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:
What this course IS NOT...
What this course IS...
If you are not sure if this course is for you watch this lecture - you will know for sure after you watch it.
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.
In this lecture I tell you exactly what you should expect from this course.
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!!!
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!
Just find your Ideal Body Weight (IBW) in the tables in this lecture. Simple as that!
My two simple tips for over-achieving your goal - if you over-achieve you never fail!
Macronutrients - you need to know what these are and how to tell them apart.
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.
This is where it all begins! What you will learn in this lecture is as simple to implement as it is powerfull.. and empowering!
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!
This rule is another powerful tool in your toolbox.
Very liberating! You will really like what I have to tell you in this lecture!
More of the "liberating" stuff! You will like this rule, too!
This rule is so simple but so super powerful! And, it's easy to make it a part of your normal routine, too.
We make things complete with this final Rule #7. This is it!
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.
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.
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.
-- 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