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Dieting Made Easy: How to Dominate Your Diet in 12 Steps

A 12 Step Process for Developing a Successful Diet Plan
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Created by Nicholas Banar
Last updated 7/2015
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Dieting is one of those stressful and controversial topics. Many people jump from diet to diet without finding one that works. Many find a diet and lose a bunch of weight in the short-term, but gain it back in the long term.


Diets in todays world are focused on the quick fix. That's understandable. It's human nature to want things to come easily. A headline like "lose 10 pounds in 10 days" can be very attractive. The problem is that a headline like this does not take into account the dieters long-term health.

If you knew that when you started dieting, you would succeed for a few months to a year but eventually return to the weight you started at... would you continue it?

It's easy to get anxious throughout the year when events like going to the beach are around the corner. Many of us go on very low calorie diets for short periods of time to lose a bunch of weight. While this method may work in the short-term, we could actually be doing harm to our body in the long run.


Rapid short-term weight loss can actually make us gain weight in the long run!

The great thing though is that there is hope...

There is a method that allows us to safely lose weight and keep it off. For good.

We can accomplish this without having to neglect our favorite foods.

Yes I'm serious.

Years ago we were told that fat is the enemy. More recently we have been told that carbohydrates are the enemy.

The thing is...

They are only the enemy if you make them the enemy. We need fat and carbohydrates as a part of a healthy diet. We need protein too. These three things make up what are called the macronutrients and they are essential for a lasting diet plan.

We just need to find the right structure for our diets...

Here are some things this course is going to open your mind to:

  • how to set an appropriate caloric ceiling for yourself each day
  • how to create a lifelong diet plan whether your goal is weight loss or weight maintenance
  • show you the one secret to achieving sustainable and healthy weight loss
  • Why it is so important to be well versed in the 3 macronutrients (carbs, protein, and fats)
  • how rapid short-term weight loss can actually make us gain weight in the long-run
  • how exactly our plate should look when we sit down to eat
  • why it's so important to emphasize color when setting up our plates for optimal nutrition
  • learn the science behind the proper technique to shopping a grocery store for peak nutrition (I know, I can't believe there's actually a science to it either!)
  • what the heck the Glycemic Index is and why we should care
  • how we can take advantage of our natural ability to be lazy to benefit our diets!
  • how the magic of grazing can keep our metabolic rates at their highest level and prevent blood sugar swings
  • how habit loops affect everything we do in life and can make or break our diets

Lastly... I made it a point to speak slowly during this course.  It may be beneficial for many students to listen at 1.5x speed :)

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning the best tactics to creating a LONG-TERM diet plan.
  • Anyone who has struggled bouncing between different weight loss methods without getting the results they want
  • Anyone who wants to become knowledgeable about the science behind dieting and weight loss in order to weed through all the gimmicks and fad diets out there
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What Will I Learn?
Find out the total number of calories needed for a specific diet plan
How to reduce daily calories by a safe amount by applying a proper caloric deficit
Create a diet log to hold ourselves accountable
Master the secretes to making the best choices of the 3 Macronutrients
Understand why it is so important to know the Glycemic Index of various foods
How to properly setup a plate of food to optimize it for nutrition
Learn the technique for shopping the grocery store to make healthy food choices
How habits affect our diets
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  • A mindset to want to become a student of dieting
  • A smartphone such as the iPhone or Android is recommended but not required
  • Understanding of basic math
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 02:13:20
4 Lectures 15:44

A Historical Perspective

How do we Achieve Safe Weight Loss?
What Should Our Daily Caloric Intake Be?
3 Lectures 09:25
Daily Caloric Intake

The Secret to a Lasting Diet!

What If I Am Drastically Overeating?
Let's Hold Ourselves Accountable!
2 Lectures 07:57
Creating a Food Log is Not as Hard as Once Thought

Converting Between Calories and Grams
An Inch Wide and a Mile Deep with the 3 Macronutrients
8 Lectures 42:57
Why it's Essential to Count Macronutrients

Carbohydrates Deconstructed

Various Foods and Their Glycemic Index

Protein Deconstructed

Benefits of Protein

Grocery Shopping Technique and Grilling

High Protein - Low Fat Options

Fat Deconstructed
A Look at My Diet Plan
2 Lectures 13:43
My Diet Plan

Using myfitnesspal
Liquid Calories Count Too!
3 Lectures 11:40
Hydration Hacks


Dieting Life Hacks
5 Lectures 26:20
Plate Setup

The Magic of Grazing

More Diet Hacks

Annnnnnnd More Diet Hacks

How Habits Affect Our Diet
2 Lectures 05:34
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About the Instructor
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625 Students
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MS Clinical Exercise Physiology, Fitness Professional

I'm Nick. I am a health and fitness professional and have worked with everyone ranging from collegiate athletes to geriatric patients. I focus on helping people achieve peak performance by maximizing their lifestyles through diet and exercise.

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