, low glycemic carbs, healthy fats, fiber and a sugar-free drink. She makes it easy, by using the 5-factor diet food delivery service, available only in the LA area, at 5factordiet.com

Day 1
Breakfast - Egg-white burrito, strawberry shortcake power smoothie, Ezekiel toast.
Morning Snack - Fuji apple wedges with chocolate peanut butter dip.
Lunch - Open-face barbecue bison burger, sweet potato fries, chipotle ketchup.
Afternoon Snack - Hot dog skewers with roasted cherry tomatoes, jalapeno mustard sauce
Dinner - Cuban-style shredded beef, cumin-dusted brown rice, char-grilled corn.

Day 2
Breakfast - Grapefruit halves, nonfat yogurt, oat bran crumbles, strawberry mint salad
Morning snack - Lemon pie
Lunch - Summer heirloom tomato bisque, grilled chicken salad
Afternoon Snack - Artichoke hummus, fiber crackers, sliced turkey
Dinner - Chicken and veggie stir-fry with brown rice, wilted bok choy

Day 3
Breakfast - Oatmeal raspberry pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup.
Morning Snack - Chocolate berry trifle
Lunch - Curried chicken Tikka, cucumber yogurt, orange salad.
Afternoon snack - Mini-pepperoni pizzas
Dinner - Grilled filet mignon over roasted sweet potato mash, lemon-scented asparagus.

Jessica Simpson’s Workout
She has been working out with Pasternak for the last 2 months. The 5 factor workout includes 5 weekly sessions (25-45 minutes) of full body strength training circuits divided into 5 phases: Cardio warm-up e.g. cycling, upper body strength exercise, lower body strength exercise, core (midsection) and more cardio. Pasternak says “we’re making Jessica taut and toned without taking away her femininity.”

The Celebrity Diet Doctor weigh in
Jessica has made this sensible diet plan automatic by using a food delivery service. Small meals throughout the day controls hunger and keeps her metabolism up. Factor in her 5 weekly workouts each week and it’s little wonder that Jessica Simpson is looking great.








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