What is the 5 Factor Diet?
The key principle of the 5 Factor Diet is to eat five meals each day.
The meals must be made up of five nutritional components: a lean protein, a complex carbohydrate, fiber, a “good” fat, and a sugar-free drink. The food choices Pasternak recommends are based on the glycemic Index (GI), which rates foods according to their effect on blood sugar levels.
Eating foods with a low GI, as well as high-fiber foods, may help control cravings and prevent overeating by keeping your blood sugar stable. Pasternak provides some additional key points behind the basis of his diet, including the importance of both protein and fiber as they relate to weight loss and good nutrition in general.