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The Body Reset Diet

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  638 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Complicated diets and extreme cleanses guarantee little more than short-term results, and overdoing it at the gym causes injuries and can actually trigger weight gain. It seems that we’ve lost our way when it comes to nutrition and exercise. Now, expert Harley Pasternak offers a proven program to shed pounds without sacrificing health or convenience.

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Published by Viking Canada (first published March 5th 2013)
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Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ummm i lost 5 pounds in 5 days and wasn't even hungry. Not a joke. I haven't lost weight like that aside from a stomach virus EVER. ...more
Yung Blunts
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
It's a good book to read, but not so good. The book explains only the basic and general tips on weight loss. ...more
I thought there were some great smoothie recipes, but the other recipes are like "Better Homes and Gardens"-ish.

I do have two issues with this book. First, I am so sick of diet books that start with diet-bashing and then offer up a diet of their own. Yes, diets don't achieve results long-term, and they are expensive and time-consuming to maintain, and inconvenient, and the research says for these reasons and more that diets don't work. And the answer to this problem is . . . "The Body Reset (TM
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love fhe apple pie smoothie i always have a smoothie for breakfast now ...
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it

I drink alot of smoothies and found the smoothie recipes in this book to be really good tasting and satisfying (I also liked the alternative protein suggestions - I don't love protein powder, but I don't mind using the greek yogurt - which also gives the smoothie a great texture).

I didn't think the 'regular' meal recipes looked all that good, and I actually am not interested in following the plan, which includes starting for 5 days with smoothies for all 3 meals - but I thought it was an intere
D.D. Scott
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Lifestyle that Sooo Works!!!

My DH (Darling Husband) and I read the book and began our 15-day reset...well...15 days ago, and we are amazed at the results! Not only did we both lose major pounds (17 for the DH), but we feel fantastic!

This is the first lifestyle change I've ever made and NEVER felt hungry, anxious, or uncomfortable. I feel terrific and am thrilled we're now living a Harley-lifestyle!!!

Thanks sooo much, Harley!!! U rock!!!
Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple easy to follow plan with some really delicious smoothies. The apple pie and red smoothie are 2 of my new favorites!

I didn't follow it strictly - more to get ideas of a better way to balance whole foods, including carbs and protein. I do like that he recommends protein with every meal, including snacks and provides some actually do-able options.
Oct 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if I should rate this 3 or 4 stars.

If you're expecting a lot of information on nutrition or something very advanced, this book is not for you. It's rather short and I could resume it down to 10.000 steps a day, smoothies, and regular short interval exercises.

For me personally this works. In the sense that I am already someone who strives to walk 10.000 steps a day, I love smoothies, and some of these were absolutely delicious. And filling, I'm not hungry at all after having them.

Nupur Tustin
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The most sensible approach to leading a healthy lifestyle that I've seen in a long time. Pasternak focuses on good eating habits--healthy protein and fiber--from fruit and vegetables-- combined with a small amount of healthy fat--and leading an active life. The exercises are easy to do and Pasternak recommends walking as much as possible.

Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive or a chore. The recipes for sandwiches and stir fries couldn't be easier to follow. None of the ingredients used ar
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Id give this book a 4.5 ive been reading heaps of diet books lately obviously to love weight and i didnt think this would be a good one as it dosnt have puctures of delicious food and what not and wasnt to big but i got alot of information and knowledge from this book and loved it
I have already recommended it to others. I have not been hungry during the days so far of doing this diet whitch is surprising cause 3 shakes and 2 snacks a day dont seem like much but it has been
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
I'm a harsh critic of diet/recipe books but i had higher hopes for this than i should have. I strongly disliked the constant plugging of vitamin water zero, kraft cheese, and other specific brand named items that are known among the health community to be generally bad for all human bodies. The smoothie recipes are great, the encouragement to walk more and train less is appreciated, but the rest i could do without. ...more
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, I was trying to find away to help kick start my metabolism, as it has died kids and now age 😜

I'm on day 8. I loving the smoothie recipes. I'm not hungry and not forcing myself to drink them. 5 meals a day and 10k step's 😊 I'm down 2.3kg (5.07lbs) it's so easy to follow, with items that easy to get are affordable.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very sensible approach to eating healthy throughout your life. The recipes I've tried have been excellent. I do wish he had more information on creating/adapting your own recipes to his carb/protein equation. ...more
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel confident in starting the diet

The information was good, presented in an easy to digest way. I enjoyed this book and am eager to see if it can grant me the results I want from the effort I put into it. We shall see.
Kate Hanley
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I worked on an upcoming revise of this book, and so have read it several times. :) I think Harley has a great voice and a great grasp of the information. AND, I did the Body Reset and lost 6 quarantine pounds and am now a smoothie devotee. Huzzah.
Amber White
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much exciting info!!

Loved this book has such great info and it all makes so much more sense!! I took great notes, wrote a grocery list and can't wait to start!!
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
There’s three phases and it’s mostly smoothie based. Exercises and recipes are included.
Lily Flor
It was just ok
Amanda St. George
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Read it. Liked the concept. Think it's manageable. Afraid to only drink shakes for 5 days. I will try it soon!! ...more
Juan Escalante
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

V c c c c c b check for it in it?if you'r
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Ely Cortez
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting read but I tried some of the smoothies and they were absolutely disgusting! But some where delicious so I’m going to try and incorporate those whenever possible.
Jennifer Gerber
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book!
Drink smoothies and walk 10k steps daily. I really don’t know what else I should have expected.
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ideas!

Sounds like something I could actually accomplish and the food sounds amazing! I will definitely give this system a try.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
I love smoothies; they’re often my go to breakfast. But to drink them twice a day every day on a diet? No thanks. I prefer a more well rounded approach to health.
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
A lot of interesting ideas, but I wonder about what all these fruit smoothies do to my sugar/glucose level.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready to change your life!

I was skeptical when I first started reading Harley's book, but after following phases 1-3 and beyond, I can say that it provided an easy and enjoyable way to change my eating and exercise lifestyle. I can honestly say I no longer crave my unhealthy snacks and look forward to exercising - thank you, Harley!
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found some of these smoothie recipes online a few months ago and had been using them a couple times a week with a workout/healthy eating program I was doing. I am not looking for a diet and have never had a weight problem, but I figured that since I was borrowing the recipes, I might as well read the philosophy behind the diet as well. I actually like the idea of this program. I get so sick of trying to make healthy changes only to have someone tell me I am still eating too much sugar in fruit ...more
Heath Johnson
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People looking to establish a habitual eating habit
Yet another diet book for people who have nothing to do other than manage their food intake. Don't waste your precious time unless you have an abundance of it to throw into this plan. This is a lifestyle guide, not a diet or a limited time engagement recommendation. If that appeals to you, then it's got a lot of great information in it. But...if you're not paid or obsessive about body health and fitness, this book dictates a commitment that's likely far outside your reach.
I am giving it a secon
Chris Cook
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I'd say this was one of the better diet books I've read. His approach is simple, and seems to be both healthy and effective. Thank heaven here's a book that basically stresses the importance of eating fruits and veggies, while at the same time not buying into the fads of low fat, low carb, or high protein. I think he's right that we need a balanced combination of the macronutrients, and his smoothies also make sure the person eating them is getting plenty of micronutrients as well. For the recor ...more
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Harley Samuel Pasternak is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, public speaker and NY Times best-selling author known for The Body Reset Diet and the 5-Factor Diet, a popular diet and fitness lifestyle. He holds an Honours Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. [wikipedia ...more

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