Weight Management

Terry's Second Bariatric Surgery was the Charm for Lasting Weight Loss

When Terry had bariatric surgery in 2014, he had a significant amount of weight to lose and was told he may need a second surgery in the future. Suffering from unbearable hip pain but unable to have hip replacement surgery due to his weight, Terry knew it was time for his second bariatric surgery.

Learn how the newer SADI-S procedure helped Terry get back on track in 2017, allowing him to get the hip replacement he needed to feel better at work, return to exercise and pursue his loves of fashion and roller coasters. 

If you have questions about weight-loss surgery, attend one of our FREE Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions or email Virtua’s digestive health clinical navigator at virtuabariatrics@virtua.org.

Healthy Cooking Demo

Join chef and dietitian, Shaun Segal, for a healthy cooking demonstration of recipes to help you look and feel your best in 2020.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness Cafe, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $15/person

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Bariatric Boost
Weight-Loss Reset After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Boost is designed to support individuals who haven't fully achieved or maintained their weight loss after surgery. Whether you’ve hit a weight loss plateau or need help getting back on track years after your surgery, get ready to reset, re-energize and reinvigorate your wellness goals.

This eight-week series includes weekly small group sessions on nutrition, lifestyle, and meal planning followed by fitness coaching and classes in a judgement-free environment. Any weight-loss surgery patient can participate, even if you didn't have surgery at Virtua Health. Registration is required.

Date: Eight consecutive Mondays, starting Jan. 20, 2020 (offered quarterly)
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Moorestown, Room 304, 401 Young Ave., Moorestown, NJ
Cost: $126 due at time of booking, $99 due the first night of class.

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Eat Well and Be Well in 2020
Plant-based Lifestyle Program provides all the tools you need. 

Are you ready to jump-start your health for 2020? This six-week program can help you progress toward a plant-based diet, help you reduce inflammation, prevent heart disease, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol by focusing on healthy changes. Led by Virtua registered dietitian and plant-based diet expert Jessica Funchion, MS, RD, LDN, and cardiologist Steven Lederman, MD, the program includes cooking demonstrations and food tastings, as well as resources and materials. Registration required.

Date: Six consecutive Wednesdays, starting Jan. 22, 2020
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Moorestown, Room 304, 401 Young Ave., Moorestown, NJ
Cost: $199 due at time of booking (Virtua employees with Aetna benefits can submit for reimbursement after completion.)

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

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When You Eat May Matter More Than What You Eat: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- There's evidence that the old expression "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper" could use some tweaking. With one important revision, this approach could help not just for better health, but also for losing weight.

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when you eat rather than what you eat could have the bigger impact.

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