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  • Here’s a Reason for Bariatric Patients to Put on Your Sneakers

    Here’s a Reason for Bariatric Patients to Put on Your Sneakers

    We all know walking is good for us. All of us. Gastric sleeve patients, hernia patients, gallbladder patients, gastric bypass patients, gastric band patients, and even those who have no medical conditions to speak of. Walking for as little as 2 hours per week brings down all cause mortality, not just those related to obesity.

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  • Put Down That Yogurt!

    Put Down That Yogurt!

    Even if it’s greek yogurt, put it down. Just for a second. Turn the container around and check the sugar content before spooning in another delicious mouthful.
    Yogurt and greek yogurt have gained popularity in recent years due to their high protein content. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, greek yogurts often have upwards of 10-13 g protein in each 6 oz cup, which goes a long way toward meeting their daily goal of 80g protein. But, if you are trying to lose weight (like bariatric surgery patients) or even just be healthy, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t eating heaping spoonfuls of sugar alongside of your protein.

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  • 2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.

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  • It’s Time to Get Up!

    It’s Time to Get Up!

    According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.

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  • Addictive Chickpea Salad

    Addictive Chickpea Salad

    This yummy dish is a different kind of salad since there’s no lettuce.  The earthy heartiness of the protein packed chickpeas, combined with the crunch of red onions, the sweetness of the tomatoes and cucumbers, and the creaminess of the feta cheese makes for an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth.

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  • Florida Bariatric Surgery

    Florida Bariatric Surgery

    Florida Bariatric Surgery is term people are searching all over the state for weight loss.  If you are looking for Bariatric Surgery in Florida, look no further than Dr. Shillingford. MD PA. As a Medical Doctor for Florida Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Shillingford specializes in 3 kinds of In Florida Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery consists of: Gastric

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  • Green Smoothies and Protein Drinks for Good Health

    Green Smoothies and Protein Drinks for Good Health

    Green Smoothies and Protein Drinks for Good Health Healthy, simple, and delicious – the green smoothie is hands down the best supplement to any diet. With at least one green smoothie a day, your body will not only receive an extra boost of nutrients, but will begin to crave these healthier foods naturally. Your diet

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  • Research indicates a genetic connection to excessive levels of a hunger producing hormone

    Research indicates a genetic connection to excessive levels of a hunger producing hormone

    Dr. Kahlil Shillingford has had great success performing obesity surgery on countless patients. Dr Shillingford has noticed that while a less invasive lap band procedure might achieve excellent results with some patients, it is not always the right match for every patient. Gastric Sleeve Surgery removes a region of the stomach called the fundus, the

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  • Advancing the Gastric Sleeve Diet to Solid Foods

    Advancing the Gastric Sleeve Diet to Solid Foods

    After a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, as you progress with advancing your diet from liquids to solids slowly you can select a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Eat slowly to avoid overeating and prevent stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Over time, your stomach will adjust to its new size; you will not be able to

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  • Eating a Plant-Based Diet; Weight Loss Regimens

    Eating a Plant-Based Diet; Weight Loss Regimens

    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,

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