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Episode 181: Ending the Stigma of People in Larger Bodies: Dr. Ashley White

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Dr. Ashley White is a Canadian physician taking on the stigma of what people in larger bodies have to deal with when they try to move about the world. That stigma can be really debilitating.

She grew up with body and weight stigma and being 6 feet tall added to how she was perceived and treated, even in medical school. After participating in a program that ultimately saw her lose weight, she noticed a shift in how patients and colleagues interacted with her.

Her mission is to build a system that helps people recognize that being in the culture that we’re in is part of why people think poorly of their bodies and that by equipping them with a mechanism framework for thinking about eating experiences, people can bring their eating experiences in line with their values and who they are as people.

In this episode, we talk about fear and parenting, as well as “shop talk”. (You can’t get 2 ER physicians together and not bring in some of our everyday experiences.)

Dr. White also puts Dr. G in the hot seat for a bit!

Learn more about Dr. Ashley White here: www.drashleywhite.com

Guest Bio: Dr. Ashley White is an industry leader in challenging the weight-as-health dogma. Her groundbreaking work with Responsive Eating ™ has encouraged a critical shift in the medical field in the way people with larger bodies are perceived and treated. As a trusted clinician, educator, and parent, Dr. Ashley White’s mission is to use her signature methodology of Responsive Eating™ to facilitate appetite literacy so that people in larger bodies can unlearn, push back against, and liberate themselves from diet culture. She is a family and emergency medicine doctor by training, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, though she doesn’t use the term “obesity” in regular practice.


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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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