Guess what...your not the only one who has stayed away from the doctor because they don't want to hear their overweight and are afraid that something is wrong.
I stayed away from the doctor for many years. I didn't want them to tell me I was overweight, I knew it. I would only go to the walk-in clinic if I was really sick. Sound familiar?
Guess what, I was wrong.
One of the first parts to losing weight and becoming healthy is making sure your body is okay.
Today is the day! Either call your doctor. Don't have one...start asking friends and coworkers if they have a doctor they really like. Call and make and appointment.
Next, prepare for your appointment.
You know that are going to say your overweight. And well, their not lying.
But, thus is okay.
The moment the doctor says...you know your over weight., I'm concerned about your weight.
Say this!!! I am also concerned about my weight and my health and I took this first step in coming here to make sure I am okay in preparation for making some diet and exercise changes. (You can say, this is a lot for me, let's go slow) Ask the doctor if they have recommendations.
Next, your doctor should be doing blood work! They and you should want to know if your cholesterol Is high, what are the levels of vitamins in your body, your iron levels... Etc.
This is good! This is preparation for you to make sure your body is on track for a healthy lifestyle.
You don't want to be working out with low levels of vitamin D, B, etc because you will just feel more tired and not be able loss fat as easily and/or build muscle.
After the blood results come back and your doctor calls you and/or you go in to review the results (always bring a notepad to the doctor to write down their recommendations.)
Remember, it's okay. If you have low levels of things, ask your doctor how much you need to take of that supplement and get yourself to the pharmacy and take it everyday!
Also, look up food that are high in the vitamin and incorporate them into your diet.
If the doctor says something else is wrong, guess what, you will work to fix it. Remember we can't fix the problem if we don't know what it is.
Lastly, if you don't like that doctor, go find another. There are plenty of good, nice, and understanding doctors out there.
P.S. Always ask for a copy if your blood work to keep for your records. And, check. Many laboratories have patent portals. Like, Quest! You can log in and view your blood work.
Good luck, I wish you good health and I hope you make an appointment for a check up today....or at least make it a goal by Friday.
Till next time. -Annamarie