In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with cues to eat. Coffee aroma from the break room, Golden Arches poised high enough to be seen from the highway, food companies sponsoring ballparks and concert venues, celebrities drinking sodas plastered all over social media, Facebook feeds littered with cooking demonstrations- food cues are hard to avoid!
Now here is a recipe that tastes good, is high in protein, and can satisfy the whole family. The trick? Adding fresh apple and dried cranberries to the chicken salad. This recipe would work well for dinner on a hot night, a picnic at the beach or ballfield, or lunch on the weekend, at work,
Snacking is important for bariatric patients. Since their stomach size is reduced, surgical weight loss patients can not get all of their calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals in 3 small meals a day. Healthy snacks are key to meeting protein and nutrient needs. A handful of pretzels or chips and dip will no longer suffice
Monday, September 5th we celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Since it will continue to be hot as molten lava for another few months here in South Florida, that label is purely symbolic. But summer break is now over and most schools are back in session. As we celebrate the “end” of
Bariatric surgery patients can often expect to lose 30 to 40 percent of their body weight, depending on the type of bariatric surgery performed. Some lose more, some lose less, and factors that affect who loses and how much are not very well understood. A recent study published in JAMA Surgery looked into preoperative (before
We love protein rich, vegetable packed muffin cup meals. Scroll back through Dr. Shillingford’s blog posts and you’ll find a plethora of recipes using muffin cups. Why? They’re cute, yes, but that’s not (completely) why. Read on for three awesome reasons to consider making more muffin cup meals. They make portion control easy One of
It isn’t news that being overweight or obese are bad for your health. Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, and venous stasis disease have all been associated with excess weight for years. But, the link between obesity and overweight and cancer has been less publicized. Until now. Dr.
Roasted sweet potatoes are a weekly staple for some. They’re sweet, delicious, and have complex carbohydrates and fiber making them a good choice for people with diabetes, and for those who have had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. The pack well over 100% daily needs of vitamin A, as well as good
Blood pressure, or the measurement of how forcefully blood pushes against artery walls, is a good thing, but only when it’s kept in check. It gets bad when it’s too high. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can damage arterial walls and over time can lead to significant health problems like heart attack, stroke, and kidney
Heartburn, or gastrointestinal reflux, is a medical condition where stomach contents move back up through the Lower Esophageal Sphincter into the esophagus. The acids from the stomach coming in contact with the lining of the esophagus can cause a burning feeling, taste changes, coughing, and a hoarseness of the voice. The discomfort can last several