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By Adam Glasgow - 3/17/2016

I recently read a newsletter from a dean at my son’s college about students learning how to deal with failure, and in so doing, learning how to “fail better.” Apparently this phrase (attributed to writer Samuel Beckett) has become sort of a cool catch phrase these days.  While learning how to “fail better” certainly has its applicability to today’s youth, I started to think about how important it is in the context of weight loss as well, not to mention life in general.  Learning to FAIL...

By Adam Glasgow - 2/28/2016

To Weigh or Not to Weigh…. That is the Question

Rarely does a week go by when I don’t hear patients worry about how often they should weigh themselves. Sometimes that question sounds something like: “Is weighing myself every day okay? Will it help me lose weight?” And other times, the question is a bit more frantic, like: “I weighed myself this morning and I was a pound more than I was yesterday! I am so upset.”

The decision of how often to weight...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 2/27/2016

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month

Once a year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics gets to claim the month of March to celebrate nutrition.  This year, the theme is all about taking time to enjoy your food and appreciate the pleasures, flavors and social experiences that go along with eating.  My blogs have routinely been on making the right food choices, but...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 2/27/2016

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans came out last month.  They are released every 5 years with the new dietary recommendations based on all the current research.  I know people get very frustrated because one day we are telling you to avoid something and later change the recommendation.  Throughout my 24 years of teaching nutrition, I have had to change my recommendations numerous times.  This can be frustrating as a professional as well.  I remember when all fat was bad, then there...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 2/27/2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016- CHEERS TO YOU!

3 Really Important Reasons to Think about Your Beverages!

REASON NUMBER 1:  -the obvious- The calories.  I know this does not apply to all our patients, but many patients are consuming much of their calories from beverages.  This is most often the case with patients visiting our office for the first time.  I have had numerous patients drink more...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 12/29/2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016- CHEERS TO YOU!

3 Really Important Reasons to Think about Your Beverages!

REASON NUMBER 1:  -the obvious- The calories.  I know this does not apply to all our patients, but many patients are consuming many of their calories from beverages.  This is most often the case with patients visiting our office for the first time.  I have had numerous patients drink more...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 11/30/2015

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                  You might think that now that Halloween & Thanksgiving are over, you are done with pumpkins.  In fact, pumpkins are a wonderful vegetable that should be enjoyed throughout the season...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 11/2/2015

Self Motivation to get through the Holidays

Without weight gain

 

Make a pact this holiday season to get through it and enjoy it without overindulgence.  Yes, it does take a little will power, but planning and preparing go a very long way.  Also, your Lap-Band or...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 10/6/2015

A Dish of Fish

One of the greatest challenges of our patients is getting enough protein from a solid source that is tolerated well.  The best solution to this problem is adding more fish to your diet.  Fish is one of the best tolerated sources of protein.  Not only is it tolerated well, but fish offers great nutritional benefit.

Of course, it offers protein.  Fish provides about 7 grams of protein per ounce which is equivalent to what you would...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 8/4/2015

Taking Over the Garden

                AAAhhhh, Summer Gardens.  I grew up with a huge garden.  I have such great memories of bountiful zucchini, tomatoes and lettuce…I have had my own.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the green thumb that my dad had.  I was never around enough to water adequately, nor did I have the know how to ward off all the bugs that enjoyed the benefits of the garden more than I did.  I can handle small pots of vegetables and do OK with that.  Someday...

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