Doctors React to Controversial Cosmo Cover

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Today I interview Dr. Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD., and board-certified bariatric surgeon about the recently released covers of Cosmopolitan magazine, depicting women of all shapes and sizes and boldly claiming “this is healthy.” Dr. Salles and I dove into the nuances of the Healthy At Every Size (HAES) movement, fatphobia, and reality of obesity. There are some difficult subjects in here, like struggles with insurance and diets/dieting, so please let me know your thoughts down below!
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Read Dr. Salles’ in-depth piece on these Cosmo covers: www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944165
My Response To Fatphobia Claims: rokey.info/key/video/jqumltqMipOMvZs.html
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Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor Acum 2 ore
every obese person i know thinks HAES is complete bullshit. Self love is great. Fat shaming is horrible. but this false narrative of you're healthy at 350 pounds is nonsense, dangerous, and ridiculous.
Alex Fish
Alex Fish Acum 4 ore
I have anorexia nervosa, and I'd like to bring something to this: being underweight can have just as many (if not more) health complications as being overweight, but they are approached with different attitudes. My family and friends saw my obsessive exercise and starvation habits as "healthy" and "tenacious". I eventually had to be hospitalized and went through extensive recovery to reach a normal BMI, and even then my family believes it "couldn't have been that bad" because I was never "put on a feeding tube". Even though I have permanent health complications from it. Later on, I was on the heavier end of normal due to a medication I was on (125lbs. Still within normal BMI range for 5'2", but I was still working out a lot, so muscle mass figures in too). I got a LOT of comments of "concern" from family, partners, and even random friends-of-friends about my weight and how I "let myself go". Also "positive" comments about "being chubby, but that's okay!"... And it's weird to be called "chubby" when you're fit and average. Due to a lot of sociological factors, regular people have warped standards for what constitutes a "healthy weight", especially from person to person. Sometimes fit people don't "look" fit. Sometimes someone doesn't look as skinny as you're used to seeing them. Sometimes you can't get an intrinsic understanding about someone's health versus how they look without first getting some VERY invasive information about their medical history. But that's strictly for the doctor's office!! My PCP doctor seemed to be the only person who was actually HAPPY with my body, having the context of my recovery, blood work, blood pressure, etc. I think the movement should be interpreted as being less about "don't worry about your weight" and more about "we should stop worrying about OTHER people's weight. They could be healthy - that's between them and their doctor". Isn't it annoying to doctors when people who have no understanding of any medical practice give unsolicited health advice? I think if we view it from that mindset - leaving this issue to the doctor's office - it makes more sense. We should change the language of this movement from "THIS is healthy" or "THAT is healthy" to "mind your own business, ask your doctor."
IcyDeath91
IcyDeath91 Acum 5 ore
I don't fully understand the idea that everyone should feel good about their body. Feeling good or content with something is a quick way to not change. Not feeling good about your body, otherwise known as "shame" is the first step to identifying the fact that something needs to change. I agree with what she said for the most part, except for this.
Zee L
Zee L Acum 6 ore
The gastric bypass is the best thing I've ever done for myself. 50kg gone, no more fatty liver, no longer pre diabetic, bloods and blood pressure are perfect, and I can keep up with my 6 year old daughter. I wish I'd done it sooner!
Emanuel Kokovics
Emanuel Kokovics Acum 7 ore
I don't understand people that like a person-celebrity, search for ways of doing what they say or acting or becoming the same size as that person. It is as they do not have any brain or just prefer to lose their own selves to satisfy some trends! The world today is just sad!
부밍시스템어어
부밍시스템어어 Acum 7 ore
Stop calling obese healthy, and stop supporting obesity!!! I don’t get why people support obesity....
I'm Your Mom Now
I'm Your Mom Now Acum 8 ore
Yeah, a bariatric surgeon wouldn't have ANY reason to push the idea that obesity = health risks. 🙄 Conflict of interest from someone pushing that cutting into healthy organs and not allowing yourself to intake nutrition until you reach an arbitrary number is acceptable. (Also, I don't know anyone who's has bariatric surgery and kept the weight off.).
Beth Anthony
Beth Anthony Acum 8 ore
Self love at any size?
Lizzie CK
Lizzie CK Acum 12 ore
Body positivity? If you love yourself, you take good care of your body, you eat healthy, exercise and keep a normal weight. And most of all, you don’t promote obesity!
Karen Wilson
Karen Wilson Acum 13 ore
Her smile is healthy! Her obvious positive attitude about herself in that moment and her open attitude towards life is healthy and lovely to see.
Luna Businesses
Luna Businesses Acum 19 ore
Doctor Mike, I have so much respect for you but I need you to hear me. You very clearly don't understand, which is very normal for someone who's never been part of that demographic. I know you *want* to understand. This ENTIRE VIDEO is part of the problem. The problem is that society, including you, feels entitled to discuss our health and our bodies in great detail because obesity is something that we can't hide. Unlike a functional alcoholic or drug addict, people who smoke cigarettes or vape nicotine products, people who practice risky sexual activities, etc... they are able to have their vices and unhealthy lifestyles in private in many circumstances without public discussion of their bodies or health status. LET US LIVE. I would be very happy to discuss this further with you if you're willing to listen.
Flightsy
Flightsy Acum 10 ore
shut up
MyIndianNameIs Evening Star
MyIndianNameIs Evening Star Acum 21 oră
TLDR: ppl fat shaming other ppl. idus why ppl say I care about you/ your health. My wieght. I can't stand when people fat shame other people. And then turn around and say I care about what happens to you. When they don't know the person at all. Why do they care what happens to them? They don't. They just want a fat shame somebody. Or say something along the lines of I just want them to be healthier or I want them to eat healthier or you're going to die soon if you don't lose weight. As if these people don't already know these things. I am obese myself. I'm like minivan status. Even though people tell me I don't look obese I definitely feel it in my bones. I've never really had anybody say anything to me as far as they care about my health and care about what happens to me and things like that. But I have heard it being said to other people. And for some reason it really pisses me off. Why should a complete stranger care about what happens to us when they don't know us? They're not going to be the ones crying and grieving at our funeral. So why does it matter if we die because of our weight sooner than later? I just really don't understand when people say that. Yes I understand being fat is very unhealthy. But it's our choice whether or not we want to lose weight. In the last few months I have lost over 20 lb. I am now down to 190 lb. When I was 225 at my heaviest that I've ever been in my life. And that was my choice to lose that weight. Not anybody else's. And not anybody fat shaming me. I hope more people can find the motivation to lose weight. It's not easy but it's worth it.
EighteenXVIII
EighteenXVIII Acum 17 ore
Fat shaming is certainly bad. But to say that just because it's your body you can do what you want is a bad take imo. If an obese father dies from a heart attack at the age of 40 his children will care. His wife will care. You have a responsibility to your community as well. You don't live on an island. There's also a massive additional cost to healthcare systems. Also many people are born disabled or become disabled at some point in their life through no fault of their own. It's ungrateful in a way for you to destroy the healthy body that you were given when they never got a choice. Some people in life have to get the bad luck and the misfortune, and they in a way took the fall for you, albeit not voluntarily. So you have a responsiblity to not squander what you were given. Is that fair? No. Maybe you don't even want a healthy body. But at least you get a choice. Not everyone does.
ProtoClone
ProtoClone Acum 22 ore
We should not be shaming each other over weight. We should be encouraging each other living healthier. You can love your body, no matter the size, but don't sabotage that with unhealthy habits.
Mark Dawn
Mark Dawn Acum o Zi
Fat people are unhealthy and not healthy!
lex hex
lex hex Acum o Zi
If you are plus sized naturally, that is healthy as long as you stay fit. Some people can't loose weight and have a "healthy" or "normal" bmi. Plus sized/chubby is different than fat/obese.
Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson Acum o Zi
I think more people glorifying obesity is what the real situation is..a doctor warning you about obesity risks is their job! What's next, nicotinephobic?
Larry 18
Larry 18 Acum o Zi
I don't know whether putting obese people on magazines is really a good way to stop fatphobia. By all means everyone deserves to feel good regardless of such things, but doing that doesn't come off as normal, it comes off as virtue signalling. Moreover, it can come off as "coddling a child", where your only doing it so that people stop talking about it.
AmyJayne
AmyJayne Acum o Zi
I think if you're gonna do bariatric surgery you also need to look at the whole person - their situation, mental health, lifestyle, all of that. it all matters. Even having little cash can make you obese because you turn to poor food choices. DON'T fat shame, DON'T make judgements based on appearance. Support THE WHOLE human. Educate, don't hate!
Dániel Faller
Dániel Faller Acum o Zi
If you love your body shouldnt you take care of it? And in case you are fat your not taking care if it.
jenny b
jenny b Acum o Zi
I like dr. Mike but I did not like this video. I feel this video pushed surgery pretty hard instead of a lifestyle change. The "excuse" that healthy food is expensive and takeout is cheaper is a downright lie.
Martin Thomsen Engström
Martin Thomsen Engström Acum o Zi
Do anybody have some sources related to Dr. sales statement that “three fourths of americans are obese or overweight”. I’m really curios as to what data is used to reach these results. If BMI is the only data, I guess we have to be mindful that “three fourths” covers BMI-results all down to 25.0? Just funny how it feels when such a broad statistic is mentioned in a conversation largely focused on obesity.
Lucky_number_13
Lucky_number_13 Acum o Zi
basically tl/dr: people can be healthy when they are plus size, but not everyone plus size is healthy
Maggie Willis
Maggie Willis Acum o Zi
She completely misrepresented HAES. The whole point is that everyone has the POSSIBILITY of being healthy regardless of their size, not that everyone IS healthy at any size. Those CORRELATIONS that she mentioned that CORRELATE with obesity could very well be more related to certain behaviors that are also correlated with weight. Which is to say that larger people CAN BE and SOMETIMES are healthy and smaller people CAN BE and SOMETIMES are unhealthy. Size is not an accurate indication of health.
Chris L
Chris L Acum 2 Zile
Surgery is BS and really only of use after the medical system has failed miserably to get the patients the information that they need to lose the weight they need in order to be healthy. I've personally struggled to lose weight and I've lost gobs of it with little effort. The fact is that the reason why so few people manage to lose weight with diet and exercise is that doctors are incompetent and giving advice that lacks scientific validity. Losing weight is easy, stop eating, you'll lose weight. Losing weight in a healthy and sustainable manner is a bit harder, but not complicated. Fast a couple times a week for at least 16 hours. When you are eating, eat a varied diet of all the food groups, resistance train to maintain muscle mass and you will lose weight and keep it off. That's literally what the research consistently says. If obese people aren't losing weight it's virtually always either because they're being given bad advice or they don't want to lose the weight. There's no reason why a typical person can't shed 5% of their weight a month without much effort.
Meagan
Meagan Acum 2 Zile
I think people miss the point of body positivity. For me, it's never been about pretending that being obese doesn't effect my health. I'm very aware of that. However, I don't need every single ad or tv show to be telling me that too incessantly everyday. Because guess what, outside pressure to lose weight DOESN'T WORK. The desire to change has to come from within. For me, body positivity has always been about other people minding their own business about my own body.
Young Competitive
Young Competitive Acum 2 Zile
this guy seems like a creep to me
Catherine Ball
Catherine Ball Acum 2 Zile
I was nearly 23 stones when I went down the bariatric surgery (sleeve) route (I was obese pretty much all my life and tried every diet going). This procedure has given me my life back. I can now do all the physical activities that I should be able to do at my age. Instead of politely declining hiking adventures with my friends (because I had serious back and foot pain) and feeling trapped inside my home I can now join in and feel invigorated by exercise. I will never regret that decision as long as I live. It is the very best decision that I ever made.
ThatLooksWhiteBut_IsBlackHispanicGuy
ThatLooksWhiteBut_IsBlackHispanicGuy Acum 2 Zile
I think what’s lost in the conversation is that being thin isn’t automatically healthy and being heavy isn’t automatically “unhealthy” - BUT... there’s a big BUT after that like she said. At the end of the day, it IS excess weight. And just bc they don’t have sugar or pressure or high cholesterol, doesn’t mean that they aren’t at risk and it doesn’t discount that obesity in and of itself is STILL an issue and also doesn’t discount that they may not have pain in the back/knee/etc or that it can be causing or be a risk factor for things like sleep apnea, etc. That being said, there’s also a difference between obesity and being big when not in terms of medical determination. Medically, at a certain weight, it’s obesity but there are some folks that are just a little thicker than normal and those who are clearly overweight. That being said, no one deserves to be shamed for their body and everyone should be taught to love their body - BUT (obese BUT) everyone should be educated on the risks and loving your body shouldn’t be equated with acceptance of an issue that may cause issues down the line as in “Im big and beautiful so I’m just gonna stay big or get bigger” - especially in the African American community bc we know that our risk of diseases such as heart disease, sugar, pressure, etc ARE VERY VERY REAL and that there is also a hereditary risk of these issues, along with obesity, that put us as greater risk of developing issues when being overweight - and thats included with other things that come along with being African American, and it’s worth changing. My moms family is black, and my grandma and most of her sisters are overweight and have issues with pressure and sugar but these issues only worsened along with weight gain and with aging. And they’ve told me that I look unhealthy skinny but my dad died of heart disease and my moms family has a history plus my mom has sickle cell - Im not taking any risks after being heavy for a very long time and my weight slowly packed on to where I didn’t notice until I went from 215 to 155 which is at the lower limit of my ideal weight (185 is the upper limit) and I was “borderline obese” but I didn’t look obese. But i lost all that weight and I’m not putting it back on. And it’s hard bc I’m southern and my moms family is southern and we eat collard greens, chitlins, pig feet, baked Mac and cheese, neck bones, ox tails, etc. I love all that but at some point you have to say no, or at least, not that much.
AK Krissy Wheeler
AK Krissy Wheeler Acum 2 Zile
This guest expert was full of it, claiming diet and exercise doesn't work for 95% of people. She makes six figures selling gastric bypass surgery. Of course she'd say maintaining a healthy weight with traditional methods is nearly impossible.
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson Acum 2 Zile
When the emotional imprint of words become more important than the objective definition of those words.
Chelse C
Chelse C Acum 2 Zile
This brings something to mind. How are nutrition labels calculated? The more I see of the world, the less the labels make sense to me. -What body size, sex, and ethnicity are they assuming? -Are they assuming we're all burning a certain amount of calories and fat a day? -What is that amount? -For daily amounts of vitamins and minerals that require other vitamins and minerals to be consumed in order to be absorbed properly, is it assumed those are being consumed in the recommended amounts as well? Tl;dr: How were these generalizations reached?
Bryte Eyez
Bryte Eyez Acum 2 Zile
I was anorexic when I was younger. I never binge and purged, but I did starve. I was Diagnosed with AFRID. I am an amputee and fractured my pelvis. Lack of mobility AND COVID lockdown, I gained quite a bit of weight. I weigh more than I am comfortable with. I contacted my doctor about my weight concerns and wanting to lose the weight, so that I can do it in a healthy way.
Mason
Mason Acum 2 Zile
You should all strive to look like me.
Blainy Kid
Blainy Kid Acum 2 Zile
Since when do people think Cosmopolitan's articles have valid opinions?
Matthew Hamilton
Matthew Hamilton Acum 3 Zile
Obesity is a disease it is not healthy lol and with it brings other diseases eventually
vonKobra
vonKobra Acum 3 Zile
This is wrong, we should be fat shaming, period. Morbidly obese people are killing themselves with their choices. Unless I am to understand that you, as a doctor, support tabacco smokers as healthy. Hollywood standards are dumb, dad bod and moderate overweight should be more accepted, especially if their lifestyle is otherwise healthy. But obesity is serious, even starting with the statement "I'm not fat phobic" is ceding ground to this ideology and movement.
Seluhir
Seluhir Acum 3 Zile
We need to stop using BMI as the identifier. It ignores so many real factors that contribute to what a healthy weight is for people and makes a LOT of people who are within healthy weight parameters feel ashamed of their weight because of factors that BMI doesn't consider.
ShroomyK
ShroomyK Acum 3 Zile
I think the problem occurs when strangers, or even friends or family comment on your health as a fat person. They are not doctors, they don't know your medical history, yet they feel like it's their right to let you know you're unhealthy as if you didn't know. I think the "healthy at every size" is in response to these kinds of comments, and also that you can look extremely thin and ill and yet not get as many comments about your health. If you are not their doctor, please do not comment on a person's health. It's none of your business and literally no one wants your opinion. There is of course this sort of moral outrage directed at fat people too. People will act like it's some kind of character flaw, lack of self-control, or a sin of some kind. It's so ridiculous and people need to keep that to themselves. I have been both very overweight, and also thin and sickly anorexic. I got more compliments when looking like someone wasting away from some terminal illness, and more criticism when I'm overweight. I look back at the pictures from when I was anorexic and I really looked sick, yet people LOVED it, even after I admitted to literally not eating. They didn't bat an eye when I told them. (I want to say this isn't directed at Dr. Mike or doctors who make general statements about weight and health. This is more about randos who think they can comment on any individual's health when they were not even asked.)
Miep Miep
Miep Miep Acum 3 Zile
I dont live in usa. But i heard that healthy food can be very expensive and take out very cheap. If that is true i think thats a big problem. Cause it makes it easy an cheap to get take out and be expensif to mAke yourself a actual meal
The Guy
The Guy Acum 3 Zile
My doctor told me healthy at every size while I was combating health issues due to my obesity. She is no longer my doctor
Dianne Dixon - TeXXic
Dianne Dixon - TeXXic Acum 4 Zile
I appreciate the fact that you are a DO, Dr. Mike, because it tells me you're more into the holistic outlook. My question: Hormones and weight. I find it a conversation that few have, and it's more often a tongue-in-cheek discussion. As a woman, i know we bear the brunt of how hormones affect weight. There are some of us who have fat-inducing hormone situations and can't exercise our way thin. I know it's broad, but I feel like it's a serious consideration that's not getting enough discussion
Sleepy Toast
Sleepy Toast Acum 4 Zile
I think it's funny how many people seem to prioritizing perceived health to give a person respect or kindness. I'm skinny, the most fat I've been is on the tipping point of "healthy" and overweight. I am not healthy though. I have chronic joint pain, sometimes so bad I wake up screaming in the night. There are days when I can't walk because my knees and hips hurt so much, there are days when my arms are useless because all I want to do is cry from the pain. Health is not an indicator of being worthy of respect, it's how the person acts! You wouldn't go to a person in a wheelchair or a person using a sight cane and say that they aren't worthy of respect or kindness because they aren't healthy, why do that to a fat person? I'm not saying you're "fatphobic" for not wanting to date fat people (I sure as hell wouldn't) or that you have to be chummy with them, I'm just saying give the same kindness you would give to others.
Alex
Alex Acum 4 Zile
I had a gastric sleeve at 19, developed chronic nausea, gagging, dry heaving, and hiatal hernia. I went in for a revision to bypass 2 years later on the advice of 4 or 5 doctors hoping to reduce those symptoms. Instead of reducing the symptoms, I now have hyper salivation problems and a motility disorder, and can't take capsules without chest pain, on top of my original symptoms. Now I am 23 years old, chronically ill, on several medications my parent pays for, unemployed, no tertiary education and no skills. I was 250+ lbs by the end of elementary school, 350 lbs by the end of middle school, and 450 lbs by the end of high school. I had physical trainers and coaches from school have me do useless exercise that ultimately resulted in no weight loss and just some muscle gains and improved fitness. I had nutritionists pull out little plates and bowls to talk to me about serving sizes, as if I didn't already know, as if I had gotten to that size just by not knowing serving sizes, as if such a thing has any relevance to, or the ability of, improving my life. I had a registered dietitian (and later a nurse in the bariatric program) tell me that I needed to eat MORE calories to "boost" my metabolism, as my metabolism was going into "starvation mode". These nutritionists and the registered dietitian were authority fugures, empowered by the health care system to have power over my life, and trusted by me and my family as experts, but they just took their copay and gave nothing in return but debunked useless nothing. That's the reason for the obesity epidemic, along with added sugars, refined carbs, insulin levels, glycemic load, and obese people being told to drink water with their meals to stretch their stomachs even further, distorting their hunger signals. With the right diet you will lose weight without ever feeling hungry, and keep the weight off. Don't track calories, don't track macros, just look at caloric density, and glycemic load. Lower both. Get seasoning and sugar free sauces for taste, plus sugar free sweeteners. Good luck
XDSDDLord
XDSDDLord Acum 4 Zile
Dr. Mike, here is a partial answer to your question as to why some treatments aren't covered: we know some people very high up at insurance companies, officer level, and have asked about why they don't cover some services that we offer, and they looked us in the eyes and said: "if we paid you for these services, the patients will live longer, correct?" and we answered "yes." That was the end of that conversation.
thelema10
thelema10 Acum 4 Zile
This Chad bro "doctor" really hates fat people lol
Christie b
Christie b Acum 3 Zile
No. He is a doctor who cares about the health of people. There are many high risk lifestyles including smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle that show they are at higher risk for health problems down the road. Why would a doctor ever condone a lifestyle that is high risk for health problems?
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason Acum 5 Zile
To anyone who says that there's nothing wrong with obesity, I have one question: What made you decide that?
Ganimé Özçay
Ganimé Özçay Acum 5 Zile
piers morgan says that obese people are not healthy. with all due respect, to obese people, not to him, i don’t think he gets to say that.
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
What do you mean you don't think he gets to say that?
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason Acum 5 Zile
Why? The validity of a statement is not dependent on who's presenting it.
David Browning
David Browning Acum 5 Zile
How ridiculous to think that showing fat people respect encourages them to be fat! Why is it so hard for the general public to believe that fat people deserve respect and love? As someone who overcame morbid obesity via bariatric surgery, I have very strong feelings about this. And I could rant about this issue at length, and have in other media, but allow me to say I totally approve of the intention and the tone of this video. Which is healthier--maintaining a consistent weight, even if it is higher than what the medical world says it should be, or constant yo-yo dieting and fluctuations in body weight. Regarding the way medical professionals approach the obesity issue with a patient, when I was very fat my perception more often than not was that a doctor seemed to think s/he was the first one ever to advise me to lose weight, or that there was something magical about the advice that doctor gave that would somehow allow me to see the light and now take the actions that no one had ever inspired in me before. Even if that were possible, very few of these doctors had that kind of communication skill. This is a very complex issue, and people usually don't like issues that don't have simple, black/white answers. This might require some actual thought and consideration. I know that's a lot to ask, but give it a try.
Zendra Gallhauser
Zendra Gallhauser Acum 5 Zile
Pierce Morgan is obese himself, yet he keeps complaining about obese women He clearly isn’t healthy himself
Tamara Van Voorst
Tamara Van Voorst Acum 5 Zile
I am 5, 5 and 152 pounds. I have a 32" waiste and 35" hips and I can feel my hip bones. The BMI has me labeled slightly obese because breast size and muscle weight are never put into consideration. Fortunately I am not told to lose weight when I go to the doctor's office because the muscles and breast size are obvious. Well, that a medication is why I have the fat I do have. I have to work with my specialists to find that balance between medication, nutrition and exercise. I stock third shift, so I get hours of exercise a week, both cardio and weight bearing.
Rumble
Rumble Acum 5 Zile
Woke people are at war with reality. It's that simple.
Foster Gilliam
Foster Gilliam Acum 6 Zile
This video is going to hurt so many real fat people. Unfortunate.
Anne Wagnera
Anne Wagnera Acum 6 Zile
I love this video. It is such a respectful conversation and you are still not afraid to tell your opinion and share facts that may be uncomfortable to some.
D-ro Sano
D-ro Sano Acum 6 Zile
Lesson learned. Hopefully so as you.
Fluff n Stuff
Fluff n Stuff Acum 6 Zile
Bad food taste a lot better to most and its cheaper, plus convince. So, it's going to call more people to eat it.
Fluff n Stuff
Fluff n Stuff Acum 6 Zile
My husband is a big guy. He sits 10-11 hours a day. He's lucky to be on his feet for a total of 20 minutes a day. We have children, and they always ask why he never gets up. It's tough being the only parent that is up and moving, doing almost everything. I have no problem with the way he looks, but his weight has caused high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and this excess fatigue. It's unfortunate to witness. When we got married 27 years ago, he was average size, and we did so much, and he was active.
Turtle Rabbit Kim
Turtle Rabbit Kim Acum 6 Zile
Being extremely skinny and extremely obese are both bad
Turtle Rabbit Kim
Turtle Rabbit Kim Acum 6 Zile
Here's the truth, you can't critize other people's weight unless YOU are a physician and you are fully aware of their clinical history.
Margaret Kammer
Margaret Kammer Acum 6 Zile
Nah, this ain’t it. 👎🏼
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
What does that even mean? If you have a problem with what's being said here then you have a problem with reality. You might as well be getting mad at people for saying 1 + 1 = 2.
Jamie McCullough
Jamie McCullough Acum 6 Zile
Yes!! "Active at any size" needs to be out there more
Frank Allen
Frank Allen Acum 6 Zile
Too much work, I'll stick with being fat. I'd rather go by heart attack than cancer like every family member since 1969.
Gregor Mychalewicz
Gregor Mychalewicz Acum 7 Zile
Thank you for your great videos. I see an issue with mixing up overweight and obesity. At some points during the interview it was not made clear enough what group was meant.
T D
T D Acum 7 Zile
As an obese person, I despise celebrating obesity. It's not good and I'm working to change it. But I will never get surgery.
pauld
pauld Acum 7 Zile
"This is healthy!" press x to doubt
prschuster
prschuster Acum 7 Zile
Why is it so hard for so many people to understand that you can be against fat shaming and still acknowledge that there are health risks associated with being underweight or overweight?
Indira Pramesi
Indira Pramesi Acum 7 Zile
thanks for this video! many people got misunderstood about this topic
Gabriel Gago
Gabriel Gago Acum 7 Zile
I was obese and somehow managed to weigh 115kg at some point( 85kg and dropping now) with mere 1,75cm height, but I NEVER fooled myself thinking that it was healthy or there wasn’t any problems with it. I think fat people don’t need others shaming them because i myself decided to get in shape when I passed through some rough patch and diet / running became a therapy for me, and people with obesity DO need incentive and comprehension, what they DONT need is fooling themselves thinking it’s ok to be 150kilos , high colesterol and buying xxxxl tshirts.
Chelsea S.
Chelsea S. Acum 7 Zile
As a public health student and someone who's working towards a bmi
babyyvie
babyyvie Acum 7 Zile
Glad someone with a medical degree finally said this 🙌👍👏
Reyes Hdez
Reyes Hdez Acum 7 Zile
Agree💯💯💯
mark yates
mark yates Acum 7 Zile
I think he just said facts don't care about your feelings
Christie b
Christie b Acum 3 Zile
But he has said many times doctors should care about your feelings. Mental health and physical health go hand in hand.
jasco
jasco Acum 7 Zile
there's a difference between being thicc and just being fat. yes there are multiple different body sizes everywhere but obesity is not a good one.
holyolioli
holyolioli Acum 8 Zile
Dr Mike, can you talk about the use of liraglutide for weight loss?
TJ S
TJ S Acum 8 Zile
Every size is healthy, but trying to keep your body in good shape is important to maintain.
damaskito
damaskito Acum 8 Zile
Magazines have portrayed unhealthy women since their inception, but is only a topic when they're not conform to the norme.
Sarah Green
Sarah Green Acum 8 Zile
Most people don't understand that not all overweight/obese people eat like the stereotypical obese person that's been portrayed to us since we were kids. Genetic predispositions and disordered eating is also a huge contributor for a lot of people's weight gain. Even if they try to lose weight, it may be very difficult. Being thin is not synonymous with exercise and being healthy. Everyone deserves respect and deserves the chance to love and accept themselves. Obesity is also a socioeconomic issue and correlates to lower income communities, typically ones of color, that do not have the support and means to eat healthier.
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
Nobody in this video is disagreeing with anything you said here. All they're saying is being obese is unhealthy, which it is. So idk why you're bringing in all these straw arguments.
Clementina Kozma
Clementina Kozma Acum 9 Zile
I never was a skinny girl, but since I moved from Romania to the Netherlands I gained 15 kg. And I don't know what to do. It's not like I hate myself, just I want to have a healthy body weight. I eat healthier here than in Romania and still...
Jefferson Estêvam
Jefferson Estêvam Acum 9 Zile
Obesity is a disease not a live style.
Just Dav
Just Dav Acum 9 Zile
It's people not wanting to take accountability of their own health.
Evelyn Saungikar
Evelyn Saungikar Acum 9 Zile
Sometimes the overweight isn’t the cause, it’s the symptom, of underlying physical or mental illness. You have to address the underlying cause.
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
Honestly, that just sounds like something an obese person would say as an excuse to not make any effort to eat better/exercise.
L Good
L Good Acum 9 Zile
I'm obese. I'm not diabetic, I have low-cholesterol. However, I have inherited joint issues and inherited blood pressure issues. I have lost 90 pounds three times, I have kept it off about two to five years each time. Constantly fighting my weight makes me more miserable than learning to live with my weight. It's a trade off. I don't drink alcohol. I don't smoke. I work out five days a week. I rarely eat red meat (although I do like it). My real issue is I eat too many carbs and I don't weight train enough. I have to work so hard to lose or keep off weight--I'm not sure it's worth it. And I hate the the weight for my height---I'm freezing at that weight and exhausted. So even if I decide to attack my weight again, my goal will not be the weight on the weight chart. I hated that weight.
Reagan Harder
Reagan Harder Acum 9 Zile
"Surgery is bad because it's too easy." Meanwhile I frighten my coworkers with how much I eat while being over 6' tall and barely 150 lbs...
Livia Whitesel
Livia Whitesel Acum 9 Zile
It’s hard to be healthy in America, especially with young adults who typically work multiple jobs and don’t have enough money to eat healthy. It’s cheaper to be fat.
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
It is not "hard" to be healthy in America. That is the most laughable, privileged thing I have ever heard. You don't know what "hard" is.
everydayexpressions
everydayexpressions Acum 9 Zile
What IS a major issue though: docs that don't read. For example. I have a few autoimmune disorders, and chronic illnesses, hypothyroidie and a liver issue. I never smoked, drank, or did drugs. I am a little overweight due to my thyroid, medication and surgeries. Docs never check my dossier when they see me the first time, they have an opinion right away, weight based. While I have gastropareses, and eat very healthy and never pass 1000kcal, often don't even reach 1000kcal, barely eat unhealthy fats, don't snack, no candy, etc. This is one of the reasons why I hide in pain, rather than seek help... I'm always in pain anyway. (i'm not in the US)
Cellone G
Cellone G Acum 9 Zile
I think it's important obese people are allowed to feel beautiful, but I think it's also important to encourage healthy choices. Look, I'm obese, I'm trying my best to make healthy choices. I can honestly say I've heard it all before, people aren't shy to tell an overweight person the consequences of being overweight. If someone hasn't, then sure, talk about it. But we hear it all the time, and an overweight person should be allowed to feel beautiful without being told this for the hundredth time. In this case, it seems to be on a magazine about health, so it may or may not be appropriate to talk about it, but it should focus more on telling readers what healthy choices are. Such as eating whole foods and working out. Many overweight people do those things and can't shed the weight, but they are still befitting from those choices.
Uthman ibn-Jafar
Uthman ibn-Jafar Acum 3 Zile
If obese people are exercising/eating healthy but still not losing weight, that just means they're not exercising ENOUGH or eating healthy ENOUGH. It's as simple as that.
Chrystal king holstein
Chrystal king holstein Acum 9 Zile
I do like this, but I wish they would point out the fallacy of height weight charts for scales of obesity 😔. I have been the same weight since age 14, 200lbs. At age 14 I had a fat index of near nil, I was lean muscle without a scrap of fat that could be pinched. And I was the same height I am now, now yep I'm a bit of a fatty, ms slowed my activity level way down, yet my weight remains the same and has maintained at the same weight right along. And at almost zero fat, to 11% lower end of healthy weight, 18% higher end of healthy weight to over 30% now unhealthy for sure my weight has been 200lbs. So please push for measuring people too, that will help so much more than checking the scales for body image I think. And its super simple and more accurate for far more of the population as a general rule, your waist should be half the width as your height. Now those with heavily pear shaped bodies that doesn't work, or those with heavily hour glass shaped bodies, but the average body type even if a bit of a pear or an hourglass, its a good rule. And there are more calculations available through measuring for those that are heavily pear shaped or hourglass that can play into that. But yeah, love your body, and set your self worth as high as it can go since NO ONE will ever value you more than yourself so set that bar to the max. Stop looking at the scale and grab your tape measure, do what you can to eat a variety of foods, drink plenty of water, and just move your body. And if all that fails, then go see your doctor, you might be looking at surgery, psychological help, physiotherapy, or medications but severe obesity is NOT healthy. Having a BMI as low as I did at age 14 was NOT healthy, lean muscle mass though it might have been, it wasn't healthy. My waist was far less than half my height. Measuring at closer to 21 inches in width versus the 33.5 inches it should have been.
The Gaming Paladin
The Gaming Paladin Acum 9 Zile
i definitely approve of the message, but the way that they went about it was wrong, you SHOULD be comfortable with your own body, but obesity is not healthy and that is something i am often in mental turmoil about. and what i mean about that is, i often argue with myself on whether fat shaming is really a bad thing or not? because back when fat shaming was a popular trope for comedy, it encouraged the losing of weight with individuals, most notably Oprah Winfrey who for a time was really letting herself go. thanks to comedians from SNL, In Living Color and many others, Oprah slimmed up and has been going into selling dietary foods. BUT on the negative side of the spectrum it caused some really nasty tragedies, mostly causing plus sized girls to end their lives... so there is that. however nowadays fat shaming isnt a thing anymore and guess what, Obesity is prominent in the United States, people arent really feeling bad about their life choices and sometimes i wish that the media would kind of go back to pushing buttons... btw i am an obese male as i type out this message, so it's not like i'm some fit snob telling "fatties that they're gross and they need to get off their fat asses" i'm just a guy that kind of wishes that people would intervene when they see someone who's really overweight, putting more food on their plate than they need, much like a police officer would interject if they caught you drinking in public or doing drugs. food can be a drug and some of us could use some help not OD'ing from it...
Carlos Millán Castillo
Carlos Millán Castillo Acum 9 Zile
As some who is pretty over weight for my height I think the healthy at any size is simple not true, like they said you because you seam fine at the moment they will never be the true 100%, I think fat shaming is wrong but to think that oh you are obese you are fine is simple not true, you are beautiful at any size yes but health never.
Raynee Bruggeman
Raynee Bruggeman Acum 9 Zile
I don’t think I’ve ever heard any “interview” that’s this mature, informative, non biased, and sympathetic, etc I could go on you guys did awesome you did a great job at not making “+” size people feel bad and discussing the risks of being obese in a non offensive way again you guys did great 👍 keep it up
Vania Rangel
Vania Rangel Acum 9 Zile
Thank you for this video.
Sharishth
Sharishth Acum 9 Zile
Walk two floors of stairs in that shape and you will realise how healthy or not it's actually is. Walking two floors of stairs shouldn't much of chore. Yes, that's my point.
Pocket Stars
Pocket Stars Acum 10 Zile
Being comfortable with obesity is not the same as saying they are healthy people. It just says they are content with who they are, and they have accepted themselves. That we should accept that they are happy this way. I think this is to just help with decreasing the fat shaming. BUT, it has nothing to do with their physical health being actually healthy. It is more about their self esteem. Their mental health. Which is important too, but again that is not the physical health. That is great they are happy. Yay! All sizes can be happy and comfortable with their weight, but not all sizes are healthy.
Sam Leonard
Sam Leonard Acum 10 Zile
Any time a doctor says "magical" I can't help but doubt. I don't want my doctor to think a result is magic, I want them to know the science. I don't do "faith based" medicine if i can avoid it.
Cera Toni n
Cera Toni n Acum 10 Zile
Wow, some of yall missed the point and it shows
Alysson Turcios
Alysson Turcios Acum 10 Zile
The day they have the surgery, the don’t have diabetes anymore, but they’re still overweight. Maybe because the cause of diabetes isn’t the fact they’re overweight...They don’t take medication for diabetes anymore but the amount of other supplements they have to take because of the surgery is much larger and if they don’t take this supplements, they died.
Ryan Gray
Ryan Gray Acum 10 Zile
95% can lose weight and keep it off, its called fasting- its free and simple...doctor jason fung ... He'll change your life
JustaRandomGuy
JustaRandomGuy Acum 5 Zile
Fasting is not healthy lol. Counting calories is the only thing you need with healthy food
Ryan Gray
Ryan Gray Acum 10 Zile
As a guy who used to be very obese but had stayed healthy for 12years after losing 100lbs...truth can hurt, but is necessary
life in motion
life in motion Acum 10 Zile
Ok loving yourself is the goal but for a fat person it real had I have all the pain she mentioned
Sherry Brewer
Sherry Brewer Acum 10 Zile
I 100% agree with her. I’m overweight. It’s a constant struggle for me. Although I’m healthy on paper I do have lots of aches and pains that I know are attributed to my weight.
Kelli’s Klozzet
Kelli’s Klozzet Acum 10 Zile
Yes! There is a difference between being a beautiful person at any size as opposed to being healthy at any size. People who are too thin are not necessarily healthy.
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