Dec 3rd... Save The Date!!


Wow!! Can you believe it is that time of year again?  The day's are getting a little shorter, the sun rises a little later and sets a little sooner, there is a little bit of a nip in the air and in 7 weeks Garden State Bariatrics will have it's annual Holiday Party!! OMG!! 7 Weeks!! is it really that soon??!!  Indeed it is…..  …


The Venetian 546 River Drive Garfield NJ 07026 December 3rd 2012 6pm-10pm.

Yes, indeed it is…7 weeks.  Monday December 3rd from 6-10 pm at "The Venetian" 546 River Dr in Garfield, NJ is where and when it will all occur, I hope you'll be able to join us as we celebrate the Holidays, new beginnings, and better health!!

Speaking of better health, anyone who has had bariatric surgery has directly experienced the benefits: no more diabetes, improved blood pressure, sleep apnea that is dramatically improved or completely gone, no more of the back and joint pain etc.

I suspect you know people (friends, co-workers, relatives) who are also suffering with excess weight.  I would invite you to bring them to the Holiday Party so they can see for themselves the benefits of this life saving surgery. They will also see that everyone is eating 'normal food' (the food at the Holiday Party is absolutely delicious and all bariatric friendly).  So start making a list of the people in your life who you know would benefit and invite them, it is a great way to 'pay it forward'.

If you've been to our Holiday party in the last year or two you should be familiar with the Venetian, if you have not you can check out some pictures and get directions on their website here:
It really is a beautiful and impressive place.

We will be sending out invitations thru 'snail mail' in the next couple of weeks, but if you would like to let us know that you are coming you can email us at:
Also, make sure to let us know how many guests…we need to keep spreading the word!!


From the Gut... by Glynn Fluitt
Mr. Fluitt is a patient that has graciously offered to contribute to the newsletter – his column is a welcomed addition to the GSBWC newsletter and its readers!


Seasons Of Love (525,600)

lyrics from the Play Rent



Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moment's so dear

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles
In laughter, in strife

In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life?
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?
In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died

It's time now to sing out
Though the story never ends
Let's celebrate, remember a year
In the life of friends
Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love   



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Fall is my favorite time of year.  With lower temperatures in the forecast, its a great time to make hearty, healthy soups at home.  I found this recipe from Ellie Krieger's cookbook Comfort Food Fix.


Cream of Mushroom Soup

makes about 6 1 cup servings



    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    10 ounces white button mushroom, thinly sliced
    2 large portobello mushroom caps, black gills removed, thinly sliced (about 10 ounces)
    4 cups of low-sodium beef broth
    1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 tablespoons heavy cream


    Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat
     Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally,  until softened and translucent, about 4 minutes
     Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute
    Add the mushrooms and cook until they release most of their liquid, 7 to 8 minutes
    Remove 1/4 cup of the cooked mushrooms and reserve
    Add the beef broth and thyme and bring to a boil
    Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes
    Stir in salt and black pepper and cook an additional 3 minutes
     Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes
    Working with about 1 cup at a time, puree the soup in a blender until it is mostly smooth but still has some chunks, and then transfer it to another pot.  (Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender.)   
    Stir in the cream and warm through over medium heat.  Serve garnished with the reserved mushrooms.




Patients are frequently asking for suggestions on how to keep track of what they eat and how they know the mix of what is in what they eat – Protein, Sodium, Fiber,Carbs, Good and Bad Fats) especially when they are out or do not have access to the labels of the food they are eating.  If you want a mobile application to assist you when on the run, out eating or just like having it at your fingertips at all times…there is a Free Smartphone App called "LOSE IT!" that I have been suggesting to patients as an option to work the menu and menu the work for before, during and after surgery.  I have reviewed the app and find it to be a good way to help you work your plan.  

If you are using it now – would love to hear how it is working for you.  

We are not associated with the app in any way or receive any compensation for recommending the application 🙂 –

Upcoming Free Seminars
The next Free Informational seminar is at our Millburn office on THURSDAY October 18th, 2012 starting at 6:30pm.  Dr. Yurcisin leads the discussion on weight loss, your surgical options and if 'Bariatric Surgery is Right for Me?'.
If you or your guests cannot make the 10/18/12 seminar, our next seminar is at 6:30pm on THURSDAY November 1st, 2012 in our Millburn office. Reserve your seat for you and your friends!


Time: 5:30pm for all of our South Jersey guests

Place: Center for Healthy Living 198 Prospect Street Lakewood, NJ – call us today to reserve your seat!

To Find out more, simply click here for Dates and Locations of Seminars!
We welcome your guests and anyone that wants to know more about the benefits of bariatric surgery.

In This Issue SAVE THE DATE!From the GutMarisol's Nutritional CornerEnd Quote

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