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Health Tip: Before You Start Trying to Lose Weight

Health Tip: Before You Start Trying to Lose Weight

03/13/13

(HealthDay News) -- You know losing weight will help you get healthy, but it's always a good idea to have a conversation with your doctor about your health before you start your weight-loss program.

The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these things to discuss with your doctor about your weight-loss plans:

  • Ask for educational brochures or other materials from your doctor about calorie-counting, healthy eating habits and exercise.
  • Ask your doctor to measure your body-mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight) and your waist circumference, and ask what that means for your health.
  • Explain to your doctor about your current physical activity and eating habits, and talk about changes that you can make to help yourself get healthier.
  • Consider how many changes you are willing to make to your lifestyle before meeting with your doctor.
  • Ask for information about local specialists such as dietitians and personal trainers, and whether they may be covered by your health plan.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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