16

Dec

ChooseMyPlate.gov For Planning a Healthy Diet

Need help planning your meals and keeping a healthy balanced diet? Well, the United States Department of Agriculture has a new website that aims to do just that, ChooseMyPlate.gov, which was recently unveiled by First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secr...

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16

Dec

Find Peers at an NYBG Support Group

While choosing to have a bariatric surgery is something very personal, the process leading up to that decision and the recovery after any procedure involves a team of doctors, family and friends. Because bariatric surgery is such a life-changing event, nearly all surgeons will re...

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16

Dec

Motion-Sensor Gaming and Fitness

Getting to the gym regularly can be a struggle for many people, but now you can get some activity while playing video games. Motion-sensor gaming is creating new fitness options for a variety of people. First off, people should not substitute Xbox Kinect, Nintendo Wii, or Playsta...

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16

Dec

6 Tips For Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Restaurants are home to many foods that are high in fat and calories. However, if you are dedicated to a diet or just want to eat healthy you don’t need to avoid restaurants altogether. These tips will help you make educated decisions to keep your waistline in check while s...

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16

Dec

Our 6 Favorite Fitness Apps for the iPhone

Nike TrainingClub The advent of mobile technology has made it easier than ever to get healthy. With reminders in your pocket and advice at your fingertips, these mobile apps will help you set fitness goals – and keep them. 1. Nike Training Club (Free): This app is...

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16

Dec

Dr. Garber Appears on Dr. Oz’s Show – With Video

As you previously read, our lead surgeon, Dr. Shawn Garber, offered his insight and expert analysis of the new lap band surgery qualifications on the Dr. Oz show. His take on the effectiveness, non-invasive nature, and viability for small amounts of weight loss was backed up by g...

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16

Dec

Dr. Garber Featured on April 4th ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ Broadcast

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Shawn Garber of our very own New York Bariatric Group was featured on The Dr. Oz Show today. Dr. Garber talked about bariatric surgery, the benefits, and his experiences with performing the surgery and tackling the problem of obesity. vi...

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16

Dec

Shaping Up at Home

While everyone wishes they had the time and money to have a daily personal trainer whipping their body into shape, the reality is that most people are too busy to log long hours in a gym. Fortunately, there are many easy exercises that can be done at home to work and tone muscles...

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16

Dec

Weight Loss Surgery Recovery Times

The process leading up to a weight loss surgery is generally long and involved, with many visits to surgeons, nutritionists and even psychologists before the actual surgery is performed. While it is easy to think of bariatric surgery as a magical solution for weight management, i...

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16

Dec

Simple, Yet Delicious, Post-Bariatric Surgery Recipes

Following a weight loss surgery, the biggest adjustment for patients is learning how to reintroduce their favorite foods into a new, healthy lifestyle. Instead of eating large meals during the day, the focus shifts to dietary quality over quantity. Now that the stomach has been r...

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Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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