The 5-Factor World Diet (Hardcover)

By Harley Msc Pasternak, Laura Moser

Ballantine Books, 9780345511096, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2010



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.

About the Author

Harley Pasternak M. Sc. is a "New York Times" bestselling author and holds a master's of science in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto, as well as an honors degree in kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. He has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CNN, America's Next Top Model, Rachel Ray, " and "Tyra." Pasternak lives and works in Los Angeles.

Praise For The 5-Factor World Diet

“Harley’s ‘World Diet’ proves that dieting doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. Who knew that you could still eat the world’s most delicious foods and lose weight?!”—Hilary Duff

"Between recording music, filming movies, and designing my fashion line, I’m a busy woman. That's why I love Harley’s plan! I get the most results in the least amount of time. The meals are delicious and I never feel like I'm on a diet."—Jessica Simpson

“Harley’s 5-factor food tips, menu plans, and philosophy on nutrition helped me get the body I have today! They also gave me more energy and helped me feel healthier. Harley knows what he’s talking about–his knowledge of the human body is based on extensive medical studies, so he understands the effects of exercise and nutrition on the body. Ask him a question: You just can’t stump him!”—Vanessa Williams

"Harley's 5-Factor World Diet goes where no diet has gone before! He takes the best of global nutrition and gives it back to us in an accessible and delicious package. It's as inspiring as it is effective!"—Jillian Michaels, author of Master Your Metabolism and Making the Cut

"Harley’s approach to a healthy lifestyle makes so much sense. It’s easy to start doing, and keep doing!"—Jeff Goldblum