The Obesity Guide Podcast with Matthea Rentea MD

Matthea Rentea MD leads discussions on obesity and chronic weight management. Her guests range from experts in the fields that intersect with obesity and wellness, to individuals successful in their weight journey. 

The Obesity Guide Podcast with Matthea Rentea MD

Matthea Rentea MD leads discussions on obesity and chronic weight management. Her guests range from experts in the fields that intersect with obesity and wellness, to individuals successful in their weight journey. 
61: 4 Tactical Moves to Manage Increased Hunger Apr 15, 2024
 

Feeling extra hungry lately and not sure why? After recently transitioning from Wegovy to ZepBound, I noticed a significant increase in appetite. But whether or not you've changed medications, there are a whole bunch of factors that could be contributing to increased hunger pangs.

But...

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60: The Best Diet is the One We Can Maintain for Life Apr 08, 2024
 

When people start working on their health, one of the first things they usually want to know is: what is the best nutrition plan? But when it comes to the “best” nutrition plan for you, it really hinges on your own personal health goals. What are you actually trying to get...

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59: How to Tap Into a Growth Mindset and Crush Your Goals Apr 01, 2024
 

Do you love a good challenge or do you actively avoid it?

In today’s modern world, there’s no denying that building healthy habits and living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. And sometimes, it really can feel like the entire world is conspiring to make it harder for...

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58: Body Composition: How to Assess It and Why It Matters Mar 25, 2024
 

Most of us have been there when trying to lose weight…following a diet to the T, only to get discouraged when the scale refuses to budge. But the truth is, weight can’t tell us everything about our health and can even be detrimental to our own body image. I know if I had...

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57: ADHD-Friendly Weight Management Strategies with Jennifer Watts Mar 18, 2024
 

Weight loss coach Jennifer Watts often felt defeated by traditional diet plans. Each attempt ended in what felt like failure, creating a cycle of frustration and self-doubt. It wasn’t until Jennifer finally received her ADHD diagnosis, that she could truly understand the reasons...

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56: 3 Ways to Bounce Back from a Health Funk Mar 11, 2024
 

If you’re feeling drained and fed up with the constant effort it takes to prioritize your health, you're not alone. Every few weeks, it seems like I hit a wall where the thought of sticking to my health routine feels like a monumental task. 

Luckily, I’m usually able...

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55: Mastering Your Mindset After Weight Loss Surgery with Kathryn Shallow Mar 04, 2024
 

Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool for hitting the reset button on your metabolic health, but people often underestimate the mental and emotional components of weight loss surgery. Surgeons, dietitians, and therapists all agree that long-term success has less to do with what...

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54: Why Scale Weight is Irrelevant (And What to Focus On Instead) Feb 26, 2024
 

If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know I’m no stranger to discussing why your health isn't solely determined by the number on the scale. Similarly, I’ve also talked about why BMI does not tell the full story. And while you might happily nod along...

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53: Building Your Dream Team: How to Find the Right Obesity Medicine Physician Feb 19, 2024
 

Years ago, the standard approach to obesity in primary care was to “eat less and move more.” Now, we’ve come to learn that without intensive behavioral support, that approach is largely ineffective. What many people don’t know is that obesity medicine is...

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52: Approaching Health Conversations with Kids: Expert Tips from Pediatrician Dr. Jane Roberts Feb 12, 2024
 

There’s no denying that obesity among children is on the rise. But we also know what a sensitive subject weight can be–and one that many parents are reluctant to broach. Do you mention their tightening waistband and risk hurting their feelings? Or do you choose to stay...

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51: Understanding and Mastering Hunger Feb 05, 2024
 

“I feel hungry all the time” or “I just can’t control my cravings!” It’s a complaint that nearly always crops up as people get further into their journeys working on their health: hunger and cravings. 

There’s no denying that this is a...

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50: Stuck in the Comparison Trap? How to Ignite Your Trailblazer Energy! Jan 29, 2024
 

Like it or hate it, we just can’t help comparing ourselves to others. Whether it be our looks, intelligence, success, or wealth, the comparison trap is real – but especially when it comes to our health.

We know deep down that our bodies are all unique. Yet, that little...

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