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  • Diabetes on the Rise in America

    Diabetes on the Rise in America

    Diabetes and obesity unfortunately is on the rise in the United States and Florida is one of the many states struggling with rising numbers.  According to the most recent date released by the CDC 29 million adults live with diabetes.  The number of people with diabetes has risen since the prior statistics of 2011; Florida has

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  • Avocado Dip Recipe

    Avocado Dip Recipe

    Many patients who go through weight loss surgery decide to change their lifestyle and start making wiser decisions about their eating habits. The food you eat can affect your health and your risk for certain diseases. To eat healthier food, you may need to change some of your daily routine. You don’t need to make

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  • Seven Household Uses for Coconut Oil

    Seven Household Uses for Coconut Oil

    Living in Florida with coconut trees abound it is no wonder many of us these days are wondering why the craze on coconut oil. Coconut oil nourishes, protects and soothes and for those who are post weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass surgery in florida it will be normal to explore the uses of

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  • Pumpkin Pie Bliss Protein Shake

    Pumpkin Pie Bliss Protein Shake

    Ingredients 8 ounces nonfat milk (I used Carbmaster) 1 tbsp Protein Powder base 2 tbsp Chai Protein Powder 2 tbsp half and half 1 tbsp Davinci Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup 1 1/2 tbsp 100% Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling) Instructions Combine in a shaker and shake to mix thoroughly. Pour over ice and top

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  • Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

    Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

    Florida lap band (gastric band) surgeon Dr Shillingford’s office loves to provide fun and healthy recipes for patients to thrive on and enjoy eating in a healthy manner.  Lap band and gastric band surgery is a weight loss surgery which has aided many patients in their journey towards weight loss.  Kale is super nutritious and abundant

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  • Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male.  Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly

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  • Quick Lemon Garlic Bean Dip

    Quick Lemon Garlic Bean Dip

    Incorporating protein into snacks is important for your post weight loss surgery diet. Whether you’ve had gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or lap band surgery, ensuring you are eating enough protein is important for maintaining your health. One way to incorporate protein is to use beans. White beans, like cannellini beans, are low in calories at

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  • Baby Bok Choy Frittata

    Baby Bok Choy Frittata

    Frittatas are versatile egg dishes that are easier to make than homemade quiche and more elegant than scrambled eggs. You can serve it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack for a protein and vegetable packed meal. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can change the ingredients of your frittata to alter the flavors to keep

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  • More Sleep May Equal Less Cravings

    More Sleep May Equal Less Cravings

    Getting more sleep may help fight your cravings for sweet and salty foods. A study in the journal Appetite showed that when study participants got an additional 1 ½ hours of sleep a night, they reported an overall 14% drop in appetite and a 62% decrease in desire for sweet and salty fare. The researchers

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  • Zucchini Noodles

    Zucchini Noodles

    Sometimes it seems you can’t flip through a magazine without seeing zucchini noodles. Often called “zoodles,” these green ribbons of zucchini look like pasta, but are pure vegetable instead of traditional carb laden pasta noodles. While they may look like a delicacy, they are actually quicker to make than pasta and pair nicely with traditional

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