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How can I steer my doctor's conversation away from my weight?

It is frustrating to have a doctor so focused on your weight that none of your other concerns are addressed. Your best bet to avoid a discussion about your weight is to start by saying, "I know I need to lose weight, but since we have a limited amount of time I would prefer to discuss other health concerns today." Then whip out your list and go for it... my libido is gone, my bladder is leaking... whatever it is. That way, the things that are important to you will be addressed as priorities. 

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