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  • Summertime Watermelon and Goat Cheese Bites


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    With summer on the way in South Florida, two things there will be more of for sure are barbeques and watermelon. Fresh watermelons can be found in local farmer’s markets in South Florida from April to July. Perfect timing for summer barbeques. But watermelon doesn’t have to be just for dessert.

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  • Smart Swaps


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    A few smart snack swaps may help reduce your caloric intake and be better for your health without forgoing taste. By making small changes in food choices, you can reduce your sugar and fat intake and increase your intake of vegetables, nuts, and heart healthy fats. Instead of this Try this Cake, cookies, or brownies […]

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  • Which Type of Exercise is Best?


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    Medical experts widely recommend a reduced calorie diet along with exercise as a first line of defense against obesity. But opinions vary greatly between which type of exercise is best for achieving weight reduction (strength training, endurance, or a combination of both). A new study suggests that the type of exercise you choose may be […]

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  • Mighty Mint


    Mighty Mint

    Mint is a collection of herbs, including peppermint and spearmint, that many people grow in their homes or gardens. People associate mint with products such as candy, gum, tea, and toothpaste, but often don’t know how to incorporate it into cooking. Mint’s fresh and lively taste can be combined into recipes to add variety and […]

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  • Effectiveness of Commercial Weight Loss Programs


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    With a third of the American public overweight or obese, physicians are in a prime spot for encouraging weight loss during scheduled visits. However, physicians are often unclear of which weight loss programs to recommend for long term weight loss success. The benefits of weight loss are enhanced by the positive side effects that weight […]

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  • Peach Smoothie


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    In honor of National Peach Cobbler Day, Dr. Shillingford’s staff would like to offer you a lower calorie, weight loss surgery friendly Peach Smoothie recipe. ½ cup nonfat milk or almond milk 5 oz vanilla greek yogurt 1 cup frozen unsweetened peaches ¼ tsp vanilla extract ⅛ tsp cinnamon dash of Nutmeg Put all the […]

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  • World Health Day


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    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 is World Health Day. This year the World Health Organization’s (WHO) theme is “How safe is your food? From farm to plate, make food safe.” They are asking policy-makers, producers, and the public to think about food safety. Have you considered how safe your food is, where it comes from, was […]

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  • The Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean 15


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    Dr. Shillingford, a South Florida based surgeon specializing in gastric sleeve, lap band, and gastric bypass weight loss surgeries encourages his patients to eat a healthy post bariatric surgery diet. While many of our gastric sleeve, lap band, and gastric bypass surgery patients seek information on incorporating more vegetables into their diets, some also inquire […]

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  • Spring Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Highlight: Kale


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    Our gastric sleeve surgery practice located in south florida has many patients seeking advice on nutrition and health post sleeve gastrectomy/gastric sleeve procedure. Kale is well known to be high in nutritional value and very popular with our gastric sleeve patients. Gastric sleeve patients thrive learning about various ways to use kale in their diet […]

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  • Benefits of Yoga – A Great Exercise for Gastric Sleeve Patients!


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    Yoga is a great form of exercise because it can be done by beginners, masters, or anyone in between and can be modified to meet the abilities of most people. Yoga can be done in your home, at the beach, at a studio, or even in your workplace. Yoga has a host of wonderful and […]

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  • Spinach Balls


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    Hi there, below we have a recipe for spinach balls; yum – although not the lowest in calories yummy and with antioxidant properties of spinach. Kale can be substitute as well. Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery in south florida would like to share the following recipe today. Ingredients: 2 cups dry Stove Top Stuffing Mix […]

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  • Yoga, Obesity Surgery and Osteoporosis


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    As yoga grows in popularity as an exercise potentially beneficial for gastric sleeve surgery patients it is also important to look at other benefits of yoga as well. Osteoporosis is a growing concern as many baby boomers continue to age into a vulnerable period for their health. It is well documented that osteoporosis is a […]

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  • Sugar-free Egg Nog


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    Ingredients 3 cups skim milk 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 package sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix 1/4 c. Davinci Butter Rum syrup 1/4 tsp nutmeg (or to taste) 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste) Directions: Place all ingredients in the blender and blend away! Serve chilled in glasses with a sprinkle of nutmeg on […]

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  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal and Quinoa Protein Balls


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    Serves 26 Peanut buttery goodness that will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a protein boost to boot! Ingredients 1/2 c Sugar-free Honey (or the real stuff if you can tolerate) 1 1/2 c Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (dry) 1/2 c Quinoa Flakes 1/2 c Ground Flax 1/2 c Vanilla Protein Powder (I used […]

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  • Tips for Curbing Sugar Cravings


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    At our gastric sleeve/sleeve gastrectomy surgery practice we know the Holidays are a tough time to stay away from sugar and sweet desserts. It is normal to celebrate and enjoy but for our gastric sleeve patients we always like to give many tips to help them for their road to their celebrated health and weight […]

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  • Holidays Snack Recipes for Kids


    Snack Recipes for Kids

    With the holidays around the corner, Dr. Kahlil A. Shillingford would like to share a healthy snack for your kids that is easy to make and your kids will enjoy while they are on their holiday school break. Snack Recipes for Kids Maple Walnut Granola Makes about 6 cups 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup […]

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  • Raw Broccoli Salad


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    Ingredients Apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp Light mayonnaise, 2 tbsp No-calorie sweetener, 2 tbsp Broccoli florets, 4 cups (finely chopped) Red onion, ¼ cup (chopped) Sunflower seeds, 2 tbsp. (salted and roasted) Raisins, 3 tbsp. (seedless) Directions To prepare this healthy salad, combine together cider vinegar, mayonnaise, and sweetener in a large bowl. Add broccoli, […]

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  • Healthy Stuffing


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    Ingredients 1 tblsp light butter 14 oz stuffing bread ( Pepperidge farm or mrs cubbison) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced mushroom 2-3 cloves of garlic 2 21/2 cups of chicken broth poultry seasoning to taste ( usually 1-2 tsp) pepper to taste around 1 tsp Directions: Preheat oven to […]

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  • Chicken with Salsa – Paleo Diet


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    Chicken with Salsa – Paleo Diet The paleo (caveman) diet is gaining increasing popularity in weight loss surgery regimens. Many patients with weight loss surgery are seeking new lifestyles of various health options and new eating regimens. The paleo diet is consistent with eating basic foods including avoiding complex carbohydrates. The following recipe makes four […]

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  • Going Organic and Weight Loss – Is it worth it?


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    There has been much discussion recently about GMO (genetically modified foods) and the concerns and risks of eating such foods. It has been estimated in the United States 80 percent of all foods in supermarkets are GMO; it has even been suggested that baby foods have traces of pesticides. It has been clearly established in […]

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  • Power Snacks


    Power Snacks

    At our weight loss surgery practice in South Florida patients are frequently asking for snack and nutrition ideas. Blood sugar and protein are two areas of interest when it comes to power snacks in South Florida. These areas are of particular interest to Weight Loss Surgery patients. Instead of reaching for a granola bar, you […]

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  • Coconut Oil and Weight Loss Surgery


    Coconut Oil and Weight Loss Surgery

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients are always interested in learning more about weight loss both pre and post weight loss surgery. From Palm Beach to Miami, Florida Dr Shillingford’s gastric sleeve surgery patients are keen to learn more about weight loss, metabolism and nutrition. Coconut oil has been discussed to promote weight loss. Researchers have discovered […]

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  • Benefits of Protein Shakes Recipes – courtesy of Dr Shillingford’s Gastric Sleeve Surgery Practice in South Florida


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    A protein shake can be very helpful especially during a hectic and busy morning schedule. It can help with weight loss but even more importantly with overall nutritional status. Some advantages towards weight loss: Simplicity; protein shake is a portable grab-and-go meal. Cost effective, kick, healthy and fast. Avoids sugar crash. It provides steady, sustained […]

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  • Comparing Bariatric Surgeries


    Comparing Bariatric Surgeries

    Are you struggling with weight loss? Then come see Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton, for your free consultation, regarding the different types of bariatric surgeries he performs, such as the gastric sleeve, lap band, and bypass. The most common of these procedures are the gastric sleeve and the lap band and the differences between these […]

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  • Concerns about Obesity Worldwide Including the UK and the connection to Florida


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    In England similarly to Florida the risks of obesity are greatly discussed. The NHS system of healthcare in the UK does cover obesity surgery including gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy. In England there is a concern that half of adults will be obese by 2050; they do have similar to Florida an Obesity Awareness […]

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  • Is the Gastric Sleeve surgery right for you?


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    In this society that we live in, individuals are continually attempting to push the envelope farther on how to lose weight with the least possible amount of complications. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure that produces quick and uncomplicated weight loss. The gastric sleeve’s rising popularity can be due to the […]

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  • Yummy Berries Cut Heart Attack Risk by a Third – Good To Know for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients in Dr Shillingford’s Palm Beach Gastric Sleeve Surgery Practice


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    Eating a diet of three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack, according to research from the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health. The berries contain high levels of flavoinoids called anthocyanins, which may help dilate […]

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  • Delicious Mango Salsa Post Gastric Sleeve Surgery


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    Mango Salsa can go well with party platters, tortilla chips and salads. After gastric sleeve surgery it is important to learn more about yummy recipes so you keep a keen interest in nutrition and eat in a healthy manner. Gastric Sleeve patients frequently enjoy learning more about what fruits are in season, at this time […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Pilates


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    Pilates is a rigorous form of exercise which emphasizes core strength and improvement in posture. During the gastric sleeve surgery journey it is important to take up a form of exercise that you feel committed and passionate about. For some it is walking or running, for many it is weight training or yoga and pilates. […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Post-Ops Achieve Glycemic Control


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    Gastric Sleeve surgery can be a major contributor to glycemic control in management of type 2 diabetes. Those who underwent gastric sleeve surgery and continued medical therapy had significantly greater success than those who received medical therapies only, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Additionally, the group who had […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Nutrition and Antioxidants


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    A healthy diet is a healthy you! Read here more about Top Ten Antioxidants Post Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Vitamin C – Yes Age Old Vitamin C; one of the best antioxidants! You probably don’t need us to tell you where to find your vitamin C – orange and grapefruit juice (be careful of combining certain […]

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