It's the book I've wanted to write since 2006, but for some reason, back then, I just couldn't seem to muster up the sitzfleisch (a Yiddish word that loosely translates as ass power) to do it. It was actually frustrating to me as clearly writing is something I'm fond of - why couldn't I seem to get it out? I remember asking an author friend of mine how I might kick myself into gear and he said something to the effect of, "you'll write it when it's ready to come out".
5 years later I asked my wife if it'd be alright with her if I rented a cabin in the woods for a weekend to write - the book was ready to come out.
That weekend I wrote 30,000 words, and since then an additional 65,000, all of which have been polished and tweaked to the point where I couldn't be happier with it.
A very early edition went out to some folks for their thoughts, and here are some of their sneak peeks:
“Few people know as much about weight loss as Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. It is no surprise that he has produced a book that is the perfect combination of evidence-based facts and good, solid, usable advice. There is so much misinformation in the media about dieting. And so many trendy and near useless diets. Yoni’s book is exactly what we need: a science-informed – and fun to read – road map to long-term weight loss success.”
- Tim 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.
"The Diet Fix is a no-nonsense approach to realistic weight management by a recognized expert in the field. Based on simple but time-proven principles including self-monitoring, goal setting, persistence and perseverance, 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, FRCPC Professor of Medicine, Scientific Director, Canadian Obesity Network
"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 first hand 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, New York Times best-selling author of Your Best Body Now and the Eat-Clean Diet series
"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. This serial dieting breeds guilt, shame, depression, despair and binge eating. If you’re one of these “traumatic dieters,” Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s book, the Diet Fix, will not only provide a much needed sigh of relief, it will be a Godsend. It might even save your life."Thanks to everyone who has helped The Diet Fix get to this point including but not limited to my patients, my family, my co-workers, Yfat Reiss Gendell and Foundry Literary and Media, and Leah Miller and Random Houses' Crown Publishing Group. Can't wait for the launch.
- Tom Venuto, International best selling author Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, and fitness industry icon.
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