3 myths about losing weight physicians can dispel

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When it comes to myths surrounding obesity, the list of misconceptions is as long as the myriad of complications it can cause.

It’s important to understand common obesity and weight management myths that your patients—and other healthcare providers—may believe to be true.

Here are three common misconceptions about nutrition and obesity:

Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA, is a board-certified nurse practitioner and has specialized in obesity treatment since 2005. She owns Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington, where she provides personalized, comprehensive obesity treatment. She is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association, serves on the Board of Trustees, and holds the Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine.