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  • Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    At Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s weight loss practice, patient support is a major component in treatment pre and post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band or Gastric Bypass surgery. Motivated individuals from South Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, and the Tampa Bay have already experienced being part of our highly skilled bariatric team. Through patient

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  • Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    The Journal Of the American Medical Association (June 11, 2014) recently reported excellent outcomes for bariatric surgery patients (including lap band and gastric bypass). Swedish patients studied at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary health care centers and recruited between 1987 to 2001 had type 2 diabetes at baseline. In this very long term follow-up

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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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  • Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Despite its ancient roots, quinoa is still quite a mysterious food, with many people shying away from it because they don’t quite know what it is or how to pronounce it.  We will take a closer look into quinoa and demystify this superfood. Pronounced “keen-wah”, this member of the goosefoot family is a pseudocereal and

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  • Easy Workday Lunches

    Easy Workday Lunches

    Eating a healthy lunch when you’re at work can be hard.  Fast food restaurants have a limited menu choices that work well with post bariatric surgery diets.  It’s often best to bring a lunch to work if you want to make sure you are getting the protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats you need without

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  • Food Highlight: Kiwi

    Food Highlight: Kiwi

    Kiwi has an interesting appearance and an interesting story. Originally grown in China and named the Chinese Gooseberry, kiwis were brought to and cultivated in New Zealand in the 1900’s. In order to avoid high duties charged on berries, New Zealanders changed their name to kiwifruit as the small, fuzzy, brown fruit resembled New Zealand’s

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  • Fitness goals: Routines and preparation key to success – Suggestions for weight loss surgery patients

    Fitness goals: Routines and preparation key to success – Suggestions for weight loss surgery patients

    Life just does not cooperate with the ideal exercise and fitness model.  It would be wonderful if we all had the multiple hours to set aside that it takes for us to complete the whole process of working out.  It seems hurdle after hurdle from different aspects of life are constantly trying to prevent us

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  • Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That is closer to a week’s worth of calories for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. How can we enjoy the Thanksgiving flavors without all the calories? Dr. Shillingford’s staff offer a few tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without the guilt and

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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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  • Get Moving: Increasing Your Activity at Work

    Get Moving: Increasing Your Activity at Work

    When sitting in an office or cubicle for work, it can be hard to fit exercise in during the work day. When you are trying to lose weight, every little bit of activity can help. Dr. Shillingford’s staff have compiled a list of 10 ways for you to fit in a little extra activity into

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