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Best Health - - ADVICE - DR. YONI FREEDHOFF CO-OWNER OF THE BARIATRIC MED­I­CAL IN­STI­TUTE

Ask any doc­tor about the big­gest health epi­demic of our time and obesity is sure to come up. When Dr. Yoni Freedhoff started his weight­fo­cused clinic in 2004, he fol­lowed the ac­cepted prac­tices: do­ing pa­tient weigh-ins and putting peo­ple on low-calo­rie di­ets and meal re­place­ments. But he quickly learned that, while these are good strate­gies to help peo­ple lose weight, they won’t help peo­ple keep it off if they don’t en­joy the diet. He switched meth­ods and fo­cused in­stead on long-term, sus­tain­able life­style changes that would help pa­tients achieve their “best weight.” “A per­son’s best weight is what­ever weight they reach when they’re liv­ing a life they can hon­estly en­joy,” says Dr. Freedhoff.

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