5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss (and Never Gain It Back!)

5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss (and Never Gain It Back!)

by Harley Pasternak


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For most people, the hardest part of lasting weight loss is either getting started or reaching their goals-too often, motivation is tough to maintain or those final few pounds simply won't budge, no matter how many hours are logged on the treadmill and how many calories counted. Now, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet, comes a deceptively simple plan to slim down-whether you to need to shed those last few stubborn pounds or want to jump start a more significant weight-loss effort.

5 Pounds teaches readers how to implement five simple strategies as daily habits:

- Walk 5 miles a day.
- Eat protein and fiber 5 times a day.
- Do resistance exercise 5 minutes a day.
- Sleep at least 7 hours a night.
- Unplug at least 1 hour a day.

Readers will enjoy immediate results-dropping 5 pounds or more in just 5 days-and boost energy, improve overall health, and finally achieve long-term weight-loss success. With step-by-step advice, easy-to-prepare recipes, and motivating success stories, 5 Pounds will transform the way readers look and feel forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623364571
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 305,952
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Harley Pasternak, MSC, is a renowned fitness and nutrition expert and the bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet, The 5-Factor World Diet, The 5-Factor Diet, and 5-Factor Fitness. He appears regularly on ABC's Good Morning America and has appeared on The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Extra!, Entertainment Tonight, The Rachael Ray Show, and America's Next Top Model. He blogs for People online, AOL, and the Huffington Post and has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

Part 1 The My 5 Plan 1

Chapter 1 (Protein + Fiber) × 5 2

Chapter 2 Flex Your Muscles Daily 25

Chapter 3 Walk it Off 49

Chapter 4 Snooze to Lose 75

Chapter 5 Pull the Cord 98

Part 2 5 Days 5 Pounds 119

Chapter 6 The 5-Day Diet 120

Chapter 7 Say Yes to Success 131

Chapter 8 My 5 for Life 144

Chapter 9 Why You'll Never Regain the Pounds 160

Part 3 Recipes 173

Part 4 The My 5 Workouts 215

Get Started 216

Add Variety 224

Take it Up a Notch 232

Part 5 Journal Pages 243

Notes 258

Index 287

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