January 2023

Your NYBG Dietitians have compiled a “Hot or Not” list to help you. Here are our Top 5 favorite patient questions asked and if they are “Hot or Not” for the new year!

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October 2022

Enjoy Yourself Confidently as You Approach the Holiday Season

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September 2022

Feeling thrown from your routine? Here are some tips to get organized and ready for your weight loss journey.

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July 2022

How to change your mindset when it comes to food and your perception.

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May 2022

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner. We hope you are just as excited as we are!

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March 2022

Encouragement for making informed food choices

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January 2022

What your NYBG Nutrition team wishes you this coming year...

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May 2021

National Salad Month: Salads are a wonderful go to lunch or dinner. It can be a quality food choice when it doesn’t include hidden calories and/or fats. Salads can be a great way to use up leftover vegetables and proteins.

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March 2021

National Nutrition Month: In honor of National Nutrition Month, the NYBG Dietitians want to celebrate all of our patients and readers and the progress you have all made on your weight loss journey. When you walk through the doors of our office you have already taken a step in the right direction.

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January 2021

January Nutrition Newsletter: We have survived a very tumultuous 2020. Usually at this time of year we are discussing New Year resolutions and making promises to ourselves that we fully intend to keep. This is a chance for new beginnings and to cherish a clean slate. This is all very promising, and we do encourage this mindset.

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November 2020

Fall brings us fall colors and wonderful new flavors to add to your foods. Consuming foods that are orange in color have amazing health benefits such as: regulating blood pressure, elevating your mood, maintaining blood sugars, and boosting your immunity.

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September 2020

During the past few months we have had the pleasure of meeting with many of you in person or over zoom calls and through the VHP portal and it has been so nice to hear about the changes in your lives and the progress made despite a very difficult time.

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May 2020

You’re invited to the kitchen with our very own Registered Dietitian team of Sharon George and Shara Lazar.

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March 2020

Tips for Making Healthy Choices when Dining Out: Have you planned your day of eating accordingly? If you know you will be eating out for one meal- plan lighter meals for the remaining meals that day. Hydrate extra in preparation for eating out.

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January 2020

Revive, Refresh, Renew, Relax, and Reboot in 2020! Here you go! A fresh start! A new year! 365 days to make your health goals a reality. We always start off with the best intentions and then life gets in our way. Too busy to be healthy? Think again. Make this year about finding the time for you. Refreshing means letting go of the past and tweaking your lifestyle to work in your favor.

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November 2019

Turkey and Football! Welcome to the eating, food frenzy season of the year! Now don’t get worried or stressed because that will not get you through this. Just like the “big game” you need a plan! You need to prepare every day and have your own game plan that will work for you. This article will help you learn the real “Rules of Pre-gaming”.

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September 2019

Meet Our New Surgeon Dr. Edward Cussatti: Dr. Cussatti is a board certified general and bariatric surgeon who completed his general surgery training at The Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT. He then went on to complete his specialty training in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

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July 2019

What To Do When Seasons Change but Weight Loss Goals Remain the Same. This is the time of year we all daydream about during the cold winter months. The spring and summer are often filled graduation parties, celebrations, picnics and beach days. While fun in the sun is always a good time, many people get overwhelmed with all the social commitments and how this will affect their weight loss goals.

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May 2019

Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings! Ever feel like you need a fresh start? A fresh look? A do over? Here is your chance! I love when the seasons change and we can restart or reboot ourselves. No better time than the spring to revitalize your lifestyle! A time for new beginnings and make the most out of the spring energy that is all around us. This article will give you some ideas on how to get started!

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February 2019

Have a sweet Valentine's Day! There are many ways to enjoy the sweeter side of life and still maintain your healthy regimen and meal planning. There is much controversy over non-nutritive Sweeteners. See the true facts below and the safety levels of these products will surprise you!

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October 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Roasted Artichoke Spinach Chicken - Fall Fitness Tips

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September 2015

First Gastric Balloon Procedure Successfully Performed - Baked Rosemary Chicken - Fall Fitness Ideas

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August 2015

Gastric Balloon Is FDA Approved - Homemade Chicken Burgers with Avocado Mayo - Back to School Tips for Getting & Staying Active

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July 2015

Summer Exercising Tips - Cajun Chicken Stuffed With Pepper Jack Cheese and Spinach Recipe

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June 2015

Cooking Tips for Bariatric Patients - Keeping Proteins Moist - Quick & Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

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May 2015

In this Issue: Happy Mother's Day - National Egg Month - NYBG also offers General Surgery - Join Us for a Healthy Cooking Class

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April 2015

In this Issue: - New Office Opening in Fishkill, NY - Spring Clean your Bad Eating Habits - Healthy Cooking Class - Recipe: Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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August 2014

In this Issue: - Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Chiao - NYBG & The Hudson Valley Hospital Center Is Celebrating The New You - Nassau County Seminar and Support group in our new facility in Roslyn Heights - Recipe: Mini Vegetable Frittatas

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June and July 2014

In this Issue: - Keep Cool in the Kitchen this Summer - Best Summer Weightless foods - Four Tips for a Great Summer Workout - Happy Frozen Summer Treats! - Recipe: Yummy Turkey Burgers

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May 2014

In this Issue: - Surgeon Spotlight: Welcome Dr. Sehkar - Survival Guide to Summer Eating - New York Bariatric Group on Pinterest - Do You Know Your Blood Pressure? - Recipe: Zesty Lime Shrimp with Avocado

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April 2014

In this Issue: - Dr. Shawn Garber Featured in Newsday -Patient Spotlight: DJ Mo Bounce -Spring Into Action! - Monthly Recipe: Protein Zucchini Boat

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March 2014

In this Issue: - Spring Cleaning & Calorie Burn - 7 Reasons to Love Spring - Happy National Nutrition Month! - Monthly Recipe: Thai Tofu Quinoa Bowl

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February 2014

In this Issue: - Love After Weight Loss - How to Date When You're on a Diet - Celebrate Heart Health Awareness Month - Monthly Recipe: Horseradish Crusted Salmon

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January 2014

In This Issue - Themed Support Groups - No More New Year's Resolution Contest Winners - Eat Your Water - Monthly Recipe: Chicken Casserole

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December 2013

In This Issue: - Holiday Survival: Holiday Edition - Dr. Angstadt: A Fellow Fitbit-er - Holiday Recipe

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November 2013

In This Issue: - Holiday Survival: Thanksgiving Edition - What Organic Means For Your Diet - Recipe

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October 2013

In this Issue: - Holiday Survival: Halloween Edition - Spice Up Your Fall! - Lose It App - Recipe

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September 2013

In this issue: - Office Makeover - NYBG & St. Francis Hospital - DJ Mo Bounce Testimonial - Monthly Recipe

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August 2013

In this Issue: - Facebook Page - Top Workout Stations - Almond Shrimp Recipe

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July 2013

In this Issue: - Patient Spotlight: Shelley Wade - New Services at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center - Monthly Recipe

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May 2013

In This Issue: - NJ Governor Chris Christie: LAP-BAND Surgery - New Revision Procedure - Exercise Physiologist: JP Verdisco - Monthly Recipe: Lite and Fit Salmon

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January 2013

In this Issue: - How are We Doing? Giveaway - Patient Testimonial: Lisa - Monthly Recipe

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November 2012

In This Issue: - Thanksgiving Tips - New Facebook Page - Sandy Aftermath - Thanksgiving Day Recipe

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October 2012

In this Issue: - New Manhattan Location - St. Charles Nutrition Class - Pumpkin Mousse Recipe - The Art of Reading Food Labels

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September 2012

In this issue -Transformation Celebration Event -Fall Harvest Recipe(Apple & Chicken)

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August 2012

In this Issue: - Doctor Spotlight - Get to know your sole - Peach Frozen Yogurt Recipe - Upcoming Seminar Dates

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June 2012

In this Issue: • St. Charles Executive Chef • July Support Group • Themed Support Groups

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May 2012

In this Issue: • New Manhattan Location • Blogs • Recipe Idea’s for Summer

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April 2012

In This Issue • We catch up with Z100’s Mo’Bounce • Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy • Themed Support Groups

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January 2012

In This Issue • Z100’s Mo’ Bounce has surgery with the New York Bariatric Group • Support Groups now available in Suffolk County • Savory Seafood Soup Recipe

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December 2011

In This Issue • Holiday Recipe • Restaurant Survival Guide • Patient Testimonial. There are quite a few strategies to help you navigate through the many nutritional land mines waiting for you in the restaurant world. These can be applied at the fast food joint or your favorite sit down restaurant.

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November 2011

In This Issue • Live Forums • Support Groups • Patient Testimonial. A forum, or message board, is an online disucssion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. The New York Bariatric Group has been working on our new Forum section for many months now and we are proud to announce they are LIVE and ready to be accessed!

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September 2011

In This Issue • Endoflip During Lap-Band Surgery to Increase Your Weight Loss • Our Mentorship Program • Patient Testimonial. Continuing its leadership in bariatric surgery, Dr. Shawn Garber has become the first in the Northeast to utilize a new imaging device that facilitates the adjustment of gastric banding in the operating room during weight loss procedures.

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August 2011

In This Issue • What Makes a Highly Skilled Surgeon? • New Support Groups are Now Available • Patient Testimonial. The best surgeons in the world display a natural sense of courage and confidence and are highly educated in their respective field. Superior hand-eye coordination and the ability to stay calm under pressure are two other requirements.

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July 2011

In this issue: • New Office Hours for Dr. Holover • Mercy Medical Center Top-Rated Again in Weight-Loss Surgery • Patient Testimonial. Starting on August 17,2011 Dr. Spencer Holover will be seeing patients in our Manhattan office located at 67 Irving Place (North), 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003. To schedule an appointment please call our office at (866) 487-7570. He will continue to be seeing patients every Wednesday in our New Hyde Park office.

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June 2011

IDF Releases Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery • Bariatrix360 • Patient Testimonial. The International Diabetes Federation recently released a Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery. This statement strongly recommends bariatric surgery be considered earlier in the treatment of eligible patients, to help stem the serious complications that can result from diabetes.

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May 2011

In This Issue • ON-LINE Revision Seminars • Juvederm® and Botox® Cosmetic at the New York Bariatric Group • Patient Testimonial. Sustaining long term weight is a difficult and complex issue. This statement is just as true for patients after weight loss surgery. Diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential to a patient’s success; however there are other factors that may be working against you.

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April 2011

In this Issue: • FDA Approves Expanded Use of LAP-BAND® • Water: Why is it Good for You? • Patient Testimonial. On February 16, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of the LAP-BAND® System, Allergan’s gastric band, for adults with obesity who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as diet, exercise and pharmacotherapy, and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40 and at least one obesity related comorbid condition.

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March 2011

In This Issue: • New Office Hours • Colonoscopies • Patient Testimonial. The number one Bariatric Program in New York State as rated by Healthgrades for lowest complication rates and shortest hospital stays will now have an office in one of the Top Ranked Hospitals in New York State.

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February 2011

In This Issue: • Online Support Groups & Seminars! • New Member to Our Surgical Team • LAP-BAND Testimonial. In addition to our “in-person” seminars and support groups, The New York Bariatric Group is now offering free online LIVE sessions! Join us for one of our free online information seminar or support groups presented by one of our premier surgeons.

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December 2010

In This Issue: New Website New Office Patient Testimonial. You will now have access to our over 90 educational videos, before and after photos as well as videos of our patients, access to our online information webinars and support groups, access to our online store that includes all products for bariatric patients, the live chat with our staff feature, message boards, monthly newsletters and blogs!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lost 157lbs