Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP, Dip ABOM, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and is the medical director of Ottawa's Bariatric Medical Institute Dr. Freedhoff is widely considered to be Canada's most outspoken obesity expert and he appears regularly in both national and international media. His award winning blog Weighty Matters has enjoyed over 10 million visits, and he also writes regularly for Psychology Today, US News and World Report, The Globe & Mail, and the Huffington Post. His first book for the public, The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work was a number one national Canadian best seller, while his handbook geared at health professionals, Best Weight: An Practical Guide to Office-Based Obesity Management, at his and his co-author's request, is freely available for download from the Canadian Obesity Network. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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