Body Image E6: Understanding Obesity and Being "Healthy"
The Lisa Show - Season 4, Episode 6
- Feb 28, 2023 1:00 pm
- 32:02 mins
Whenever "body positivity" is mentioned, many people have a gut reaction of, "But we don't want to glorify obesity--that would be unhealthy!" It seems like many people see quote-unquote "healthy" living as something that can't coexist with loving your body at any size. On the other hand, many people are advocating for greater body love wherever body conversations are happening: in advertising, in movies, at the dinner table, and even at the doctor's office. So where is the disconnect? And how can we live our healthiest lives now, physically and emotionally, while working towards whatever goals we're shooting for? In this episode of The Lisa Show's series on Body Image, Lisa seeks to better understand what the term, "obesity" actually means, both medically and practically in the lives of those experiencing it. She talks to body image coach Amanda Martinez Beck and obesity specialist Dr. Katherine H. Saunders to hear their personal stories as well as to learn what "healthy" should really mean for each of us, and how we can all do better to help both ourselves and the people around us find the emotional and physical joy that we deserve.