Bariatric surgery is the most effective way for obese individuals to lose weight and keep it off. Many studies over the last three decades confirm that finding. It has been proven to be more effective than diet, exercise, and medications at producing and maintaining weight loss.
Memorial Day is upon us. While it serves as a day to remember Americans who died in active military service for our country, it is often celebrated with family gatherings and BBQs. Traditional hamburgers and potato salad may be tempting at a BBQ, but aren’t exactly weight loss surgery friendly.
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.
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.
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.
Eggs are a great source of protein for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. They are full of vitamins and minerals, low in carbohydrates, and packed with protein. Once you’ve entered the phase of your post bariatric surgery diet where eggs are allowed, they can be the foundation for a quick and easy meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a protein based snack.
Mother’s Day can be a time for feasting on high calorie sweets and fattening foods and showering mom with guilty pleasures. But it doesn’t have to be. Treating the mom in your life to healthy foods and wellness promoting gifts can be the ultimate way to show her how much you care for her.
Since May is American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Month, it’s only fitting that we take a closer look. As Dr. Shillingford focuses much of his practice on performing gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery (which requires patients to be obese or overweight), his patients are at a higher risk of heart issues, including high blood pressure and stroke.
Everyone seems to love brunch. Everyone also seems to love tacos. So combine the two and you’ve got a winning combination for sure!
While it may not be tacos per se, the flavors of this stuffed pepper are taco inspired. The secret is to eliminate the taco shell to reduce the carbohydrate content of the meal in order to make it fit much more easily into the post bariatric diet for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients.
It’s no coincidence that May is both American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Month. They are inextricably related and calling attention to one calls attention to both. And we need to call attention to both high blood pressure and stroke.