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  • Tips for Post Gastric Sleeve Hydration

    Tips for Post Gastric Sleeve Hydration

    Hydration is critical after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery. Many bariatric patients often struggle to get in their 64 ounces, especially in the first couple of weeks after their weight loss surgery. In fact, dehydration is the number cause for rehospitalization amongst bariatric patients across the country. But, in most cases dehydration is preventable

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  • Flavor Combination Ideas for Bariatric Patients’ High Protein Egg Muffin Cups

    Flavor Combination Ideas for Bariatric Patients’ High Protein Egg Muffin Cups

    For Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients who are looking to cook up some Egg Muffins from this blog post, we thought we’d give you some interesting flavor ideas to keep your taste buds on their toes!

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  • Marinated Fish Skewers: Flavorful, Flaky, Low Carb, and Good for Diabetics

    Marinated Fish Skewers: Flavorful, Flaky, Low Carb, and Good for Diabetics

    Fish is a good choice of protein for diabetics since it’s frequently low in fat, carbohydrates, and calories. While frying fish is a common way to prepare it, the frying process adds lots of fat and calories, which is not good for your weight loss efforts or for your heart. Grilling fish can be a much better choice.

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  • Will Bariatric Patients Be Ready for Clean Meat?

    Will Bariatric Patients Be Ready for Clean Meat?

    Recent environmental and political events have highlighted the need for sustainable foods. Producing foods, fibers, and other plant and animal products using farming and production techniques that protect the environment, public health, and animal welfare has become a hot button issue for many Americans. We see the label bandied about a lot regarding fish, grains, and produce, but there is also a lot of concern regarding the sustainable production of meat.

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  • Keys to a Healthy Immune System (and Avoiding the Flu)

    Keys to a Healthy Immune System (and Avoiding the Flu)

    The flu is all over the news this winter. It’s taking its toll across the country and, sadly, leading to dozens of deaths. While the news is not specifically related to bariatric patients, we want to keep our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients healthy. That includes things like promoting weight loss, achieving normal blood sugar levels, reducing hypertension and high cholesterol, but also helping to reduce the chance of contracting contagious infections like influenza.

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  • Put Down That Yogurt!

    Put Down That Yogurt!

    Even if it’s greek yogurt, put it down. Just for a second. Turn the container around and check the sugar content before spooning in another delicious mouthful.
    Yogurt and greek yogurt have gained popularity in recent years due to their high protein content. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, greek yogurts often have upwards of 10-13 g protein in each 6 oz cup, which goes a long way toward meeting their daily goal of 80g protein. But, if you are trying to lose weight (like bariatric surgery patients) or even just be healthy, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t eating heaping spoonfuls of sugar alongside of your protein.

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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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  • Food Highlight: Farro

    Food Highlight: Farro

    Do you incorporate farro into your gastric sleeve diet? Many people haven’t even heard of farro, and even less have tried it. But farro is a grain that bariatric patients should consider including in their weight loss diet. Let’s take a closer look this Italian grain.

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