June 28, 2016
Constipation After Bariatric Surgery: Don't Suffer in Silence

After weight loss surgery, you may find there's a new normal when it comes to your bathroom routine. In most cases, constipation can be easily treated - if addressed quickly. Wait too long and you may end up with more than you bargained for.

May 31, 2016
Overindulged? 10 ways to get back on track

Partied a little too much last weekend? It happens to everyone. What not to do is let it set you on a self-destructive path of more bad behavior. What to do? Follow our dietitian-approved steps to getting back on track, with a bonus 3-day menu plan!

May 12, 2016
Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery

Whether you're ordering in Chinese, going out to a big chain restaurant or grabbing a quick bite at a gas station convenince store, ordering after weight loss surgery doesn't have to be challenging if you know what to look for.

March 28, 2016
Detox Diets: Do they work?

Anyone who’s been through the rollercoaster ride of on-again, off-again diets, and especially those who have finally been able to sustain weight loss with bariatric surgery, should have reason to be skeptical of quick fix diets.

February 09, 2016
5 Healthy Ways to Show Your Valentine You Love Them

If your Valentine has had weight loss surgery, show them how much you care by giving them a special day that still fits their healthy new lifestyle.

December 28, 2015
New Year, New Commitment to Guidelines for New Jersey Bariatric Center's Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND Patients

If you’ve reached your weight loss goal after bariatric surgery, a New Year resolution is a good time to recommit yourself to the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND post-op guidelines that helped you lose weight in the first place!

November 25, 2015
Thanks But No Thanks: Dealing with Food Pushers and the Food Police

After you’ve had Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or LAP-BAND surgery, you'll get a lot of advice and opinions from well-meaning friends and family members about what you should eat and when. Sometimes a pleasant but firm “thanks but no thanks” will send these food pushers and police on their way. When that’s just not enough, try one of these suggestions.

November 23, 2015
Weight Loss Surgery Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season

Whether you are a post-op Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND patient trying to lose weight after surgery, or a pre-op patient trying to not gain pounds before surgery, here are 20 tips that you can use to get through the holiday season — from Thanksgiving to New Year's — without falling off the weight loss wagon.

October 26, 2015
Halloween Weight Loss Hacks

Whether you've had weight loss surgery - Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND - or you're just looking to stick to your diet this Halloween, you don't have to be scared by the thought of easy access to barrels of candy. You can still celebrate Halloween and stick to your eating plan. Just try these weight loss life hacks for Halloween.

September 08, 2015
Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes

Research is showing that weight loss surgery has remarkable effects on type 2 diabetes, reducing and even eliminating the need for medications for some patients. New Jersey Bariatric Center registered dietitian Dana Babeu explores the relationship between the 2 diseases and how surgery is offering new hope for type 2 diabetics.

July 02, 2015
Avoid Summer Dieting Pitfalls With These Weight Loss Surgery-Approved Tips

From the beach to the ballpark and everywhere in between, medical weight loss and weight loss surgery patients (LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve) can still make healthy choices when navigating these classic summer-fun scenarios!

June 10, 2015
Bariatric Surgery, Taste Changes and Food Sensitivities

A look at why your tastes change after gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND and what weight loss surgery patients can do about it.

May 11, 2015
Move It To Lose It: Exercising after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND surgery

What is the best exercise for weight loss?  The short answer is “anything you’ll stick with long-term!” But when it comes to weight loss surgery (Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND), this often isn’t as simple as it sounds.  Learn what bariatric surgery patients need to consider when embarking on the fitness portion of their weight loss journey.

April 17, 2015
Going Caveman: A Paleo Diet Primer for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

If you’re looking to start the Paleo diet after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries, be prepared to make some moderations to ensure you are getting enough protein and other essential nutrients.

March 02, 2015
31 Days to A Healthier You: For Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Whether you're about to have gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or LAP-BAND surgery, take time to learn the skills that will help you be a bariatric Success Story.

October 13, 2014
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, LAP-BAND® and REALIZE® Band Surgeries Increase Fertility in Morbidly Obese Women

Weight loss after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND® surgery improves fertility and makes preganancy safer for mom and baby. If you've had weight loss surgery and are thinking about having a baby, read on to learn the steps you need to take during your pregnancy!

April 30, 2014
Hit a Weight Loss Wall? Fight Back When the Scale Won’t Budge

That number on the scale has been steadily heading south for months since your weight loss surgery, but now it refuses to budge. Weight loss plateaus are common. Try these steps to get that scale moving again!

March 28, 2014
Recovery Time after Weight Loss Surgery

New Jersey Bariatric Center surgeon Dr. Glenn Forrester explains what to expect for your recovery period after Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery.

January 30, 2014
Tackle Super Bowl Game Day the Weight Loss Surgery Way

Conquer the Super Bowl buffet with these winning plays!

January 10, 2014
Overcome Your Fear of the Gym (for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND patients)

For Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND patients, joining a gym can help give you the edge to boost weight loss. But to get the full benefits of a gym, you actually have to go! Learn how to get over that feeling of self-consciousness and become a regular healthy gym-goer!

December 13, 2013
Give your cakes a Weight Loss Surgery Approved Makeover

Want to give your holiday baked goods a healthy makeover? It's as easy as pie with a few simple ingredients!

November 15, 2013
The ABCs of A, B and Zinc: All Vitamins are Not Created Equal after Weight Loss Surgery

After Weight Loss Surgery, consuming the right daily vitamins becomes more important than ever. But between the chewables, liquids and gummies, how is one to know which is the right vitamin mix for you. New Jersey Baritric Center explains what gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND patients needs to look for when shopping for vitamins.

September 13, 2013
Help! My Hair Is Falling Out! What You Need To Know About Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery

Tips to improve or prevent hair loss after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND surgery.

August 21, 2013
Weight Loss Surgery and Breakfast: Why Eating this Meal is a Recipe for Success

We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it's just as important after you've had weight loss surgery  as it is before you had your Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND procedure.

July 16, 2013
Recipes to Punch up Your Protein!

Tired of boring protein shakes? Looking for new ways to boost your protein? Try these simple tips and recipes just for Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND, and Gastric Sleeve patients!

May 02, 2013
Family, Friends, Food and Support for the Weight Loss Surgery Patient

Five tips to help your family member succeed with their bariatric surgery weight loss goals.

July 31, 2012
Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs: Which Is Right for You?

With two new weight loss drugs offering hope to obese patients, Dr. Ajay Goyal of the New Jersey Bariatric Center gives guidance on how to decide between medical weight loss and Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND or Gastric Sleeve surgeries.

Maintaining Long-term Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND or Gastric Sleeve

Weight loss surgery is not the end of the weight loss process, it’s the beginning. For long term success and weight maintenance, it’s important for patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle, full of exercise and nutritious choices for life.

Seven Tips to find the Right Weight Loss Surgery Doctor for You

What should you look for when trying to find the right bariatric surgeon? Read on to find out.

Determining When to Adjust Your REALIZE or LAP-BAND

What's an adjustment and when do you need one? Read on to learn what every successful LAP-BAND or REALIZE Band patient knows.

Shrink Your Waist, Not Your Wallet: High Protein, Low-Carb Weight Loss Surgery Eating On a Budget

It is possible to eat well following weight loss surgery without taking out a loan to do it. Try using these tips for stretching your high protein/low-carb dollars.

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

Scared by Halloween candy? Do not fear! You can still celebrate Halloween and stick to your eating plan. Just follow these tips.