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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 4, 2022
How to Reset After Holiday Eating

If you’ve overindulged this holiday season and are looking for a fresh start this New Year, you’re not alone. With lots of holiday gatherings, it’s hard not to veer off track a little bit. Rather than searching for a quick fix, cleanse or product, let’s look at some steps to take if you’re trying to […]

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December 3, 2021
Avoiding the Office Snack Temptation

Office snacking can be difficult to avoid especially if the break room is filled with snacks, a co-worker has a fully stocked candy jar or someone from accounting is a fantastic baker and brings in the most irresistible baked goods. How do you handle the urge to overindulge and make sure you stay on track […]

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September 23, 2021
Tackling Childhood Obesity Together

Adult obesity and childhood obesity rates have continued to rise over the past 20 years. Because obesity can pose immediate and future health risks, parents and caregivers are looking for answers to how they can help their children live a healthier and happier life. .  In the United States, 1 in 5 children or about […]

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July 7, 2021
Stay Motivated with Non-Scale Victories

During the weight loss journey most patients focus on how much weight they want to lose to reach their goal. While the amount of weight lost is a strong motivational factor, and as much as we love seeing the number on the scale go down, non-scale goals are just as noteworthy to help keep you […]

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June 24, 2021
NJBC Now Offering FDA-Approved Prescription Weight Loss Injection Wegovy™

New Jersey Bariatric Center now offers Wegovy™, the FDA-approved prescription weight loss injection. Wegovy™ is a weekly, self-administered injection used for the treatment of chronic weight management in adults with obesity. Wegovy™ works by mimicking a hormone that targets the area of your brain that regulates appetite, with studies showing that the drug helped people […]

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May 5, 2021
Tips to Handle Pandemic Weight Gain As We Return to In-Person

We’ve been living a pandemic life for more than a year now. Maybe we’ve paid less attention to choices like what we wear each day or how much we’ve been snacking. Talking to friends, family and patients, gaining the “COVID 19” has become something of a running joke until the call comes to head back […]

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April 30, 2021
Keep Your Weight Loss on Track With NJBC Registered Dietitians

“How often should I meet with the registered dietitian?” “Is it necessary to continue visits after I start losing weight?” These are questions the New Jersey Bariatric Center’s registered dietitians get asked all the time. Our answer is always the same - weight loss after surgery is a marathon, not a sprint. Obesity is a disease […]

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April 9, 2021
Hit a Weight Loss Wall? Fight Back When the Scale Won’t Budge

You’ve been working out and following a healthy eating plan, but now the scale won’t budge. What happened? You might have hit a weight loss plateau. A plateau happens naturally when weight starts to stabilize after a period of active weight loss. Don’t give up! There are ways to jump-start the weight loss again. Check […]

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February 18, 2021
How to Stay on Track with Weight Loss During the Winter

  During the winter you may feel less motivated to stay on track with weight loss. The thought of hitting the gym or going for a walk can be less tempting when it’s snowing or extremely cold outside. And, if you’ve been consuming more calories you may have noticed those extra pounds start creeping up. […]

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December 30, 2020
How to Set SMART Goals for Weight Loss

How many people make goals in the beginning of the year only to lose sight of them after a few months or even a few weeks? Here's how to have more accountability to achieve your goals using the SMART goal technique: Specific: When you make a goal specific, there is a clear way to tell […]

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December 18, 2020
How to Handle Cravings

  Have you ever had a sudden urge to have a certain food or drink immediately or in a particular  moment? Such as, while watching your favorite TV show you felt the need to have a chocolate chip cookie. Yes - then you’ve experienced a craving. Here’s a look at what causes cravings, how to […]

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