Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight
(HealthDay News) -- It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make.
The Weight-Control Information Network offers these pointers for a weight-loss discussion between you and your physician:
Prepare a list of questions before your visit and bring them with you. Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Ask a loved one to come with you for support.
Be sure you clearly understand what your physician recommends. Ask questions if you need clarification.
Ask the doctor to provide brochures or websites for more information.
Ask for a referral to a registered dietitian, weight-loss program or support group.
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