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  • What To Do If You’ve Hit a Weight Loss Plateau After Bariatric Surgery

    What To Do If You’ve Hit a Weight Loss Plateau After Bariatric Surgery

    You’re eating right. You’re exercising. You’ve had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. You’ve lost weight. But now you’ve stopped. You’ve hit a weight loss plateau.

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  • Planks: Forget Sit Ups Plank Instead!

    Planks: Forget Sit Ups Plank Instead!

    This is good news for exercisers with obesity. Sit ups had a habit of turning people off to workouts. For people who are overweight or obese, forgetting about sit ups and instead including planks can change their attitudes about exercising. Exercise, including strength training exercise, is crucial to weight loss and improving overall health. In addition to adding lean muscle and promoting weight loss, exercise can help improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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  • Get Ready for Bariatric Surgery with National Brown Bag It Day

    Get Ready for Bariatric Surgery with National Brown Bag It Day

    To encourage people to choose a healthier and more economical approach to lunch, we now have National Brown Bag It Day. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, bringing food from home is a necessity after bariatric surgery, especially in the beginning. It’s not easy to find restaurants who cater to the specific dietary needs of the post gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band diets.

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  • What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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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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