If your health care provider tells you that you should lose weight, look for a routine that is based on regular physical activity and an eating plan that is balanced, healthy, and easy to follow.
Choosing a routine may be a difficult task. You may not know what to look for or what questions to ask. Please do not hesitate to contact us to help you in your decision.
Talk With Your Health Care Professional
You may want to talk with your doctor or other health care professional about controlling your weight before you decide on a routine. Even if you feel uncomfortable talking about your weight with your provider, remember that we are here to help you improve your health.
Here are some tips:
- 1) Tell your provider that you would like to talk about your weight. Share your concerns about any medical conditions you have or medicines you are taking.
- 2) Write down your questions in advance.
- 3) Bring pen and paper to take notes.
- 4) Bring a friend or family member along for support if this will make you feel more comfortable.
- 5) Make sure you understand what your health care provider is saying. Ask questions if there is something you do not understand.
- 6) Ask for other sources of information like brochures or websites.
- 7) If you want more support, ask for a referral to a registered dietitian, a support group, or a commercial weight-loss program.