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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Obesity is rising in the United States, and our children are not excluded from this increase. According to data published in 2017, obesity in both adults and youth has increased significantly from 1999-2000 through 2015-2016. According to data reported by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]