Most everyone is aware of sweetened greek yogurts. They come in flashy flavors like Cherry Pomegranate, Key Lime, and Coconut Dark Chocolate in addition to your classic Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, these flavors often mean a lot of extra sugar that just doesn’t fit into their post bariatric surgery diet.
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.
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
Bariatric surgery requires a long term commitment to lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to food choices. In fact, nutrition is one of the best ways to support the medical treatment and management of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and, of course, diabetes. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery program combines highly personalized service and
Despite its ancient roots, quinoa is still quite a mysterious food, with many people shying away from it because they don’t quite know what it is or how to pronounce it. We will take a closer look into quinoa and demystify this superfood. Pronounced “keen-wah”, this member of the goosefoot family is a pseudocereal and
If you are trying to kick or reduce your soda habit, you may be looking for alternative beverages to drink. You may want the sweetness of soda, desire the kick of the caffeine, or miss the mouthfeel of the bubbles. We’ve gathered a list of 5 beverages that are better for you than soda, and
Nuts have that rare quality of being both good for you and tasting great. While different kinds of nuts have different flavors, different nutrition profiles, varying levels and types of fats, and different benefits, nuts in general provide a good source of protein, healthy fats, and make a nice addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts,
Eating a healthy lunch when you’re at work can be hard. Fast food restaurants have a limited menu choices that work well with post bariatric surgery diets. It’s often best to bring a lunch to work if you want to make sure you are getting the protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats you need without
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