September 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 September 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 or kbeneduce@njbcenter.com. This Month’s Topic: How to Eat Healthy When Your Family Doesn’t Want To Tuesday, September 15th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD Tuesday, September 22nd @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD
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NJBC Eats: BLT

  BLT sandwiches are known for being a popular choice when it comes to making something quick, easy, and tasty. However, the sandwich tends to be high in sodium and fat content with its typical ingredients. Here’s how to turn a favorite classic into a healthier option.     Ingredients: 2 slices of turkey bacon, reduced sodium  1 large iceberg lettuce leaf 4 to 8 tender green lettuce leaves, washed and spun very dry 1 large ripe tomato, sliced ½-inch thick 1 tablespoon reduced fat mayonnaise or avocado spread ( ½ ripe Hass avocado mashed, ½ lemon juiced, 1 tsp
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August 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 kkelly@njbcenter.com or kbeneduce@njbcenter.com. This Month’s Topic: How to Avoid Additional Weight Gain in the Summer Tuesday, August 18th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD Tuesday, August 25th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD
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Is your body’s Set Point preventing you from losing weight?

Have you ever noticed that the number on the scale is very difficult to change, no matter how hard you try to lose weight?  Or maybe you lost a significant amount of weight in the past, and then as soon as you go “off” your diet, your weight jumps back to the original number, seemingly overnight?  If this has happened to you, don’t worry you’re not alone.  In fact, there is a scientific explanation for what’s happening – it’s called the weight set point.  The set point is a weight range, usually within 5 or 10 pounds, that our bodies
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July 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 kkelly@njbcenter.com or kbeneduce@njbcenter.com. This Month’s Topic: Dining Out: Choosing Healthier Menu Options Tuesday, July 21st @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Karen Kelly, RD Tuesday, July 28th @ 6:30pm  Moderator: Kelly Beneduce, RD
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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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