Lose the First, Lose the Last, Lose it Fast!
If you're like most people, your weight-loss woes can be summed up in two words: 5 pounds. Those pesky 5 pounds are usually the hardest, most reluctant part of lasting weight loss—the thing standing between getting started or reaching your end goal. Now, from Harley Pasternak, MSc, the New York Times bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet, comes the definitive plan to slim down—whether you need to shed those last few stubborn pounds or want to jump-start a more significant weight-loss effort.
In 5 Pounds, Pasternak distills more than 20 years of experience, knowledge, and research to divulge the ultimate secrets of success: five daily habits that have yielded incredible results for his clients. On this unbelievably simple program, you’ll boost energy, improve overall health, and finally achieve sustained weight loss, all without working out for more than 5 minutes a day. With step-by-step advice, easy to prepare recipes, and a customizable workout plan, 5 Pounds will transform the way you look and feel— forever.
Harley Pasternak , M.Sc., 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, NBC's Today Show, Access Hollywood, Extra!, Entertainment Tonight, The Rachel Ray Show, and America’s Next Top Model. He blogs for People.com, AOL.com, and the Huffington Post and has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Los Angeles.
Drop the First or Last 5 Pounds—for Good.
"I am healthier, leaner, and stronger than ever, thanks to Harley." — Adam Levine, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and cohost of The Voice
"After my second baby, I noticed that losing weight was much more difficult this time despite working out and counting calories. Once I implemented the other three missing principles into my daily routine I noticed an immediate result. I lost the remaining weight and felt leaner than I had been prior to my first pregnancy.” — Megan Fox, actress
“In his latest book, 5 Pounds, Harley offers his easiest, most effective program yet. Follow his advice to drop those pounds and change your life!” — JJ Virgin, New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet and The Virgin Diet
“Harley Pasternak’s 5 Pounds is a clearly written, practical approach to both full-body fat loss and overall wellness … For those who have struggled with losing body fat or keeping it off, I highly recommend trying this program.” — Peter Lemon, PhD, FACSM, professor and Weider Research Chair at Western University
“Harley knows the secrets to achieving a killer physique and making the workouts fun: I’ve never been in better shape and I feel amazing! He is a genius.” Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret angel, supermodel
“Harley has a gift for translating complex and important exercise and nutrition research into a program that’s easy to implement.” — Ira Jacobs, DrMedSc, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto
“[Harley’s] latest 5-day plan is so doable, effective, and straightforward that it is difficult not to follow!” — Jordana Brewster, actress
“This book offers the best of Harley’s advice to becoming the healthiest version of yourself.” — Bobbi Brown, founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo! Beauty
Harley has created the perfect weight management plan—it’s science-based common sense, and it works!” — Jennifer L. Ashton, MD, FACOG, OB-GYN, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor for Good Morning America and cohost of The Doctors