Don't Be Afraid to Talk to Your Doctor about Weight Loss

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Have you ever felt like your doctor was judging you or made you feel ashamed of your weight? Do you avoid seeing your doctor or postpone seeking medical care because you are embarrassed about your weight or want to avoid a potential lecture about weight loss? 
Unfortunately your fears are not entirely unfounded.  Many studies have shown that medical professionals do in fact stereotype obese patients.  In September 2003, the journal Obesity Research (now called Obesity) published a study that revealed a weight bias among health professionals who work with obese patients.  These professionals “significantly endorsed the implicit stereotypes of lazy, stupid, and worthless” using a self-report questionnaire.  Not very comforting is it? 
Despite studies such as this one, it is important that you do not let your fears interfere with your medical care.  Lack of medical care in obese patients is a serious issue and can be harmful to your health.  Studies have shown that obese patients are less likely to receive preventative care.
Do you think correcting the perception of health professionals will fix the problem? Yes, it will help, but there is another side to this story.  Physicians are faced with the difficult task of potentially insulting a patient.  Words must be chosen carefully. Doctors fear that patients may feel insulted by the subject of weight loss even if they did their best to bring up the issue of weight with compassion. 
Because of these issues, the topic of weight loss frequently remains the pink elephant in the examination room and is addressed by no one.  The obese patient receives inadequate care and the physician may feel like it is a no-win situation to try to encourage weight loss. 
Physicians treat obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes on a routine basis.  Many of these conditions can be prevented and/or controlled with diet and exercise alone.  Often, physicians place their patients on medications to control the disease process without addressing the root cause.
Many Americans see their physicians only when they are unwell.  They feel that if you walk out of the office without a prescription you have received inadequate care.  For example, if a patient presents with an upper respiratory tract infection (a cold) and you tell your patient that there is no indication for antibiotics because they have a virus (which antibiotics don’t treat) they usually leave unhappy and may even find another physician who is willing to prescribe the antibiotic. 
So instead of a lengthy dissertation about how and why antibiotics are prescribed or the risks associated with their overuse, many physicians give in to their patient’s misconceptions and write the prescription anyway.  They avoid an argument or disagreement, and they know this patient will feel more satisfied that the visit was a good one.
This fear is only one reason why weight loss and exercise are rarely discussed.  To make matters worse, studies show that a significant percentage of physicians actually feel inadequately trained to counsel patients about weight loss--myself included in my days before SparkPeople and my own weight-loss experience.
Still the biggest factor in why physicians aren't counseling patients about weight loss? Time. Your doctor literally does not have the time to teach you about how to change your entire lifestyle.  Seasoned SparkPeople members know that just defining what the word calorie means is not going to cause you to change your life.  This in no way is a five-minute conversation. Honestly, it is an unrealistic expectation for your doctor to be the main source of information regarding a healthy lifestyle. 
So, on one side, we have the patient who feels (and in many cases is) judged and stereotyped by the physician.  On the other side is the overworked physician who fears insulting--and possibly losing--the patient. 
So, is there anything that you can do to bridge this gap? Yes!
You must take the initiative and tell your doctor your plan to lose weight. Remove the pink elephant from the room by bringing up the subject of your weight first so you and your doctor can have a productive conversation.  Only then will you receive complete and adequate care.
Some tips for speaking with your physician about weight loss:
  1. Come prepared to discuss how weight loss and the how losing weight will impact your medical conditions.  Ask your doctor:
  • How will my medications be affected by losing weight? 
  • Will my doses change? 
  • Should I come in for more frequent follow ups while I am losing weight so that we can check if it is time to adjust medications?
If you are like me you, will forget everything that you wanted to say if you feel rushed.  Consider writing your concerns down so you are sure to discuss all of them. 
  1. SparkPeople.  How can SparkPeople play a role? Bring your physician this handout and tell your him/her that this is the plan that you will be following.  In the majority of cases, your physician will be supportive and interested in your progress.  If you are successful, you physician will more than likely recommend SparkPeople to more patients.  How’s that for spreading the spark?
  1. Get clearance.  Make sure you have the green light to participate in the diet and exercise plan you have chosen.  Find out if you need to modify your plan due to any restrictions you have been given.  Be sure that you are clear on any restrictions given before you leave. 
More than likely your physician will be thrilled that you have taken charge of your health.  Having a plan and knowing what you need to do will remove the pink elephant in the room.  Hopefully, everything that needs to be discussed regarding your health can be done without the fear of judgment on either side.  
What if your physician does not seem receptive to your new take-charge attitude?  It is vital that you feel your concerns are being heard and met by your doctor.   If not, exercise your right to find a new doctor--one who makes you feel comfortable and who puts your health first.
Instead of feeling like, “I knew it! I knew my doctor was judging me!”  Rest assured that not all physicians feel this way, but most importantly take charge of your health and get the care that you need and deserve!
Was your doctor supportive of your decision to lose weight? Does he/she tell other patients about SparkPeople? Have you ever had to "break up" with a health-care provider?
Dr. Birdie Varnedore, M.D., is happy to offer her expertise to the SparkPeople community; however, she cannot offer specific medical advice to dailySpark readers. Please do not share confidential medical information here. If you have a personal question or a concern about your health, please contact your health-care provider.

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GMACAMI 12/31/2020
interesting article but the comments are even more interesting Report
KITTYHAWK1949 12/24/2020
Too many doctors are not that educated in healthy weight loss but maybe talking to them can weed out the really bad ones. Report
My Doctor is awesome, he has been so supportive of me since my diagnosis of diabetes 2. When I went from A1C 10 to 5.5, he was ecstatic and shared with his associate in the health clinic. I worked hard to get there, lost the weight, got to goal and defeated D2. He was my best support through each visit. He answered questions for me, on almost any subject. And sent me on a direction of where to find answers, if he didn't know. He's a GP and he is a good heart. Also he never pushed medication, it was always up to me. Report
After being in the hospital I've learned not to be intimidated by my doctor and I am not afraid to ask him questions and to be firm to know my numbers as soon as he receives them. Report
seeing your doctor is very important. but it is important to have a doctor that understands. I find that the younger the doctor, the more likely they are to believe you and help you Report
This may be sexist and I’m a women and have had both sexes as primary care providers and I have that women listen better and are more willing to help you look for some sort of solution. I love my physician! Report
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!! Report
Losing weight needs to be done, but healthy eating and moving are so important! Report
Great article. Report
Great info! Thanks! Report
Many years ago I had a doctor who was positive I was dumb because I was overweight. He expressed surprise to a friend of mine that I was intelligent and accomplished. A few years after that when I was losing weight successfully he asked me how to best approach the issue with patients. I told him, "First of all we KNOW we're overweight, so you can stop avoiding the issue." He mentioned that the staff had been talking about moving the scale to a private room and I said that wasn't necessary, but neither was saying the number out loud when people are nearby, lol.

My current physician is very sensitive about the issue of weight. He mentions mine every time I see him and talks about his own struggles with weight loss. He was all about keto for a while until I told him that I had tried it but that it still required keeping track of caloric intake and getting off the couch. He still thinks carbs are evil, but we have had some great discussions.

What I think physicians forget is that most of us KNOW what to do. It's doing it and sticking with it that's hard. What I think helps is some accountability and positive reinforcement.

There's no one size fits all however and there are as many ways to approach the issue as there are people.

The first order of business, to me, is having a Dr. who sees you as a partner. We ARE part of the team. In fact, we're the most important member -- we're the one in the trenches! So, I walked away from my Dr. who bashed me for being overweight (and, incidentally, HE was overweight by far, and by his ruddy complexion, it was pretty clear that he had hypertension. Who knows what else, and really none of my business, either, BUT he was not the right one to be telling me in a shaming way to lose weight. My current Dr. is a gem. Works with me. Totally. Together we took care of my health and I lost 100#, and have kept it off.

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Yes, I have "broken up" with a doctor who told me I had T2 diabetes because I eat too much sugar and I need to "stop eating all the cookies." That is simply FALSE. (I've never been much of a sweet eater, and never drank sodas.) I started seeing a new physician and told her flat out that I don't eat sugar, so let's just get this straight right now. She looked at me (at a normal weight, and in good shape) and said, "I believe you. I can look at you and see that you don't eat a lot of sugar." WOW! After 30 years of being dismissed and told I have diabetes because I'm a sugar fiend, finally a physician believed me - or at least said she did! Report
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Thank you for the information. Report
I have discussed my weight with my doctor and he was very supportive and gave me some great resources. Report
I've had various GPs tell me I should lose weight over the years. Two and a half years ago, it happened again, from a GP whose BMI had to have been several points higher than mine. (Mine was around 33-34 at the time, as I recall). He also said, "yeah, yeah, I should be following my own advice". Interestingly enough, about a year and a half ago, I got serious about losing a bit and getting healthier, ran more, walked more, ate less, ate better, etc., lost 45 or so pounds, got down to the 28 BMI range...his hasn't changed. I don't think I'll ever have mine under 25, but I'm still trying to get it to around 27, where most experts now agree provides the greatest longevity. It takes a lot of coordinated effort, on the exercise side as well as on the nutrition side, plus proper sleep, motivation, and mental attitude to lose weight and keep it off. Change is required. Only the individual can make the change. You have to want it bad enough. It has to be your priority. If not, change will not happen. The doc cannot do it for you. SparkPeople has helped me a lot along the way, and there are other similar tools out there. Some say they lack the information to lose's out there, you do have to look for it though, and you have to be willing to try, to tweak for what works for you and what doesn't, and you have to try harder (for example, when you don't see results from 10-15 minutes of exercise daily, for only a week). Perseverance is key. The doc cannot give you that. That will only come from within. Report
I have never really discussed my weight gain and or loss with my Doctors. Funny thing happened. A couple weeks ago I was admitted into the ICU. Meaning I had to take all of my clothes off and put on a gown.
The first thing that came to my mind - is dang, they have seen each and every one of my tattoos.
If you don't know me from years ago and are just meeting me for the first time, you may see a woman that carries her self my class and confidence. The the mistakes that I made with the tattoos on my body. Report
My doc is useless. Went in to see him because I couldn't seem to loose any weight and I was classed as 'overweight' after a several month long bad eating stretch.
He said to me that I was only just overweight and that I've probably gained a heap of muscle mass with all the exercise I've been doing. I know my body really well thanks very much and I KNEW it was fat!
He didn't offer any advice and just said that my waist measurement is in a good range to put me in the low risk range for weight related injuries and illnesses, and as far as he was concerned I should be ok with that. Well, thanks doc. That's really helpful. *grumble*. I guess he's just used to seeing the people who are quite overweight but don't want to admit or do anything about it. The idea that someone that's quite fit and isn't really *too* overweight and wants to do something about it is a bit of a novelty. Report
I spoke to my doctor about weight loss. I carry my weight well and most people don't realise that I am obese (BMI-33) so I brought up the issue.

I was rather shocked when she touted a branded weight loss system to me. I won't name them, but this is from their website

"The main objective is to raise Leptin Levels in the body. This consists out of a series of daily injections in conjunction with the taking of supplements and a balanced meal plan. The injections consist of a formula that raises your Leptin Levels which controls hunger and cravings. It helps to mobilise your fat out of the fat cells so that it can be used as energy."

I left and came back to Sparkpeople. Daily injections? Supplements? Not for me. Report
"You must take the initiative and tell your doctor your plan to lose weight. Remove the pink elephant from the room by bringing up the subject of your weight first so you and your doctor can have a productive conversation. Only then will you receive complete and adequate care."

I am very proactive. I am a nurse and I grew up with health issues. I have negotiated the health system for most of my life - as a patient and as a professional. I live in Canada where we are supposed to be very pro-active in health care, yet when it comes to weight it appears this isn't the case. There are still many barriers and prejudgements from professionals when dealing with the issue of weight. Until fat discrimination ends, there will always be issues and barriers when it comes to seeking medical support on this issue. Report
My experience isn't that I want quick fix or prescription, its that the doctors want the quick fix. I'm confused on the comment "patients only see a doctor when unwelll." Not sure why anyone would see a doctor if living healthy and have no medical issues - except for the regular physicals, such as Pap test (for example). Why on earth would I go to the doctor and say "I am really healthy, no issues for me, I am great weight, no illness, feeling wonderful. Just wanted to fill up your busy day with my happy news." To be proactive in your health, it makes far more sense to spend time away from the clinic - where germs abound and illness reigns. If you want to include professionals into your healthy lifestyle, that can be done without medical visits - such as a trainer at the gym. Last, you can have diabetes, high blood pressure and other so-called obesity health issues, even when you are at a healthy weight - it is not exclusive to being overweight. Report
I didn't need a doctor to tell me anything. I haven't had health insurance or a Doc visit in well over a decade. That's why I'm trying to take such good care of myself.
Last time I did see a Dr. she put me on phen-fen for a year until they pulled it off the market.
I gained all the weight back plus much more.
I am down to that lowest weight now doing it the RIGHT and only way. Thanks to SP for the tools to succeed. Report
If I had 5 bucks for every time a doctor told me "you need to get some weight off" as they sent me out the door, I could take the vacation of my dreams! Then to return the following month and hear the same words again has been sooo frustrating. I got so aggravated with one physician (she is no longer my doctor) that when she said it one visit after I'd been her patient several years, I stopped in my tracks, looked her in the eyes and said "Well why don't you just tell me HOW because what I've tried hasn't worked!". Her response was "keep trying" and she turned and walked out of the exam room. That was my last visit to her! I went in search of better doctors and now have a wonderful endocrinologist who not only assisted me in getting my diatetes under control (she ^^^ up there, blamed lack of it's control on me) with only 1 visit and a change of insulin, but he recommended diet and nutrition counseling in his office which I took advantage of and began my journey to healthy weight loss! When the right doctor is found, you'll know and won't trade them for the world. Don't settle for poor quality care. Report
I have a wonderful doctor who has cut back to 3/4 time (good for her, bad for me). She has always been very supportive. She usually asks about my weight (as in am I doing anything to change it). She also got me involved in a program run by a cardiologist that is fantastic. Ten sessions each 3.5 hours long - an hour of medical education, then a half hour to eat a healthy, vegetarian meal that we are given the recipes for, then an hour with a nutritionist, and finally an hour with either an exercise physiologist or a stress reduction person. I now know so much more about heart disease, cholesterol (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) and what makes each of those go up or down. I know a lot more about nutrition. Probably the most important thing I learned was how to make exercising a habit and how to get back to it when you've had a break from it - injury, illness, or stubbornness. Paired with the support on SparkPeople I am finally losing weight and getting healthier. Oh and there's also the therapy ;) Report
My doctors have been incredibly supportive. My GP really is my best weight loss cheerleader. She gets so happy for me (without being patronizing) every time I come in and weigh a bit less. And she was very understanding about the whole situation; I have never felt judged. Then again, I live in a part of the country where the obesity rate is VERY high...maybe she's just used to big patients? Report
i did when i started gaining out of now where...she sent me for testing but all my results were good. she also sent me to see a nutritionist Report
Our Dr is marvellous in every way - BUT - excuse the pun - a fat lot of good when it comes to wanting to lose weight!!!

His reply is always "Well, we won't worry about it right now!"

I'm sure having hypothyroidism is one thing that makes him wary, but is no help to me!

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My OLD doctor used to tell me every time I saw him, that I needed to lose weight. It didn't matter why I was there, it always came back to my weight. So, I lost 40 pounds, went back to see him and was happily awaiting his comments. NOT A WORD about the weight loss! That's why he is my OLD doctor. My current doctor doesn't seem too worried about my weight. I've brought it up a few times and he is more concerned with my "numbers" which are all pretty good. I'll be seeing him next week :) Report
Like many of the comments that have been posted I have also had doctors that thought I was lazy and overate ALL of the time until I found my doctor/ nurse practioner that I go to now. She is very helpful with my weight loss and health issues but I had to search for someone that I was comfortable with and its made my weight loss with Sparks even more helpful. Report
I love the Dr.handout sheet! I hope doctor's appreciate it too! Report
You know, I simply do not believe there are MDs out there who write RX for antibiotics just to avoid disappointing a patient. We see this example used time and again as if it's Gospel truth (see above posting by Dr. Birdie) but honestly, has anyone EVER encountered this? I think it's an urban myth :) Report
the first time when I was a kid ( i later found out I had pcos, thus the hormonal weight gains) he just said I was fat and that I should eat apples instead of candy bars - except I rarely ate candy bars!

Later, I had hormonal weight gains after I had mirena (google it, others have experienced it). yeah the dr gave me a lecture on NOT drinking my calories - i told her I only drink water or tea with stevia sweetener.

they don't believe you at all. drs don't believe that I eat eggs for breakfast, small amounts of steak, ezekiel bread, tons of veggies. they don't believe it.

they really think that I'm sitting around being lazy. they don't believe me about my back pain or any of it. Report
I adore my doctor. She is an Internist and an OB/GYN, so I see her for *everything*. What I love about her most is she is never afraid to say "I don't know," and even happily offers to refer me to a specialist if I wanted, like the last time I incurred a sports injury. That is honesty!

As far as weight loss and health issues, she is an avid reader of the Times, so she is always very eager to chat about the latest research and methods. She never ever pushes me to do solve a problem using one solution; instead, she offers several solutions and lets me pick what I think is best.

Lastly, what my most favorite thing about my doctor is that she encourages me to ask questions. She's always saying "So what else is going on?" when I get quiet. I only recently learned that a doctor who wants to chat with her patients is unusual. I am very lucky! Report
I must say that I am eternally grateful that I am Canadian. I don't deal with being unable to change doctors, or have limited choices of treatment because of insurance or not having care is a right here, not a privilege. That being said, my doctor, who is only slightly older than I am, started the lecture on weight and its effects on my health with the phrase "When people get to our age, they have to watch their sugars and blood pressure, especially if they are carrying extra pounds [I am -- he's not]. My pressure was 106/69 and my sugars in the low normal range...he stopped right there, saying, "You're numbers are significantly lower than mine....." Since then he hasn't said much Report
I'm lucky to have a wonderful family doc who has seen me go from pudgy, inactive child, to muscular, motivated varsity all-star, to obese and unhappy newlywed... She always treated me like an individual, and not just a body type or stereotype. I hope that I'll give her a chance to see me get back to my best self!

Through all of the various phases my body has gone through, she has consistently emphasized that, aside than the number on the scale or my appearance in the mirror, what matters is good nutrition, that I'm living an active lifestyle, and that my biochemistry is indicative of health, rather than being full of red flagfs. Although I'm overweight and have at times been borderline obese, I've never had high blood pressure or cholesterol and have always remained active -- I'm so lucky and happy to say that I've never felt judged by my doctor.

Interestingly, recent research shows that there are significant benefits in considering patients obesity in the context of their overall health using the recently developed Edmonton Obesity Staging System (full article at:
) which ranks obesity into "stages" based on mortality risk, as is already done for conditions like diabetes and cancer. The ranking is based on the persons overall health, rather than just the degree of their obesity, and shows that obese people who are otherwise healthy don't share the disproportionately high risk of mortality that their less healthy counterparts do. Interesting research, which will hopefully help healthcare professionals assess risks and make recommendations for obese patients. For professionals who may be tempted to see their obese patients as "fat" stereotypes, hopefully research like this will also open up their thinking! Report
I used to work in a doctor's office. Before that I never knew that you could request a longer appointment. But you can! If you want to talk to you doctor about certain issues and you know you'll need extra time, tell the receptionist when you're scheduling. They'll usually give you two appointment slots so that you have twice as long. That way the doctor doesn't have to worry about getting behind in their schedule. Plus, they'll usually make a note when scheduling so the doc knows that you want to chat before they ever walk in the room with you. Report
When I was sick all the time several years ago, I couldn't get any doctors to listen to me. They all blamed my weight and wouldn't listen to anything I had to say. I tried to explain that I was gaining weight because I was constantly fighting colds and flus and that I was normally fairly active. All I heard was, "If you lose some weight you'll feel better."
The doctor I saw most recently was judging me as well.
I don't plan to share my weight loss journey with a doctor! Report
I've had doctors of both types. Dr. #1 was VERY negative towards me, and even refused to accept me as a patient if I didn't go on a supervised fast ($1500, not covered by insurance!), Dr. #2 kept pushing weight loss surgery EVERY. TIME. I. SAW. HIM! Even after I told him I 1.) couldn't afford it, 2.) didn't think it would work (I've heard from many surgery patients who gained all the weight back, plus more!) and 3.) I would never even consider having the surgery. EVER!

Finally now I'm with and MD/Nurse Practioner duo who are completely supportive of the healthy changes I've made. Every time I see one of them they just gush over how great I look, how great my lab results are and keep up the great work! The nurse even wrote down SP's web address and taped it on a cupboard door, saying she was going to reccomend SP the next time someone asked about weight loss! Report
My doctor is fabulous. He never lectured, gave good advice when I asked for it, and is thrilled with my weight loss. Report
great article. If the doctor doesn't have time - for whatever reason - you can schedule a separate appt to discuss weight, or ask for a consult to a nutritionist. These are usually covered by insurance. Report
In Feb 2011 I went to see a NEW MD. He did not bring up the weight loss although its obvious I am over weight. I did bring it up- he gave me a 2 week calories counted diet plan. discussed the fact I should quit smoking. we discussed the fact he is an avid runner - I hate to run, even though I have done a couple of races with my little girls. In August I went back to see him for the 6 month f/u I was 15 punds lighter and now a non- smoker.... I am not sure who was more happy me or him.... he kept saying keep up whatever you are doing... it was kinda cool getting so much positive feedback from him. Report
I had a very negative experience with my doctor when it came to weight loss. I went to her feeling very pleased that I had managed to get moving and had started losing weight (it was the beginning of my journey), and that I had even come home from a two-week vacation (to Georgia, land of crab cakes and pecan pie) 1 lb. lighter than when I left because I worked so hard every day to offset my treats with exercise. Her response? "Wow. One whole pound. You're still dangerously fat so I'm not sure why you're so happy." It was my last visit to her.

My current doctor is supportive but happy to remain in the background unless I have specific questions. Her view is that anything I'm doing which is more than I did for the 20 previous years (which was nothing) is a huge improvement, and that small steps will lead to great strides. The difference is that I leave her office knowing I'm moving in the right direction, and not feeling like a failure. Report
My doctor has been supportive of me for 20 years and stood by me with WW, Jenny Craig, Nutri Systems, you name it. She was always encouraging me to get on a program, get a trainer, etc., etc., Now that I am on SP she is still supportive. Report
My doctor is very slow to prescribe drugs, listens to me, and encourages me to get healthy using SparkPeople. Wish you all could see her! Report
What school did this doc go to? I learned that Docs were trained that if people came with a list, to be concerned about their mental health -- and sure enough, I was treated that way!! When I first talked about weight gain issues, it was when I was having thyroid surgery -- it was all my fault, what I put in my mouth. 10 years and 46 pounds more, I finally get thyroid medication -- after all those years of complaining about these issues and even going on a nurse supervised shake diet ($200/month for the shakes alone). I had to go to a doctor who didn't take insurance so that the insurance company couldn't interfere with treatment. But this doc recommended an unlivable vegetable fast --- weeks and weeks of fasting. After 5 months on thyroid medication, I started responding normally to diet and exercise. There were docs who looked at my symptoms and took them seriously until my blood tests came in at the bottom of the scale -- if insurance will disallow it, they won't apply the appropriate treatment ---- and while I was working so hard and so confused and frustrated with the weight gain and fatigue, when the blood tests came in, the tone switched from, oh, we can help, to it's your fault or it's all in your head.

Don't be afraid to talk to the doc, but have lots of support and skills to cope if it doesn't go well. Report
My physcian is very much into weight loss. However, last time I saw him he called me a .... and emphasized weight loss. He has a history of heart disease and goes overboard. What really offended me is that he knows nothing about nutrition. I have actually made myself ill following his advice. Another example of being armed with information. I haven't been back to him since. Will I, Perhaps.
I just need to get over my sensitivity, and realize some things he just is simply wrong. Additionally, he absolutely doesn't understand about muscle gain, and to him all fat is equal. Report
I'm lucky enough to have a fantastic doctor (through my university) and he and I have discussed my weight pertaining to a few issues I have, but he has never made me feel bad or lazy, or any other negative about my weight, especially since many of my test results come back very good. When I told him I was working on losing weight he took a few minutes to discuss with me my goals to learn if they were realistic, and as they were he gave me full encouragement. My doctor knows that despite being very overweight, I am healthier then most of the students he sees who are at, near or even below "target" weight. I can never be a size 6 ( I just don't have the body structure for it) but I can be a very healthy 14/16 and as I understand it, being healthy is better than being a weight that is unhealthy for me. I am so lucky to have my current doctor, I wish all the ones I'd seen in the past were as good, I might never have reached my highest weight. Report
I have to go to a military hospital and the doctors there are no help at all with my weight loss. I get "Well, MOM, at your AGE, you can't expect to lose any weight now, but cut back a little on what you eat and exercise a little more."
I know I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance and my Triglycerdies was 550 (normal is under 150), so I found Sparks on-line and did something about losing weight for myself. Report