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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...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 7/1/2015

Summer Salads

 

Summer is the ideal time to eat a salad.  The fruits and vegetables are bountiful and taste better than ever!  Salads also make the perfect meal for our patients as long as you add a good source of protein.  Of course, I am sure you have been warned in the past that salads are not always the lowest calorie option on the menu.  You are always safest preparing your own and packing one for lunch rather stopping and picking a salad up somewhere.  You...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 6/3/2015

What is in our food that is making us Fat?

Sometimes I walk down the aisles of the supermarket and I am so amazed at the number of products that are marketed as food, yet you read the label you can’t even understand the ingredients that are used to make the product.  This is coming from a dietitian!  What are people eating these days?  Once there was a blueberry package label that I read that didn’t even have any blueberries in it!  How does that work...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 6/3/2015

What is in our food that is making us Fat?

Sometimes I walk down the aisles of the supermarket and I am so amazed at the number of products that are marketed as food, yet you read the label you can’t even understand the ingredients that are used to make the product.  This is coming from a dietitian!  What are people eating these days?  Once there was a blueberry package label that I read that didn’t even have any blueberries in it!  How does that work...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 4/27/2015

…for my daughter

I am always interested in why patients want to lose weight.  One of the most popular answers is that “I want to be a good example for my daughter.”  I don’t want to leave little boys out of the equation here, but little girls tend to be especially hard on themselves as they begin to mature.  Puberty can be a very difficult time for any teenager and it is especially challenging when a little girl is overweight as she transforms into a woman. 

Much...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 3/30/2015

Time to Shed Some Layers

We all know this was one of the toughest winters ever in the North East.  Many people struggled with their weight loss and added on a few pounds this winter.    People were cooped up in their homes, unable to get out and move much and settled in with many carb filled comfort foods.  It is time to start shedding some layers and I mean that in more ways than one. 

Spring is finally here.    I can hear the birds singing and see the buds...

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