Originally Posted by fbgator27
I am mostly talking about the industry in general with my last rant. People are so quick to subscribe to the latest and greatest until it is all of the sudden demonized. As a society move en masse towards these "studies" and don't take time to analyze what they are actually saying. Close minded in the fact that you can't read one article based on measures that we both agree don't mean anything and call it fact. It does no good for us to look at it so black and white and not continue to question.
Sure people can relapse and it is a great idea to give informed consent to your clients on everything you do. Its only professional. Sure there are risks; thats why they come to a professional. To limit risk factors.
I'm not entirely clear anymore on whether we have a basis for disagreement. We seem to agree that BMI-based studies should be viewed advisably. We seem to agree that 'obesity is killing us' is to be taken advisably. And we seem to agree that we, as helping professionals, are not, nonetheless, obliged to enable every goal.