Do you feel that you’ve become obsessed with finding the perfect diet? Maybe it’s time for different way to think about dieting. Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., specializes in weight loss and is the author of “The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work”.
In an exclusive interview with the Examiner, Dr. Freedhoff offered a way to redefine success and shed pounds without so much stress about stringent rules. His book includes tips on weight loss as well as ways to modify popular plans to make them more palatable. We asked him to elaborate about what really constitutes the best diet.
“The best diet for an individual is the one they actually enjoy enough to sustain and so if someone could enjoyable control their weight by means of Paleo or LCHF, I’d have no concerns,” he declared.
As for the reason why we become so invested in specific foods, such as chocolate?
“Food isn’t just fuel. For us as a species food serves important roles in both comfort and celebration and is one of all of our live’s greatest joys. If there’s a food a person loves that their diet forbids them to have, I don’t think that diet will last very long and so I’d much rather help a person to determine the smallest amount of chocolate they need to like their life, than to suggest they live without it and then ultimately abandon their healthy living efforts when they miss it too much.”
What about his own diet? “There’s nothing I recommend in The Diet Fix that I don’t practice myself. I tend to have a homemade protein, berry, swiss chard smoothie for breakfast, nuts for snacks, leftover dinner for lunch, a home cooked meal for dinner, and then more often than not, a bit of scotch and a few potato chips (perfection’s a bad goal),” he revealed.
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