This is episode 12 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. Dr. Freedhoff is a family doctor and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. He is also the founder of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute – a multidisciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management center.
We’re both big fans of Dr. Freedhoff’s perspectives on obesity, fitness, nutrition, and food industry marketing.
In this episode, we have a few minor issues with background noise that couldn’t be edited out.
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Episode 12 Overview
Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:
- Who is Dr. Yoni Freedhoff?
- What role does the environment play in overweight and obesity? How impactful is the environment, specifically on children?
- Is the obesity issue in Canada as bad as in the US?
- Is there a lack of professional or corporate responsibility in marketing?
- What is the solution? More political activism? Is there hope for humanity in the food realm?
- Does showing calorie counts make a difference?
- What is your opinion on the Biggest Loser (and the mentality surrounding it)?
- What do we know works long-term for weight loss?
- Do you see any diet types or trends with particularly harmful consequences?
- What are your general thoughts on rules, calories, and magic foods?
- Is orthorexia a serious issue?
- Dr. Yoni’s basic guidelines for healthy living.
- Talk about some of the programs you use with families.
- What’s your position on children’s multivitamins?
- You were recently ranked as one of the top 10 people influencing conversations about Madison Avenue. What does that mean?
- If you could reform or upgrade the fitness industry, what two improvements would you make?
- Ultimate conclusion on Biggest Loser: harmful or helpful?
- What is your current project? The Diet Fix: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Diet Is Wrong & How To Fix It, March 4th
Dr. Freedhoff’s site Weighty Matters
Counting Calories Is Flawed. But Here’s Why I Still Do It by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff on Greatist.com.
The Perils of Ignoring History: Big Tobacco Played Dirty and Millions Died. How Similar Is Big Food? by Kelly Brownell and Kenneth Warner
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