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
In Florida, almost 3.7 million adults are physically inactive, and approximately 4.0 million adults are obese – according to recent statistics. We are overall ranked as 11th in the nation as a state in 2013 per obesity; Colorado was the leanest state in nation coming in with a ranking of one. The following counties ranked
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
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford of Boca Raton, Florida specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and offers treatment options including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. His experience has since touched the lives of patients traveling across the state from Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and out of state as well as
Ask any Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve surgery post-op patient what the most difficult part of the surgery was and 9 times out of 10, they will say, the pre-op diet. This notorious 1-2 week diet is a very strict regimen that obesity surgery patients should follow for best results during and after their operation.
Vitamin D is one of the most talked about vitamins in the media. Research suggests that its contribution to a healthy immune system. One study suggests that people with low Vitamin D levels are 62% more likely to suffer from recurrent strep throat. Some foods that supplement healthy doses of Vitamin D in your diet
In the name of joy-filled holiday weekends and Cajun inspiration board certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, shares his recipe for protein packed frittatas. Both shrimp and egg provide a lean protein punch while spices bring in delicious flavor to make your taste buds dance. By inspiring post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) patients to try
The paleo (caveman) diet is gaining increasing popularity in weight loss surgery regimens. Many patients with weight loss surgery are seeking new lifestyles of various health options and new eating regimens. The paleo diet is consistent with eating basic foods including avoiding complex carbohydrates. The following recipe makes four servings. We encourage our weight loss