Ask any Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve surgery post-op patient what the most difficult part of the surgery was and 9 times out of 10, they will say, the pre-op diet. This notorious 1-2 week diet is a very strict regimen that obesity surgery patients should follow for best results during and after their operation.
Vitamin D is one of the most talked about vitamins in the media. Research suggests that its contribution to a healthy immune system. One study suggests that people with low Vitamin D levels are 62% more likely to suffer from recurrent strep throat. Some foods that supplement healthy doses of Vitamin D in your diet
In the name of joy-filled holiday weekends and Cajun inspiration board certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, shares his recipe for protein packed frittatas. Both shrimp and egg provide a lean protein punch while spices bring in delicious flavor to make your taste buds dance. By inspiring post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) patients to try
What’s better than combining the sweetness of sweet potato with the tang of barbecue chicken? It’s like they were made for each other. Sweet potatoes are a great choice for bariatric patients because they are rich in many vitamins and minerals (A,C, manganese, copper, B6, and potassium), high in fiber, and provide carbohydrates that actually
New guidelines published in May 2016 and endorsed by leading diabetes organizations, now call for bariatric surgery to be considered a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90-95% of all diabetes cases worldwide and is characterized by hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage nerve
Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet? Vegetables are often high in fiber, low in calories, and are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding low carbohydrate vegetables, such as zucchini, into your diet is a good way to feel fuller without adding a lot of calories. This can help you
If you live in South Florida, chances are good that you either have or know someone who has a mango tree. Summer is when most mangos are ripe, and mango season is upon us. Mango trees can produce over a hundred mangos each year. After the first dozen, you may grow a little tired of
Since chicken is usually well tolerated after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, bariatric patients tend to cook it often. Chicken breast is a very versatile protein that can blend in with different ingredients and different flavors to make you forget you just ate it yesterday. Instead of cooking new chicken dishes everyday,
Quick and easy weeknight dinners are great, but healthy ones are even better. How about a healthy, easy, weeknight dinner recipe that picky eaters might even like? This Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal cooks up quickly and uses common ingredients you might even have on hand. Can you imagine no special trip to
In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with cues to eat. Coffee aroma from the break room, Golden Arches poised high enough to be seen from the highway, food companies sponsoring ballparks and concert venues, celebrities drinking sodas plastered all over social media, Facebook feeds littered with cooking demonstrations- food cues are hard to avoid!