Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery

                                          Part of NJBC’s Bariatric FAQ Series When can I…. drink alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery? Many weight loss surgery patients ask when after surgery they can pour themselves a glass of wine and socialize with family and friends. We recommend abstaining from alcohol for at least one month after surgery, and before you pop the cork, try some alcohol at home in a safe environment to see how it will affect you. After bariatric surgery, the absorption of alcohol
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Exercising After Weight Loss Surgery

                               Part of NJBC’s Bariatric FAQ Series  When can I …  get back to my fitness routine? After bariatric surgery, we recommend walking…and doing so immediately. While you’re still in the hospital, patients are encouraged to walk around with the assistance of the nursing staff to avoid blood clots and other complications. Once you’re home from the hospital, walking daily for a minimum of 30 minutes not only benefits your cardiovascular health but also gets you started on an easy-to-follow fitness routine. At approximately one month
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Setting SMART Goals for 2019: New Jersey Bariatric Center Nutrition Webinar Series

Setting SMART Goals for 2019 What are my weight loss goals for 2019? How do I even start sticking to my new year resolutions? With the new year in full swing,  we’re all making goals we are looking to achieve in 2019. Join New Jersey Bariatric Center dietitian Meagan Butler as she gives us tips on making healthier choices in the new year and how to set up attainable goals to reach long term success. WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm WHERE: Online – Register at https://njbc.webinato.com/webcasts About Our Presenter Meagan Butler is a registered dietitian and is New Jersey
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January 2019 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.   Springfield: Tuesday, January 15 @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler, RD  Somerville: Tuesday, January 22 @ 6:30pm at RWJ-Somerset, Steeplechase Building, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville Moderator: Tia Hagins, RD    No RSVP needed but please call 908-481-1270 to confirm before coming. Dates are subject to change. 
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Getting Back to Work After Weight Loss Surgery

                                               Part of NJBC’s Bariatric FAQ Series   When can I…..?  Is the start of many questions patients ask about recovery after bariatric surgery.  Whether you are scheduled for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or LAP-BAND®, these questions come up all the time and our Bariatric FAQ series is here to give you answers.    When can I … go back to work? The biggest question on everyone’s mind after bariatric surgery, whether it’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®
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November 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: Surviving the Holiday Season- From overflowing turkey buffets with all the sides to plate-loads of Christmas cookies at the office to New Year’s eve bubbly with friends, the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s is one of the hardest to get through without putting on a few extra pounds. Join us to discuss ways to make healthy choices during this time. Springfield:
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September 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: How to Not Fall Back On Old Habits: With the Autumn season quickly approaching and the holidays around the corner before you know it, you might approach challenges in your weight loss journey that can lead you to fall back on old habits like more dinner parties, social gatherings or not having enough time in your schedule. Join us as we discuss
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Navigating the Restaurant World: New Jersey Bariatric Center Nutrition Webinar Series

Navigating the Restaurant World How do I know the healthiest meal to eat when I’m dining out? What should I be avoiding? Learning the ins and out of the restaurant world can be a challenge but we have the tips you need you make the most out of your next dining experience. Join New Jersey Bariatric Center dietitian Meagan Butler as she teaches all you need to know about navigating the restaurant world and examples of healthy options from Italian to Mexican cuisine and everything in between. WHEN: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 6:30 pm WHERE: Online – Register at https://njbc.webinato.com/webcasts About
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NJBC Summertime Recipes: Dana’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

This week in our summertime recipe review, we’re taking a look at how to prepare a fresh and delicious meal for your family that doesn’t take up too much of time like dietitian Dana Babeu’s Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers from Genius Kitchen. With ground turkey as the lean protein, this recipe is low in carbohydrates making it a great choice for any bariatric diet. Ready in about 40 minutes, you’ll have a hearty meal that incorporates all the important food groups. Serve with a side of spiralized veggies for even more of a healthy boost to your dish. Ingredients 4
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NJBC Summertime Recipes: Kelly’s Summer Style Chicken

This week in our summertime recipe review, we’re sharing with you dietitian Kelly Beneduce’s spin on making chicken more in tune with the warm summer weather. This summer-style chicken dish is easy to make and takes advantage of all the delicious vegetables that are currently in season. This chicken dish is loaded with zucchini, squash and tomatoes, all vegetables that are in season in the summer. This recipe gives you a chance to explore the produce items available at your local farmer’s market and take advantage of incorporating fresh vegetables into your meals rather than frozen, pre-processed items.  For some
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