Are you too busy driving to get gas?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | May 14, 2019

One day, someone asked me this and I thought it was a great question. Of course, she meant it to be figuratively and not literally. (Although admittedly in the past, when I was more human doing than human being, I often would literally run out of gas. It happened one day on the coldest night of […]

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I have lost weight, why can’t I accept my body?

By Patrice French | May 7, 2019

There are two aspects to weight loss. The physical piece; involving tracking, moving, prepping and planning. And the emotional piece, which is far more complex. We know how we may feel about our body when it is heavy and most people can relate to not feeling good or looking good. But what happens with our […]

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Fill, Drain, Empty

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Apr 23, 2019

Sometimes we fill up on food we don’t need. It seems we do this most often when our “battery” is drained. Is this why most of us can “do well all day and then eat too much at night”? Some of the answers to the problem of overeating come down to “battery care.” The solution is […]

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Recovery Vs. Relapse

By Patrice French | Apr 16, 2019

Each patient encounter reminds me of the incredible work I do every day. This story, I believe will really resonate with many of you who struggle between losing and gaining. I recently met with someone who has been coming to the office for years. She had not been seen for some time and had regained. […]

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Healing Happens

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Feb 19, 2019

This weekend I served as an invited speaker at an Integrative Mental Health Conference. I spoke on a holistic approach to eating and weight. I am sharing this with you because, I struggled for 25 years with food, eating, weight, body image, diet & exercise. Those were just signs I was out of balance mentally, […]

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The Best Diet for YOU!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jan 29, 2019

It seems folks are frequently looking for and trying a new diet. From Atkins to Zone, there are an infinite number of diets. What occurred to me in the past couple weeks in talking with people was that of the infinite diets we can learn, hear, or read about; they are ultimately the view of […]

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Trigger Foods or Trigger Diets

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jan 15, 2019

You may have come across advice that says don’t deprive yourself of any food including sugar or you will just want it more. Patrice French (RNP here at IMWL) came across such advice recently in her never-ending research she does to help our patients. She asked me what I thought about someone on the internet giving advice […]

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2019 New Year Message

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jan 8, 2019

Happy 2019 to you and your loved ones! Over the past few weeks, people have shared with me how stressed out they feel before, during and after the holiday season. If this does not apply to you, then maybe this message won’t be helpful for you. But if you relate to feeling that the stress […]

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2018 Lessons & Reflections

By Patrice French | Dec 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close, I have had some time to reflect on how much I have learned through my work and I wanted to share some thoughts with you today. I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you that comes in to the practice. Your stories […]

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