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Like most people, I don’t exactly look forward to hopping on the scales. After all, who really wants to torture themselves about actually enjoying Christmas dinner or treating themselves to an extra scoop of ice cream or piece of cake now and then?
However I am well aware that ignorance isn’t always bliss – as well as needing to know your weight to fill out certain forms, it’s also important for keeping track of your health, particularly now that 14 million Australians are overweight or obese.
In fact, despite obesity being considered a national epidemic and new national guidelines requiring weight monitoring, a study has revealed doctors aren’t weighing three out of four patients. (Post continues after gallery.)