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November 21, 2023
Maintaining Your Weight Loss Progress Through Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about gathering together, giving thanks and enjoying a meal with family and friends. However, this big meal can be quite challenging and stressful if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight loss progress. Heading into Thanksgiving with a solid plan is a great way to help you stay on track. […]

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January 19, 2023
Healthy or Not: Is Greens Powder Good For You?

Greens powder is a dietary supplement made from powdered fruits and vegetables. Lately it is becoming more popular but is greens powder good for you and can it be added to a bariatric diet? The short answer is yes but with medical clearance and, it should not be used as a replacement for a healthy, […]

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July 8, 2022
NJBC Eats: Orzo Summer Salad

Salads made with the traditional lettuce and tomato can get monotonous after a while so I decided to create my own version of an Orzo Summer Salad. What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can add in any of your favorite veggies – bell peppers, cucumbers or whatever you have available. This […]

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July 8, 2022
Healthy or not? Old Tyme 647 Buns

As the warm weather approaches, many of us look forward to a classic summer barbecue.  Aside from the traditional high protein foods – chicken, steak, hamburgers and hot dogs –  cookouts include many side dishes, and of course, carb-heavy hamburger buns and hot dog rolls. When patients ask about bread substitutes the first thing I recommend […]

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July 7, 2022
Healthy or Not? RightRice

RightRice is a new rice product on the market. It is a rice substitute made out of just five ingredients: lentil flour, chickpea flour, rice flour, sunflower oil, and sea salt. These ingredients make it higher in protein and fiber compared to traditional white rice. Protein helps to keep you feeling full for a longer […]

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July 7, 2022
Maintaining Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

The moment you started the process for bariatric surgery was the moment you made a commitment not only to yourself but to a healthier lifestyle.  Now that you’ve reached your goal weight, the objective is to maintain that commitment.  To maintain weight loss and the goals you set for yourself means staying committed to the […]

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March 15, 2022
NJBC Eats: Egg Muffins

Not consuming enough protein at breakfast can make it challenging to reach your protein goal by the end of the day. Since protein is at the forefront of a bariatric diet, we recommend that patients aim for 20 - 30g per meal. Egg muffin cups are a perfect grab and go breakfast to help reach […]

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February 24, 2022
Weight Loss Friendly Fast Food Options

When you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, knowing what to order from a fast food restaurant can be challenging. Patients often ask for advice on weight loss friendly options at some of their favorite fast food chains so I reviewed a few menu options and broke it down so you can go to […]

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January 18, 2022
Healthy or Not: Special K Cereal

  Kellogg’s Special K Protein is one of the cereals that patients ask about when looking for healthy options. Although this cereal is higher in protein than the average cereal, which is good to help maintain body mass, it is still fairly high in carbohydrates. The Upside Special K Protein Cereal has a few flavors […]

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January 11, 2022
Should I follow a plant-based diet after bariatric surgery?

Patients often ask if plant-based diets are a safe and healthy option after bariatric surgery. This can be a challenging question as there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Plant-based diets often eliminate all or some animal products and may increase the consumption of carbohydrates and decrease protein intake. After bariatric surgery, protein is […]

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October 15, 2021
Healthier Halloween Candy

  From chocolate to licorice to lollipops and hard candy, it’s hard to say no to our favorite sweet treats at Halloween. But what if you could approach it in a healthier way?  Our team of registered dietitians have put together a list of tasty Halloween treats that are low in sugar. Try choosing 2 […]

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November 20, 2020
NJBC Eats: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to share some of our favorite and healthy holiday recipes. Below you will find appetizer ideas, a bariatric-friendly stuffing, some roasted veggies and a low-carb, low-sugar pumpkin dessert.     Appetizer: Mini Turkey Meatballs - Karen Kelly, RD Who says turkey is just for […]

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