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. 
29: Creating a Healthy Body Image with Judith Gaton Sep 04, 2023

Have you ever heard the phrase “If you don't love ‘em, let ‘em go”? What would happen if you decided that this is your mantra the next time you walked into the dressing room with an arm full of clothes?

It’s an unfortunate reality that many stores...

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28: Does saying yes to bariatric surgery mean saying no to GLP-1s? Aug 28, 2023

“Are GLP-1s even an option after bariatric surgery?” This is such an important discussion that unfortunately is surrounded by a world of misinformation and improper care. 

I was chatting with one of my friends about bariatric surgery and whether or not it’s...

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27: Three Types of Action that Get Results Aug 21, 2023

 When I see people losing weight and keeping it off, it is not an accident. When someone is struggling or having a hard time, those thoughts can start to creep in like ‘Why is my body doing this to me?’ or ‘Why does it have to be hard for me?’.

All of those...

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26: How to Avoid Muscle Loss with GLP-1 Medications with Dr. Ali Novitsky Aug 14, 2023

We know movement is important but when you don't know where to start, or what's reasonable, or why you're doing it, those mental blocks can get in the way of success.

I recently sat down with a true leader in this space, Dr. Ali Novitsky, who is on a mission to help people ditch the...

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25: Harnessing Accountability to Stay on Track Aug 07, 2023

Whether it’s regular check-ins with healthcare professionals or forming supportive connections with like-minded friends, today I’m uncovering the secrets behind why most people who achieve lasting changes in their weight and health have some form of accountability in their...

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24: Your Guide to Sustainable Nutrition with Brooke Simonson Jul 31, 2023

Are you tired of jumping from one fad diet to another? Do you want a realistic and sustainable approach to nutrition that will transform your lifestyle for the better? 

I recently spoke with Nutrition Coach Brooke Simonson, who shared her wealth of knowledge, personal struggles,...

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23: Changing Your Relationship with Alcohol with Angela Mascenik Jul 24, 2023

Angela Mascenik recently joined me in a discussion around how to build the relationship with alcohol that you want. Angela ended a 20 year battle of over-drinking and has now coached hundreds of women to permanently change their relationship with alcohol. She shared the tools that...

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22: The Importance of Lab Tests for Weight Management Jul 17, 2023

Weight management is more than just calories in vs. calories out. Lab tests provide you with valuable insights into the intricate workings of your physiology, and ensure you get the strategies and interventions to best address your unique metabolic needs.

While I don't know what your...

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21: Embracing Feedback and Improving Medical Advocacy with Amanda Sabicer Jul 10, 2023

Have you ever visited a physician and had so much weight stigma and bias thrown at you, that you end up going home feeling defeated and bad about yourself? Knowing how to effectively give and receive feedback can be a very powerful tool in these situations, and help you to discern what...

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20: Three Powerful Ways to increase Consistency Jul 03, 2023

Everybody understands that being more consistent with the actions that support your goals, will lead to great results. But staying consistent can seem an impossible task when you’re struggling to break free from the shackles of unrealistic expectations and perfectionism.


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19: BMI History, Flaws, and Better Measures of Overall Health with Dr. Kara Pepper Jun 26, 2023

Thinness equals health. There are generations of doctors that have been trained to believe this, and we have been indoctrinated by this concept for so long that it’s hard to believe anything else. One of the biggest contributing factors to this is the widespread adoption of the...

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18: Balancing Blood Sugar to Curb Cravings Jun 19, 2023

In the current industrial food environment, most of the foods that are marketed to us are pretty far removed from whole foods. Recent research indicates that over 70% of the food supply in the U.S. is ultra-processed. Many ultra-processed foods (UPFs) contain little fiber and are high...

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