The Ideal Weight Program is a highly effective weight loss and weight maintenance program. The program is designed by Stephan Guyenet, PhD, and Dan Pardi, MS, PhD. Dr. Guyenet is the author of the book, The Hungry Brain - A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. For this book, Dr. Guyenet interviewed 30 of the most cited obesity researchers alive today from around the globe.
This program is broken down into 11 mini courses, each teaching a critical element to success.
There are three diets in the program. The main diet is called the Simple Food Diet and it is designed for successful weight loss.
The Lean Maintenance Diet is designed for successful weight management after weight loss. The third diet, called the Flash Diet, is a more aggresive weight loss diet that is based on a protein-sparing modified fast.
Please view the mini course on each diet to determine if one is right for you. The program also includes How-to Guides for each of the three diets in the program, and a recipe pack for the Simple Food Diet.
You get access to the entire program, along with everything else on humanOS, with a Pro membership at humanOS.
Remember, when you sign up for our coaching program, you get 12 months of humanOS Pro, including full access to the Ideal Weight Program, as a part of your coaching membership.
Ideal Weight Program Mini Courses
Other Components of the Program
- How-to Guide - Simple Food Diet
- How-to Guide - Lean Maintenance Diet
- How-to Guide - Flash Diet
- Recipe Pack - Simple Food Diet
- Personalized “Protein Units” calculation
Your Protein Units (also shown as grams per day) calculation can be found on your Dashboard's Weight Tile. If you don't see them please make sure you have at least two days of weight data entered.
More Resources for Our 3 Diets
- Meal Plans Week 1- 4
- Cheat Sheet
- Foods Prep Recs
- Cheat Sheet
- Protein List
- Meal Plans Week 1-4
- Cheat Sheet
- Food Prep Recs
This questionnaire is designed to measure your opportunities for improvement in six key domains that affect body weight: your food environment, appetite, food reward (food seductiveness), sleep, physical activity, and psychological stress. We developed it for people who are interested in losing fat or avoiding fat gain. Please answer the questions below to the best of your ability. Results are free and you will not have to provide your email address or sign up for anything to receive them.
Stephan Guyenet, PhD
My name is Stephan J. Guyenet, PhD,and I co-created the Ideal Weight Program with Dan Pardi, MS, PhD. I'm a researcher and writer who specializes in the neuroscience of eating behavior and obesity. I have a lifelong interest in health, nutrition, and fitness that has guided my career. My research has been cited more than 1,700 times by my scientific peers and my general-audience book
The Hungry Brain has received an outstanding reception from researchers, doctors, and the general public. The Ideal Weight Program dovetails with the concepts in my book.
The Ideal Weight Program is an evidence-based system for sustainable weight management. This course-based program teaches you the science of body weight and eating behavior and translates it into simple, practical strategies for weight management. It offers three different diets based on your personal weight management goal - from rapid fat loss to healthy weight maintenance - along with recipes and meal plans to support it.
Dan Pardi, MS, PhD
I was an obese child and used to struggled with weight control. It made me keenly interested in this subject, so much so my PhD work studied the connection between sleep, cognition and decision making, with eating behavior and weight control. Stephan and I met in 2011 at a scientific conference, and from that moment on, we regularly discussed the science of weight regulation and tactics for practical weight control.
For my own personal journey, I can truly say I no longer struggle with controling my body fatness. Instead, I harness the factors determining fat regulation detailed in this program. We are proud to bring you this program here. We hope you find success by applying these principles and further developing your weight-control know-how and skills.