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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail And How To Make Yours Work
Book by Yoni Freedhoff, MD
Study Guide by Susan Burke March, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

25 CPEUs


Book, 336 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 27 pgs.
It is well known that ~90% of all diets end in failure. This CPE program, by weight loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, provides highly effective scientific strategies to address this dilemma. Whether used on its own or in conjunction with any other diet, this program shows how to replace a toxic dieting mindset with positive beliefs and behaviors, to help clients break the cycle of traumatic dieting, and begin living happily while losing permanently. More specifically you will be able to:

  • Integrate Reset principles to reset any diet.
  • Identify and discuss Post-Traumatic-Dieting-Disorder (PTDD).
  • Plan a schedule that will banish hunger.
  • Explain safety and efficacy of weight loss supplements.
  • Recommend foods that promote the  thermal effect.

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25 CPEUs

The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail And How To Make Yours Work
Book by Yoni Freedhoff, MD
Study Guide by Susan Burke March, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2016 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Rhonda Seifert: "Provided me with practical information I can pass on to my clients. Confirmed what I already am doing in my practice."

Linda Wollerton: "I liked the common sense approach to weight loss. Not a rigid plan with no wiggle room!"

Barbara Petty: "I really liked the overall perspective of this book which I see as arranging your life to be most successful on this diet. I have taken his message about the comparatively short amount of time it takes to log foods versus the time it takes to exercise."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for The Diet Fix--Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work. The program consists of a book of the same title by Yoni Freedhoff, MD and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you guide your clients/patients toward a healthier relationship with food, and to adopt lifestyle behaviors that can translate into achieving permanent weight loss and better health. It is also designed to help you earn 25 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs). To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.
  • After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
    Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
    Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
    Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 3801 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Communicate the scientific merits of various diets.
  • Assist clients in moving away from traumatic dieting behaviors toward daily healthy behaviors.
  • Suggest alternative ways to journal foods and activities.
  • Discuss myths associated with "dieting" including "ideal weight" and consequences of disordered thinking.
  • Recommend amount of protein needed for meals and snacks.
  • Evaluate recipes and calculate calories and nutritional values of food.
  • Integrate Reset principles to reset any diet.
  • Discuss the importance of functional activity and plan ways to integrate activity time into daily schedules.
  • Identify and discuss Post-Traumatic-Dieting-Disorder (PTDD).
  • Instruct patients/clients on the importance of measuring foods and beverages.
  • Recommend strategies for grocery shopping healthfully.
  • Plan a schedule that will banish hunger.
  • Explain safety and efficacy of weight loss supplements.
  • Identify skills for successful weight management.
  • Teach patients/clients how to journal foods, activities, and the day's degree of difficulty (DDD).
  • Discuss the National Weight Control Registry, and the common behaviors linked to weight maintenance after a significant weight loss.
  • Explain polycystic ovary disease (PCOS); its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Assist clients in setting goals for weight loss and maintenance.
  • Discuss the importance of reading food labels for health.
  • Teach patients/clients how to establish SMART goals.
  • Suggest various options for weight loss surgery.
  • Discuss the relationship between weight and sleep apnea and related co-morbidity, and options for treatment.
  • Identify and discuss roles that body chemicals have on hunger and satiety.
  • Assist clients in calculating minimum calories and protein for weight loss using a three-meal/no snack approach.
  • Discuss the relationship between overweight and type 2 diabetes.
  • Identify medications that can negatively impact weight.
  • Communicate the thermal effect of foods, and recommend foods to promote the effect.
  • Discuss plant-based diets, and assist clients in obtaining adequate nutrients.
  • Recommend strategies for dining out and socializing healthfully.


Introduction: It's Not Your Fault!

CHAPTER 1 The Hidden Secret to Weight Loss: Weed, Seed, and Feed Your Inner Garden
CHAPTER 2 Dysbiosis-Gut Microbe Imbalance:Seven Pathways to Weight Gain and Illness
CHAPTER 3 The Gut Balance Revolution Overview
CHAPTER 4 Phase 1: Reboot-Weed Your Inner Garden and Rev Up Your Metabolism
CHAPTER 5 Rev Up Your Metabolism with Dr. Gerry's Top 10 Superfoods for Phase 1
CHAPTER 6 Phase 2: Rebalance-Reseed and Fertilize Your Inner Garden
CHAPTER 7 Dr. Gerry's Top 10 Superfoods for Phase 2
CHAPTER 8 Phase 3: Renew-Keep Your Friendly Flora-and You-Healthy for Life
CHAPTER 9 Dr. Gerry's Top 10 Superfoods for Phase 3
CHAPTER 10 Living a Gut-Balancing Life
CHAPTER 11 The Gut Balance Revolution: Food Charts, Meal Plans, Shopping Lists, Recipes, and Other Tips on How to Eat on the Program

Conclusion: The Real Secret to Weight Loss


Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP, graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, where he received the Betty Stewart Sisam Award as the graduating student who "has shown the greatest human understanding and care for the welfare and health of patients."
Widely considered to be Canada's most outspoken obesity expert, Dr. Freedhoff writes a weekly column in U.S. News & World Report's online Eat + Run edition that is regularly the most read on the site, and he writes periodically on issues of health, weight management, and fitness for a variety of publications, including Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He also posts daily on his award-winning blog Weighty Matters.
He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and a sought-after international speaker.


Over the past 25 years Susan Burke March, MEd, RDN, LDN, CDE has made her personal passion for healthy living and smart weight management her vocation.
Susan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition and education, is a certified diabetes educator, and holds advanced certificates of training in Adult Weight Management (Levels 1 and 2) and Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She served as Chief Clinical Nutrition Manager at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens, New York.
Susan is the former Vice President of Nutrition and Chief Nutritionist for eDiets.com, a leader in the online weight management program arena. She led the nutritional development of a roster of healthy weight programs, and spearheaded development of unprecedented features and services that today are commonplace in the online weight management industry.
Susan served on the board of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and as a spokesperson for the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Susan is the author of the practical and informative book Making Weight Control Second Nature: Living Thin Naturally (Mansion Grove House, 2009) and the accompanying 26-CPEU study guide published by Wolf Rinke Associates (2010).
She and her husband Ken are currently living and studying Spanish in Ecuador's third largest city, Cuenca. Susan is the Nutrition and Health Columnist for CuencaHighlife.com, and blogs on SecondNatureNutrition.com about Ecuadorian food, health issues, and nutrition news for the expat community.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter "Read and Grow Rich" written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you'll be glad you did!


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program:

Margaret Wertheim Eich, MS, RD, CSO
Registered Dietitian
Madison, WI

Kimberly Juul, RD, LD, NASM-CPT
Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer
Cypress, TX

Gita Patel, MS, RDN, CDE, CLT, LD
Author, Consultant, Speaker
Etna, NH

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