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Do you feel its right that an advocate for health should be overweight e.g. a morbidly obese nurse?

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Asked by keyaziz at 2:15 PM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I mean, I don't think so but at the same time there are Doctors that smoke cigarettes, don't wear a seat belt, do drugs, so it's all over. My fat ass gynocologist kept telling me that I was gaining too much weight during my pregnancy and I felt like saying "Hey, put a sock in it lard ass". LOL But w/e!

    Answer by MiiSSHiiSCAMP0S at 2:21 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I think it is alright to be a health advocate when you do not follow what you preach but you can't expect total respect.

    I know that when I was in nursing school I was considered morbidly obese and realized what I just stated and started walking marathons. I lost 110 lbs and even though I am still 200 lbs I am healthy and fit and feel confident when I give medical advice.


    Answer by girlneffy at 2:24 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • It depends on why I guess. Are they obese because of medical reasons or because they sat on their ass and pigged out on food! But I agree with the 1st response there are plenty of medical people who smoke, drink, ect and so should we be hard on them as well.

    Answer by jessicamelia83 at 2:27 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I would have a hard time taking advice about health from someone who is not healthy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • So, if I am a diabetic - I won't have a great recipe for cheesecake?

    Answer by FiveofaKind at 2:39 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • It depends. I'd have a hard time trusting an obese nutritionist, but not so much with an Obstetrician because I know that the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can cause a woman's metabolism to change, altering her ability to lose weight. I'd have a hard time trusting a respiratory therapist who smoked, but I wouldn't care so much if my podiatrist smoked. It really depends on the specialty for me.

    Answer by bluecrayon at 2:49 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • YES she can use herself as a bad example ie; you don't want to look like me someday would ya?

    Answer by rag33 at 3:25 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • YES most people who have weight issues know what it takes to lose weight. They just aren't able to stick to it. So if the advice is real then I don't really care what the person looks like. After all, just because someone is thin, doesn't make them healthy. They could be battling a eating disorder, smoking, drinking etc... As long as they're trained to give the information, that is all that really matters.


    Answer by SylviaNCali at 4:06 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Yes...I agree completely.

    Answer by meitaimom679 at 4:11 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

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