Hot yet Healthy in the Summer Months

It is that time again. Time for summer fun. Whether you are traveling out of town or more summer fun in the sun, continued habits are important to maintaining and promoting weight loss. With extra summer fun around, it can be easy to push habits aside with the excuse, “Its summer! It will be [...]

By |2019-05-28T15:37:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Meet Jane

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 [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:49:11-04:00April 1st, 2019|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Obesity Treatment

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 [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:39:31-04:00April 1st, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Meet Abby

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 [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:55:49-04:00January 30th, 2019|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Sleep and Our Weight

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 [...]

By |2019-01-29T13:15:30-04:00January 29th, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Exercise & Long Term Weight Loss

Exercise is insurance for long term weight loss…I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I tell this to my clients.  So many people seek my advice for exercise and weight loss and although exercise in and of itself may not facilitate significant weight loss, it is paramount to long term weight [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:45-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

How to Start an Activity/Exercise Program

If you are new to activity or exercise, or if you have been away from a regular activity program for a period of time, here are some tips that you might find helpful. Think about decreasing your sedentary time and increasing your active time. By moving more and sitting less, you will use more [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:50-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Oksana Karpov

Oksana Karpov, DO, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? Obesity medicine specialist employs various techniques to help patients achieve their goals. A big part of it is a behavioral change [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:49:22-04:00December 3rd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interval Training

Can you see yourself having fun during a challenging workout…smiling or laughing along the way? Do you think you can walk away from a training session lasting 20 minutes happier than an hour-long training session? Interval training can do just that for you, but you’re probably thinking you have to perform High-Intensity Intervals (also [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:47:23-04:00October 1st, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments


Have you ever wondered why you are an expert at losing weight but not an expert at keeping it off? If so, you are not alone. As a bariatric behaviorist, I have heard countless patients share the same sentiment. I am here to tell you: IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!  Obesity is a complex [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:45:59-04:00October 1st, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments