NJBC Summertime Recipes: BobbiJo’s Cowboy Caviar

Our summer recipe review kicks-off strong with Bobbijo’s Cowboy Caviar a vibrant dish with a black bean protein base mixed with a variety of colorful vegtables. Whether its black, garbanzo or pinto, beans are a great source of protein and fiber. Remember, for a bariatric diet, men should be getting 80 to 100 grams of protein and 38 grams of fiber daily while women should have 60 to 80 grams of protein and 25 grams of fiber. This salad can be loaded with all your favorite veggies like peppers and onions and can be eaten with some fresh celery sticks
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July 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month: Eating Healthy for the Summer: Looking for fun and healthy new recipes to try? Join us this month as we provide a bunch of bariatric-friendly recipes perfect for bbqs, parties, or just a home cooked meal with family. Feel free to bring your own ideas! Springfield: Tuesday, July 17 @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan
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Healthy or Not? Your Favorite Summertime Dish

  Do you have a delicious summertime recipe to share that’s bariatric-friendly? If so, we want to hear from you! Starting July 8th, each week our registered dietitians will review a recipe submitted to determine if it’s “Healthy or Not?”   They’ll take a look at the nutritional content, and offer suggestions, if needed, so it fits into a bariatric-friendly diet. Every Friday, we will share a nutritionist reviewed recipe on Facebook, Twitter and our blog for everyone to try.   Send us your go-to summertime favorite recipe.  This is your chance to show off your skills in the kitchen and
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Out with the Old, In with the New: Give Your Weight Loss a Clean Start

  When you tackle clutter, where do you start? Is it in your closet, basement or garage?   What about your eating and sleeping habits, in addition to physical clutter? Cleaning up and organizing your habits at home, in addition to traditional clutter, can put you on a path to sustained weight loss.   Kitchen Clean Up Have you ever opened your refrigerator and found a salad dressing that expired two years ago?  When looking for a healthy snack, have you found nothing but high sugar snacks in your pantry?  Now is the time for a complete clean out of your
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Healthy or Not? YQ by Yoplait

  I was at the yogurt section of the supermarket yesterday and noticed a new product by Yoplait called YQ.  The packaging says it is 99% lactose free, has 15 to 17 grams of protein per serving and claims to not have the tart, tangy or chalky aftertaste of Greek-style yogurts. Could this be true?  Food labels can be tricky to navigate or be misleading so I took a closer look.  I started with the plain flavor.     Plain Calories 110 Total Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Total Carbohydrate 2g Sugars 1g Protein 17g Ingredients: Pasteurized Grade A Ultra-Filtered
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June 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month: Physical vs. Emotional Hunger: Are you physically hungry or is your hunger being driven by emotion?  What can we do instead of reaching for food?    Join us this month as we take a closer look at what is driving you to eat and ways to avoid giving in to emotional eating. Springfield: Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193
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NJBC Eats: Karen’s Typical Breakfast

My patients always ask me, “Karen, What do YOU eat for breakfast? I am so sick of eggs!” When I am looking for something that is going to keep me full and energized, I turn to my favorite cereal- Qi’a. I like to take two tablespoons of the cereal and mix it with a 1/2 cup of almond milk.  In the winter, I give it a quick blast in the microwave for 30 seconds to make a hot breakfast but you can also enjoy it cold.  If you are choosing not to use the microwave, let the cereal sit for
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How to Read a Food Label: New Jersey Bariatric Center Nutrition Webinar Series

Webinar: How to Read a Food Label Join us for our first online education seminar led by registered dietitian Meagan Butler. Each seminar in this series will give you tips and advice to help you lead a healthy and nutritious lifestyle. What does added sugar mean? How do I know if I’m getting the proper nutrients for a bariatric diet? We all know reading food labels can be challenging so let us help you through it. Join New Jersey Bariatric Center dietitian Meagan Butler as she teaches you all you need to know about reading nutrition labels. During this webinar
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May 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month: Guide to Making the Most Out of Weight Loss Surgery: We are pleased to have psychologist James Glynn join us this month to discuss his tips and guide to making the most out of weight loss surgery. When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler, RD  Somerville: Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30pm
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New Jersey Bariatric Center® Supports Addition Of Gastric Balloon To List Of Approved Bariatric Procedures

Obalon and ReShape weight loss balloons offer safe alternative for people suffering from obesity who do not qualify for surgical procedures SPRINGFIELD, N.J., April 17, 2018 — Weight loss surgery experts at New Jersey Bariatric Center® have expressed support for the addition of the intragastric balloon to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) list of approved procedures for weight loss, saying that weight loss balloons (known by the brand names Obalon, ReShape and ORBERA®) offer a safe and effective treatment option for people who are obese but who do not qualify for bariatric surgery procedures, such as the gastric sleeve. “Prior
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