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.
Do you come home from grocery shopping and put all of your fresh produce away in the refrigerator? Do you put your fruits and vegetables in their respective crispers? Or do you leave your produce on the counter? Turns out some belong in the fridge and some belong in the crisper.
Bariatric patients are encouraged to eat their protein first. With a goal of 60-80 grams of protein, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients have to pay attention to what they are eating to ensure that they are meeting their protein goal (without exceeding their carbohydrate goal).
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.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, have you gotten the mom in your life a present? While traditional Mother's Day presents of chocolates or other sweet treats are delicious, at Dr. Shillingford's office we think the mothers we know would enjoy something that made them feel good not just something that tastes good.
Cholesterol is a fat-based, waxy substance that is produced by our liver and also introduced to the body from animal based foods. Our bodies need cholesterol for the production of sex hormones, vitamin D, and digestive enzymes. But too much cholesterol can be bad. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), high cholesterol is often the result of lifestyle choices such as diet, combined with genetic factors.
Stamina describes a person’s ability to maintain mental and physical activity and focus. A person with low mental stamina may find it difficult to concentrate on tasks or they can become easily distracted. A person with low physical stamina may tire quickly. After bariatric surgery, as with any surgery, it can be normal to have a decline in your stamina levels. Once you have had time to recover and have been cleared to begin exercising by Dr. Shillingford, MD or your bariatric surgeon, you may feel yourself becoming stronger as you experience weight loss and have more energy than you used to have.
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.