One battle in that, though, (and a huge battle at that) is getting the medical profession to understand that.
If I walk in and the doctor says, "ohhhh, overweight. Bad Dotty. You're a failure" just because of the way i look or the number the nurse got when she did the weight in my Vitals, we haven't made any progress. Ok, doctor, did you actually check any lab results to determine that? How's my cholesterol? Oh, it's perfect? What's about my blood pressure? Terrific, you say? RBCs? WBC? Wow. So I'm wonderfully healthy? Oh, healthier than the 110 lb woman in here before me, you say*. Interesting. So what's the problem again?
* This could be any weight difference - be it high to low or low to high, of course