Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD is known as a 'nutritional watchdog' for his advocacy efforts for improved public policies regarding nutrition and obesity. A sought after speaker, Dr. Freedhoff is called upon regularly to lecture physicians about the whys and wherefores of healthy living and weight management, and you'll frequently find him quoted in the national media
Dr. Freedhoff is the founder and Medical Director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, dedicated to the (nonsurgical) treatment of overweight and obesity since 2004, is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and was the inaugural Family Medicine Chair of the Canadian Obesity Network. His personal website, Weighty Matters, is ranked among the world's top health blogs and his book, Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work: A 10 Day Reset for Your Entire Relationship with Food and Dieting will be published by Random House's Crown/Harmony in 2014.
Between societal "get thin" messaging and hateful weight bias, weight management is sometimes a traumatic affair. Making matters worse is the fact that most folks run at dieting involves the healthiest lives they can tolerate, not the healthiest lives they can enjoy.
This blog aims to cover some of the true realities of weight management and will never forget that we use food for both comfort and celebration!