Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

With over two-thirds of North 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 to 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 favourite 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.




Few people know as much about weight loss as Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. Yoni’s book is exactly what we need: a science-informed—and fun to read—road map to long-term weight loss success.”

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta, and author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness

Here finally is a book capturing the nuts and bolts of the dieting culture that has gripped North America. With Dr. Freedhoff’s clear presentation of fact supported by years of firsthand experience, a crystal-clear picture of what works, what doesn’t and what is myth emerges. The Diet Fix is a service to all.”

Tosca Reno

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is one of the most respected authorities in sustainable weight loss today, and this book proves it. Completely lacking in any of the bovine droppings rife in the diet industry, this thoughtful and wise book puts you on the proper path to being leaner and healthier for life.”

James S. Fell, syndicated fitness columnist for the Chicago Tribune and author of Lose It Right

“Millions of people are suffering through restriction, denial, sacrifice, hunger and a frustrating yo-yo cycle of weight loss and regain, yet they still struggle to manage their weight. If you’re one of these ‘traumatic dieters,’ The Diet Fix, will not only provide a much needed sigh of relief, it will be a godsend. It might even save your life.”

Tom Venuto, author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

“In his refreshingly fad-free diet book, Dr. Freedhoff writes with sharp-eyed skepticism and genuine compassion about the myths and mistakes that torpedo even the most dedicated dieters. Fortunately, he also has the solutions—simple, sustainable fixes that will reframe your approach to weight loss and long-term health.”

Alex Hutchinson, author of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

The Diet Fix is the real deal: a book that challenges the conventional wisdom about losing weight. This compassionate and hope-filled guide serves up the secrets to achieving—and maintaining—the weight that’s right for you. Forget the quick fix: The Diet Fix will give you the tools you need to (finally) make peace with food.”

Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

“If you would like to know how to fix it, and adopt a sensible, sustainable, and satisfying approach to weight control—then you certainly do need to hear from Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. In The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff serves up empowering insights that are as much about living well as they are about losing weight. This is a terrific book.”

David Katz, MD, MPH, author of Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

Dr. Freedhoff distills the science of dieting into a very easy and practical read with proven results. Anybody who is battling weight issues should turn off their computer, get off the blog sites boasting miraculous weight loss, and just read this book.”

Garth Davis, MD, author of The Expert’s Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff passionately demonstrates in The Diet Fix that he is every dieter’s advocate. His 10 Day Reset will not only make you healthier, but it will also turn you into an activist around your own health.”

Jamie Beckerman, MD, author of The Flex Diet

“Dr. Freedhoff tackles the diet issue head on with compassion, wisdom and a ‘you can do it’ attitude. His approach is simple, practical and effective. He touches on the very essence of what you need to know to fully understand how easy it is to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. This is our go-to-book to help us stay on track.”

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, BodyBreak

“The Diet Fix delivers. This is a wonderful approach to tackling the Diet Demons. It allows people to keep what they like most about food—the taste and indulgences—and to get rid of what they don’t like about food—overeating and guilt. It’s about balance. Regaining balance in our diet as well as in our lives.”

Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design

“Finally a diet plan that can work because it won’t make you miserable! Like all honest approaches to a better life, The Diet Fix is rooted in a deep understanding of how people are wired, and inspired by optimism about their true potential. You’ll never need to read another diet book.”

Melanie Warner, author of Pandora’s Lunchbox

“This isn’t a detox diet, it’s a diet detox—a 10-day ‘reprogramming’ that will free you forever from the damaging and defeating cycle of failed diets. Those suffering from Post Traumatic Dieting Stress may find it hard to believe that an approach this gentle, doable, and sane could ever work. Trust me: The Diet Fix offers an end to the madness and the keys to lasting weight control.”

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, author of Nutrition Diva’s Secrets for a Healthy Diet

“Yoni Freedhoff’s The Diet Fix is a no-nonsense approach to realistic weight management by a recognized expert in the field. This step-by-step guide to long-term weight management provides the evidence, debunks common myths and is chock-full of practical tips—the ultimate diet book for anyone wanting to stop dieting and start living.”

Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, Disc. (h.c.), FRCPC Professor of Medicine




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