Harley Pasternak knows weight loss. With clients like Ariana Grande and Amy Schumer, the renowned celebrity trainer, nutritionist, and bestselling author is a true embodiment of the "no excuses" attitude. During a recent appearance on Good Morning America, Harley took a busy client through three weeks of his Body Reset Diet, and while we were expecting a rigorous exercise regimen or liquid-based meals, his plan actually proved to be the opposite.
With our jam-packed schedules filling the day, it's hard to imagine giving up those crucial hours to focus on exercising, but Harley explained that it's not about what you do inside the gym — it's about what you do outside. He shared the five "small habits" one must adopt if they're committed to resetting their body and mind, and the best part is that they work for anyone, no matter how busy your schedule is. It's "not about killing yourself in the gym, but about being consistent."
The five habits: hitting at least 12,000 steps a day, sleeping at least seven hours a night, unplugging from technology for one hour a day, completing one simple exercise for eight minutes a day, and consuming a diet of whole foods.
In the clip above, Harley explained that the diet included three meals and two snacks a day. Easy, right? Yep — as long as each of the meals and snacks stick to the required criteria of protein, vegetables, fiber, and healthy fats. For example, he whipped up an omelet with one egg and three egg whites and a side of cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots all shredded together resembling rice.
While the strict Body Reset Diet, coined by Harley himself, starts off with five days of only smoothies, later in the diet, he recommends smoothies for breakfast and snacks.
So, with five simple tips, what's the hardest part about it? "There's 168 hours in the week, and we focus too much on the one or two or four hours we spend in the gym, so there's 164 [hours] we're not in the gym, and that's what we need to focus on," Harley shared. "We need to sleep more, we need to move more, we need to eat smarter, we need to unplug, and then sometimes, five minutes a day, push something heavy, lift something heavy." Watch the video above and be inspired to reset your body and mind with Harley's five simple tips.