1. Capitalizes on the sense of urgency -- Many folks want to lose weight fast. Either its for an upcoming reunion, important date, or the impending summer months which mean less and less clothes to cover up any added winter weight. The main objective of "The Body Reset Diet" is in a "healthy, non-cleansing or detoxing way" is to quickly shed weight. As Pasternak in a "Fitness" magazine interview said, "I need to offer them a healthy option to quickly drop weight and transform their body. I wanted to talk them out of doing cleanses and using diuretics and show them that there is a healthy way you can lose weight and feel great."
2. Three-phase plan -- First phase is 5 days of healthy smoothies. The ingredients are meant to be low-fat, low sugar and a small quantity of calories. Each is according to the book's description, "expertly crafted smoothies (White Peach Ginger, Apple Pie, and Piña Colada) to name a few." Then there are also various snacks and soups that are selected for boosts to each dieter's metabolic system.
3. Gradual return to foods not in the smoothie category -- The plan is then focused on the"reintroduction" of foods normally eaten back into the diet. These are combined with healthy ingredients. All the recipes are again focused on revving up the metabolism to burn up calories.
4. Limited focus on exercise -- This diet's focus on exercise is limited. Pasternak's belief is that, "too much cardio increases the appetite and also cause inflammation" throughout the body. Instead of a cardio focus, "The Body Reset Diet" encourages walking in the first phase -- only 10,000 steps a day. In the next two phases of the exercise portion, the amount of exercise is boosted to just 5 minutes a day of resistance training.
It seems an odd combination from those who favored an emphasis on cardio and diets that emphasize portion control. However, Pasternack does have a loyal following among the Hollywood set, with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardasian, and Katy Perry singing his praises. What do you think?