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  • Symptoms of Sugar Detox and How You Can Prevent Them

    Symptoms of Sugar Detox and How You Can Prevent Them

    Before gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, bariatric surgeons often recommend patients limit their sugar intake as part of their presurgical preparations. Dr. Shillingford, MD recommends his patients begin reducing their sugar intake more than two weeks prior to their surgery date. This reduction in sugar can help with the transition to their preop diet, encourage presurgical weight loss, and help reduce the size of the liver.

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  • How Do YOU Feel About Cilantro?

    How Do YOU Feel About Cilantro?

    Cilantro is the kind of food you either love or hate, with little room for any opinion in between. Either people want to put it in nearly every food they eat (and drink) or they want to make it illegal to grow or eat the herb.

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  • Four Health Benefits Seen in Bariatric Surgery Patients

    Four Health Benefits Seen in Bariatric Surgery Patients

    A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at obese patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding, or duodenal switch).

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  • If You Don’t Have Insurance for Bariatric Surgery, Consider Care Credit

    If You Don’t Have Insurance for Bariatric Surgery, Consider Care Credit

    Not everyone has health insurance, and even those who have health insurance may not have coverage for bariatric procedures. Each insurance policy is different. To learn if you have coverage for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, it’s best to read your plan documents or call your insurance provider to find out.

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  • Why Bariatric Patients Should Stop Chewing Gum

    Why Bariatric Patients Should Stop Chewing Gum

    Some people use chewing gum as a weight loss aid. The idea is that if their mouth is occupied by calorie free gum then they aren’t eating calorie laden foods, which helps reduce their overall caloric intake and promotes weight loss. Yet, bariatric patients are told not to chew gum. Why?

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  • Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Obesity is a worldwide problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 13% of the word’s adults are obese. In America, that number is closer to 40%. 93 million Americans over 18 are obese. The problem is not just obesity, but the risk of other health conditions that often accompany obesity, like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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  • Five Fun Summer Activities for Weight Loss

    Five Fun Summer Activities for Weight Loss

    Summer can be a great time to try new outdoor weight loss activities in Florida. With so many miles of coastline plus all the other bodies of water, there is no shortage of ways to cool off while exercising outdoors. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients learning to incorporate fun, healthy activities that serve as both recreation and exercise at the same time is a great way to embrace your new healthier lifestyle after weight loss surgery.

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  • Low Carb Breakfast (or Lunch or Dinner) Burrito

    Low Carb Breakfast (or Lunch or Dinner) Burrito

    Technically it doesn’t have to be a ‘breakfast burrito.’ You can eat it any time of the day and it’s still delicious. We call it a breakfast burrito because it’s filled with eggs, but you could add fillings or toppings to make it seem more like lunch or dinner. These kinds of recipes are great because you can make them different each time and keep coming up with flavor combinations that add variety to your weight loss diet.

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  • Four Steps to Food Safety for Bariatric Patients and Their Family

    Four Steps to Food Safety for Bariatric Patients and Their Family

    One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year, according to the CDC. There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites (including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus). Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

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  • July is National Grilling Month

    July is National Grilling Month

    Summer is in full swing. It’s as hot as the blazing sun. It’s no time to turn on the oven and heat your house. No wonder July is National Grilling Month- the perfect time to light up the grill and cook dinner outside!

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