Author Archives: Kahlil Shillingford

Reason You Need to Strength Train for Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight (and keep it off), you know that exercise is key.  Most people consider cardio workouts to be crucial for weight loss.  And they are.  But, strength training is also important for weight loss.  Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients should consider adding strength training to their […]

Hydration: 5 Simple Ways to Fit it All In After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

64 ounces. That’s how much water and low or no calorie liquids you should be drinking each day after your gastric sleeve surgery. Does it sound like a lot? That may be because you weren’t drinking enough water before your bariatric surgery. Perhaps you were drinking other fluids like soda and juice in place of […]

Uses for Homemade Pasta Sauce Besides Pasta

When you think of homemade pasta sauce, you may think about a grandma standing over a pot all day stirring. But, really, making your own tomato sauce can be easy and not all that time consuming. In under an hour and with only a handful of ingredients, you can make your own pasta sauce. You […]

Rainy Day Dinner

Rain has taken over South Florida of late. If the stormy weather has given you a chill, warm up with a Summertime Minestrone. Featuring fresh summer vegetables, beans, and some pasta, this soup can fill your belly without filling your waistline. The soup can be a perfect accompaniment to chicken or turkey, or even a […]

Gift Ideas for a Healthier Father’s Day

June 18th is Father’s Day. If you haven’t gotten the father in your life a gift yet, this may be one blog to read or share with friends or family. Instead of a traditional tie, why not choose a gift that lets him know you love him and want him in your life for as […]