So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.
Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.
Foodborne illness isn’t something everyone thinks about when making food choices. But, if you’ve ever experienced food poisoning you know it’s nothing to laugh at. Getting sick from eating food, especially food you may consider healthy, can and does happen
Juicing has gained attraction as a health craze for a few years now. One of the most popular vegetables to juice is the carrot. Naturally sweet and visually stunning, carrot juice also contains less than 100 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K (in one cup of juice).
It’s that time of year again. The time we make the dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Every year we make them and just as often we forget them before the year is over. Maybe your resolution was to lose weight. Or eat healthier. Or exercise more. Maybe it was to earn more money or get a new job. Maybe you don’t even remember what it was. But, this year, make a resolution that you want to work toward. One that we see you becoming a better version of you as the year progresses.
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.
The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.
With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.
Many people wait all year for pomegranates to come into season. Typically, pomegranate season is from September to December, which puts it right in line with the holiday season. But this special fruit isn’t your typical heavy holiday treat, it’s sweet and delicious, and above all, it’s actually good for you! Pomegranates can be an interesting fruit to eat, but that makes it part of the fun. And having to work at eating something can slow our consumption down and help us eat less as our brain takes its time to signal that it’s no longer hungry, which can contribute to weight loss.