Originally Posted by CassieBagley
Agreed. As a patient, I wouldn't take very seriously a doctor who asked me to watch me diet and regularly exercise if he/she were overweight. That's like having your personal trainer being overweight.
The goal of a doctor is to keep others healthy, and I think appearing unhealthy yourself is almost contradictory to our profession. Either lose weight or become a surgeon.
You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.