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Get the Bod: Jessica Simpson

Jessica is hard at work on getting in shape for her upcoming role in Major Movie Star. She has joined the 5-Factor the diet / workout plan that is ever so popular in Hollywood these days. Folks are saying she has lost about 20 pounds in a month - which seems like a lot to lose in a month from her tiny frame (she is only 5'3").

We have seen her running with 5 Factor creator Harley Pasternak, tall knee socks and all. Pasternak says "We're making Jessica taut and toned without taking away her femininity." It looks like the plan is working she is still curvy but buff as well.

Want to know a little more about the plan? Then,

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). ET Online is reporting that Jessica is having 1300 calorie meals delivered to her home through the 5-Factor website. I was curious as to the cost of the service and after spending considerable time on the website couldn't find any information on that. She is a star so it seems she is getting star treatment.

The 5-Factor Plan is not just about dieting, the workout is an integral part of the plan to take the weight off and keep it off. It is reasonable, combining both strength and cardio in each session of only 25 minutes exercise, 5 days a week. The entire plan seems pretty doable to me, since there is one diet "cheat day" a week and two days off from exercise. I'm sure it helps to have those meals delivered to your door too.

Check out some 5-Factor Diet healthy trades - recipes and all from Us Magazine. The 5-Factor website is full of information too.

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korenlevin korenlevin 8 years
i tried the 5 factor diet but strip that fat diet worked better for me if you whant here is the link
Katerkins Katerkins 9 years
I'm not sure I believe she's lost 20 lbs... that's a lot for someone so small, not to mention that when you're short, just a few pounds makes a difference in how you look.
PrasinaMatia PrasinaMatia 9 years
it looks pretty interesting, interesting enough to work too. She looks amazing to which helps make me want to go on it. but it would be pretty interesting to see how much it really costs.
honey621 honey621 9 years
I'm doubting that 25 mins of cardio would get you that body, but it does seem like a fairly reasonable diet/exercise plan. According to this review of the diet( The 5 Factor Diet is designed around the number 5 – from eating five times per day to using no more than five ingredients for meals that take less than five minutes to prepare. Participants on this diet should also workout five times per week and perform five exercises for five minutes each. Might be worth a try...
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
I wanted to go on it, but I can't afford it :P
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
extra-chica13 extra-chica13 9 years
sounds interesting. I wan to try it.
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 9 years
She looks amazing, good for her. I love that she looks strong and muscular but still curvy.
Ms-Meyer Ms-Meyer 9 years
She had 20 lbs to lose? Where was she hiding it? : ) Either way, restricted calories and cardio/strength training is definitely the way to get long-term weight loss. Sounds good to me.
DietsInReview DietsInReview 9 years
We reviewed the diet on our site but I recomend just buying the book on Amazon for $13 + S and H. 5 small meals a day and exercise is no seacret. From Celebrity trainer and diet expert Harley Pasternak, author of 5-Factor Fitness, shares his secret to easy weight loss in this delicious plan: 5 small meals a day for 5 weeks, plus 100-plus recipes with 5 or fewer ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep time. Meal plans are included, and preparation is a snap. It works for Pasternak's clients, and it can work for you! As Eva Mendes says, “Harley has changed my life. Not only do I feel better than ever, but now I can have guilt-free pizza anytime, and that has made me a happy girl.” You'll even find a bonus chapter of 5-Factor Fitness workouts and sample 5-minute workout moves to help you maximize diet results in just 25 minutes per day over 5 weeks
Precious04 Precious04 9 years
She doesn't need to loose weight at all! She is perfect
kikigrrl55 kikigrrl55 9 years
If I ate close to nothing and worked out for hours I bet I would lose a bunch too..if only losing weight were easy =[
dietfreak dietfreak 9 years
I would also lose 20 pounds in 1 month if I cut my caloric intake in half, worked out 4 hours a day, and most importantly, had a trainer that made and delivered all my meals--and whipped my butt if I tried anything funny. Funny, his book says it's like 25 min. of cardio ( ) however, the report above says she worked out 4 hours--what gives?
jsknutson jsknutson 9 years
She looks healthy and fit. The 5-Factor Diet sounds like my plan. I don't look at it as a diet though, its a way of life for me now. I am a little shorter than her, and actually now only take in about 1100 calories per day. I've lost about 8 pounds and have about 2 to go to be at my goal weight. Love it!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
Hmmm...I did something similar to this diet after I had my kid, I managed to lose almost all 30 lbs of my post pregnancy weight. It came off a little slow (2 lbs a week) but it stayed off. I ate five meals a day and watched the calories,tried to not go above 1400, and just tried to eat healthier. 5 meals a day enables you not to starve yourself, it was really the easiest way for me to lose weight, and trust me, I'm no dieter!
kellyanne kellyanne 10 years
I just read that she worked out for 4 hours yesterday in the gym. I think that THAT, more than any fad diet, is what's causing the weight loss. 4 hours a day? That's nuts.
crookedlawyer crookedlawyer 10 years
It's $5 a week and they bill you quarterly -- so, right when you sign up they hit you for $65 and charge you $65 every three months after that. Honestly, most of these "diet plans" follow the same very basic food rules: low fat proteins, whole grains, fiber, "good" carbs. It seems to me that if you just browse through these books at the store you'll get a good sense of what you should be doing. I notice that 5-Factor seems to have the same emphasis on protein shakes that the Abs Diet does. I haven't noticed, though, whether the workouts are geared toward weights as opposed to cardio, like the Abs Diet workouts. My problem with all of these is that I have a difficult time digesting carbs of any kind (making it hard to eat even whole grain breads, oatmeal, and brown rice) and I'm lactose intolerant (and a lot of these diets focus on shakes made with milk and yogurt). The diet I've always felt best on (and had the most success with) is a South Beach/Atkins type plan geared toward eliminating sugars and starches -- but I'm concerned that I'm not getting enough nutrients. Argh. The good news, though, is that my job finally picked up a health plan that will cover a nutritionist, so I'm looking forward to working on this with her!
Arias101 Arias101 10 years
hey, so much is the plan?
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 10 years
Okay, so after I posted this I bought the book. I tried taking it out of the library but all copies are checked out and there's waiting lists. So far, so good. But I'm a little hungry...and the workouts have been taking me an average of 33-35 minutes (I've been following the adv. exerciser plan, and taking a little shorter rests than he says because I'm in a rush in the morning). US Weekly says Jessica works out for 45 min per day; I can believe it.
jessicaaa jessicaaa 10 years
"*5-Factor Diet Online is just $5 a week, billed quarterly (every 13 weeks). Your credit card will be automatically charged $65 at the time of registration and every 13 weeks thereafter. You may cancel at any time and receive a refund for the unused portion of your subscription, other than the minimum 5-week charge of $25, which is nonrefundable. " this isnt for having your meals sent to your house, but if you sign up online you can customize your diet to the way you want it- how many meals you eat, how much you want to lose, work out, etc... so from the looks of it it seems great. espically the one day you can cheat- you don't have to give up the foods you love. i would definately do it if i wasn't so broke :-(
jmast jmast 10 years
My chiropractor once put me on a No Stress, No Sugar diet (sort of like Sugar Busters) for 20 days and I lost 20lbs exactly. No refined sugars at all. It was hard as hell, as soon as I was done with the 20 days I went back to sugar and gained the weight back slowly but surely over the next 6 months. But I can honestly tell you I felt 100% better, no migraines, no back pain and my energy level shot through the roof. But I can't live without sugar! LOL!!!
pandcsmama pandcsmama 10 years
US mag with Jess on the cover claims it was actually 20 pounds in two months. That seems more realistic to me. I don't know how you could really lose 20 pounds in only one month without completely starving yourself.
tb12fan tb12fan 10 years
deffinatly going to check out the website and maybe try it out b.c jessica looks great.
sugar-n-spice sugar-n-spice 10 years
A reasonable plan? :o Say it ain't so! - KT
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 10 years
Okay first of all if she lost 20 pounds, we would have another mary kate olsen on the covers of Star and Intouch. She toned up! I saw an article on another website saying that "paparazzi was after her now that she is thin." That just bothered me so much because when was she ever not thin??? Just because someone loses muscle tone doesnt mean she gains 20 pounds! Im sure her size didnt go up and people just look at pictures of her in the dead of winter where she is all bunlded up and not showing off skin. Ughhh society discusts me with weight!
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