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Doctor discusses obesity and IR in TED talk. Don't go away!'s a tear-jerker!

Friday, June 28, 2013

This is very thought provoking TED talk

Dr. Attia talks about obesity and insulin resistance. The bottom line is we all need to cut down on refined sugars, flours etc...we all know that. Toss out the old food pyramid! Bring on the lean protein and veggies.

But what I found most interesting was the way he, as a doctor FELT about his obese patients before and how he feels now. If you have ever felt ashamed about stepping on a scale in a doctor's this to the end. It's really moving. Honestly, I teared up a little bit.

There were years when I would avoid going to a doctor for anything just because I couldn't face that prim derisive little head shake from the nurse when I stepped on the scale. I felt this way for years, even when (looking back) I was only a few pounds overweight. It was probably all (or most) in my head, but it held me back.

How about you? Is anyone here able to hop on that scale without feeling ... what's the word? Ashamed? Judged?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SVBJONES062010 7/4/2013 4:09PM

    I always feel embarrassed to step on a doctor scale - I always crack jokes that their scale is "off by 100 lbs). I feel like I am very judged by my doctors (and the nurses). I hate that my doctors and nurses have never known what it is like to be obese, and they show it in how they react and talk to you. Even my nutritionist was the same way.

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    Thank you for posting this it was very informative.

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TERRIJ7 7/1/2013 10:14PM

    I have gone to the doctor for a skin rash and refused to get on the scale. I knew what I weighed and had been weighed at the doctor's office only a month prior, so didn't see the need to do it again. Of course, the nurse didn't like that but...oh well.

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    That was good. Thanks so much for sharing, teammate!

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BLUENOSE63 6/29/2013 8:02AM

  I still have problem with them weighing me at the doctors, so I have them record my measurements and my waist to hip ratio.. I am extremely muscular due to all the training, so I don't go by my weight by how my clothes fit

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LAURELSPARK 6/29/2013 7:55AM

    Thought-provoking.........thanks for sharing this.

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AJDOVER1 6/28/2013 5:05PM

    Someone sent this same link to me a few days ago. It was painful to watch. It's sad that it takes a personal wake-up call to shake people out of their judgmental stance.

Health-care professional aren't taught compassion.

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LECATES 6/28/2013 2:15PM

    I have had nurses be judgmental---and guess what---they got told off either by me or the doctor!

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WADINGMOOSE 6/28/2013 12:47PM

    Thanks for this. It was very interesting

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