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Saturday Scoop is FREE in February

Day to day life in the DMV can be stressful, overwhelming, and exhausting. Washington Center for Weight Management and Research wants to help you decompress, take a breath, and practice some self-care. All February long, Saturday Scoop will be free!

What is Saturday Scoop?

If you’ve never been to Saturday Scoop, every Saturday one of our amazing clinicians leads a 1-hour interactive group (10:00 am to 11:00 am) that covers a variety of health or weight related topics. In February, we will explore why exercising on a regular basis is so difficult, work on changing how we think about our food and body image, and, explore the world of obesity medication. See below for a schedule of topics, and a brief description of each session. RSVP to Michelle at

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Feeling Better About our Bodies

From not liking the way a pair of pants fit, to avoiding mirrors and reflective surfaces, many people struggle with negative feelings about the way they look. Not only can how we view our bodies impact our emotional state, it can contribute to weight gain or difficulty with weight loss. The good news is, we don’t have to feel this way. By slowly changing the way we think about our bodies, we can start to feel better! Please join clinical psychologist Rachel Burnett, PhD to learn skills to address your own body image concerns in a warm, supportive environment.

Saturday February 9th, 2019

Making Motivation: How to start (and keep) exercising

Do you start a new exercise program only to find yourself falling of the wagon after a few weeks? Are you struggling even to get started? Even though we know exercise has MANY health benefits, life (and Netflix) get in the way, and exercise slowly moves down our priority list. If this applies to you, join clinical exercise physiologist, Rachel Trope, MS CEP, in an interactive session on how to harness different types of motivation to start a new exercise program, or to keep your current routine going.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Is Obesity Medication Right for Me?

Is there a magic pill for weight loss? Advertisers tell us that one pill can change our lives, but is that true, and what IS an obesity medicine? How does it work? What does it REALLY do? Domenica Rubino, MD, who is board certified in Obesity Medicine, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism will dispel the obesity medication myths, and identify approved medications backed by scientific research which will help you understand the real science behind the appropriate use of these medications.

Saturday, February 24th, 2019

The Food Feeling Connection

Emotions and food often go hand in hand. We eat because we are sad. We eat because we are happy. We eat because we are bored, stressed, angry, or depressed. Many people get stuck in eating patterns that can cause weight gain and derail their weight loss efforts. Clinical psychologist, Rachel Burnett, PhD can help you stop the cycle. In this session you can identify these patterns and begin building the skills you need to change them.

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