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Yoni Freedhoff



Yoni Freedhoff is a Canadian professor and obesity expert. In 2004, he became the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, which provides non-surgical weight management.

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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure.

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How to Be Healthy, in Just 48 Words

Daytime television talk shows, popular podcasts and diet books on the New York Times best-seller list would have you believe that being healthy is complicated. Forget fad diets and fitness gimmicks. Just stick to the basics.

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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner.

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This Ugly Diet and Weight-Related Complication Is Crippling Care and Progress

Blame and shame will not lead to sustainable weight loss.

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Why Cultivating Failure Might Improve Your Weight

To get healthy, embrace imperfection.

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Why You Shouldn’t Take a Flying Leap at Healthy

If you want to improve your health, treat it like school. Changes made in a hurry won’t last.

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Nothing Good Can Ever Come from Weighing Your Child

Why the scale won’t help your child reach a healthy weight.

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How to Diet Without Suffering

Erica Ehm talks with weight loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, author of The Diet Fix, to understand how you can diet without suffering. Make sure you catch the three top things Dr. Freedhoff suggests you can easily do right now and what you need to know about drinking wine.

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Why 10,000 Steps a Day Won't Make You Thin

If you start walking with the expectation of losing weight, it might be smart to reevaluate.

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Should You, or Shouldn't You, Skip Breakfast?

New studies suggest it might not be the most important meal of the day after all.

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