Originally Posted by QuilterInVA
We have all been given information about being a healthy weight and how to get there...
I had a doctor when I was a kid (like, 12 or 13 years old) who told me I should lose weight for my health. I asked how. She said to exercise and eat better foods, and then nodded like that was that. I was so, so confused and worried. My health was bad? Lose weight? What exercise? What was "better" food? I didn't eat good food? How much should I weigh?
And my parents knew what I did about nutrition (not much). I'm now totally self-taught in what I know nutritionally. I had to find literally all of it on my own. The only "information" I was given was on sugar cereal boxes claiming to be healthy because they had half a gram of whole grains or something.
Doctors aren't great at advice most of the time. They need to keep caring and trying because eventually someone WILL want help. And if they can't be bothered (or don't have a clue), that's contributing to the issue.