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How can a DR help me lose weight?

I know I got to do most of this weightloss stuff on my own (a DR can't fix my meals or get me off my kaboose to exercise) but up to the "my part" section is there something I can ask for help with?

(Please let me know if you don't understand what I'm asking :))

Tue. Nov 13, 11:29am

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If your asking for some kind of prescription weight loss drug I'm sure your doc will be more then happy to write you one. As long as you are at least 50 pounds overweight they seem to write anyone a script. What you should ask for is a script to see a dietician who can measure you and sit down with you and tell you what you need to do to lose the weight on your own and instill good healthy habits. They will work out a diet for you and then you will have to do the work. Most dieet pills are dangerous and once you stop taking them you gain the weight back because you haven't really changed anythiing. So if you know you need to do the work just do it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 11:43 AM

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You could ask your doctor to give you a 'wake up call' and perform relevant tests - blood pressure, cholesterol, percentage of body fat, etc. - and assess your risk factors for diabetes, stroke, heart attack, etc. based upon those numbers, your current lifestyle, family history, etc. If you're someone who would be motivated by the numbers and the risks posed by not changing your lifestyle it could light a fire under you! They might also be able to refer you to a nutritionist, which might be covered if it's for medical reasons.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 11:46 AM

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This is an article written by a Doctor, and is a good place to start.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 11:47 AM

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Most doctors are interested in fixing what is wrong, and don't have time for the kind of help I"m sure you are looking for. I second the idea of seeing a nutritionist - they can help you with not just cutting calories, but for eating for maximum health.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 5:08 PM

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