The doctor inquired about Tim’s health goals and Tim shared that he felt some pressure to lose weight from his friend group. The doctor discussed positive body image, the external pressure to maintain a certain weight, and that a healthy weight isn’t a one-size-fits-all model.
After reframing the conversation towards feeling healthy, Tim identified wanting to be more physically active to have more energy. He and the doctor co-created a plan to find small ways to add more physical movement throughout the day.
The doctor did not weigh Tim in the session and listened intently to Tim’s concerns about his feelings about the pressure to have a certain body type.