Jessica Simpson shows off her hot bod on the upcoming cover of InStyle. She has been working hard in her workouts with trainer Harley Pasternak, creator of 5-Factor Fitness and Diet Plan. She has managed to tone up her entire body, but maintain her feminine curves. Here's what she had to say about exercise and diet.
- On her rope jumping skills: I am not a good jumper, all right? I’m horrible at skipping rope. I can’t get the rhythm of it. And it makes me so darn out of breath. It’s so hard, it kills me. When we do interval training, Harley makes me do six sets of 100 throughout a 45 minute workout. It gets your heart rate up real quick.
- On food, dieting and indulgence: I let myself taste what I want. I have a couple of indulgent bites, and then I’m satisfied. I don’t want to say I cheat because that is so annoying – to say that having a piece of bread is cheating. That’s such a bad word when it comes to food. Just eat it! And do an extra mile on the treadmill.
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The 5-Factor Plan is a workout plan as well as a diet. The workout combines both strength and cardio in each session of less than an hour, 5 days a week. You start with 5 minutes on a treadmill, bike or elliptical and finish with a cardio cool down as well. In between warm up and cool down is serious amounts of strength training with dumbbells and a bench or an exercise ball, with bits of cardio added in as well.
The 5-Factor Diet is a fairly uncomplicated regimen of 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, consisting of: low-fat protein, fiber, healthy carbs and fats, and a sugar-free drink with every meal (yep, that could be a diet soda or my beverage of choice - water). The diet also includes a cheat day once a week, just to keep it real. Plus, Pasternak says if you follow his plan you will see results in five weeks.