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  • More Exercise Got You Sore?

    More Exercise Got You Sore?

    So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.

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  • Holiday Baked Pears

    Holiday Baked Pears

    The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.

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  • Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clue

    Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clue

    Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.

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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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  • National Stress Awareness Day:  Harness Your Health

    National Stress Awareness Day: Harness Your Health

    This year we celebrate National Stress Awareness Day on November 1st.  Take this day to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

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  • Significant Reductions in Binge Eating Occur After Weight Loss Surgery

    Significant Reductions in Binge Eating Occur After Weight Loss Surgery

    Significant Reductions in Binge Eating Occur After Weight Loss Surgery Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States and is prevalent in up to 30% of those seeking weight loss treatment. Its prevalence in the population at large is eight percent. It can have an exclusive night eating or nocturnal

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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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  • Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes

    Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes

    Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes Benefits of bariatric weight loss surgery are well established for maintaining sustainable weight loss. Recent research has shown that bariatric surgery not only affects weight loss, but surgery can also help reduce or eliminate specific diseases. One disease in particular includes controlling diabetes, a disease resulting from high blood sugar.

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  • Lap Band Surgery Dietary Guide

    Lap Band Surgery Dietary Guide

    After surgery, you will find that you need to make changes in your eating patterns, not only to prevent pain and vomiting, but also to produce the desired weight loss. Perhaps even more important is development of appropriate eating habits to prevent band slippage and obstruction of the stoma (the opening for foods leaving the upper

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Bariatric surgery describes a series of operations on the gastrointestinal system that helps obese persons lose weight. It works either by restricting the patient’s amount of food intake, by altering the body’s ability to absorb ingested food, or both. The first gastric bypass was performed in 1969. However, this and other bariatric surgeries didn’t gain

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