There are a lot of diets in the world that simply scream Gimmick. The 5 Factor diet is one of those diets. This doesn’t mean it’s not worth a try if you’ve got nothing to lose. The plans are solid if only they’re based around a gimmicky number 5 rule.
The 5 factor diet asks participant that they eat the 5 major food elements: fluids, fat, fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates. Then, the diet asks that they eat these elements over 5 meals a day. The recipes that make up the meal will consist of no more than 5 ingredients or at the least take only 5 minutes to make.
The diet extends into an exercise routine that takes place over a 5 day week, consisting of 5 exercises that are done for 5 minutes at a time. Then the diet gives a person a day in which they can eat and do whatever they want.
The 5 factor diet doesn’t rely solely on the number five though. In fact an author of the diet makes the claim that the portioning and meal types contain a “low glycemic index.” What does that mean?
According to the author the amount of insulin a person produces is directly related to how hungry they are. A low glycemic index will produce less insulin and thus a person won’t be as hungry (and won’t eat as much).