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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Start with MD

Check for underlying medical/health issues.
Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life.

In brief: Start with MD

Check for underlying medical/health issues.
Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: See doc, get a buddy

When starting a weight loss plan, a person should see his doctor to be sure the plan is nutritionally good, and won't cause problems such as high cholesterol, low iron, or calcium & vitamin d deficiencies.
A weight loss buddy can help, because two people on a weight loss plan can watch out for each other, and give encouragement when needed.

In brief: See doc, get a buddy

When starting a weight loss plan, a person should see his doctor to be sure the plan is nutritionally good, and won't cause problems such as high cholesterol, low iron, or calcium & vitamin d deficiencies.
A weight loss buddy can help, because two people on a weight loss plan can watch out for each other, and give encouragement when needed.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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