Authored by David Zulberg
Experience an inner and outer transformation with David Zulberg’s The Life-Transforming Diet. This simple, practical and anything-but-boring program is more than merely a diet. It is a lifestyle that you can live with, because you are empowered to choose what to eat and when to eat it. Based on the wisdom of Maimonides (Rambam), one of the greatest Jewish sages who ever lived and the outstanding doctor of his time, the Life-Transforming Diet will give you the tools for optimum emotional and physical health, a more spiritual outlook and sustainable weight loss, no matter what your age, gender or occupation.
The Life-Transforming Diet offers you: Gradual, step-by-step implementation of a new approach to eating: you don’t go ‘cold turkey’. Theoretical and practical information, including insights into how we form bad habits and tips for laying the foundation for new, better ones. A simple, quick and well-rounded exercise program that doesn’t require a financial commitment. A do-it-yourself support system that takes only a few minutes a day. Advice for Shabbat and other dieting challenges. An intelligent and realistic maintenance program.
In his own personal weight-loss struggle, David Zulberg turned to the forgotten wisdom of the ancients―Maimonides, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Galen, and even Benjamin Franklin―to find consensus on ideal nutrition for optimum physical and emotional health. On The 5 Skinny Habits diet plan, you’ll harness the best of both worlds―the ancient and the modern―for long-term success.
The 5 Skinny Habits explains the ancient understanding of health and its application to our lives in the 21st century with its supersize proportions. There are no forbidden foods or food groups, and you can even enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Through a close study of ancient sources written by the Master Physicians, Zulberg integrates the spiritual, emotional, and physical components of health and weight loss. Habit changes are at the core of the program. With an easy five-step plan, Zulberg tells readers how to incorporate one habit each week for 5 weeks to achieve a healthier life. His five steps streamline and simplify the process of becoming fit, ensuring that change is made for good. A simple diet diary with positive affirmations and mindfulness makes self-monitoring an effective and enjoyable part of the discovery. By the end of the journey, readers have incorporated the habits into their routines so completely that they are no longer “dieting” but simply living a healthier life.
The MIND BODY SYNERGY “Diet” identifies fundamental principles in both Maimonides’ teachings and current research, providing a practical system for mastering mindfulness and weight loss.
Zulberg’s plan has just six habits, implemented at the right pace. You add one new habit every 5 days, for 30 days. That’s it. Four habits relate to your diet, one habit to fitness, and one habit to mindfulness. There are also over 60 healthy and delicious recipes, with beautiful images, by well-known chefs and nutritionists.
On The Mind Body Synergy “Diet”, your pounds will automatically fall off and you will notice a positive shift in perception, no matter what life throws at you. It is not because you are actively seeking these results but as an expected consequence of reclaiming your born right to be in touch with your natural instincts – a mind body synergy.
Habit 1 – Protein and Veg Meal
Replace your largest meal of the day with a lean protein and vegetable side dish. You can even have a glass of red wine with this one! Options include Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad, Grilled Steak with Vegetable Kabobs, Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry…
Habit 2 – Add Carbs
Add starches to your other main meal of the day! Eat as you normally would but for seconds, it’s veggies only. You could have Tofu Wrap, Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches with Watercress…
Habit 3 – Fruit or Veg Meal
Many people skip one meal a day. And they are not wrong! It is very hard to lose weight when you having three large meals a day plus snacks! So skip one meal a day or if you want, replace just one meal a day with a lighter one with a fruit or vegetable meal.
Habit 4 – Exercise
Studies show that exercise improves weight loss statistics and reduces body fat, not just weight. Exercise prevents disease and reduces stress levels. Simply start with 10 minutes of cardio, just 3 times per week. You will also add strengthening exercises when you are ready.
Habit 5 – Smart Snacking
This week is all about snacks between meals, replacing your usual snacks with healthy substitutes that will quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings.
Habit 6 – Mindfulness
‘Mindfulness’ refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience, on a moment-to-moment basis. Research has mindfulness to be effective, particularly for reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.
When you are ready, you can have any snack within certain guidelines between meals. It is important to wait until your habits are firmly in place before having ‘Smart Exceptions’ because you want to ensure that your inner controls have been reinstated.