When you talk to your Doctor, it is important to be honest about your level of concern about your health, what you have done to try and lose weight in the past, how much your everyday life is affected by your weight and how committed you are to making long-term lifestyle changes.
You may want to ask your Doctor about the science behind weight regain, possible health risks for you related to your weight, what the treatment options are, how long treatment will last and how much weight you can realistically expect to lose.
Understanding your condition and treatment options can help you take control and make positive changes to manage your weight.
Remember you are not alone. In South Africa, it is estimated that nearly 70 % of women and 31 % of men are either overweight or obese. Your Doctor is likely to have had conversations with obese and overweight patients many times before.