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Bariatric Surgery

  • What’s the Difference Between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

    What’s the Difference Between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

    Olive oil or "light" olive oil is different. "Light" olive oil is not light in calories, but lighter in flavor. Light olive oil and regular olive oil are usually a blend of extra virgin olive oils and refined olive oils. Refined olive oils are usually made using chemicals and/or heat to remove flaws in the olives. A lighter-colored oil with a more neutral flavor is achieved.

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  • Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong

    Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong

    Pinterest is full of pictures and recipes for the trendiest foods- the latest smoothie bowls, salads, and high protein meals. We may want to try them, but it’s hard to ask where to find the ingredients if we don’t know how to pronounce them.

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  • Bariatric Friendly Fourth of July Party Foods

    Bariatric Friendly Fourth of July Party Foods

    Independence Day is just around the corner and that can mean barbeques and celebrations that often are centered around food. Dr. Shillingford wants his weight loss surgery patients to know that an invitation to a party doesn’t have to be an invitation to overeat or to eat foods that aren’t a part of their bariatric surgery diet.

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  • Want an Easy Way of Making Your Greens Last Longer?

    Want an Easy Way of Making Your Greens Last Longer?

    We’ve all seen it. You go to use your lettuce, spinach, kale, or other green leafy veggie and you see a slimy, wilted mess that kind of resembles what you remember being in the package.

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  • Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?

    Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?

    Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?
    Despite equal rates of obesity in males and females, there is an overwhelming difference in the rates of males and females opting for bariatric surgery.

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  • National Hydration Day

    National Hydration Day

    National hydration day is a great day to highlight the ways gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients utilize to ensure that they meet their hydration needs after their bariatric surgery.

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  • Chicken Ideas for Bariatric Patients on National Rotisserie Chicken Day

    Chicken Ideas for Bariatric Patients on National Rotisserie Chicken Day

    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.

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  • Non Meat Bariatric Friendly Meal Ideas for Catholics on Good Friday

    Non Meat Bariatric Friendly Meal Ideas for Catholics on Good Friday

    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.

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  • Nonscale Victories After Bariatric Surgery: It’s Not Always About Weight

    Nonscale Victories After Bariatric Surgery: It’s Not Always About 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.

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  • Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    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.

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