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The No-Diet Diet: How Baltimore M.D. Howard Yang Dropped 50 Pounds without Feeling Hungry (or Unhappy)

Howard Yang overlooks a whole tuna collar at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal.

In 2008, at 6’3” and approximately 270 pounds, Dr. Howard Yang knew he weighed too much, but he didn’t get around to doing anything about it until he met his avatar on Wii Fit, the Nintendo exercise challenge game.

[The game] weighs you and makes your avatar big if you’re overweight,” Yang says. “When I saw the Wii Fit version of me, I was like, ‘Oh, no.’”