By Megan Taylor Morrison
The Active Times

While the public may glamorize celebrities, the truth is, they are as stressed out as the rest of us -- maybe more so. Fitness and appearance are mandatory items on the checklist, so diet and exercise -- and the high-profile results -- can be just another source of anxiety. So, when it comes to staying in shape, many celebs want one thing: Simplicity.

Harley Pasternak, M.SC., is known for a simple, effective approach to fitness and nutrition that he details in his new book The Body Reset Diet. Over the years, he's honed his methods on clients including Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox and Hilary Duff, who sing his praises on the back cover of the book. Refreshingly, Pasternak's take is that we've gone "way overboard" with our methods, and that there are simpler ways to achieve health and fitness.

We caught up with Pasternak over the phone to hear about his top fitness tips for anyone trying to get in shape (and see the initial results quickly!). For the Pasternak basics, check out our slideshow below.

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