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  • Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That is closer to a week’s worth of calories for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. How can we enjoy the Thanksgiving flavors without all the calories? Dr. Shillingford’s staff offer a few tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without the guilt and

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  • Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Looking for a new way to eat less? Try dining with a light eater. The psychological effect, known as social modeling, leads people to tend to eat less than their normal amount when their dining partner is a light eater. Conversely, if the dining partner eats a lot, the person feels free to eat their

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  • Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, what do you do with all your leftover turkey? While repeating your Thanksgiving dinner is simple and delicious, after a few repetitions, most people are usually ready for some new flavors. We have gathered 5 ideas for using up your turkey leftovers that will get you back in the

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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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  • Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    In the three year period following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients saw a reduction in pain and improvement in walking ability according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multi-site clinical study looked at over 2,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at 10 hospitals across the

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  • 10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try kickboxing, but you didn’t because you thought it was for professional looking athletes, ripped men, and super strong women, then this blog is for you. You don’t have to be a world class athlete to take up kickboxing. You just have to be willing to try something new and

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  • The New Trend: Smoothie Bowls for Breakfast

    The New Trend: Smoothie Bowls for Breakfast

    Smoothie bowls have taken social media by storm.  They are aesthetically pleasing to the eye (at least that’s how Pinterest makes it look).  Smoothie bowls vary in ingredients, and can be chock full of healthy nutrients and vitamins.  But why on earth would you put a smoothie in a bowl, when you can put it

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