7 Unorthodox No-diet Rules for Achieving Ideal Body Weight
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7 Unorthodox No-diet Rules for Achieving Ideal Body Weight

Diets don't work! Learn how to achieve your ideal body weight - and how to make it permanent - with no dieting at all!
4.8 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
652 students enrolled
Created by Ivan Nikolov
Last updated 9/2015
Current price: $25 Original price: $45 Discount: 44% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 7 simple and intuitive rules for healthy eating habits - no lifestyle modifications necessary
  • This is NOT A DIET! It is an intuitive ruleset to last a lifetime!
  • Learn how to get out of your own body's way, which will take care of abnormal weight
  • No calorie counting! No measuring!
  • No macronutrient manipulation!
  • No special planning necessary if going on vacation or travel!
  • I do not recommend a pill or an herb or a specific technique or exercise.
  • I do not recommend you do anything that I haven't done and don't do myself.
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  • Desire to reach your Ideal Body Weight (IBW) and remain at it for life by implementing just a few very simple and intuitive rules!
  • No prior knowledge in nutrition necessary!
  • 30-day full refund - my own personal guarantee!


My name is Ivan Nikolov. I teach the "7 Unorthodox No-diet Rules for Achieving Ideal Body Weight" course. Let me tell you a bit about this course...

This course is for you if you fall into any of the categories:

  • This course is for you if you describe yourself as “overweight" or “obese", and you've continuously suffered failures with weight loss diets!
  • This course is for you if you are of normal weight and want to know how to maintain it for life or simply want to know how to enjoy a healthy living by making the right nutrition-related choices!

What this course IS NOT...

  • This course is not about dieting. The rules mentioned in this course ARE NOT A DIET!
  • This course does not give an “Eat all you want and lose weight" type of advice!
  • This course is not about a nutrition trend that is hot now but will be rejected or even forgotten in the future!

What this course IS...

  • An ORIGINAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL content that is entirely based on my own study of nutrition and movement for a period nearly quarter of a century as a competitive natural body builder, personal trainer and nutrition consultant, as well as an avid health and functional fitness enthusiast.
  • An unorthodox but simple and intuitive set of rules that will serve you for a lifetime.
  • This course lays down the simple truths about why we are so screwed up health-wise and how to undo the damage by simply doing what the human body is well adapted to reacting favorably to and avoid what it is ill adapted to reacting favorably to.
Who is the target audience?
  • If you have problems with excessive body weight and have tried different diets in the past and haven't gotten permanent results - this course is A MUST FOR YOU!
  • If you don't have problems with excessive body weight AND would like to arrive or remain at your Ideal Body Weight (IBW) for life - this course is for you!
  • Any age, any gender.
Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
All About this Course And a Bit About Me
4 Lectures 12:50

If you are not sure if this course is for you watch this lecture - you will know for sure after you watch it.

Preview 02:43

I share my story with you. I've been there. I've done it. I've lived through it.. and the proof is in this video lecture.

Preview 04:01

In this lecture I tell you exactly what you should expect from this course.

Preview 03:15

In this lecture I tell you what you should NOT expect from this course - I tell you what this course IS NOT!
Preview 02:51
Things You Need to Know!
5 Lectures 14:09

The problem with the high levels of obesity in the US isn't what you may be thinking it is. You will be absolutely surprised to learn what the No.1 reason for obesity is!!!

What’s causing the problem with excessive weight in Western societies

Set the final destination. You can't get to a final destination if you don't know where you want to arrive! Set your Ideal Body Weight (IBW) goal!

Set the goal - determine your Ideal Body Weight (IBW)

Just find your Ideal Body Weight (IBW) in the tables in this lecture. Simple as that!

Ideal Body Weight (IBW) tables
2 pages

My two simple tips for over-achieving your goal - if you over-achieve you never fail!

Never fail again - the secret to over-achieving your goal

Macronutrients - you need to know what these are and how to tell them apart.

Know your “macros”

This quiz is designed to test newly acquired knowledge from Section 2. The questions test the student's understanding of the reasons why the incidence of obesity is so high in Western societies. The quiz will also test whether the student understands the concept of macronutrients.

Section 2 review quiz
3 questions
The 7 Unorthodox Rules!
8 Lectures 36:00

This is where it all begins! What you will learn in this lecture is as simple to implement as it is powerfull.. and empowering!

Rule #1: The 10K Rule

This rule goes hand-in-hand with Rule #1. It is easy to apply and it is based on very simple logic - so simple that it is almost universal in nature, normal life.. even economics and business!

Rule #2: The economist rule

This rule is another powerful tool in your toolbox.

Rule #3: Fewer is better

Very liberating! You will really like what I have to tell you in this lecture!

Rule #4: Don’t make this a chore! Re: Calories

More of the "liberating" stuff! You will like this rule, too!

Rule #5: How much of that matters not!

This rule is so simple but so super powerful! And, it's easy to make it a part of your normal routine, too.

Rule #6: The sure-fire way to body weight maintenance - for life

We make things complete with this final Rule #7. This is it!

Rule #7: Designed to be ab-used

A quick review of all the tools you have available now at your disposal in order to achieve and maintain Ideal Body Weight for life.

Tying it all together

This quiz tests the knowledge acquired in Section 3 of the course, which deals with the 7 unorthodox rules for achieving the Ideal Body Weight.

Section 3 review quiz
7 questions
About the Instructor
Ivan Nikolov
4.4 Average rating
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2,495 Students
3 Courses
On Achieving Better Health & Exeptional Physical Competence

I am a life-long health and physical fitness enthusiast and practitioner.

But, I am also interested in exploring - and I do explore - a very wide range of topics - seemingly unrelated at first (and, some totally unrelated!).

My interests lie mostly in:

- Healthy lifestyle (functional exercise and functional nutrition)

- Practicing functional fitness (physical skills that are applicable in every-day life situations)

- Developing self-defense skills

- Trying to understanding human psychology (why people do the things they do - good and bad - I spend a lot of time reading about such things)

Teaching is something I've always wanted to do.. and now it's becoming a reality for me. I've lectured before live audience in the past - mostly on the topics of health and nutrition (as a part of my Toastmasters Intl. training and as a Specialty/Healthy Bakery owner - see below), but never formally as an online instructor.

This is just the beginning..


A bit more about me..

I was born in Bulgaria - a former Communist country in southeastern Europe. I grew up under communist rule until I was 15.

Immigrated into the US when I was 28. I spent 12 years in Tampa, FL but currently reside in Pflugerville (Austin), Texas.

I am...

-- An Engineer by education with Masters in Industrial Management from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria-- A former competitive natural bodybuilder, competing mostly in international contests from 1999 to 2008-- A certified Bodybuilding Instructor - National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria -- A Fitness Trainer from 1999 to 2009-- A former fitness and physique model back in my competitive days -- A certified MovNat Level 1 trainer by MovNat-- An avid progressive calisthenics and bodyweight training practitioner-- Currently very actively involved in other self-defense - related activities, like Filipino edged weapons martial arts (Kali) and firearms training

I even had my own Specialty Bakery in Tampa, FL from 2009 - 2012 where I personally designed healthy high-protein, low-carb and low-sugar, natural and organic baked snacks. I even won an award for that. My bakery and cafe was called Viitals.

I was a member of Toastmaster International. My current level is Competent Communicator.

A few more fun facts about me:

-- I was once 65 lbs heavier than I am today.

-- I once took an acting course - it was a lot of fun!

-- I am a firm believer in basing ones thoughts on logic whenever possible (it's always possible). I have an affinity toward persons of logic.

-- I want to learn to fly an airplane. It is a childhood dream of mine.

-- I like people who have goals in life - and work toward achieving their goals!

-- I cherish entrepreneurship and I celebrate all who dare to try on their own - the true movers of our economies!

-- I like riding a motorcycle. I currently own a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883.

~ Ivan Nikolov