Which doctor should you be doing your job if you’re overweight?
The Mayo Clinic has a new video in which it lays out a possible solution for treating a patient with an eating disorder, but it does so in an extremely broad way.
The doctor who is featured in the video, Dr. Jennifer M. DeAngelo, explains in a voiceover that she would be happy to help someone who has a “preoccupation” with eating and is “uncomfortable eating healthy.”
She also recommends “doing more research” before taking the dietitians recommendation to help determine how to “help the person eat.”
She doesn’t say what exactly she is suggesting to patients, but she does say, “You don’t have to be obese or overweight to be happy with your diet.”
But in doing so, she is taking a position that is not only highly controversial, but also strongly supported by the American Dietetic Association.
“A person can have a preoccupation with eating or an eating problem, which is a pre-existing eating disorder,” said Dr. Paul H. Kresser, an associate professor of medicine and nutrition at Harvard Medical School, and an author of “Diet: From Nutrition to Health” (Harvard UP, 2015).
“The doctor is not prescribing a treatment.”
While this might seem like a controversial position to many, Kressers work focuses on dietitics, which he calls “the specialty of people who care about people and their eating.”
Dietitics have traditionally focused on food safety, but their work is also highly involved with treating obesity.
The Mayo video, which appears to have been produced in partnership with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, uses images from the Center for a Complementive Dietetic Program.
“When we’re talking about eating disorders, I’m not referring to people who are very, very thin,” Kresserr said.
“What I’m talking about is people who have eating disorders and who are concerned about weight and their weight, their eating habits.”
The Mayo videos is also based on the work of Dr. Mark E. Leder, a board-certified dietitiac who has been featured on ABC News, NBC Nightly News, and CNN.
“There is no scientific evidence that eating disorders are caused by a diet deficit,” Leder said.
He has also been featured in “The Dr. Oz Show,” a show that features people who specialize in weight loss and other weight-related issues.
“But I’m going to do my best to tell the truth about it,” Lerer said.
And if you do find yourself struggling to lose weight, you are not alone.
“We all have our own personal dieting habits, and that’s okay,” said DeAngelo.
“As long as you know what to do and have the resources to make the changes you need to get better.”
DeAngelo’s videos have been featured online, on TV shows like “The View,” and in print.
In her YouTube video, DeAngelo says she has seen a patient who had “a severe eating disorder that was a severe weight problem.”
She goes on to explain that she was “overwhelmed” by her patient’s weight gain, and suggested that she take a look at her diet.
“The dietitica way is to take the patient, and get to know him,” she said.
It’s a technique that many dietitists do not recommend.
“You can’t say, ‘I’ll give you some advice, and you’ll do it,'” said Dr, Michael S. Pappas, a professor of nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a board member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“It’s like, ‘Well, how about we go ahead and have a conversation?
You’re not going to like this.
You’re going to lose that weight.
You don’t want to lose the weight.
Why are you doing this?’
It’s like you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack.”
Deangelo also cites a study by Dr. Brian Wansink, a medical nutritionist and founder of the Eating Disorder Awareness Program.
The study, which examined 6,000 women who had tried dietitical treatments, found that a high-fat diet was associated with an increased risk of weight gain.
“So what does it mean?
You might not be eating a high fat diet for your weight,” DeAngelo said.
Wansinks study is the most extensive to examine the link between dietitically prescribed weight loss treatments and weight gain in people with eating disorders.
“This study is not going out and saying, ‘We have a magic pill,'” said Wansinki.
“Instead, this study is saying, the body can adapt to diet-induced weight loss.”
Wansinski also notes that the study is based on self-reported self-reports and does not include a controlled clinical trial.
“Even if we did have an efficacy study