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
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
September is here, and soon we will be entering a time when we can start to feel fall creeping in. But, for now, it’s still summer and that means it’s the perfect time for grilling. If you planned this for dinner and rain complicates your plans, the steak can be equally delicious cooked inside in
Men have a tendency to try to show off in front of women, and according to Cornell University, this behavior extends into their eating habits. Compared to eating with a group of only men, men in a group with at least one woman will eat up to 93% more. That means when a woman is
Gastric sleeve surgery is quickly becoming the top choice for patients seeking a permanent solution to their weight loss needs. In this procedure, a portion of the stomach is surgically removed creating a smaller pouch. The portion of the stomach that is removed is responsible for secreting Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, thereby reducing appetite
January is a great time to start an exercise regime. Lots of friends, family, and coworkers may also be starting to work out (maybe thanks to some New Year’s resolutions), so it’s easy to find support and encouraging words. If you’ve been cleared to exercise by Dr. Shillingford after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or
We all face stressful situations in our lives, some are minor (like a forgotten umbrella in the rain) and some are major (like our health, safety, and security). Stress can often make our hearts pound, our muscles go tense, our teeth clench, and our breathing more rapid. We feel stress physically as well as emotionally.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
Never do another sit up again. Forget about them; forget sit ups. The Navy has. The Navy has taken sit ups out of its biannual physical test as of 2015. If the Navy has eliminated sit ups, so can you. It doesn’t matter if you are a bariatric patient trying to lose weight and improve
Let’s face it, food is expensive, and it seems healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can be even more expensive. For people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyles, such as gastric sleeve gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it can extremely frustrating to gather ingredients for a