The 8 Simple Steps To Permanent Weight Loss
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The 8 Simple Steps To Permanent Weight Loss

Discover the principles that have helped over 25,000 patients lose weight naturally and be healthy for life!
4.5 (14 ratings)
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the 8 most successful principles used in almost all private wellness & weight loss practices.
  • Save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by learning how to do it yourself!
  • The average weight loss for our test group of over 100 patients was 7.4%. With the highest being a loss of 23% body weight in 90 days.
  • By the end of this course you should know exactly what you need to do to maximize your body's ability to heal and burn fat.
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  • You should be willing and ready to either apply these 8 principles or teach them. Inaction is the mother of regret. Bring an open mind and a willingness to help yourself and others.
  • Most of all you should be ready to take action and follow these principles.

How frustrating is it to see a health expert promote a certain weight loss routine and five minutes later hear another give almost the exact opposite advice? It's even more confusing when you see the beautiful before an after pictures that show amazing results.

The truth is there are basic health principles every successful weight loss program includes. "After 17 years in private practice and personally helping over 25,000 people, we've uncovered some simple truths on what works and what doesn't when it comes to losing weight and reversing disease."

My team and I dissected over 300 weight loss programs and even went a step further by testing it out on my patients over the last ten years.

What we found was amazing!

We extracted the basic 8 principles that all successful weight loss programs shared and put them into this course.

With the power of the internet and Udemy we are able to get this information to you at a fraction of the cost of a typical in office consultation. My intention is to get this information to the masses, help you initiate the changes you want to see in yourself and motivate you to share it with others.

Take this course to learn how to predictably get back to your healthiest weight, restore your normal hormone pathways and un-complicate the entire process of good nutrition!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for doctors who want to empower their patients with a realistic eating plan that is used by wellness experts around the world. It's also for anyone who wants to lose weight safely, predictably and permanently.
  • This course is not for rapid weight loss, although patients have lost as much as fifteen pounds in the first few weeks that is not the intention. This course is designed to help you get to a healthy weight and maintain it for life.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Start Here - The 8 Simple Steps To Permanent Weight Loss.
9 Lectures 23:04
  • Introduction to the 8 Simple Steps to Permanent Weight Loss.
Preview 02:19

Principle #1

  • Properly spacing your meals 4-5 hours apart allows for maximum fat burning and heals damaged metabolic pathways.
  • The key to being healthy and losing weight is to stabilize insulin levels.
  • When Insulin is high, the body does NOT burn fat.
Preview 03:59

  • Pesticides cause toxicity and inflammation, and are found in almost all conventional fruits and veggies.
  • Organic apples do not have pesticides.
  • An apple a day decreases the risk of a stroke by 52%.
  • Apples take away sugar cravings.
  • Eat an apple between meals as a snack to nourish your body and carry you over to the next meal.
Principle #2 - An Organic Apple A Day

This is the maximum amount of sugar you should consume in a day.

  • Men: 38g of sugar a day
  • Women: 25g of sugar a day
  • Don't count whole fruit as sugar. For example, a whole apple should not be counted, but apple juice should be.
Principle #3 - Sugar Maximums 25/38

  • The salt maximum for a person should be between 1,500 - 2,300 mg daily.
  • Stay away from fried foods, heavily seasoned foods at restaurants and soy sauces.
  • This tip should be used mostly when eating out.
Principle #4 - Salt Maximums

  • Avoid GMO's - Genetically Modified Foods.
  • Make sure to get two handfuls of greens a day.
  • Supplement greens if necessary.
  • Greens make the body more alkaline.
  • You can't eat too many vegetables!
Principle #5 - Eat Your Greens

  • Avoid fast food and processed food.
  • Processed food has code words. Avoid anything enriched, bleached, or fortified.
  • After you finish the program,use fast foods as your treat day.

Principle # 6 - You Can't Outsmart Mother Nature, Eliminate Processed Foods

  • Hydration Minimum: 1/3 your body weight in ounces.
  • Ideal: 1/2 your body weight in ounces. A 200 lb. man shoud drink 100 ounces daily.
  • Use glass or metal water bottle.
Principle #7 - Hydrate 1/2 Your Body Weight In Ounces Daily

  • Avoid food coloring and artificial sweeteners.
  • Toxins make it challenging for your body to release fat.
  • Check labels for food dyes and colorings. Specifically red #40, this has been linked to higher cancer risk and behavioral problems in children.
Principle # 8 - Cut Out Artificial Coloring & Additives

How well do you know the 8 simple principles?

The 8 Principles
8 questions
Eating Habits Made Simple
13 Lectures 29:51
  • Food sensitivity is not an allergy. Common symptoms are weight gain, bloating and skin reactions.
  • Cut out dairy and wheat. These are two of the most common food sensitivities.
  • Wheat & dairy cause inflamation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of most health problems.
Eating Habits - Food Sensitivity

  • Eat within one hour of waking up.
  • This breaks your body's fast and initiates proper energy production and metabolism.
Eating Habits - Eat Within 1 Hour of Waking Up

  • Eat a bite of protein before anything else at each meal.
  • Stick to a single protein source for each meal. Combining proteins can inhibit amino acid absorption.
Eating Habits - Protein First

  • Stick to eating grass fed beef.
  • Commercially produced beef is often fed corn and can be exposed to cross-contamination. Both factors increase levels of toxins in the beef.
Eating Habits - Stick to Grass Fed Beef

  • Buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
  • If you are on a budget, conventional produce is okay, but stick to organic options for the "dirty dozen" list.
Eating Habits - Eat Organic On A Budget

  • Don't skip meals!
  • Don't graze!
  • Eat 3 meals spaced 4-5 hours apart, with a 150 calorie snack if needed.
  • Don't let meals last for longer than an hour.
Eating Habits - Skipping Meals

  • Chew your food thoroughly.
  • Enjoy your meals; never eat standing up or in a rush.
Eating Habits - Chew Your Food

  • Always eat your last meal at least 3 hours before bedtime.
  • Allow your body time to digest and "fast" overnight.
Eating Habits - 3 Hours Before Bed

  • Make sure to include healthy fats and oils in your diet.
  • Avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and nut oils are great sources of healthy fats.
  • Avoid starvation diets! If your body isn't getting enough healthy fats and nutrition, it will eat away at muscle tissue.
  • Eating healthy fats and oils cuts down on your cravings for sugar.
Eating Habits - Eat Your Healthy Fats

  • Don't count calories.
  • Watch your portion sizes.
  • Eat until you are satisfied, not full or stuffed.
Eating Habits - Are You Full, Satisfied or Stuffed?

  • Limit alcohol to 1-2 servings up to two times per week.
  • Don't drink with your meal. This stores extra fat in your body.
Eating Habits - Drinking Alcohol

  • Watch your portion sizes.
  • Make a healthy plate: include protein, non-starch vegetables, low glycemic carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
Eating Habits - Portion Control Overview

  • Eat a palm-size portion of protein.
  • Eat a minimum of 2 scoops of vegetables.
  • Eat a small scoop of low-glycemic carbs.
  • Include a thumb-sized amount of healthy oils or fats.
Eating Habits - Portion Control Specifics
Exercise & More
3 Lectures 14:57
  • Implement resistance training twice per week.
  • Implement Surge Workouts (cardio) twice per week.
  • Spend at least 7-10 minutes per day getting your heart rate up.
  • Go all out! Always put 100% into your workout.
Exercise & Resistance Training

  • Why is this important to you?
Why Is This Important To You?

Living Foods
Psychology Of Wellness
4 Lectures 31:25
Psychology Of Wellness - Bad Days

Psychology Of Wellness - The Pleasure Pain Principle

Psychology Of Wellness - The Change Exercise
Bonus Interview
4 Lectures 46:46

The story you tell yourself why you are the way you are is extremely important. Here's why.

Preview 16:28

Actually Applying The Principles

Success For Life

Please join us at The Great American Food Fight.

You did it! What's next?
About the Instructor
Dr. Brent Baldasare
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87 Students
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Health & Wellness Expert

Dr. Brent Baldasare has been a leader in health & wellness for over twenty years and has personally helped over 25,000 people lose weight and revere disease. He is the author of two successful health related books and is a highly sought after keynote speaker. 

His passion for learning and teaching is contagious. What began as a young person’s desire to help people transform the quality of their lives has grown into Baldasare’s lifelong crusade.

Known for his smart straight talk about food and fitness, Dr. Baldasare helps you navigate through the hype of conflicting health information so you can enjoy great food, better health and a more hopeful future.

His books include The Nutrition Cure and The Great American Food Fight.

"As a survivor of a paralyzing injury I know how important it is to nourish your body physically, chemically and emotionally." - Dr. Baldasare