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"The average training in nutrition for a physician in a 4 year medical school program is 2 1/2 hours."
Even if they shell out a couple grand over a long period of time, ultimately, unless fitness is a serious hobby, they'll quit in short order.
Losing weight, just like quitting addiction is 90% mental and 10% physical.
The thing that people always fail to inform new dieters is that if exercise is gonna work, it has to be fun.
the dumbest advise I hear doctors give. Cut calories. Its like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking. Gee.
I can guarantee you that if you have been reading this blog for any length of time....you are much more nutritionally savvy than the vast majority of doctors out there. The old saw is absolutely true: doctors get very, very little nutritional training in medical school and even less in their post-graduate training. In my own case, I got exactly one lecture on nutrition in medical school, and that was from a registered dietitian, which should tell you all you need to know. And it wasn’t even a lecture on nutrition; it was a lecture on how to write orders for various diets for hospitalized patients.
Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
So here we have a doctor who DID know about the benefit of nutrition as a medicine but chose not to inform his patient of such treatments.
So my questions to you, fellow ATS members, are:
1) Why aren't medical doctors given more nutritional training?
2) If some doctors are well educated on the topic, why do they dismiss it and resort to drugging their patients instead?
3) Is there a conspiracy here?
It is unfortunate that most people will believe what a man(or woman) in a lab coat tells them simply because of a few letters after their name.