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December 26, 2023
Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Medications & You: Understanding Your Options

Both bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve and gastric bypass - and prescription weight loss medications are tools to help you reach a healthy weight; but they work differently and lead to varying amounts of weight loss. Here’s what you need to know about both options and how you can maximize your weight loss. Understand How […]

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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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July 11, 2023
Why It’s Hard to Out-Exercise Unhealthy Eating Habits Even With Weight Loss Medications and Bariatric Surgery

Every year my wife and I challenge ourselves to run a 5 mile race. We train, we run and we look forward to how much we can eat for our celebratory dinner after crossing the finish line. I decided to check the scale a week afterwards to see how much weight I lost with all […]

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October 12, 2022
4 Facts About Gastric Sleeve and Weight Loss

The gastric sleeve, also known as the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is one of the most popular weight loss procedures in New Jersey, and the most performed weight loss surgery here at New Jersey Bariatric Center.  We get a lot of questions about gastric sleeve surgery from how it helps you lose weight to the […]

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September 8, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Back to School Season Part 2: Healthy Quick Stop Options

At New Jersey Bariatric Center, we understand how hectic weeknights can be between the evening commute, after school activities, and having a healthy dinner. When you’re running low on time and need a quick meal for the whole family, stopping at a fast casual restaurant can be the most convenient option. Here are some healthier […]

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August 23, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Back to School Season Part 1: High Protein Snacks

As the lazy days of summer wind down, the back-to-school shuffle starts. Homework, fall sports and extracurricular activities are enough to interrupt even the best healthy meal intentions. At New Jersey Bariatric Center we understand the challenges of eating on-the-go, so we’ve put together part one of a 3 part series on effective ways to […]

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August 4, 2022
Why It’s Important to Have a Support System for Weight Loss Surgery

Having a support system for weight loss surgery can help you stay on track, keep you motivated and celebrate milestones with you along the way. At New Jersey Bariatric Center we encourage our patients to establish a circle of support early in the process because the months and weeks prior to your surgery are a […]

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July 7, 2022
Loose Abdominal Skin After Bariatric Surgery

After losing a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery, some patients may have loose skin – specifically around the lower part of the belly. This is not uncommon. Loose or sagging skin around the abdomen can occur when you lose weight and the skin does not have the elasticity it needs to shrink back […]

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July 7, 2022
Marijuana, Smoking and Weight Loss Surgery

Now that the state of New Jersey legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults, several patients have asked how using marijuana can affect their weight loss surgery journey. To start, the use of marijuana should be discussed with your surgeon. Smoking, whether it’s cigarettes or marijuana, is a health risk that can lead to […]

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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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January 27, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed About Revision Surgery

If you’ve experienced weight regain in the years after your bariatric surgery, feelings of shame and embarrassment often come with the weight.  If you’re feeling these emotions right now, I encourage you to remember that obesity is a disease that weight loss surgery doesn’t cure. And, know that you are not alone and it’s OK […]

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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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