Some key topics:
- How ancient medical writings can help you lose weight and get fit in this day of fast food lifestyles
- What quitting smoking can teach you about quitting sugar
- Why animals in their natural habitat and 3 year olds naturally stop eating after satiation
- How to change your diet and start exercising with just six simple new habits
- The difference between cravings and hunger (and why it matters)
- How to change your attitude when you can’t change your situation
- Simple ways to start mindful eating at your meals today
- How eating habits are interlinked with your subconscious mind
- Learn how to deal with loneliness and breakups so they become a stepping stone to finding yourself
What you will learn
Reset the Mind and Body
Learn how to mobilize the mind and body with practical steps while understanding how the mind and boy interact.
No food groups are eliminated. You can eat your favorite foods and meals and even enjoy a glass of wine with your main meal.
Learn how to start a simple exercise program today. No complicated workouts or high expectations. Build at your pace.
Understand the inner working of your mind. Unleash the power of your subconscious mind. Find your true inner self.
Based on the medical and philosophical writings of Maimonides and other great ancient minds, you will learn their perspective on health and life. Also, incorporating the most current guidelines.
Don’t just read about Mindfulness, apply it to your meals and way of perceiving life challenges. Change the way you view food.
Real Life Journies
I wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for a weight-loss system that has helped me to create a healthier self. To date, I have lost 95 pounds, and I hope to continue applying these positive habits to my daily life. I still follow your program and exercise regularly. May God reward your efforts and may we merit living a healthy life that enhances our purpose in every area of life.Lost 95 Pounds
I would like to thank David Zulberg for sharing his years of research. It’s a gift from G-d. I am a licensed physical therapist. While having children, I developed a passion for nutrition as I saw the health benefits that resulted from avoiding certain foods, preservatives, etc. I myself lost 40 pounds (I am at goal weight of 130 pounds at 5’5”) by adopting a healthy lifestyle. I do yoga twice weekly and use my elliptical trainer for 15 minutes (two to three times weekly), and my barbells as well. My mentors, apart from David Zulberg now, are Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Colin Campbell, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Interestingly, during my search to gain as much knowledge about nutrition as I could, I decided to read Maimonides’s works and purchased Dr. Fred Rosner’s adaptations of Maimonides’s medical works. As you can imagine, I was thrilled when I saw Zulberg’s program. I truly believe that it will enable me to maintain my goal weight. It is a comprehensive plan that covers all aspects of a healthy lifestyle—mind, body, and soul. I especially like the idea of subconscious habit formation and agree that it is imperative that people reinforce positive behaviors to establish good habits that will eventually be ingrained into their lives. Introducing one change per week ensures that people are not overwhelmed and will enable greater compliance, as opposed to asking them to dramatically change their existing habits. I agree with encouraging short-duration exercise more frequently, because that is also more attainable than committing to at least 1 hour each session. I can go on and on regarding my interest in this program, but as you can see, I agree with all of its principles, and I am proud to share it with a wider audience.Licensed Physical Therapist
What makes this diet different from all the other diets I have endured? I think it is the brilliance of the subconscious habit formation process to form new positive habits in order to fight the old, established ones. I didn’t have to eliminate everything in one go. The emphasis is not on “willpower” alone. The focus is rather on the gradual development of good habits. It is so clever to quietly cultivate positive habits and to help them grow until they are big enough and strong enough to “fizzle out” the former monster “masters.” Becoming aware of the ability of my “creative” mind to predominate my decisions has been very enlightening, and I have never been so calm about food and food choices. I don’t really feel like any of my old temptations, and I’m not waiting for the opportunity to “break out.” I lost over 40 pounds and have not felt deprived or trapped—in fact, I feel energized—and most importantly it took me 6 months to do it!Lost 60 pounds
I reached my 1-year anniversary at the end of May. In total I lost 35 pounds and have not been at this current weight since I was a teenager, and that was close to 20 years ago. I feel great and finally found a normal way of life in terms of eating. I, like many people, have tried numerous diets in the past 20 years, from Weight Watchers to fad diets to nutritionists. In some cases they worked, and once I was satisfied with my weight, I just gained it back and then some. I began to feel uncomfortable, reaching almost 200 pounds last May (2012). I decided to do something. I decided to try this program. I started at the end of May 2012 at 197 pounds and followed the principles meticulously. I changed my habits one week at a time, and I started to get back to exercising. The weight started coming off. Over the last 12 months I began to reach new record lows. I wanted to thank you for bringing Maimonides’s teachings into an easy-to-follow guide, and I have recommended the diet to so many others.Lost 35 Pounds
Over time, I started to develop unhealthy eating habits, eating lots of cheap, refined sugar products and refined wheat foods. I had become accustomed to my unhealthy eating habits and maintained them for the 9 months. That is around the time I went for a physical and came in at over 30 pounds more than my baseline. It’s also around the time that I needed to renew my passport ahead of a business trip. Of course I had seen myself every day in the mirror, but for some reason, when I took one look at my passport photo, the reality hit me hard that I needed to do something before my weight got any more out of control. As I was browsing one day, I came across this program. I went home and “ate it up.” That was the turning point. I followed all the instructions, and within a few months I lost over 30 pounds and have kept it off since. At the same time, my wife joined the plan with me and lost 25 pounds as well in just a few months, and has continued to now, having lost a total of 40 pounds! We now feel fit and healthy and could not have done it without these principles. Thank you!!Lost more than 30 pounds
I began the diet somewhat skeptical (after many unsuccessful at-tempts at unsustainable diets). But I sure became a quick believer and possibly even a groupie. The stages are brilliantly structured in a way that makes them easy to begin and easy to sustain. Already in the few weeks I have been on the program, I have seen and felt a remarkable difference with my energy levels, my food choices, and my lack of cravings. I feel empowered understand-ing the reasons behind healthy choices, as opposed to just being handed a list of what’s taboo. My friends and family are telling me I am glowing. This program is truly life transforming because it hasn’t just affected my way of eating and viewing food, it has affected every single aspect of my life. I feel more disciplined, more motivated, and totally liberated. Instead of working for my body, I am getting my body to work for me. I wish you so much success, and I look forward to watching the impact this book is going to have on the entire globe.Lost more than 40 pounds
One of the main keys to success is to follow the program carefully and commit to following the guidelines for at least 2 months, no exceptions. We were not even trying to lose weight, because we didn’t think we could. . . . But week after week as the pounds came off, we realized the simplicity and effectiveness of these principles. My husband is in a wheelchair, so losing any weight was a real challenge. He put on 60 pounds in about a year but successfully took it off in about a year and a half using your guidelines. I had put on 30 pounds and took off almost 40 pounds in the same period of time. We have totally changed how we think of food. It’s now hard to go off the eating plan. When we have coffee in our local mall and see people buying pastries, it gives us a sick feeling . . . all that white flour, white sugar, trans fat . . . and you can see what happens to the people who eat it . . . they are turning into pastries themselves. Recently we visited the grave of Maimonides in Tiberias and thanked him for his teachings, wisdom, and common sense about all things holy, including how to nourish our bodies so we can continue in the way of God. Eating properly can make one’s connection to God stronger, affecting all aspects of one’s life. Much success to all who commit to following the guidelines. Don’t try . . . do it.Lost 60 and 40 pounds
I believe this book will revolutionize the way both the spiritual and secular world relate to food, and ultimately to themselves. Through following this program I am starting to see how my eating choices impact me on a physical, ethical, and spiritual level.Second Nature
Growing up, I was always at a healthy weight and quite fit. As I reached my early thirties, the pounds started creeping on, and before I knew it, I was 40 pounds overweight. I tried to lose weight with any diet that promised rapid results. However, due to a stressful job and many communal responsibilities, it never lasted. I could never find the time to get to a gym, and constant business travel made it hard to maintain a well-balanced diet. I was ready to give up. I was convinced that fitness and optimum health were only for the young and those people with a less stressful schedule. When I first heard about this program, I was skeptical. It sounded too simple and good to be true. But I was prepared to give it a chance. I was amazed at the results. I changed just one habit a week, and within a few weeks I started to see and feel the difference. In a little over 3 months, I had lost 30 pounds. It’s a truly wonderful feeling, and I can see how my new self-image has had an impact on all areas of my life. My dating life has never been better. I certainly cannot complain about having to buy a whole new closet of clothing. It is amazing to feel young and confident again. Thank you!Lost over 30 pounds
About the book
The MIND BODY SYNERGY “Diet”
Master Mindfulness and Weight Loss in just 30 Days
with Maimonides’ teachings and the Latest Research
including 60 Chef and Nutritionist approved Recipes
By David Zulberg, M.S
Author of The 5 Skinny Habits (Rodale Publishers) and The Life Transforming Diet (Feldheim Publishers)
A deer will walk calmly in front of a pack of lions that has already made its kill. The deer instinctively knows that a lion will not eat more than it needs. Studies show that even three-year-olds naturally stop eating before satiation. Yet if a piece of chocolate could walk, it would never venture close to a person, even after that person has finished a five-course meal! Animals and young children don’t have more control or willpower than adults. They respond instinctively. Then, over time, learned behavior overtakes instinct and we don’t stop eating – even if we are full!
The culture we live in promotes the belief that a ‘skinny’ or ‘ripped’ body is a means to the coveted ideal of happiness. Most diets ignore the mind although your physical health depends on it. Depression can lead to death, anxiety damages the body, and sadness or stress often leads to overeating. Even simple bad eating habits are enforced in the subconscious mind so that losing weight is more dependent on behavior modification and a change in perception, than just a change of diet or exercise.
If you treat the mind or the body alone, it will have some sort of spillover effect and the one will impact the other. But when you focus on both mind and body simultaneously, you create an almost magical ‘synergy’, causing a greater impact than if you treat them separately. The reciprocal relationship between mind and body was known to many of the great physicians and philosophers through the centuries, like Hippocrates (460-370 BC) and Maimonides (1135-1204). Of late, modern psychology and nutritional science are taking a renewed interest in the ancient perspectives on happiness and weight loss.
The upcoming release of The MIND BODY SYNERGY “Diet” (ISBN: 0-9984763-0-7; January 2017; $11.99; 174 pages), identifies fundamental principles in both ancient and current research, providing a practical system for mastering mindfulness and weight loss.
Inspired by his own weight loss struggles and life challenges, author David Zulberg refined and tested this program over 18 years, with thousands of success stories. Practical guidelines for managing stress, anger, break-ups, loneliness, altering your perception, and mindful eating are interwoven into a step-by-step method for changing your meals, snacking, and exercise habits. The concept of ‘Subconscious Habit Formation’ is introduced with a realistic method for unleashing its power. You will learn how to break the cycle of addiction, make new healthy habits stick, and start a down to earth program of meditation and mindfulness.
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.
Featured Recipe Developers
Chefs and Nutritionists
Chef at Spice Market
Founder at Pickyeaterblog.com
Founder at TheHealthyApple.com
Third season Top Chef winner
Hosts of cooking show Fed Up
Founder at Whatjewwannaeat.com
David Zulberg holds a MS from Columbia University and is considered one of the foremost experts on Maimonides’s medical and philosophical works.
He is a certified ACE health coach and fitness specialist who is the author of The Life Transforming Diet (Feldheim) and The 5 Skinny Habits (Rodale).
David has been featured on national television and writes for popular online and print media outlets. Born in South Africa, he now lives in New York.
Table of Contents
1. ANCIENT AND SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
2. BREAKING THE CYLE OF ADDICTION
3. SUBCONSCIOUS HABIT FORMATION
4. EXPRESSING YOUR TRUE SELF
5. RESTORE YOUR BODY’S NATURAL INSTINCTS
6. MAKE NEW HEALTHY HABITS STICK
7. HABIT 1: ENJOY YOUR MAIN MEAL WITHOUT OVEREATING
8. HABIT 2: ADD CARBS TO A MEAL AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT
9. HABIT 3: HAVE TWO MAIN MEALS A DAY
10. HABIT 4: EXERCISE MOTIVATION AND ROUTINE
11. HABIT 5: SMART SNACKING BETWEEN MEALS
12. HABIT 6: MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
13. ALTER YOUR PERCEPTIONS AND ‘ACT’ HAPPY
14. START MEDITATING EVERY DAY
15. MINDFUL EATING
16. ANGER ZONES AND MANAGEMENT
17. FIND YOURSELF FIRST
18. APHORISMS TO INSPIRE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
19. THE ULTIMATE LEVEL OF MIND BODY SYNERGY
20. THE DIARIES
21. MIND BODY SYNERGY RECIPES
FRUIT / VEGETABLE MEAL RECIPES
PROTEIN AND VEGETABLES MAIN MEAL RECIPES
ADD CARBS, ONLY SECONDS OF VEGETABLES RECIPES
SNACKS < 120 CALORIES RECIPES
SIDES AND DRESSINGS RECIPES