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What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Parents

Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have.
He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it.

In brief: Parents

Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have.
He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Overweight father

if walking not an issue take walks together, so has company.
Get a pedometer (and one 4 you) so can monitor 10,000 steps a day. People overeat because high calories foods are easy finger foods, so prepare low calories finger foods-roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potato chips,kale chips. Check his BMR http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ to monitor intake. Good luck

In brief: Overweight father

if walking not an issue take walks together, so has company.
Get a pedometer (and one 4 you) so can monitor 10,000 steps a day. People overeat because high calories foods are easy finger foods, so prepare low calories finger foods-roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potato chips,kale chips. Check his BMR http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ to monitor intake. Good luck
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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