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Making a Plan Together

You may think you need to work on your weight by yourself, but you don't. And you don't have to figure it all out alone.

Making a Plan Together

You may think you need to work on your weight by yourself, but you don't. And you don't have to figure it all out alone.

Be honest and open to help

In order for a health care provider to better help you, he or she will need information about your weight-loss history, medical history, current eating habits, and current physical activity.

Get your free, personalized TrueWeight® Report for more insight into the role weight plays in your life.

Be sure to explain

  • Your weight history and mention any significant changes in your weight throughout your life
  • Any concerns you have about health issues that relate to your weight

Together, you can decide

  • What your first steps could be
  • Changes you can make today (such as cooking at home once a week, taking the stairs at work, or keeping a food journal)
  • Realistic short-term and long-term weight goals (short-term goals might include things you can start to do this week, whereas long-term goals might be reachable a year from now)
  • How often to check in with your health care provider, and if it will be by phone or in person
  • Whether you’d like to explore medicine to help control your appetite
  • Whether surgery is an option

Hear Matt talk about the importance of talking to a health care provider about weight.

Hear Matt talk about the importance of talking to a health care provider about weight.

I think about my weight every minute of every day. Sad, stressed, concerned.

I still have never been diagnosed with obesity from a medical professional. I would like to be able to feel comfortable about breaching that subject with health care professionals. People with obesity, they need others to understand that yes it’s a difficult conversation, but it’s a conversation that needs to be had.

One of the things about living with obesity that I wish people could understand is that it’s never one instance, and it’s never one activity, it’s everything. I have to space my day around do I have enough time to go to the gym, am I going to give myself enough time to eat a good meal. I have to structure my life around that.

We want a safe space that is going to help us move forward in our journey through our weight loss.

Learn more about treatment options you may want to discuss with a health care provider

TrueWeight® Report

Get your free, personalized TrueWeight® Report. Answering a few questions about your weight-management history, current lifestyle, and goals is a great way to prepare for a conversation with a health care provider.

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Learn more about obesity care from Truth About Weight®

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Learn more about obesity care from Truth About Weight®