first off, not everyone who is overweight has health issues.
secondly, if you'd wanted diet advice you would have asked for it.
Except most do, or will, have health issues. I'm not even going to argue it.
Any doctor who doesn't address the weight problem of his or her patient is doing a disservice to the patient. It's a serious problem in our society, and ignoring it will not make it go away.
Other than that, I agree with your post. Surgery should be the last resort.
You may be right but i will respectfully disagree with you. Doctors see overweight people and immediatley talk about about weight problems/health issues but that person didnt necessarily go there to talk about that. ( Ive seen it written about quite a few times here)
Yet a thinner person wouldnt get the same talk from the doctor. Doctor sees slim person and doesnt think theres a weight/health problem. Doesnt know that the thin person sits in front of the computer all day eating chocolate biscuits, take away, fried food etc etc
That fat person is me, who is making an effort to walk and excercise everyday and eat decent meals. The thin person is my brother who can go thru 2 packs of choccy biscuits in a day and not put weight on.
I wont moan about the fact he told me on my last visit to him that he's only put about 4kg's on since he was 17. Hes 42 now. I put on about 50kgs on since i was 17. Have lost about 33kgs so a bit more to go.
I felt like pouring my drink over his keyboard when he told me that
(but i didnt)
Yet he has more health issues than i do. Im the one doctors greet as "hello, youre fat"
I do agree with you about weight being a problem in todays society.