What Should You Do if You Need to Lose a Lot of Weight?

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*Despite being the most powerful man in the world and 27th President of the United States, [William Howard Taft](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft), still had trouble managing his weight.*

“[Training bodybuilders](https://evidencemag.com/fat-loss-podcast) is easy. They already know 90% of what they need to do, and they’ve got the willpower to do it.”

That’s what a personal trainer friend of mine recently said. He was exaggerating to make a point, but it got me thinking.

So far on EvidenceMag, I’ve focused mainly on people who are in good shape, but want to get leaner, stronger, and bigger.

But what if you’re extremely overweight, and you just want to get healthy?

I’ll admit that I’ve never been in that position, so I asked [Dr. Yoni Freedhoff](https://www.weightymatters.ca/) to come on Evidence Radio. Yoni has helped thousands of overweight and obese people lose fat with his clinical practice, and his new book, *[The Diet Fix](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804137579/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0804137579&linkCode=as2&tag=armlegsathl0b-20&linkId=H6S5FHCQO3UGDDWW)*.

In this podcast, we talk about the most common challenges overweight people face when trying to lose fat, the main reasons they fail, and how to create a diet that increases their chances for success.

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### Show Notes

[The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804137579/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0804137579&linkCode=as2&tag=armlegsathl0b-20&linkId=H6S5FHCQO3UGDDWW)

[Weight Matters](https://www.weightymatters.ca/)

[4 Simple Ways to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories](https://evidencemag.com/weight-loss-habits/

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Did you enjoy this podcast? Click here to buy my book, *[Flexible Dieting](https://evidencemag.com/flexible-dieting-book/)*.

Thanks for listening, and let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.

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