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Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN

Living Skinny in Fat Genes Felicia Stoler

Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND, known as America’s Health & Wellness Expert™ is a registered dietitian nutritionist, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She is Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine and is a Diplomate of the ABLM/ACLM. Stoler earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and her Doctor-ate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers School of Health Professions. She completed her residencies at Rutgers University Athletics and ABC News Medical Unit. She has served as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University where she teaches exercise physiology, nutrition and communications courses. Stoler has extensive media experience and hosted the second season of TLC’s groundbreaking series, “Honey, We’re Killing the Kids!” which targeted unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author of, “Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great” (Pegasus, 2010), featured as a “must-have” book in USA Weekend. Stoler authored the American College of Sports Medicine’s “Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.”

We live in a world where food is accessible all the time, in all settings, and on-demand. Unfortunately, despite all that we know about how to prevent many lifestyle diseases, their numbers remain high. Heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s remain among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Fad diets offer quick-fix solutions for weight loss that are often not sustainable. What about long-term health outcomes?

In 1962, James Neel developed the concept of “thrifty...