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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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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