‘Don’t Weigh Me’ Cards Available To Those Feeling Insecure

Soon those obsessed with jelly donuts and other sweet treats will have something other than an insurance card to hand their doctor.

“Don’t Weigh Me” cards are now available to people feeling insecure at the doctor’s office after years of going too hard on Taco Tuesday.

More-Love.org, a California company, has created the cards and are making them available to individuals for free, except for postage.

The chubby cards read: “Please don’t weigh me unless it’s (really) medically necessary. If you really need my weight, please tell me why so that I can give you my informed consent.”

So yes, a doctor now apparently needs both a reason and consent to tell whether a patient might capsize a two-person canoe.

“Because we live in a fatphobic society, being weighed and talking about weight causes feelings of stress and shame,” says the company’s website. “Many people feel anxiety about seeing the doctor, and will avoid going to the doctor in order to avoid the scale.”

There are also plenty of benefits to stepping on a scale confidentially while at the doctor’s office, like knowing whether you might soon develop type II diabetes. But that’s neither here nor there.

On the reverse side of the card is a list of four reasons why the card holder should not be weighed, one of which states: “When you focus on my weight, I get stressed (and that’s not healthy).

“We don’t have to step on the scale just because someone tells us to,” More-Love.org added.

So, card-carrying members, feel free to work those Funyuns back into the diet. No one will ever know.

 

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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