Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Telemedicine Appointments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and telemedicine appointments As coronavirus continues to spread in NJ, we want to update you on the actions the New Jersey Bariatric Center is taking to protect our patient’s health. As a reminder, if you are concerned that you or someone you know has symptoms associated with the coronavirus, please contact your medical doctor who can address your concerns or the NJ Department of Health Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222.  If you do not have a medical doctor, please call us and we will help direct you to an internal medicine professional who can address your concerns. At
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NJBC Eats: Slow Cooker Bean Chili

  Whether you’re working from home, home-schooling your kids or relaxing with your family, this chili recipe is perfect for the whole family. This chili is vegetarian, simple and uses staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. It’s also easy to customize with different flavors and veggies that you love. Simply toss everything in the slow cooker and cook on for 2-4 hours. It doesn’t get much better than that!    Ingredients: 2 cans of whatever beans you have (black bean and kidney beans) drained 1-28oz can of crushed tomatoes 1 cup of vegetable broth 1 tbsp cumin
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Pantry Staples + Tips for Eating Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak

  Now, more than ever, is a great time to make our health a priority. With the outbreak of COVID-19, stocking up on pantry essentials is even more important as we adjust to the limited access to restaurants and social gatherings. When deciding what to stock up on, protein should be a main focus. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of pantry staples and meal ideas to help get you through this difficult time.   Pantry Essentials to Stock Up On Chicken, salmon, turkey burgers and lean ground beef. Look for protein that you can keep in the
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New Jersey Bariatric Center moves to Telemedicine

Telemedicine now available at NJBC In our effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and accommodate our patient’s needs, New Jersey Bariatric Center now offers telemedicine appointments. Scheduling a Telemedicine Appointment Call our office at 908-481-1270 or click here to schedule a telemedicine appointment. After scheduling, patients will receive a confirmation email from us with a link to access their Zoom telemedicine appointment.  Telemedicine appointments will be conducted via Zoom Telehealth. The platform is secure, easy-to-use and allows patients to stay connected with their New Jersey Bariatric Center doctors.  Telemedicine appointments are available for current and new patients.    What
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and FAQs

As the first cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are confirmed in NJ, we want to update you on the actions the New Jersey Bariatric Center is taking to protect our patient’s health as well as answer some frequently asked questions that our team has received over the last few days.  First, if you are concerned that you or someone you know has symptoms associated with the coronavirus, please contact your medical doctor who can address your concerns or the NJ Department of Health Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222.   If you do not have a medical doctor, please call us and we will help direct you
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NJBC Eats: Spinach, Mushroom, Onion and Mozzarella Omelet

  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This spinach, mushroom, onion and mozzarella omelet is a simple, delicious, veggie and protein-packed meal. What’s great about this dish is that it’s really easy to customize. Start with a base of eggs and egg whites then add your favorite veggies, cheese and spices.  A great option for weekend brunch and busy weekday mornings.    Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 eggs 4 egg whites ¼ cup part-skim mozzarella shredded cheese 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil ½ cup fresh mushrooms 1
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How Soon Can I Resume Sexual Activity After Weight Loss Surgery?

 Part of NJBC’s Bariatric FAQ Series Many weight loss surgery patients ask when it would be safe to resume sexual activity after surgery. When patients ask this question, there is a general concern about affecting the surgical area and the staples in the abdomen. This concern usually applies not only to sexual activity but also to daily activities such as climbing stairs, walking and participating in gym activities. The concern is understandable because weight loss surgery – whether it’s gastric sleeve or gastric bypass – is a major abdominal procedure. First and foremost, it’s important to  give your body enough
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February 2020 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: Relationship Challenges After Surgery   Springfield: Tuesday, February 18th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler, RD Somerville: Tuesday February 25th @ 6:30pm at RWJ-Somerset, Steeplechase Building, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD
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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Protein Shake

  Switch up your traditional breakfast with this super simple and festive Dark Chocolate Strawberry protein shake. With ingredients you probably already have at home, you can make a protein packed meal perfect for Valentine’s Day.      Ingredients: 1 scoop chocolate protein powder  (We used 2 scoops Celebrate deep chocolate protein powder) 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries 1 cup unsweetened almond milk Ice (if using fresh strawberries) Directions: Blend unsweetened almond milk, strawberries, and protein powder. Ice is optional.
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Tackle Super Bowl Game Day the Weight Loss Surgery Way

  Did you know the Super Bowl is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving? Or that the average fan will consume 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat from snacks? And yes, that’s just from snacks, not including actual meals. So how can you prepare for the Super Bowl?  Here are some tips to survive the Super Bowl without consuming over a days’ worth of calories at one party. Don’t go to the party hungry. Make sure that you consume a breakfast and lunch high in protein.  Start off with some egg whites
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