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Tony Vassallo

Healthy Foodie & Former Fat Guy


Tony's been touted as a Man on a Nutrition Mission™. His passion is helping others achieve healthy sustained weight loss and dietary wellness. He has been on the journey himself and is a huge proponent of ditching diets and instead eating “real” food . Hence his mantra of J.E.R.F. Just Eat Real Food!

He is culinary nutritionist, the founder of MODA Nutrition Inc. and of the Real Food Revival Movement, and author of “Weight Loss Never Tasted So Good Cookbook.” He has a formal culinary nutrition background and is a documentary producer – creating “Follow Me” a film about sustained weight loss. 

He lost 130 pounds in 2010-11 and has kept it off ever since. In addition to losing weight, the many medical issues he suffered—all of them—vanished.


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Perspective SHIFT

SHIFT: A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.

Tony's Shift happened early 2010 inside the change room of a Big & Tall Clothing store. 

Reality began to set in. Gaining “just a few pounds” every year, until he started to fear for his future.

He was 37 with a host of medical issues: Type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, gout, joint pain, constant indigestion, and acid reflux. Simple tasks like putting on socks, climbing a flight of stairs, fitting into an airplane seat or booth at a restaurant, and getting out of bed became big challenges for him. Every afternoon he would have a sugar crash, leaving him with little energy to get through the rest of the day.  He was always sweaty and tired. He began avoiding the outdoors and eventually just avoiding life.

The Man on a Nutrition Mission

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“Passion is oxygen of the soul.”

-Bill Butler

His enduring passion is helping individuals achieve a healthy weight for life without depriving.

Tony left a 15 year career in Information Technology to help others find their way to sustained weight loss freedom and became an avid proponent of eating whole unprocessed foods.

This has made Tony the Man on a Nutrition Mission™.

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“Never stop learning; when we stop learning, we stop growing.”

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In 2019

I Produced a Documentary Film

It premiered at Toronto Hot Docs Bloor Cinema and was selected for the 15th International Windsor Film Festival.

Follow Me Film Trailer

The documentary film about sustained weight loss.

In the cynical landscape of diets, the pundits say that sustainable long term weight loss is impossible. Follow Tony, a former morbidly obese survivor, and 15 others considered ‘one percenters', to defy the odds and explore the question of, is it possible to lose the weight and keep it off?

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