It's possible that for some of your patients you could recommend a support group to help them lose weight. FA actually will tell your patients to avoid refined sugars and all flour products from all grains (although not whole grains in their natural, whole state). They will also tell your patients that every meal needs to have at least a quarter cup of olive oil for satiety. I know two people who have had remarkable success. One lost 130lbs right in front of her husband. It took her husband a few years for that to sink in and then he tried it and now can't stop talking about it. Not everyone can be reached and not everyone will be interested, but support groups are at least something that doctors don't object to. FA is a 12-step program.
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Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs