You clearly did not understand what I wrote....
First of all, any doctor that automatically assumes that adiposity equals ill health is beyond ignorant. There are plenty of people that are, to a person on the street, regarded as "fat", however any reasonable medical examination may show that actual disease markers are low. You are assuming an incredible amount, both from the patient and the doctor, that does not resemble reality. It is your own construct.
All fat is not at all equal. This is not medical opinion.
I actually DO have a plan that very reliably (87% that follow for 12 months, to be exact) taken people that are markedly sick, diabetic, and gotten them down to one medication or less. It is myopic, ignorant, and cynical to just cast these people away as having "0 chance", especially in something as openly ridiculous as BMI.....if you want to get laughed at during a medical lecture, say "BMI" and watch people just start looking at their phones. You have just lost all credibility to any legitimate internal medicine doctor. This isn't 1950, and we have much better ways to track our progress.
I would like to think, to answer your ranting questions, that I have a LOT to tell people that they don't already know.....such as the fact that "willpower" is bullshit. It is the crutch of the no-better-plan people. Any doctor that truly trades in using that term needs to get their license taken away.
Seeing as I do it every day, all day, I'd like to think my patients would agree with me.
Wow, I feel sorry for you to be trapped in that kind of viewpoint. It's sad.
Last edited by TheyCallMeLazarus; 03-18-2014 at 08:32 PM.
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