• Name: Yossi Stern
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Occupation: Real estate investor
  • Start Date: Originally 2014 and restarted December 1st, 2019
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Starting Weight: Originally 262… Now 229
  • Goal Weight: 185
  • Pounds lost so far: 50 pounds first time around, 3 so far in the first week

What are your dieting challenges?

Hungry at night. Or maybe I’m just used to piling my night table with enough food to feed an army… AFTER dinner 

Can you share some tricks or tools that have helped along the way?

I look forward to my once-a-week cheat meal. 

I am creative with the food list Tanya gave me so I enjoy the meals 

And lastly, I try to go to sleep early so i don’t feel like I’m “starving” to death at night.

Please share a recent victory that you had: 

We had a pizza party for my kids and grand kids and I only had one slice instead of the entire pie…That for me is a victory! Self control!

Also, in 2014 my wife and I went to Tanya. I lost 50 pounds and my wife lost 60 pounds. Since then, I only gained 16 pounds back, but I’m back at it and going full force now!

Tanya says: Yossi is super dedicated as shown by him keeping off a big loss for all these years.  He is also in tune with what he needs like his cheat meal for example so that’s helpful.  Can’t wait to help him reach an even lower number than we got to 5 years ago!