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The Nuance

Anti-fat bias and weight-loss fixation — including among doctors — is a problem that must be remedied

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Dr. Yoni Freedhoff has spent 16 years practicing obesity medicine. He says the show is fat-shaming and unscientific.

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The eating style ichiju-sansai offers lessons in portion size and nutrition

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It may not sound like much, but go pick up 25 pounds at the gym, and imagine carrying that around all day

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Dr. Yoni Freedhoff on obesity, weight loss, and the need to end post-traumatic dieting disorder

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Despite widespread criticism, brands like Flat Tummy Tea are still booming

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The Nuance

Here’s what the science says

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The Nuance

The science behind the vitamin’s relationship to weight is shaky

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The Nuance

Nutritional genomics would mean the end of dietary guesswork, but science hasn’t quite caught up to the hype

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