January 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’s Topic Is: Revisiting SMART Goals for 2018.  We will be discussing how to make your goals SMART.  We will start out by creating a goal for January and continue to create new goals each month.  Come with ideas for your first SMART goal! When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, January 16th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler,
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New Jersey Bariatric Center Expands Locations with Opening of Hackettstown Office

Fifth Office Offers Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Balloon and Medical Weight Loss Services to Residents of Warren County and Northern New Jersey SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (January 9, 2018) – New Jersey Bariatric Center, New Jersey’s leading medical and surgical weight loss practice, is proud to the announce the opening of its fifth location in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The new office addition will bring much-needed bariatric surgical and non-surgical options to residents of Northern New Jersey at a time when the obesity rate continues to be on the rise, says Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, owner and director of New Jersey Bariatric
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Confessions Of Your Dietitian: How Mindfulness Changed My Relationship With Food

I played sports year round from a very young age until I graduated from high school. Aside from my dad making me eat carrots daily or have an apple before eating something “unhealthy,” I never really paid close attention to what or how much I ate on a daily basis and never felt I had to since I was so young and active. It wasn’t until after my fall semester of college at Virginia Tech that I realized my eating habits and patterns were catching up to me. I went from being an extremely active athlete through organized sports to
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New Jersey Bariatric Center Opens East Brunswick Office

Our Fourth Location Offers Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Balloon and Medical Weight Loss Services to Residents of Central and Southern New Jersey SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (November 2, 2017) – New Jersey Bariatric Center® surgeons and staff are pleased to announce the expansion of the medical and surgical weight loss practice with the opening of its fourth office in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will bring more options to Central Jersey residents who are struggling to find long-term, sustainable weight loss solutions, says Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, owner and director of New Jersey Bariatric Center®. The new office, located at
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October Support Group Recap: Flavors of Fall

When I think of fall, the first ingredient that comes to mind is pumpkin! So what’s more appropriate for our October support group meeting than sharing some recipes for pumpkin-inspired dishes and our favorite comfort foods. Skinny Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait To start your day off in true autumn style, this skinny pumpkin breakfast parfait is a great way to get your protein in first thing in the morning! When choosing the granola, make sure it is a low-sugar granola. Also, cut back on the amount. Try 2 tablespoons of Bear Naked Original Cinnamon Granola. Most of the sugar found in this
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Improving Your Relationship With Your Scale

Do you find yourself hopping on the scale every morning? Maybe you’re the person who only weighs themselves once a week or maybe you don’t weigh yourself at all and go by the fit of your clothes. I know of some people who, disagreeing with the results on the scale, decide to move the scale over, thinking the floor is somehow throwing off the reading. After weight loss surgery, our relationship with our scale is no less complicated than it was before surgery. Patients often ask me how often they should weigh themselves and my answer to them is that there
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September 2017 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’s Topic Is: Non-Scale Victories – End of Summer Edition. What were you able to do this summer that you weren’t able to do prior to surgery? What non-scale goal would you like to set for yourself for next summer? Let’s discuss at the next support group! When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, September 19th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield
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August 2017 Support Group Recap: The Many Names of Sugar

“Sugar, ah honey honey.” Did you know honey is just one of the many different names for sugar? There are actually more than 50 different names for sugar that may be found in the ingredient list of your foods. At the August support group, we looked at the different names for sugar and how to recognize an added sugar when reading a food label. (Click here to view the full list) You may already be familiar with some of the names of sugars in food products. It’s pretty easy to spot the words “sugar” and “syrup” in a food’s ingredients
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Weight Loss Surgery Made My Skydiving Dream A Reality

In life, there are many adventures we would love to experience and goals we would like to achieve that we never think are possible. Just a few years ago, I would sit around and let my life pass me by, and now, here I was 10,000 feet in the air, about to jump out of a plane! Looking out at Philadelphia, New York City, and the Delaware Water Gap, I was nervous yet excited at the same time, and all I kept thinking was I was making the impossible…possible. All this was thanks to the surgery that I believe saved
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Eat This, Not That: Fast Food Edition

Have you ever found yourself in any of these predicaments? You didn’t get much sleep last night and need a “pick me up.” You see a Starbucks, so you pull in for some coffee. You forgot your protein shake at home, but know it’s important to eat breakfast, so you stop at the closest Dunkin Donuts. In the rush to get out of the house, you left the healthy meal you packed last night in the fridge. Now with just a half-hour for lunch, it looks like the Wendy’s across the street will have to do. It’s really easy to
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