Don’t worry about getting weighed at your doctor’s office the next time you go. Your primary care physician, if he or she is like the majority of primary care doctors in the United Sates and Canada, won’t counsel you at all about losing some weight.
Research reported in the May 2013 issue of the International Journal of Obesity revealed that about 9% of primary care doctors counsel about 52% of the patients on 20% of the visits. This means that you have a good chance that your doctor will say nothing to you about losing excess weight.
What’s so good about that? Well, the good part is you don’t have to worry about feeling embarrassed or ashamed about being an overweight person when both you and your doctor avoid the topic of your weight.
Is there a bad part? You be the judge.