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Why I AM an Anti-Diet Doctor

Sep 15, 2018

Most doctors enter the field of medicine because they want to "help people." No one tells you when you're a young, idealistic teenager who happens to do well in science and math courses that there are many ways to "help people" that don't involve spending 20+ years of your life in some kind of training. But I digress. 

When I started medical school, I fit into the masses of idealistic bleeding hearts who wanted to give their all to every patient that walked through their doors. I also wanted all of my patients to lose weight. 

I drank the proverbial kool-aid that seeps into every fabric of our being, and traditional medical training no exception, that obesity was an epidemic and that the cure to this public health crisis was to get everyone to lose weightSpoiler alert: that's not the answer. But more on that later...

Never mind the fact that at this time in my own life, I was over-exercising, under-fueling, losing my hair, not...

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