Why Can’t I Listen to Myself?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 27, 2018

“Why can’t I listen to myself?” This is what a woman asked last week. She said she knew she should order a salad but ordered the burger and fries. Who is the I? Who is the self? Warning: this could get a little deep. It has to. Superficial approaches to food, eating, weight and body image give predictably […]

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The Gratitude Diet

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 20, 2018

When we are filled with thankfulness, we tend not to overeat – simple yet powerful. See for yourself this Thanksgiving. We can call it the Gratitude Diet if you like. I used to take everything for granted, the opposite of gratitude. Then I learned that I would need to change my perspective on everything in […]

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An Ounce of Prevention

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 13, 2018

Frequently people ask for tips, tools, tricks or techniques for dealing with their appetite in the evening. After fifteen years of personal and professional experience, it’s clear that once we are over-hungry (or whatever you personally call it), it’s all but too late. In other words, once the part of us that wants to eat […]

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Peek-a-Boo, I See You!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 6, 2018

Come out, come out where ever you are! Last week I was reminded where calories can hide. One woman was eating extremely healthy and exercising, but was gaining weight. Another woman’s boyfriend was gaining weight even though he was eating healthy and exercising. A third woman I met in a different setting wanted to come […]

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Where in the World was Dr. Beth?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Oct 29, 2018

Last week I had the good fortune to experience continuing medical education in a retreat setting. I would like to share some of my experience with you. The retreat was held at Omega Institute, about a 3-4 hour drive in Rhinebeck, NY. Their website is I invite anyone who needs or could use a […]

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Color Your Way to Health

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Oct 15, 2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching mindfulness to a gentleman who was honest about my instruction not holding his attention.  It just wasn’t doing it for him to look out the window at the trees, listen to the traffic or the fan, pay attention to his breath or his body. Thanks to my own […]

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Is Everything you know about Obesity true?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Oct 2, 2018

Last week an article from Huffington Post entitled, “Everything you know about obesity is wrong”, went viral. The article covered obesity, weight loss, patients, doctors, biology, psychology, the environment, and almost everything else, and how it’s all connected. In this post, I share my thoughts about some of the topics in the article. A person who has […]

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You’re Disappearing!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Sep 25, 2018

Someone once shared that this is what someone said to her after  she had lost a lot of weight, prior to meeting me.  Almost the exact moment these words were spoken to her, she began to regain all the weight -about 100 pounds.  Why would this happen?  Don’t many of us think that if we […]

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What do Fingerprints have to do with Food?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Sep 17, 2018

Probably not what you think.  I’m not talking about messy fingers after eating. I’m talking about something a patient said to me the other day at the conclusion of our visit.  We were discussing her food plan, specifically and food in general.  We were both pretty much agreeing on something that unfortunately doesn’t seem to […]

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