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. 
16: Anti-Obesity Medications: A Life Sentence? Jun 05, 2023

So many patients struggle to wrap their minds around taking anti-obesity medications for life, despite obesity being a chronic medical condition. If you were to look at other chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, people generally have no issues taking lifelong medication for...

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15: Approaching Weight Management with Teens with Dr. Karla Lester May 29, 2023

When it comes to weight management in the pediatric arena, we are faced with a lot of complexity. As a parent, it can be challenging to know where to start or how to approach the issue without causing harm to your child.

Unfortunately, where health and weight management is concerned,...

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14: Telehealth Obesity Medicine and the Death of Diet Culture May 22, 2023

I was recently invited to be a guest on the new PlusSideZ podcast, born from a TikTok trend-turned-movement to educate on treating obesity medically as a chronic disease. This is a community that wants to remove the stigma around obesity and advocate for access to affordable...

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13: Listener Q&A: Medical Tourism, Hair Loss and “Slow” Progress May 15, 2023

Today, I’m diving into some of the most common questions I get asked from you, my community.

My rule of thumb is that if one person is asking it, there are likely many more of you thinking it or struggling with a similar issue. 

As always, I am not providing any medical...

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12. Behind the Scenes at the Rentea Metabolic Clinic May 08, 2023

My good friend Amanda Sabicer recently quizzed me about what’s going on behind the scenes at the Rentea Metabolic Clinic and my journey to starting my own clinic.

Amanda is a nonprofit executive and life and business coach for women who want to do big things and, in my case,...

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11. Food Planning ... Where to Start? May 01, 2023

You could be forgiven for not getting overly excited about food planning, but when I tell you just how much this can transform a person’s life and weight loss journey, you’ll be rushing to the nearest notepad and pen.

There are lots of things that people want to change,...

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10: Why You Don’t Need a “Goal Weight” with Dr. Sasha High Apr 24, 2023

When it comes to weight loss, our mentality is often driven by diet culture telling us we have to hit a certain number on a scale or a target BMI. Getting caught up in this societal construct of fitting a certain size or looking a certain way can end up completely consuming our...

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9: 5 Steps to Break Free from Emotional Eating Apr 17, 2023

When people hear the phrase ‘emotional eating’, there’s a tendency to associate it with crying over a tub of Ben & Jerries, or stress-munching your way through a pack of cookies. While it's common for people to turn to food for comfort as a way to cope with big,...

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8: Calorie counting: a thing of the past? Apr 10, 2023

Calorie counting has been the basis of many weight loss programs for decades now and shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. Whether it’s fasting, setting a certain calorie limit each day, or using an app to track ‘calories in vs calories out’, these calorie...

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7: How to Get a Good Nights Sleep with Janet Whalen Apr 03, 2023

When you’re not getting enough sleep, the negative impact goes beyond making you feel ‘just a bit tired’. It can affect your mood, your relationships, and your overall quality of life.

Obesity is linked to a higher risk of sleep disorders, including insomnia. It's not...

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6: Anti-Obesity Medications: Part 2 Mar 27, 2023

Following on from last week’s blog which focused on the pros and cons of certain anti-obesity medications, we are going to continue the topic by diving into some of the most commonly asked questions with regard to these medicines.

One of the questions I get asked the most is:


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5: Anti-Obesity Medications: Part 1 Mar 20, 2023

Long-term weight loss is extremely challenging, even with lifestyle changes.Only around 5% of people are able to lose 20% of their body weight with lifestyle changes alone. 

So while you may benefit from short-term weight loss, your hormones often end up working against you,...

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