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April 10, 2024
Will I Regain Weight After Stopping Prescription Weight Loss Medication like Wegovy® or Zepound™?

FDA-approved prescription weight loss medications like Wegovy® and Zepbound™ can be effective tools on your weight loss journey. But what happens when you stop taking them? It’s a common question people have about regaining the weight they’ve lost so let’s discuss what to expect and a few tips to help you maintain your progress. Why […]

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January 18, 2024
What is Food Noise and How Can I Silence It?

Food noise is a term used to describe constant thoughts about food or a preoccupation with food that can be overwhelming or disruptive to daily life - that persistent inner voice chattering about cookies even though you just had lunch. When experiencing food noise you may not necessarily feel hungry, but you are still thinking […]

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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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December 21, 2023
Should I try Weight Loss Surgery or Weight Loss Medications?

Trying to decide between weight loss surgery or weight loss medications? 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 are a few things to consider when […]

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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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November 8, 2023
FDA Approves Prescription Weight Loss Injection Zepbound™

Studies show weight loss injection can decrease total body weight by more than 20% November 8th, 2023: Today the FDA approved Zepbound™, Eli Lilly’s prescription weight loss injection. Zepbound™ is a weekly, self-administered injection used for the treatment of chronic weight management in adults with obesity. Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Zepbound™ works by altering […]

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September 18, 2023
PCOS & Weight Loss: How Losing Weight Can Treat the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and according to Cleveland Clinic between 40%-80% of people with PCOS live with obesity. For women who suffer from PCOS and obesity simultaneously, research shows that weight loss can help to reduce or better manage their symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, high levels of male […]

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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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May 9, 2023
Wegovy®, Saxenda® or Qsymia®: Which Prescription Weight Loss Medication is Best for Me?

Currently, there are several FDA-approved anti-obesity medications available to patients who qualify.  These medications include  Wegovy®, Saxenda®, Qsymia® and a few more in clinical trials like Mounjaro™, but with so many choices how do you know which medication is best for you? Let’s review everything you need to help you decide.  Do I Qualify? First, […]

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September 22, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Busy Back to School Season Part 3: Meal Prep

The registered dietitian team at New Jersey Bariatric Center are big on planning ahead, especially when it comes to hectic schedules that can mess with even the healthiest of food intentions. Here are some great make-ahead, meal prep options that can be quickly reheated when you walk in the door from work, school, activities or […]

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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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