For people who are overweight, shedding a lot of pounds is a healthy way to go. But it comes with its own burden many people don’t think about. Just mustering the drive to lose weight takes a lot of effort. Then it’s almost like becoming a different person. You look different in the mirror and people treat you differently. What kinds of emotions are involved in the weight loss journey? We’ll hear from individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight with help from a healthy Native American support group. They’ll discuss the physical benefits as well as the unexpected emotional side of their process of weight loss.
Waylon Pahona (Hopi/Tewa/ Maricopa Piipaash) – motivational speaker on health and wellness and founder of Healthy Active Natives Facebook group
Dr. Barbara Beach – psychologist with the Cherokee Nation
Break Music: Lolo Said (song) John-Carlos Perea (artist) Creation Story (album)