Medicine balls have been around for centuries, yet they are still popular with fitness enthusiasts. Ancient Greeks used to make them out of sand and animal pouches, but these days they’re often made out of leather, vinyl, or rubber. You may find them stacked on a rack in different areas of your gym.
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.
There’s a lot to think about before your weight loss surgery. How could your life change after weight loss? How might your relationships change? How will your body and brain adapt to your new, smaller stomach? Will you be able to reduce or eliminate some medications? What exercises will you do once you’ve been cleared by your bariatric surgeon? Will your food preferences change after gastric sleeve surgery? But, what to put in your hospital bag shouldn’t be a question that leaves you guessing.
Thinly sliced deli meat can be a great protein option after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. It can be eaten on it’s own, as part of a meal, or as a snack. Deli meat can vary in protein amounts based on the meat and the portion size, but according to the USDA 1 cup of sliced deli ham or turkey offers around 185 calories, 1 gram carbohydrates, and 27 grams protein.
It’s summer in Florida, and you know what that means: heat! When it’s hot outside and you don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the house, salad can be a great choice for lunch or dinner.
Memorial Day is on its way and in light of new CDC guidance, celebrations will likely commence this May 31st. Often gatherings of family and friends are centered around a grill. Cookouts are usually an easy meal for bariatric patients to work around as they are often centered around proteins.
You can make meats, stews, soups, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, steamed vegetables, and literally hundreds of other ideas. But for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it’s two main benefits are: that it’s fast and the meat comes out tender. Well, OK, the third benefit is that the hard boiled eggs consistently have easy to peel shells.
Although obesity rates are roughly equal among men and women, bariatric surgery is over whelmingly more common among women. That allows Dr. Shillingford to educate a large percentage of his patients on something they may be at risk for: gallstones. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, “Women between the ages of 20 and 60 are three times more likely to develop gallstones than men.”