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The Life-Transforming Diet

by David J. Zulberg

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Updated edition! New meal choices , added nutrition & fitness guidelines


Experience an inner and outer transformation with David Zulberg's The Life-Transforming Diet. This simple, practical and anything-but-boring program is more than merely a diet. It is a lifestyle that you can live with, because you are empowered to choose what to eat - and when to eat it. Based on the wisdom of Maimonides (Rambam), one of the greatest Jewish sages who ever lived and the outstanding doctor of his time, The Life-Transforming Diet will give you the tools for optimum emotional and physical health, a more spiritual outlook and sustainable weight loss, no matter what your age, gender or occupation.

The Life-Transforming Diet offers you:
  • Gradual, step-by-step implementation of a new approach to eating: you don't go cold turkey
  • Theoretical and practical information, including insights into how we form bad habits and tips for laying the foundation for new, better ones
  • A simple, quick and well-rounded exercise program that doesn't require a financial commitment
  • A do-it-yourself support system that takes only a few minutes a day
  • Advice for Shabbos and other dieting challenges
  • An intelligent and realistic maintenance program

Praise for the Life-Transforming Diet:
"David Zulberg has made a valuable contribution by the publication of his masterful work, The Life-Transforming Diet. He has done an important service in providing a popular setting and scintillating attractiveness for what is usually resisted for its restrictiveness and deprivation. He has endowed regulated behavior with an aura of fun and excitement." - Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaas and Senior Halachic Consultant for the OU

"Having had the privilege, for the past decade, of working with people suffering from eating disorders, it is a particular simcha for me to see that David Zulberg has put out a monumental work entitled The Life-Transforming Diet. I am confident that this book will be received and will replace secular books of this genre. All who read it fulfill the mitzvah, "You shall greatly beware of your souls." -Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Author, lecturer and eating disorders counselor

" David Zulberg has taken Maimonides' instructions for proper nutrition, accompanied by other suggestions for proper living, and made them easily understood . It is a major contribution to a field where there is so much controversy and confusion." - Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., director of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Aliquippa, PA

"This book provides both the rationale and the practical advice needed to begin and maintain a sensible nutritional program to optimize weight control and general health. Highly recommended." - Rabbi Akiva Tatz, M.D., well-known lecturer and author

"The Life-Transforming Diet has presented a program based on Maimonides' teachings on health [which] addresses dietary, exercise and behavioral aspects of eating. The importance of gradual and sustained changes is emphasized in this book". - Dr. Charlene Wolberg, medical director of Linksfield Med-Clinic, South Africa

"This book goes back to the building blocks of exercise and diet. It makes it easy for everyone. Now you can't say I don't have time, because the Life-Transforming Diet teaches how a little goes a long way." - Natasha Louw, Hons., biokineticist, qualified health and exercise expert

If you think dieting just isn't for you, read what people on the Life-Transforming Diet used to say, and are saying now:

"Although I'm an avid reader of diet books, I myself have never lost weight permanently... "After losing and regaining thousands of pounds, I finally found an answer to my prayers: a way of life that is healthy, spiritual, fulfilling, and that facilitates weight loss."

"I feel tired a lot of the time, and my energy levels are low.... "Since I have been on this program I have seen a ajor change in my general mood and emotional reactions. I am much more patient and much less impulsive."

"I can't sustain complicated and time-consuming exercise workouts... "The basic, well-rounded Life-Transforming exercise program is not about complexity but rather simplicity and practicality."

"Each diet I've been on has had its positive aspects, but ultimately I felt bored and deprived by their monotonous repetitiveness... "On the Life-Transforming Diet, I am able to customize my own program to suit my schedule and interests exactly the way I like it."

"It's impossible for Shabbos observers to be on a diet... "The best part for me is that I don't dread Shabbos meals."


  • ITEM #: 4593
  • ISBN: 978-159826-977-2
  • Weight: 1.7690 lbs
  • Binding: Paperback / 326 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim Publishers

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  • The best.

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    • 1/11/15

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    • Miriam

    Amazing & doable. Informative & inspiring.

  • Carson's Bookshelf - The Life-Transforming Diet

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Michael J. Carson

    Based on health and psychological principles of the Medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides and other classical sources, "The Life-Transforming Diet by David J. Zulberg also incorporates contemporary health and nutritional principles from modern medicine. Zulberg presents a gradual, step-by-step implementation of dieting that does not require the trauma of 'going cold turkey' in terms of altering food consumption. Providing practical and applicable insights into how bad habits are formed, and presenting 'user friendly' tips for replacing them with good eating and health inducing habits, "The Life-Transforming Diet" includes a well-rounded exercise program that is economical, simple, quick and easy. Of special note is a 'Do-It-Yourself' support system that can be conveniently accomplished every day in only minutes. "The Life-Transforming Diet" also addresses the need for a realistic maintenance program so that the health and excess weight goals once achieved, do not regress. Especially appropriate and strongly recommended for those seeking to remain kosher while addressing their dietary needs, "The Life-Transforming Diet" has been approved by rabbis, doctors nutritionists.

  • Brilliant

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Aaron Chaim David

    My old school mate has done very well. This book is actually usable, shows how to put the teachings of the Rambam into practice.

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