Weight Loss & Inspiration Blog

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 12/22/2014

My New Idea for Resolutions in 2015

I am just like everyone else when it comes to making and keeping New Year’s resolutions.  Last year my resolution was to be more thoughtful and remember and acknowledge in a special way all the people in my life.  I am terrible at this.  I vowed I would change.  I even wrote birthdays and anniversaries…on my electronic calendar.  Unfortunately, a number of birthdays still came and went without being acknowledged.  Just like those who...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 11/25/2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Most people have their own unique holiday stories to tell.  I grew up where the holidays meant there would be bowls of candy and nuts everywhere.  Our dinner included every type of starch you could think of.  My mother would mash everything with butter and heavy cream from potatoes, winter squash, carrots, yams and even turnip.  We once had a guest who said “”ooohh something that isn’t mashed” referring to the broccoli and cheese dish.  ...

By Adam Glasgow - 11/15/2014

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an important international conference held annually for bariatric surgeons and allied health professionals from around the world. Our meeting this year was in Boston, which of course was a great...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 11/5/2014

Menopause, Age and Weight

I know that life is not fair.  Some people can eat anything they want and not gain an ounce.  Some people feel that is they look at a piece of chocolate the wrong way; they may gain a pound or two!  There are so many factors that contribute to one’s weight.  These factors can include anything from genetics, hormones, and medications and of course food intake and activity level.  

Menopause plays a role as well.  With menopause, our...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 10/1/2014

Do You See What I See?

I can’t tell you how many times I tell a patient how wonderful they look after their weight loss and they just don’t see it.  The weight loss can be significant and the patient still sees him or herself as “fat.”  This problem has been brought up multiple times in support group.  The response to “you look great” should be “thank you.”  What happens when you lose your desired weight and you are still not happy with your body? ...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 10/1/2014

Do You See What I See?

I can’t tell you how many times I tell a patient how wonderful they look after their weight loss and they just don’t see it.  The weight loss can be significant and the patient still sees him or herself as “fat.”  This problem has been brought up multiple times in support group.  The response to “you look great” should be “thank you.”  What happens when you lose your desired weight and you are still not happy with your body? ...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 8/10/2014

What Should I Weigh?

When first meeting with a patient, I always ask if they have a weight in mind that they would like to achieve.  This can be a very scary question.  Many don’t know how to answer this.  I am sure they are thinking, “What is she looking for?”  “What should I weigh? what weight do I feel good at?” What weight makes me healthy? 

 Patients often bring up the term “Ideal Body Weight.”  Most patients feel that “Ideal Weights” are ridiculously low...

By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 7/9/2014

Staying Cool when it’s Hot!

Yeah!  It is finally summer.  Get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather.   Life can be easier during these months.  Winter has the challenges of eating during the holidays, the candy during Halloween and the snow on the ground & cold temperatures which can make getting out and moving your body a challenge.  However, there are also a few challenges during these hotter months too.  Dehydration is one of them. 

Even when it is not...

By Adam Glasgow - 6/9/2014

Just want to make you aware of a few things.  If it seems like you have heard some of this before, I apologize.  I and we do repeat sometimes but that is only because we want to make sure folks are aware of what is going on.  Some folks read the emails, some folks only the blogs.  We do are best to keep you informed without being a pest.

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By Jane Sylvestre, RD - 6/9/2014

The Musical Fruit

Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you …  HA!  Remember chanting this when you were a kid?  My kids still do.  I am OK with that because I am happy to have beans in their vocabulary. Fun fact:  Did you know the longer you cook your beans the less flatulence they cause.  Also, throw out the water you cook dried beans in and you’ll experience less gas.   Let me share a few of the many benefits of beans:

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