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  • Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Some say the season for weight gain starts at Halloween, not Thanksgiving. Judging by the amount of candy flooding the shelves of every store, that’s likely to be true. The temptation of all the Halloween treats in the house and office can be too much for even the most iron willed person to resist. Even

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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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  • 3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    Researchers at Cornell reviewed 112 different studies to collect information about healthy eating habits. They found that three reasons why healthy eaters ate healthy were that nutritious foods were available to them (convenience), made to look enticing (attractive), and appear like an obvious choice (normal).  “A healthy diet can be as easy as making the

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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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  • Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day (with a Healthier Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe)

    Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day (with a Healthier Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe)

    March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dishes can be found all around. But the best recipe will likely be the one you make at home.  By making it yourself, you can make sure to use quality ingredients and eat the portion that is the right size for you

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  • Avocado Egg Salad

    Avocado Egg Salad

    Eggs are a great source of protein for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. A large egg has only 80 calories, but has 6 grams of high quality protein. Eggs are easily digestible and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe takes the incredible egg to the next level. By

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  • Gastric Sleeve Recipes

    Gastric Sleeve Recipes

    Autumn Mixed Greens Salad 6 tsp fruit-sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup brown rice syrup Zest and juice of 1 orange 2 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch cayenne pepper 6 cups mixed salad greens 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted 2 crisp apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice   Fall Harvest Vegetable Chowder 1 medium yellow

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part III

    Diabetic Superfoods: Part III

    Weight loss surgery including the Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy, has received a great deal of recent scientific support in relieving patients from symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. In some cases, they have even induced long-term remission. Southeast Florida’s bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, provides highly personalized care, private pay all-inclusive packages, and behavioral/nutritional support.

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  • Biking A1A

    Biking A1A

    The months between January and May attract tourists from all around the country and the world to Florida every year. Families flock to Disney World in Orlando, retirees vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beach, and Miami, and hundreds of young people spend their spring break along the sandy beaches of Tampa Bay, Naples, and

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