25 pounds? Losing ONLY 25 POUNDS was supposed to cure your massive abdominal and back pain issues?
Those guys are QUACKS. As you already know — but any time some doc says your pain will be cured by losing 25 pounds, run as fast, as far, and as furiously as you can the other way.
I’ve been fortunate in not having those kinds of attitudes thrown at me as explanations for my multiple pain issues [fibromyalgia, Sjogren’s, spinal stenosis, just to name thebiggies). I’d be skinny as a rail if I were only 25 lbs overweight. [Try 100+]
But my docs, at least recently, have been all female & all feminist. And one of them is at least 50 lbs overweight herself.
I suppose it also helps that I have a Ph.D. after my name.