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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Workby Yoni Freedhoff
Synopses & Reviews
With over two thirds of Americans overweight and the $66 billion weight loss industry only growing larger, a maverick obesity expert exposes how widespread myths about dieting prevent us from losing weight and getting healthy.
At least 90% of diets end in failure and for chronic dieters, this can mean years of compounded frustration, disappointment, and shame—baggage that won’t make weight loss any easier the next time. But in THE DIET FIX, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff breaks down the flaws in the way that we approach dieting and offers an exciting plan that will empower anyone to achieve lasting results.
Combining years of medical practice and cutting-edge research about metabolism, nutrition and willpower, THE DIET FIX exposes the 13 myths of modern day dieting that so often interfere with weight loss as well as dieting’s 7 deadly sins that so often lead to failures. Next, he presents a program that will reshape the way people mentally and physically approach dieting. In just 10 days, anyone will be able see and feel results from this positive new method.
In addition to being a proven, stand-alone weight loss program, THE DIET FIX can also be applied in conjunction with any other diet, from Weight Watchers to Paleo to South Beach and more. Dr. Freedhoff provides detailed instructions for readers who want to reset their favorite weight loss programs, turning them into the permanent success stories they were originally promised. This easy-to-use reset empowers dieters to navigate real life with a healthy, positive, and constructive attitude—one that will prevent them from slipping back into the negative patterns that destroy weight-management success.
From the Hardcover edition.
Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure. How can fix the way we lose weight so that we make results last?
Weight loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff has uncovered the flawed thinking that sabotages even the most earnest weight loss efforts. The majority of dieting or weight loss programs call for regular sacrifice: Give up an entire food group; fight hunger day and night; undertake exhausting and grueling exercise regiments. These approaches are unrealistic, unhealthy, and make it nearly impossible to maintain results.
Now, at last, there is hope. In The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff offers a tested program for breaking down the negative thought patterns that prevent people from losing weight and keeping it off. Through the course of years of research and patient treatment, he has developed a 10-Day Reset that supports losing weight while maintaining a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. This reset is designed to eliminate the habits that so often lead to weight gain: use it to shut down cravings, prevent indulgences from turning into binges, and break up with the scale once and for all. The 10-Day Reset can make any diet more effective, whether it’s low-carb, low-fat, meal replacement, calorie tracking, or anything in between.
Whether used on its own or in conjunction with any other diet, Dr. Freedhoff’s program shows how to replace this toxic dieting mindset with positive beliefs and behaviors. It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. With The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff offers a groundbreaking, useable guide to begin living happily while losing permanently.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP, is widely considered to be Canada's most outspoken obesity expert. His weekly column in U.S. News & World Report's online Eat + Run edition is regularly the most read on the site, and he writes periodically on issues of health, weight management, and fitness for a variety of publications including Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, and daily on his award winning blog Weighty Matters. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a sought after international speaker. Dr. Freedhoff graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, where he received the Betty Stewart Sisam Award as the graduating student who "has shown the greatest human understanding and care for the welfare and health of patients."
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