November 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, November 19th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler, RD  
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Healthy or Not: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Fall or ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte Season’ as others like to call it – has officially arrived. Although pumpkin itself is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, the drinks we order at our favorite coffee shops contain very little, if any, real pumpkin. While everything pumpkin may sound appealing, not all of them are healthy.  Whether you prefer Starbucks or Dunkin’, it’s important to take a look at the nutrition information. Let’s look at the Starbucks Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with whole milk compared to a medium Pumpkin Swirl Latte with whole milk from Dunkin’.  As you
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New Jersey has 22nd Highest Youth Obesity Rate in the Nation

New Jersey ranks 22nd out of all the US states with 15% of children and adolescents between the ages of 10-17 classified as being obese in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s first “State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy” report.  The report details the best available data on national and state childhood obesity rates. “Unaddressed or untreated obesity in childhood often leads to additional health risks as adults,” says New Jersey Bariatric Center Founder Dr. Ajay Goyal.  “It’s important to address weight issues early as recent data shows that up to 80% of children affected by obesity
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8 Ways to Make Tacos Healthier

Tacos are a delicious and easy, budget-friendly, customize-able meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. Just because you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the meals you love! Find healthier versions of your favorite meals; check out these 8 simple tips and tricks from our registered dietitians to make Taco Night tasty and good-for-you. 8 Tips & Tricks for Making Tacos Healthier: Use lettuce wraps in place of soft/hard taco shells Put taco fixings over lettuce for a taco salad Opt for low carb tortillas to make it healthier, we like the brand Tumaro Red bell
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NEW JERSEY BARIATRIC CENTER OPENS SPARTA OFFICE

NEW JERSEY BARIATRIC CENTER EXPANDS TO SPARTA, NJWeight Loss Center’s New Office Offers Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Balloon and Medical Weight Loss Services to Residents of New Jersey’s Sussex, Morris and Passaic Counties as well as Eastern Pennsylvania SPRINGFIELD, N.J. September 26, 2019 –  New Jersey Bariatric Center’s board certified surgeons and patient-focused staff opened its 6th office today in Sparta, NJ. The expansion will bring more options to northwestern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania residents who are struggling to find long-term, sustainable weight loss solutions. “Through many months of planning and deciding the best location to meet the
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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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Weight Regain and the “Pouch Reset” Diet

Occasionally,  we see gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients who, after some time post-surgery, has started to regain weight.  Understandably patients are concerned, and often their  concern is that they can eat more than they did immediately after surgery.  This frequently leads to questions about the “pouch reset” diet. Even with gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, the volume of food a patient can consume after surgery will increase over time.  What you tolerate at one week will not be the same as it is at one month or at one year after surgery.  It does not, however, keep increasing
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