"It's also a positive new way of thinking about health that isn't about telling people that you can't do this and you can't do that," Benjamin said. "It doesn't focus on your dress size or what the scales say. It focuses on feeling better and the enjoyable aspects of healthy living by telling people that [they're] going to have a better outcome overall. You and your family are going to feel better and be happier. That's the reward."
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