Men have a tendency to try to show off in front of women, and according to Cornell University, this behavior extends into their eating habits. Compared to eating with a group of only men, men in a group with at least one woman will eat up to 93% more. That means when a woman is
Gastric sleeve surgery is quickly becoming the top choice for patients seeking a permanent solution to their weight loss needs. In this procedure, a portion of the stomach is surgically removed creating a smaller pouch. The portion of the stomach that is removed is responsible for secreting Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, thereby reducing appetite
Black eyed peas are a traditional symbol of good luck and fortune as they resemble the shape and size of coins. As such, they are a staple for many households on New Year’s Day. Hoppin John is a classic dish of black eyed peas, pork, and rice. While the black eyed peas are low in
January is a great time to start an exercise regime. Lots of friends, family, and coworkers may also be starting to work out (maybe thanks to some New Year’s resolutions), so it’s easy to find support and encouraging words. If you’ve been cleared to exercise by Dr. Shillingford after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or
It’s cold up in the North and Midwest states. Many states, like Michigan, are seeing freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. The cold winter weather and winds can make it hard for people trying to lose weight to get out and exercise. Running outside in the snow and freezing temperatures can be dangerous. Cycling becomes impossible
Dr. Shillingford’s surgical schedule has recently been populated by patients from Michigan. While Dr. Shillingford often sees patients from around the country, including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Georgia, and even Hawaii, having multiple patients come from Michigan was new. New, but not all that surprising. Michigan residents have a higher than average rate
We all face stressful situations in our lives, some are minor (like a forgotten umbrella in the rain) and some are major (like our health, safety, and security). Stress can often make our hearts pound, our muscles go tense, our teeth clench, and our breathing more rapid. We feel stress physically as well as emotionally.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
Never do another sit up again. Forget about them; forget sit ups. The Navy has. The Navy has taken sit ups out of its biannual physical test as of 2015. If the Navy has eliminated sit ups, so can you. It doesn’t matter if you are a bariatric patient trying to lose weight and improve
Let’s face it, food is expensive, and it seems healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can be even more expensive. For people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyles, such as gastric sleeve gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it can extremely frustrating to gather ingredients for a