Weight Is A Health Concern That Deserves To Be Treated With Compassion And Urgency

That's the Idea Behind Why Weight: Communicate

Through education, the initiative encourages adults to take control of their health by engaging in meaningful conversations with their doctors. Scroll to learn more about the mission and to find resources on how to start communicating about your weight-loss goals today.

The Idea That Started Our Conversation

Meet Dr. Stanford

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford is an obesity medicine physician scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her determination to break down the barriers that prevent people from speaking with their doctor about weight loss drove her to be a spokesperson for Why Weight: Communicate. Check out the videos below to hear her advice for your weight-loss journey.

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS. Fatima Cody Stanford is a paid spokesperson for Currax Pharmaceuticals.

Weight loss can be a complicated issue both physically and emotionally.

See how these tips will help you tackle it from various mental and practical angles.

Our feelings and perceptions of stigmas around weight can challenge communication.

Use these tactics to communicate more comfortably and effectively.

If diet and exercise alone aren’t working, it may be time to consider medical intervention.

Learn more about additional treatment options.

Feel Empowered to Talk about Weight

Our discussion guide can help you start the conversation.