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  • If Solid Texture Proteins Are Not Going Down Easily, Consider These Questions

    If Solid Texture Proteins Are Not Going Down Easily, Consider These Questions

    Each bariatric surgery patient is different. Similarly, each bariatric surgeon has slightly different recommendations for a post op bariatric diet. Each surgeon has different guidelines for when to start purees, soft foods, and solid foods, as well as which foods fall into which categories. Eating a food too early can result in nausea, gagging, vomiting, diarrhea, or quesiness. It’s best to follow your bariatric surgeon’s advice for when and how to progress through the stages.

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  • Tips for Pre-Op Bariatric Surgery Patients

    Tips for Pre-Op Bariatric Surgery Patients

    If you have decided to have gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, congratulations! You’ve made the first step in a journey that will change your life forever. While you wait for your surgery date there are some things you can do to prepare.

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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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  • 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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  • Help Mom Have a Healthy and Happy Mother's Day

    Help Mom Have a Healthy and Happy Mother's Day

    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.

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  • Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

    Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

    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.

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  • 3 Tips to Increase Stamina After Bariatric Surgery

    3 Tips to Increase Stamina After Bariatric Surgery

    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.

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  • Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    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.

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  • One Lunch, 3 Ingredients, No Bread

    One Lunch, 3 Ingredients, No Bread

    Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are always looking for high protein lunch ideas. If they are quick and easy to prepare that’s even better. If they are also tasty, that’s great.

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