Jane Sylvestre has been a dietitian for over 25 years, 10 of those specifically dedicated to bariatrics. Currently, Jane works for the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England in Warwick, RI. Jane is also the Local Event Leader for our 2019 Rhode Island Walk from Obesity, and captain of the current [...]
Obesity is a chronic and complex disease. Just as other health conditions, it is important that every patient have and utilize a strong support system. However, many patients come to my office believing “I should be able to do this by myself” I often ask them “would you try to manage any other serious [...]
In 2018 Abby joined the Chicago, IL Walk from Obesity. Shortly before the Walk, Abby underwent bariatric surgery after feeling like her health was spiraling out of control. “It's only been 12 weeks since my surgery and I feel so different already! I've lost about 50 pounds and my energy is already so much [...]
Sleep is an invaluable part of our daily lives. However, we often overlook the impact of sleep on our overall health, including weight. Sleep impacts weight in important ways, in fact research has identified that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are risk factors for the development of obesity. Sleep loss impacts weight [...]
Whether you are walking for yourself, a family member or a friend sharing your story and why you are participating in the Walk from Obesity can motivate and inspire others. Let donors know why fighting obesity is important to you and how the funds raised will help improve the overall understanding of obesity through awareness, research, [...]
It is important to acknowledge that obesity is a chronic condition much like diabetes and high blood pressure. Therefore, there are no quick fix treatments. Have a conversation with your doctor to find the best treatment plan for you. Treatment strategies for treating obesity include: Behavioral Change Modifying certain behaviors and habits can help [...]
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