Originally Posted by orangeblueorangeblue
I think you've misconstrued what I'm saying. I'm saying if you are the type of person that cannot stop eating sweets once you start, you need to work on that before you can allow some to seep through.
That's all. Just that blanket advice like "enjoy sugar" enables some people.
As for encountering a person, you're relatively new to training, no? And people willing to pay for trainers are already fairly motivated people. So we're not exactly talking about the same population. That said, if you never have a failure to go with your success stories, you'll be the first to be able to say that.
Most of my trainees (and perhaps most Americans) fall into the category of people who must learn moderation. This is just in the warp and woof of the fabric as far as I'm concerned. Americans are almost by definition over-eaters.
As a trainer, I see myself in the role of a negotiator. I'm like the accountant who tells them, "If you want to get here, you're going to have to cut this much. So, where do you want to cut ?" and "You can have this much, but you can't have any more." And to date, they seem to be able to do it, provided that they have a clear 'budget plan' going in. To date, I haven't had to tell anyone to cut out an entire food group. Now, that does not preclude asking them to cut out a food item because they simply cannot fit everything they like into a tight budget.