National Rotisserie Chicken Day is coming June 2 and it’s got us wondering why we don’t celebrate this day more often than once a year?!?! Rotisserie chicken is packed with high quality protein, is inexpensive, easy to pick up for dinner, and so versatile. It’s a staple in the diets of many post bariatric patients for good reason. One rotisserie chicken can lead to a variety of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients.
This Friday is Good Friday, an important day for Catholics. In observance of Good Friday, many Catholics do not eat beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and other meats. For weight loss surgery patients, that can greatly limit their choices for high quality proteins to help them meet their daily protein goal (usually around 60-80 grams of protein) after bariatric surgery. Consuming adequate protein is crucial for maintaining muscle mass while losing weight.
Success after bariatric surgery is not always measured by a scale. Yes, your weight and your BMI do matter. But for so many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients successes can also be measured in quality of life or in the day to day victories that remind us that we’ve changed for the better.
If there was one pose you could do everyday to help improve your body would you do it? Well, there is. Plank pose is a strength training pose that works several muscle groups (including abdominals, arms, legs, chest, back, and glutes) at one time. It’s done isometrically, meaning the pose works by contracting your muscles and holding one steady position. Planks won’t take the place of aerobic workouts which burn a lot of calories.
Weight loss, bariatric surgery, and well, let’s face it life, can be difficult sometimes. Having support, a friendly ear, or words of encouragement can make all the difference.
Many of Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients incorporate cauliflower rice into their post bariatric surgery diet. It tastes good, it’s low in carbohydrates, low in calories, and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
A femoral hernia happens when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin or inner thigh. This type of hernia (which is different from inguinal hernia, hiatus hernia, incisional hernia, or umbilical hernia) appears as a lump or bulge and may cause groin discomfort.
New Year’s resolutions often include things like weight loss, eating better, and exercising more. Those resolutions often lead to a spike in new gym attendees. Encouraging people to exercise to promote health and weight loss is great. But exercise should be done safely. This is especially true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who have recently had their bariatric surgery and are at a higher risk of injury.
Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients report some difficulty tolerating their usual protein choices following weight loss surgery. Chicken is often a favorite protein option due to it’s high protein content, low fat content, mild flavor, and availability. But some bariatric patients are surprised to learn that their post surgical body does not tolerate chicken like it used to.