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What is a good way to encourage people who are obese to lose weight?

People suffering with obesity are less encouraged to diet and exercise if they have been shamed for their weight. This is true even for doctors who try to shame people into healthier lifestyles. The goal should be to speak about better health through weight loss in a nonjudgmental way. Doctors should avoid overwhelming people who are heavy and suggest realistic first steps. It’s important to be encouraging to obese people who try to become healthier, especially in the gym. Be sensitive and welcoming to those making their first steps into the fitness lifestyle.

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