Watch what Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson, practice leader has to say about the LiveLight Lifestyle Medicine’s approach to obesity.
We approach being overweight and obesity as a medical condition. It truly is a chronic medical condition. To us, it’s no different then treating high blood pressure, asthma or diabetes. We have to use all of the tools that we have in-order to get someone’s disease under control. We’re not going to judge you. We’re not the people that are going to chastise you because you gained a few pounds when you went on vacation.
Our job is to help you understand why this happens – maybe avoid it in the future and learn that it isn’t because you’re a bad person or because you don’t have enough willpower. We understand it’s the nature of the condition and our job is to treat that – just like any other condition.