Redefining Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease, and managing it requires a real understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to it. That’s why actress Yvette Nicole Brown, alongside people living with obesity and health care providers, are ready to unpack the reality of living with this disease. Because loving ourselves can and should include safeguarding our health and managing our weight.

There’s More to Obesity Than We Can See

Episode 1:
My Body Isn’t My Identity

Yvette Nicole Brown, Actress & Host
Katie Sturino, Entrepreneur & Author
Paid spokespersons for Novo Nordisk Inc.

Shaming someone for gaining or losing weight is not an effective tool for transformation. In this episode, we talk about body identity and how body shaming can impact a person’s weight journey. We also discuss the importance of moving conversations about weight away from people on the Internet and back to a health care provider who can help us find the right plan.

“Facing the fear of judgement and focusing on making positive steps toward taking care of ourselves is very important.”
Katie Sturino

Episode 2:
From Anxiety To Action:
Approaching Obesity With Your Doctor

Yvette Nicole Brown, Actress & Host
Lisa S., Novo Nordisk patient ambassador
Dr. Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Paid spokespersons for Novo Nordisk Inc.

Excess weight or obesity can lead to an increased risk of being diagnosed with other weight related health conditions. But if people are scared to visit their health care provider, they won’t know if the weight is impacting their health and get the right care. In this episode, we talk about overcoming anxiety associated with seeing a health care provider and share tips on finding the right doctor, what questions to ask, and promote self-advocacy when it comes to our health.

“…taking action isn’t just this switch that you flip. It’s a journey. It’s a process and it starts with being kind to yourself. It starts with positive self-talk and kindly putting one foot in front of the other. Just doing your best to take care of yourself.”
Dr. Scott Kahan