02/28/2013 12:24 pm ET

Are Doctors Insensitive/Ignorant To Body Image Issues Or Do We Expect Too Much?

I coach women who struggle with emotional eating and poor body image and I’ve recently been getting more client emails over weight-related drama at the doctor’s office.

Their doctors either told them their weight when they didn’t want to know; or told them that their BMI was on the “high side of healthy” (or something along those lines), in a way that was seemingly accusatory or construed to be insensitive.