Gastric sleeve surgery is quickly becoming the top choice for patients seeking a permanent solution to their weight loss needs. In this procedure, a portion of the stomach is surgically removed creating a smaller pouch. The portion of the stomach that is removed is responsible for secreting Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, thereby reducing appetite
January is a great time to start an exercise regime. Lots of friends, family, and coworkers may also be starting to work out (maybe thanks to some New Year’s resolutions), so it’s easy to find support and encouraging words. If you’ve been cleared to exercise by Dr. Shillingford after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or
We all face stressful situations in our lives, some are minor (like a forgotten umbrella in the rain) and some are major (like our health, safety, and security). Stress can often make our hearts pound, our muscles go tense, our teeth clench, and our breathing more rapid. We feel stress physically as well as emotionally.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
Never do another sit up again. Forget about them; forget sit ups. The Navy has. The Navy has taken sit ups out of its biannual physical test as of 2015. If the Navy has eliminated sit ups, so can you. It doesn’t matter if you are a bariatric patient trying to lose weight and improve
Let’s face it, food is expensive, and it seems healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can be even more expensive. For people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyles, such as gastric sleeve gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it can extremely frustrating to gather ingredients for a
If you are new to working out, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, interval training, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to better health and weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
Do you hear it’s call? If you listen carefully, you may hear “Make me, cook me, eat me, I’m delicious!” That’s the call, the call of the meatball. The perfectly portioned, easy to make, easy to freeze, customizable, and very versatile little ball of goodness is just waiting to be made and enjoyed in so
Scallops seem to be an enigma of the fish world with some people not realizing the scallop is actually a form of shellfish. In fact, typing ‘scallop’ into Google shows that people often ask if scallops are vegan. A quick reminder of what a scallop shell looks like will often lead to a forehead slap.
Healthy, protein rich snacks will need to fill in the gaps of your post op gastric sleeve diet when you’ve reached the final stage at one year post op. When you no longer rely on protein supplement drinks to help you meet your nutrition and protein requirements, you will need to make wise food choices