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December 2, 2020
How to Handle Food Pushers and the Food Police

It goes without saying that the holiday season will be different this year due to the pandemic. Either way, food is a traditional part of  most celebrations, whether that’s in-person and socially-distanced or via zoom.  At some point after weight loss surgery, your changing relationship with food will not exist in the safety of a […]

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September 23, 2020
Boost Immunity with Vitamins, Minerals and Probiotics Found in a Healthy Diet

Apart from getting enough sleep, eating a nutrient dense diet and finding ways to de-stress - keeping up with vitamins and supplements can have a positive effect on our immune response. There’s plenty of vitamins and supplement products on the market that claim to boost your immune system, but do they really help?  The selections […]

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June 15, 2020
What is a Co-Morbid Condition?

If you’ve attended a webinar, seminar, talked to a surgeon or have done your own research on weight loss surgery, you’ve probably heard the term co-morbid condition. But what does it mean?  A co-morbid condition is an obesity-related condition. It occurs when more than one disease exists along with one or more other diseases in […]

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May 21, 2020
How to Boost Immunity

  In these uncertain times, creating healthy new habits can have both physical and psychological benefits.  One new habit we’re focused on at New Jersey Bariatric Center is keeping our immune system in tip-top shape to stay healthy and speed up healing from sickness or injury.  The immune system is a complex network of cells […]

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April 30, 2020
Obesity + Reproductive Health in Women and Men

It is well known that obesity, defined as a BMI >30, is a disease of hormonal imbalance that wreaks havoc on most, if not all, aspects of one’s body.  Many people are aware of the deleterious effects of obesity as it increases the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and even certain cancers. Another […]

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April 15, 2020
Stress & Weight Gain

“Stop stressing, you are going to make yourself sick!”  How many of us have heard this before? Did you ever wonder if there were any medical facts to support these words of warning? It turns out that there are.   Stressful situations can trigger an increase in the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Over time, these […]

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January 20, 2020
Improving Your Relationship With Your Scale

Do you find yourself hopping on the scale every morning? Maybe you’re the person who only weighs themselves once a week or maybe you don’t weigh yourself at all and go by the fit of your clothes. I know of some people who, disagreeing with the results on the scale, decide to move the scale […]

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November 18, 2019
How to Navigate the Holiday Season

    Navigating the holiday season can be difficult, however, with a little planning you can celebrate without stress. Here are a few tips to help you make it through the holidays and still achieve your weight loss goals.     Eat slowly: Savor every bite. The holidays are a time to semi-indulge, but do […]

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October 23, 2019
Why is it So Hard to Lose Weight?

When most patients come through our doors, they’ve tried countless diet and exercise programs but still have not been able to lose weight or keep it off.  They often feel frustrated and depressed, and rightfully so. When I meet with a patient for the first time I let them know that I believe in them. […]

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August 13, 2018
Physical vs. Emotional Hunger: Understanding the Difference

  Hunger- It’s something we feel every day, but how much do we know about hunger, the different types and ways to tackle it? At our support group meeting NJBC dietitians discussed ways to identify physical hunger versus emotional hunger, what triggers hunger and strategies to tell the difference between the two.     Imagine […]

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