Update: In-person Visits and Telemedicine Appointments

At New Jersey Bariatric Center we are staying updated on all information about the coronavirus from the NJ Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and are following all appropriate infection control procedures. Now that the stay-at-home order has been lifted and in-person visits can resume, we want to update you on the steps we have implemented to help ensure the safety of our patients and staff:   Pre-screening calls for COVID-19 symptoms will apply to all patients and staff prior to entering the office Temperature checks and pulse oximetry will be taken upon arrival Masks or
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June 2020 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. Tuesday Talk sessions for June will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending either of the Tuesday Talks sessions listed below, please email kbeneduce@njbcenter.com. This Month’s Topic: Quarantine 15: How to Avoid Additional Weight Gain   Tuesday, June 16th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD Tuesday, June 23rd @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD
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Tips for Ordering Healthier Takeout

  We all need a break from prepping and cooking, especially now, but deciding what to order while maintaining your health goals isn’t always easy.  Here are a few tips to consider the next time you decide to order takeout along with the best (and worst) selections from popular cuisines.     Tips for Takeout Always choose a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fat that will keep you full and avoid blood sugar highs and lows. If nothing on the menu seems right, ask about creating your own dish.  Some restaurants are used to accommodating individual dietary needs. Don’t
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Time to Wait or Time to Start?

  When is the right time to have gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery? It’s a question many people who have tried multiple diets yet still struggle to lose weight ask themselves. Should I wait until I’ve tried one more diet to see if it works? Should I wait until I have a better support system? And now, should I wait until the quarantine period is over? Deciding whether to wait or move forward with weight loss surgery is an individual decision, however if you’re considering surgery here’s a few facts to help you decide if now’s the right time
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What an RD Buys at the Grocery Store During the Coronavirus Outbreak

  Due to the pandemic, many grocery store shelves have been left almost bare. With pantry staples in low supply, it can be challenging to determine what to buy and stock up on. Check out this grocery list and 2 week meal plan for ideas the next time you go grocery shopping.     Grocery List:  2 dozen eggs Shredded cheddar cheese Frozen spinach 6 plain greek yogurt Frozen berries  All-natural turkey slices  Low-fat cheddar cheese slices 2 Packages of Ground turkey (freeze one) 2 Jars of Sugar free marinara sauce  2 Packages of Chickpea/edamame pasta  Milk of choice (for
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NJBC Eats: Salmon with Mango Salsa

  If you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe that’s perfect for this time of year, this is it! Not only is salmon high in protein but it’s a good source of omega-3’s, B vitamins, potassium, selenium, antioxidants and so much more. Pair it with a sweet and citrusy mango salsa for extra flavor. This meal is a great option for the whole family.      Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 skinless salmon fillets (3oz) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper ½ medium red onion 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1 large ripe mango, peeled,
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May 2020 Tuesday Talks

  Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. Tuesday Talk sessions for May and June will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending either of the Tuesday Talks sessions listed below, please email kkelly@njbcenter.com.   Tuesday, May 19th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD
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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes from NJBC Nutritionists

Our registered dietitians whipped up a few delicious brunch recipes perfect for Mother’s Day. All bariatric-friendly including almond flour pancakes, a 100-calorie cocktail and a savory egg casserole. 100-Calorie Cocktail A delicious and simple drink with only 100 calories! Another lower calorie option is 5oz glass of prosecco which has only 90 calories. Add some berries to the glass to make it look fancy.  Ingredients 2 oz vodka- can be flavored vodka  6 oz club soda (can be flavored club soda like LaCroix) Instructions Add ingredients to glass, add ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.  Nutrition
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April 2020 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. Tuesday Talk sessions for April and May will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending either of the Tuesday Talks sessions listed below, please email info@njbcenter.com.     This Month’s Topic: Quarantine & Eating Healthy Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD Tuesday, April 28th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD
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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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