Posts by Beth Rocchio, MD
Where did your willpower go?
I would like to share a story that touched me deeply. One of my patients is a young adult who had an incident during childhood that resulted in damage to his brain. With exercise, diet, an appetite suppressant and mind-body medicine, he is maintaining a 20-25 lb weight loss for 2-3 years. But he has…Read More
A Tale of A Sticky Note
Synchronicity and Support! Don’t go the barber shop if you don’t want to get a hair cut. Sooner or later if you go to the barber shop, you’re going to end up with a haircut. Where we hang out and with whom has been shown in scientific studies to affect our health, even our weight. If…Read More
A surprising FREE tool for weight loss & wellness!
If you don’t have a library card or you’re not using it, you may be missing out! Remember that financial health is part of overall health. So if you are spending money on books or audio books, you might be wasting your money. Of course, you already know that you can borrow books, audio books,…Read More
Do you feel lost on your weight & wellness path?
Could you use a map? Dear fellow traveler on the weight & wellness path, Sometimes we feel lost along the way. We don’t know what to do. Or we know what to do but just don’t or can’t do it. Or we don’t know why we eat the way we eat. Or we know why…Read More
Could you use an extra boost?
If you are reading this, you have most certainly tried to force yourself to lose weight by eating less (or better) and moving more. You probably also have tried appetite suppressants to help you. You may have even had weight loss surgery. You’ve come to get “GAS” (guidance, accountability and support) here at IMWL, with…Read More
Do you feel like you’re fighting food?
Last week, a patient presented the situation of going to restaurants with her partner who really likes going to restaurants and takes a very long time to eat. She sits there with the basket of popcorn, and her food and his food and feels like she is fighting the food the whole time. As we…Read More
I Want Freedom!
“I want freedom to eat sugar, but when I eat it I’m not free at all. It takes over and I can’t stop!” A patient said this to me once and spoke for so many people. With Thursday being July 4th, freedom is a fitting topic to focus on. When it comes to food and eating, some of…Read More
Help Another, Help Yourself
Sometimes we know what to do but we just can’t do it. Then the light bulb goes off and we are able to do the thing we couldn’t get ourselves to do. The other day, a woman who had been feeling a bit stuck in her ability to change her behavior shared an inspiring story.…Read More
Can we ever make sense of the scale?
One day a woman told me that she and her friend went to Boston on a Friday night and ate dessert and the next morning when they went to Weight Watchers, she had lost 4 pounds. She felt she had gotten away with eating the dessert. And like many people, she felt that the scale…Read More
Calories, Cravings & Clarity
If you are like many people, you are very confused about what to eat. There are as many opinions out there as moments in the day! One of those opinions is that there are no good foods, no bad foods and we should listen to our body and eat intuitively. This NY Times article was…Read More