...then family members tear down whatever self-esteem the professionals have managed to restore---what do you do?
I have been reassured the following, by more than one medical professional:
--Some people's bodies just won't let them lose weight.
--If you don't already have the genetic predisposition, you cannot make yourself diabetic no matter what you eat.
--Some people can do everything "right" and still have a hard time losing weight.
Then along comes my mother who dismisses it all with "They're just telling you what you want to hear."
My husband's question for me would be, "When are you going to stop listenting to your mother?"
But.... it's my mother.
I've always been taught to listen to my mother.