Doctor discusses obesity and IR in TED talk. Don't go away! Really...it'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 office...watch 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?