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Why is the ‘18 Days to Life’ program different? On most diet programs we are simply given a long list of forbidden and permitted foods. We are expected to change all our life-long habits at once. How many programs deal with the following questions:
What is the difference between hunger and cravings?
Is it possible to lose weight without cutting out any food groups?
What is the connection between the subconscious mind and our eating habits?
How can you transform the way you perceive food?
Why is mindfulness important for health and weight loss?
Can you implement practical meditation in just a few minutes a day?
Is it possible to build up a simple yet well balanced exercise program at the right pace?
How can you turn setbacks into building blocks for success?
After 15 years of research, and authoring the Life Transforming Diet (Feldheim Publishers) and The 5 Skinny Habits (Rodale Publishers), I will explain all of these concepts and more on The 18 Days to Life program. Through 21 daily lectures and 23 PDF Downloads, you will be provided with a workable, realistic system that allows you to go on living your own particular lifestyle while you gradually transform your life. I will show you how to recondition your mind and perceptions. Our main goal is to restore your body’s natural rhythm. This is done at the right pace – making just one habit change a day for 18 days. There are no forbidden foods or food groups.
In my own personal weight-loss struggle, I 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. After studying volume upon volume, I distilled the teachings of humanity's greatest doctors and philosophers and discovered something amazing: Ancient doctors already knew what today's medical findings are rediscovering about what's best for human health, weight loss, disease prevention, and psychological well-being. The most current dietary and fitness guidelines are also incorporated, and doctors and psychologists have approved this program. On The 18 Days to Life diet plan, you'll harness the best of both worlds―the ancient and the modern―for long-term success.
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|Section 1: Learn about the 18 Days to Life and David Zulberg|
The introduction explains why this program is different from other diets and why you can expect to succeed on the 18 Days to Life Program.
Are the ancient physicians and philosophers writings up to date and in line with current challenges and scientific guidelines?
See my interviews on TV and read my articles on mindbodygreen.
|Section 2: Part 1 - Listen to one lecture every day and download the PDF summary.|
I present a short overview of what you can expect to learn in Part 1 of the 18 Days to Life Program.
On Day 1, you are going to change your breakfast meal. You will learn how to have a Light breakfast which will be a jumpstart for weight loss and leave you feeling energized in the morning. I will explain how habits are formed and why small consistent habit changes are more powerful than extreme acts of motivation.
On Day 2, you will transform your largest meal of the day. You will eat foods that will satisfy you and naturally prevent you from overeating at this meal. The health advantages of wine are also discussed.
On Day 3, you will add healthy starches your remaining third meal of the day. You will learn how to prevent overeating at a meal where proteins and starches are eaten together.
On Day 4, you will begin a simple cardio exercise routine, at the right pace. Building a foundation of exercise is the focus.
On Day 5, you will 4 preferences of what to eat and drink between meals. You will realign your cravings by substituting unhealthy snacks for healthy ones.
Complex programs of meditation are not for everyone. On day 6, you will learn how to implement simple practical mediation and visualization, which will take just a few minutes every day.
On Day 7, we will discuss other advantages of the Light meal and introduce a simple diet diary. It will assist you with tracking your progress and determining emotional eating triggers. A 6-day diet diary is attached for download. Start to track from Day 7.
On Day 8, we will see research that verifies the effectiveness of the PV Meal. Daily calorie requirements are explained in simple and detailed terms. You can calculate your personal requirements and apply them easily.
On Day 9, you will learn about subconscious habit formation and how it plays a crucial role in your transformation process and how it manifests every day in your life.
On Day 10, you will increase your cardio exercise and apply a simple program of body strengthening exercises. This is done at the right pace.
|Section 3: Part 2 - Listen to one lecture every day and download the PDF summary.|
|I present a short overview of what you can expect to learn in Part 2 of the 18 Days to Life Program.|
|On Day 11, we are going to explore the nature of cravings. The source of our emotions is revealed so that you can learn to direct your emotions and react positively to challenging experiences.|
|Day 12 - Mindful eating and how to practically implement|
|On Day 13, you will have more breakfast options. You will learn what to pay attention to on a Nutrition label. There is an attached PDF which outlines a 10 Day meal structure and the other habits of the 18 Days to Life program.|
|On Day 14, we will explain the psychological process of change and how to read the signals in your mind. The ultimate level of transformation is explained.|
|On Day 15, you will learn how our eating habits effect our emotions and other behavior characteristics not related food. I explain why carbs shouldn't have a 'bad rep' and the theory behind food combining.|
|On Day 16, you will step up your exercise program. At this point, you will be implementing a well balanced exercise program. Interval training is outlined and a simple dumbbell program is explained in detail.|
On Day 17, you will learn how to have other snacks between meals. Practical options are suggested and guidelines for getting back on track if you overdo snacking.
|On Day 18, you will learn various ways to reduce stress and understand the concept of mindfulness in more depth according to the ancient philosophers.|
|A healthy detox program is outlined for getting back on track for the inevitble challenges that take us off the program. On the Turbo Phase, you will lose weight quickly and realign your good habits without extreme and unhealthy measures.|
|Weekend and Shabbat meals are always a challenge! Learn how to fulfill all the Laws of Shabbat and still stay on track.|
David Zulberg is considered one of the foremost experts in Maimonides’ medical works. Zulberg holds a Masters from Columbia University and is an ACE-certified fitness specialist and health coach. He is the author of the best-selling Life Transforming Diet (Feldheim Publishers) and The 5 Skinny Habits (Rodale Publishers). He is also a prolific writer of current health challenges, which have appeared in many popular online and print media publications including Mindbodygreen, Readers Digest and Shape magazine. He has also been interviewed on ABC, CBS and PIX 11.
In my 20s, I searched for the best way to drop my excess weight for good. After a string of failed fad diets that made me feel restricted and overwhelmed, I became aware that literature on the subject of good health, diet, and exercise dated to antiquity. Consequently, I began investigating ancient philosophers and physicians: Maimonides, Hippocrates, Galen and Aristotle. They stress the importance of habit formation as it relates to making any life change, and specifically regarding health and fitness. This was a total eureka moment for me! I realized that my issue wasn’t just a matter of choosing healthy foods, but of altering my basic habits in my “same-old routine”.
We have certainly made great strides in science and nutrition but today there is a growing awareness that the ancient philosophers and physicians had so much to teach us about optimal health. On The 18 days to Life diet plan, you’ll harness the best of both worlds—the ancient and the modern—for long-term success.