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Weight loss inspires doctor to help others


Added 20 May 2019


Rashida Daisley (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

In 2012, Rashida Daisley was the heaviest she ever was, weighing 230 pounds.

It was then that the medical doctor decided to make a complete change in her life and take her health more seriously.

“In 2013 I made a decision to change my life and I dropped about 80 pounds. I started to build back some muscle though. When people see me they don’t believe it but all of what I try to preach to people is something I went through on my own,” she recalled.

Rashida said it was on her own personal journey to getting healthy that she took a keen interest in obesity research.

“My personal journey definitely helped to fuel my passion for obesity research and medicine. I realised how hard it was to make these changes. People would message me for tips about how to lose weight and I would give them tips and guidance. That’s why I really wanted to get into obesity medicine so I could really help people to institute this change in their life,” she said.

Rashida said that while working as a doctor at the Sparman Clinic she came into contact with many people who were struggling with non-communicable diseases which further cemented the idea to pursue further studies in public health. (DB)

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