Doctors Join Fight Against Obesity – And Use Low Carb While They’re At It

Here’s an article from USA Today that discusses the fact that physicians are trying to address the notion of obesity more, rather than ignoring it.

Why do you think that, all of a sudden, there’s some movement toward trying to help patients lose weight rather than ignore it – since we’ve known for ages that obesity is a contributing factor to so many of our ills?

I think the answer lies in this excerpt:

In July 2007, she went to see him for the first time. “I’ll never forget that day,” she says. “Dr. Bestermann walked into the examining room and sat down and introduced himself. He said, ‘I see you have a lot of medical problems,’ but he never mentioned my weight.”

At the time, Horne, who is 5-foot-9, weighed 298 pounds and had type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides. She had suffered from depression. She had foot and back surgeries and was getting around on a motorized scooter. When she got down on the floor to play with her grandchildren, she couldn’t get back up on her own.

Bestermann asked Horne to read The South Beach Diet. “He said: ‘I’m not asking you to go on a diet or lose weight. I just want you to get the knowledge that is in there,'” she says.

Bingo! After years of frustration, more and more physicians are recommending low carb diets because they find that it is actually possible that some patients will lose weight on them.

They stopped trying to get their patients to lose weight eons ago because the crappy diets they used to recommend had no impact. I remember one time a doctor told me I was fat, gave me  2-page printout of a low calorie diet listing 7 days of meals, said ‘follow that’ – and out the door he went!

I’m not blaming him – it was all he had. Like an antibiotic-resistant infection, sometimes doctors don’t have to tools to heal us – and it is many times as frustrating and tragic for them as it is for us.

But now, more and more doctors are coming around to low carb – and South Beach is variant of the Atkins approach that works for some folks.

We’re not quite there yet, but more and more doctors are coming around to the notion that a low carb diet – and even some fat (God Forbid!) – might be good for us and help us lose weight, be healthier, and live longer.

It’s about time.

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2 thoughts on “Doctors Join Fight Against Obesity – And Use Low Carb While They’re At It

  1. You may be having trouble losing weight because you are in a rut, having tried many fad diets, but you know that to “diet” means only changing the way you eat for a limited time.

    The trouble with diets is that they go against the way that your subconscious mind has been programmed to work and their effect is only temporary. Traditional diets may help you to lose weight in the short term. However, since your subconscious mind tries to keep things as consistent as possible it does its best to get your body back to the way it was before you went on the diet. Have you ever experienced that?

    All your unconscious beliefs, even those you are unaware of, are stored deep in your subconscious mind. It is these beliefs that make you stay at the weight you are struggling to change. You subconscious mind just performs in the way that evolution intended.

    This is why it is so hard to break a habit. You may be able to temporarily break it on a conscious level, but your subconscious mind has more power and tends to cause you to go back to your “normal” routines. This in NO way means that you are a weak willed person.

    If you fight with your subconscious you will fail to get it to do something it is not in agreement with. With hypnosis weight loss you will begin to WANT to consume nutritional and beneficial foods. You will WANT to drink more water with your food. Even exercise will be something you WANT to do! That’s the power of hypnosis weight loss.

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