Explain the meaning of Verbal communication.

A 47-year-old man has morbid obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. He seems to understand the regimen of medications the doctors have prescribed for him, and he seems to comply. However, he is having problems controlling his eating. He loves fast food,especially the triple cheeseburgers with bacon and chocolate milk-shakes from a local restaurant. What would be the appropriate tone to use with this patient? Explain your answer, providing examples.