SKIP THE SUGAR RUSH: 
DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES IN PURSUIT OF WEIGHT LOSS

Have you ever thought about the amount of calories you may be drinking? 
Many people start their day with a coffee drink or smoothie, but you may be surprised at how quickly these empty calories add up. Specialty coffee drinks can be loaded with calories and sugar. A grande Starbucks Frappuccino might sound delicious on a hot day, but contains 230 calories and 45 grams of sugar. Even a smoothie, which seems like a healthy choice, such as the Naked Green Machine has 270 calories and 53 grams of sugar per bottle! 

CALORIES AND SUGAR: A BAD COMBINATION

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. Frequently drinking them can be associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay, and gout.
New York Bariatric Group surgeon Dr. Nikhilesh Sekhar warns, “drinking your calories is a waste of calories. You don't get any protein or other important nutrients from sugary beverages. You don’t feel the satisfaction that comes from eating, and you may even feel hungrier after you finish your drink due to an insulin spike from the sudden sugar rush."

BETTER DRINK CHOICES

Dr Sekhar says, "If you treat your daily calorie goal like a budget, you will quickly see how drinking your calories destroys your budget. You likely wouldn’t throw a hundred dollar bill in the garbage, but every time you drink sugary, high calorie beverages, that is exactly what you are doing with your calorie budget.”

The New York Bariatric Group nutritionists recommend:

  • Low calorie and sugar-free beverages 
  • Avoid cocktails with juice or simple syrups
  • Don’t drink carbonated beverages like beer or spiked seltzers (which can cause reflux and can cause your stomach to stretch)

Here is a low-calorie and sugar-free drink to consider:

The Cosmo 

Shake ingredients over ice, pour and enjoy 139 calories, 0 net carbs.

  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar free or Lite Cranberry Juice
  • Fresh lime juice to taste 


YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY PARTNER

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long-term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. Many studies show that patients maintain 50% to 70% loss of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.

When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss transformation, it’s time to call NYBG! 

We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 23 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 4 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, and 1 Colorectal Surgeon.
  • 30,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!

Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!
New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.
We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.


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SKIP THE SUGAR RUSH: 
DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES IN PURSUIT OF WEIGHT LOSS

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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