I make a living taking money from fat people. For the past 30 years, if you lived in Detroit, and you saw a diet doctor, you probably saw me. It isn’t easy, because half of losing weight is a decision, and it’s not my decision, it’s yours. You have to make the decision to follow a diet. And that’s not easy, because 3000 calories a day are a lot more fun than 1500. The best I can do is make sure you’re healthy enough to lose weight, give you the information and tools you need to lose weight, and use medicine to block your appetite and limit fat storage. The rest is up to you, because you have to follow a diet. I used to hang out with Bob Atkins in New York City. Bob was right about in lot of his low carbohydrate diet thinking, but he was dead wrong in one particularly horrible, damaging way. I cannot overstate the amount of harm that Bob did to the American diet psyche, with his insane notion that you can eat as much dead animal and fat as you want, and lose weight. You absolutely, positively cannot freely feed on protein and fat, and expect to lose weight. The first week on Bob’s diet, my average patient eats 700-1100 calories a day, which is fine, and they lose weight. The problem is that by week 8, freely feeding on protein and fat, eating as much dead animal in butter or olive oil as they want, most patients are well over 3000 calories a day, and weight loss stops. If you want to lose weight, you absolutely, positively cannot eat freely feed on protein and fat. At some point, calories counts. If you want to lose weight, you absolutely, positively cannot eat as much as you want.
Weight loss documentary – The Obesity Tapes (part 4)
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