The Body Reset Diet by Harley Pasternak
We’ve gone way overboard trying to beat the bulge. We’ve tried every diet out there—low-carb, low-fat, all-grapefruit—and spent hours toiling on treadmills and machines. The truth is, complicated diets and extreme cleanses promise nothing but short-term results, and overdoing it at the gym doesn’t always help you lose weight (in fact, over-the-top workouts actually supercharge your appetite, often causing you to eat more than you should). It’s time to hit the “reset button” and start over with a new perspective on weight loss.Now, expert trainer and New York Times bestselling author Harley Pasternak offers the ultimate plan to reboot your system and set you on the right path to a thinner, healthier, happier life. The Body Reset Diet is so simple yet so effective that you’ll immediately lose weight no matter how many times you’ve tried in the past. And you won’t boomerang back either. You’ll transition smoothly into a sustainable, nutrient-rich plan that keeps your metabolism primed to burn fat all day long—without ever setting foot in a gym!This three-phase program focuses on the easiest, most effective way to slim down: blending. The 5-day jump start includes delicious, expertly crafted smoothies (White Peach Ginger, Apple Pie, and Piña Colada, to name a few), dips, snacks, and soups—all customizable to your preferences and dietary restrictions—that keep you satisfied while boosting your metabolism. Over the following 10 days, you’ll reintroduce healthy combinations of your favorite foods along with the blended recipes to keep your metabolism humming, so you’ll continue to scorch calories and shed pounds. The plan also explains how the easiest form of exercise—walking—along with light resistance training is all it takes to achieve the celebrity-worthy physique you’ve always wanted. No equipment necessary!
Whether you’re looking to lose significant weight or just those last 5 pounds, The Body Reset Diet offers a proven program to hit the reset button, slim down, and get healthy in just 15 days—and stay that way for good!
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (March 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609615506
- ISBN-13: 978-1609615505
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Definitely worth your time and money
lost several inches (but no weight).
I have been doing lots of extra resistance training so it is possible that I gained muscle (which weighs more than fat).
Now aside from the obvious loss of dress sizes I also feel INCREDIBLE. I have not had this much energy in a long time. I also have never consumed so much fruit & veg…so it makes sense. I replace all the dairy in the book since i’m vegan with either light silken tofu (instead of greek yogurt) or fat free soy milk.
By day 10 you are allowed to eat two meals and one smoothie per day but I honestly really enjoy the two smoothies plus one meal format and may just stick to that. I have way more time, less dishes….love it.
I recommend this book to everyone…not just as a weight loss tool but as a life overhaul. I went from a high carb, starchy fat vegan to a healthy, energetic and happy one who also happens to be now wearing single digit clothes again!
This is not a diet! It’s a lifestyle change!!
Be prepared to prepare you food ahead.
It’s a commitment.
Highly recommend it.
This book is amazing!
But I got to a point in my life where I realized I had to change the way I was living or I wouldn’t be able to fight diseases or function like a normal person. I haven’t eaten like a “normal” person since I was a little kid, and I knew this couldn’t continue the rest of my life. This book has helped me move towards what I like to call recovery, as each day is still a challenge for me. I did months of research on what diet I wanted to try this time, and I had to find something that worked for me. I am fearful of food. I am scared of calories and the scale and numbers. But this diet seemed like it was something I could work with. Smoothies don’t scare me, but I knew it was going to be hard committing to eating three times a day as it was, plus two snacks. Totally overwhelming. However, I think Harley made this an easy diet. I have completed my 15 days and I feel amazing.
I didn’t think it was too tough to do three smoothies a day for the first five days, but it was difficult the first two days adjusting. After that, smooth sailing. You really notice a difference in your body, energy level, and motivation to continue on. Plus I have lost at least 12 pounds. I love the smoothies. The ones that I would recommend are the apple pie smoothie, the strawberry kiwi smoothie, the green smoothie, the PB&J smoothie, etc. I don’t care for the berry ones, but I believe that’s because I tried to make them before hand and put them in the refrigerator for the next day and it did NOT taste good the second day. It was so gross. However if you make them right away, they’re amazing. The apple pie one does do well overnight and is perfect to grab in the morning. I crave that one and the kiwi smoothie. I have also realized that sometimes I make little substitutions if I don’t care for the taste of something. I really like the egg scrambles, especially the cream cheese one. The stir fry meals are easy too. I haven’t gotten to try everything yet because I am still in this journey and figuring out what I like and don’t like. Snacks are still hard for me to get down and actually force myself to eat them, but Harley gives so many suggestions you’re sure to find something that works for you.
I can sympathize with other people’s complaints for sure, such as living in a smaller town with not as many resources for certain foods but I am sure you can modify some things to make it work. I also never make the 10,000 steps and I am still doing very well and continuing to lose weight. I know that my challenges are different than other peoples, but I do have sisters and a mother with major weight problems and although they too have overcome these things, I can still relate to their eating issues. My little sister has started doing the smoothies in the morning and loves them. I am personally most comfortable with two smoothies a day, and then one meal, but there are days where it feels good to have three and detox a little. I haven’t had a day where I tried one smoothie and two meals, but I am working on getting there.
Harley also has recommendations regarding what blenders to use. Of course, we all want the Vitamix, and trust me I will be saving up for that one and get it in a month or two, but I also use a regular blender and it is just fine. And Harley doesn’t make crazy statements like you can only use a Vitamix. I think he’s fairly realistic that people have different budgets and lifestyles. I have never made those 10,000 steps in a day but I’d like to, even if I do workout in exchange for that. It’s the little things he suggests tweaking in your life that are also really good ideas, like parking in the farthest spot from the grocery store, etc.
Bottom line: if you work it how he says to work it, it works. If you want to make changes you will. It may not be ideal for every single person because smoothies might not be an option or what you enjoy having. But for me it’s been the perfect transition of not eating at all, to eating healthy meals without fear. By the way, the smoothies are so filling I often feel like I won’t be able to finish them. Thanks Harley! This has given me the change I have needed in my life, and I am loving the new me.
Awesome Book & Easy to Follow Diet!
BEST DIET BOOK I HAVE EVER USED
The smoothies are really, really good, and very nutritious. The plan is something I can stick with. Meals take just a few minutes, the smoothies are filling. All I have to clean is a glass and a blender!
Perfect for my busy lifestyle. Harley has a great style and the book is easy to read and understand. (I would LOVE to see a follow up book, that includes a plan for situations like eating out or on vacation, how to handle the challenges that come up when you are away from home and can’t make your own meals.)
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