For humans, diets are not sustainable and food is more than just fuel. Today Yoni Freedhoff MD sits down with Darya to explain why the key to long-term weight management is enjoying your life.
Dr. Freedhoff is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the medical director of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute. Widely regarding as Canada’s most outspoken expert in obesity Dr. Freedhoff’s advocacy work has seen him testifying in front of both the House of Commons and the Senate, as a subject in the acclaimed Canadian documentary Sugar Coated, and as something of a fixture in both National and International media regarding nutrition, public policy, and obesity. Dr. Freedhoff’s award winning blog Weighty Matters has received over 19,000,000 visits and his book The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work is a #1 National Canadian bestseller.
Show details (links don’t work on mobile devices):
00:44 – The new Foodist Podcast format.
06:54 – Introducing Yoni Freedhof MD
08:14 – Darya and Dr. Freedhof’s philosophy on long-term weight management.
09:43 – The industry standard for treating weight loss.
10:31 – Why diets are only a short-term fix.
11:17 – The best weight.
11:47 – There is no one-size-fits-all diet.
13:05 – Why you need to enjoy your life in order to lose weight.
13:53 – Food is so much more than just fuel.
14:56 – You can’t will a diet to work.
15:42 – The seduction of diets.
18:32 – Traumatic dieting.
21:21 – Why “don’t eat unless your hungry” is terrible advice for dieters.
24:31 – A prescription for chocolate.
25:57 – The two most important questions to ask yourself when it comes to food.
30:26 – It’s OK to eat bad food. Just be smart about it.