Where did your willpower go?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Sep 12, 2019

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…

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A Tale of A Sticky Note

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Sep 6, 2019

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…

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Audio books for healing

A surprising FREE tool for weight loss & wellness!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Aug 30, 2019

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,…

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Do you feel lost on your weight & wellness path?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Aug 20, 2019

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…

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Could you use an extra boost?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Aug 13, 2019

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…

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Structure Produces Freedom

By Patrice French | Jul 30, 2019

It seems that every week has a theme in working with weight loss. Last week that theme was resistance. In talking about food and what to eat, I suggested to write down your meals the day before so you know exactly what you are going to eat the next day. This way, there is structure…

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Do you feel like you’re fighting food?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jul 9, 2019

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…

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I Want Freedom!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jul 2, 2019

“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…

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Help Another, Help Yourself

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jun 25, 2019

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.…

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