In order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, committing to a weight loss surgery must go hand-in-hand with committing to an exercise program. Whether you wish to tone your thighs, hips, legs and bottom, find a low impact routine, or obtain the highly idealized dancer’s body, Barre is a realistic
Support groups have become a mainframe of American Society, ranging from the twelve steps of Alcoholic Anonymous to Bereavement Groups for those who are mourning. It has become a common American approach to seek support in groups that are not anonymous but rather open, inviting forums to seek comfort, education and community. Living with any
Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend
What’s a Plant-Based Diet? Recent documentaries have been promoting the benefits of a plant based diet; a diet rich with legumes and vegetables. Many people find making these changes helps their energy, stregnth and weight. The basis of this guide is health, and many people switch to eating plants because they want to lose weight,
As a weight loss surgeon myself and my office were so impressed by Diana Nyad’s historic swim on labor day from Cuba to Key West with no shark tank or fins. Diana is in her early 60′s and tried this swim multiple times but had setbacks including multiple jelly fish stings. She is relentless and
Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs INGREDIENTS • 1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough (such as Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust) • Cooking spray • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved fresh Romano cheese, divided • 1 tablespoon white vinegar • 6 large eggs • 1 (5-ounce) package baby arugula
Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight
With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions.
Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This