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  • Fish Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa


    At Dr. Shillingford’s office we know tacos can be a real crowd pleaser. After all, tacos are our most popular recipes on Dr. Shillingford’s Facebook page! Taco night can be a good time to try fish tacos. Chicken and beef tacos are widely accepted, but fish tacos can be delicious, too. For people who are […]

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  • Number of Bites Influences Satiety

    Number of Bites Influences Satiety

    Satiety is how satisfied you feel from eating. New research shows that the repetition from taking multiple bites can be more satiating than eating one bite or one piece. That is likely the inspiration for food manufacturers developing more bite sized versions of their best selling brands. If you have one cracker, or 3 crackers, […]

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  • Couple’s Lifestyle Choices Have a Greater Impact on Health than Upbringing

    Couple’s Lifestyle Choices Have a Greater Impact on Health than Upbringing

    The habits and lifestyle you share with your partner has more of an influence on your chances of becoming obese than your upbringing, according to new research. That’s good news. Though many people claim genetics are to blame for their weight, by middle age the lifestyle choices made by couples have a greater impact than […]

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  • Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup


    Anything taco related seems to be a big draw for Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. According to Dr. Shillingford’s Facebook page, taco recipes are our most viewed blog entries. So we are striving to give our bariatric patients more of what they want and offering different takes on tacos. Look […]

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  • Ginger Lemon Tea


    Ginger is often found in many Asian and Indian dishes, and is touted for relieving digestive problems, serving as an anti-inflammatory, and boosting immune action. Phenolic compounds in ginger have long been known to relieve gastric irritation and suppress gastric contractions. Ginger also relieves nausea, motion sickness, and seasickness, with some studies demonstrating ginger’s effectiveness […]

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  • Controversial Study Linking Sucralose and Cancer Published

    Controversial Study Linking Sucralose and Cancer Published

    Italian researcher, Dr. Morando Soffritti, first discussed his findings on sucralose at a cancer conference in 2012 to widespread industry backlash. His findings have now been published in the peer reviewed International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, opening the door for controversy. Soffritti has faced backlash before from a previous study on aspartame. The […]

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  • Mahi Mahi with Asparagus and Peppers


    This meal is awesome not only for it’s flavors, high protein content, and ease of preparation, but also for it’s ease of clean up. Seriously, not even a pot to scrub. By baking the fish and vegetables in the parchment and foil packets, clean up is a breeze. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal. While […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Grilled Sweet and Spicy Salmon


    Salmon can make a good choice for Valentine’s Day dinner in with your sweetheart. It’s light but rich and heart healthy. This recipe is a little sweet and a little spicy, which may be the right mix for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Salmon makes a great grilling food. By using the grill, clean up will […]

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  • Taco Soup

    Taco Soup

    Does the unseasonable cold weather in South Florida have you craving soup? This Taco Soup recipe will warm your insides and fill your belly with protein and vegetables. Gastric sleeve patients can get the taste of tacos without the added carbohydrates from the taco shells. The beef and the beans provide protein. The beans also […]

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  • Zucchini Chips

    Zucchini Chips

    Lots of people love snacking on salty treats. But, potato chips are loaded with fat and calories. For gastric sleeve, gastric band, and lap band patients, zucchini chips may help satisfy your salty cravings without adding all the calories of potato chips. Zucchini is naturally lower in carbohydrates and calories than potatoes, and by baking […]

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  • Creamy Scrambled Eggs: Not Just for Breakfast


    Want to turn ordinary breakfast scrambled eggs into a meal fit for a dinner? Changing the way to make your scrambled eggs can transform this inexpensive protein into a gourmet delight. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, which is especially important for bariatric patients. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients should focus […]

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  • Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


    Looking for a new chicken recipe for dinner? This recipe incorporates skinless chicken for less fat, fresh ginger for its immune boosting benefits, lots of fiber in the broccoli, and vitamin C in the peppers. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients may find this recipe good for dinner as you can serve it […]

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  • Bone Broth: Magic Elixir or Hype?


    Bone broth rose to popularity this fall and seems to be filling mugs all across America. While it may be a centuries old food, bone broth has become quite a trendy food. There are even take out restaurants in some cities that sell only bone broth. People swear by it’s abilities to repair their leaky […]

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  • Bariatric Patients Must Beware of “Healthy” Foods


    When you think of “healthy” foods, what do you think of? Do you think of fruits or vegetables or whole grains? Do you think of nuts, seeds, or proteins? Do you think of organic foods or gluten free? Do you think of feeling full and satisfied? Or do you think of feeling hungry and unsatisfied? […]

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  • A New Year, A New You: 10 Tips for Successful Weight Loss


    With the New Year upon us, many people will make losing weight their New Year’s resolution. But where do you start? We have compiled a list of 10 tips or habits that can successfully promote weight loss and promote better health. Whether you have had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, or if […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Holiday Weight Gain


    Holidays are often a time of excess, for both gifts as well as with food. In order to limit the amount of weight gain around the holidays or to maintain your rate of weight loss, Dr. Shillingford and his staff offer the following tips to help prevent holiday weight gain. Whether you’ve had gastric sleeve, […]

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  • Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Is it Worth the Price?


    Gastric sleeve surgery, a bariatric procedure where a portion of the stomach is removed surgically to restrict the amount of food able to be consumed and thus reduce weight, can be expensive. While the cost of gastric sleeve surgery varies from doctor to doctor and location to location, it is generally between $10,000-$20,000 for self […]

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  • Food Highlight: Kefir


    Kefir is a fermented drink, traditionally made from cow’s milk or goat’s milk. It is known for its probiotics, making it incredibly beneficial for gastrointestinal health and digestion. Some say kefir is a more powerful probiotic than yogurt. Though yogurt and kefir are both dairy products, they do differ in taste and texture. For gastric […]

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  • Food Highlight: Pomegranates


    For a fruit, pomegranates hold a sort of magical, mystical, mythical power about them. Over the past few thousand years of history, pomegranates have been a symbol of prosperity to ancient Egyptians, have held a historical significance in ancient texts and drawings, have inspired authors and artists, have roots in Greek myths, have held a […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Takes the Lead

    Sleeve Gastrectomy Takes the Lead

    Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have found that sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure where 80 percent of the stomach is surgically removed, has become the most popular form of weight loss surgery, surpassing both gastric bypass and lap band procedures. They reviewed records from nearly 72,000 patients who had bariatric procedures during 2010 through 2013. In […]

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  • Baked Pears


    The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this Thanksgiving, this is one to try. The pears make the dish quite seasonal, and the smell of the baking pears may be magical. It is important for bariatric […]

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  • New Study Shows Efficacy and Safety of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Teens


    Over 4 million children and adolescents in the US suffer from obesity. Despite this startling statistic, very few effective treatments are available. While bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective treatment option for adults, few studies have focused on children. A recent study conducted through the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, looked at […]

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  • Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

    Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

    Makes: 2 servings; 25 minutes Ingredients Russian dressing 2 tablespoons mayanoisse reduced fat 2 teaspoons ketchup 2 teaspoons chopped capers 1 teaspoon chopped pickle, or relish Sandwiches 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 5 cups baby spinach Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 slices rye […]

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  • October 24th is Food Day

    October 24th is Food Day

    Food Day will be celebrated on October 24th, 2015 with this year’s theme of “Toward a Greener Diet.” Many state and local partners, faith based organizations, food activists, colleges and universities, and a variety of other organizations will team up to host or participate in activities in all 50 states aimed at using the day […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Associated with Improved Testosterone in Obese Men

    Sleeve Gastrectomy Associated with Improved Testosterone in Obese Men

    Research shows that obesity and waist circumference are predictors of low testosterone levels in men, which can be confirmed by checking blood levels. Low testosterone in men has been associated with many health concerns including increased estrogen, increased risk of cardiac events, increased risk of muscle loss, low energy, depressed mood, low libido, and erectile […]

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  • Food Highlight: Pumpkin

    Food Highlight: Pumpkin

    As October approaches, pumpkin flavored products and recipes are plastered all over the internet. While decidedly seasonal, pumpkin itself can be found canned throughout the year. This orange colored, savory fruit can add a ton of nutrients and flavor to recipes from baked goods to soups, salads, and main dishes. According to the USDA, one […]

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  • Diet Beverage Drinkers Make Up the Calories With Unhealthy Foods

    Diet Beverage Drinkers Make Up the Calories With Unhealthy Foods

    According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, people who choose diet beverages make up the calories by snacking on unhealthy foods. Ruopeng An, PhD, of University of Illinois and his colleagues studied 10 years of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They looked […]

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  • September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    One is 3 American children is overweight or obese. Their weight can wreak havoc on their health. Some children are now showing signs of health problems once thought to only affect adults, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. It can affect not only their physical health, but their emotional health, as well. […]

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  • Food Highlight: Fennel


    Fennel is probably one of the vegetables you’ve seen at the grocery store and walked past without really knowing what it was or how to use it. Fennel is a white and green bulb with leafy stalks, slightly reminiscent of a bunch of celery growing out of an onion. The bulb, stalks, leaves, and seeds […]

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  • Consider Getting Your Groceries Delivered

    Consider Getting Your Groceries Delivered

    While it may seem like a luxury, getting your groceries delivered may be quite practical. Once upon a time the thought of ordering food from a restaurant and having it delivered to your home seemed a luxury, too. But just as ordering take out has it’s advantages, so does grocery delivery. More grocers are offering […]

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  • Ways to Use Leftover Chicken


    When you roast chicken, you get a great meal. You also will likely get leftover chicken. While this is often a good thing for some, for others it can create a challenge. For fear of hearing “Chicken again?” at the dinner table, getting creative with chicken leftovers can be crucial. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, […]

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  • Fitting in 30 minutes of Exercise to Your Day

    Fitting in 30 minutes of Exercise to Your Day

    The best way to deal with something that is too big to handle at once is to break it apart into more manageable pieces. That can be said for projects at work, moving, home renovations, kids’ science fair projects, and yes, even exercise. While at least 30 minutes a day is recommended to maintain good […]

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  • Food Highlight: Chia Seeds

    Chia Seeds

    You might remember chia seeds from spreading on your chia pet and watching them grow. Years later, we are eating them instead of growing them. Chia seeds are small, dark seeds that are slightly bigger than strawberry seeds. They can be found in most grocery stores and health food stores. They can be eaten […]

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  • Celebrities Who Have Been Sleeved


    Some people who have had gastric sleeve surgery, or another type of bariatric surgery, keep quiet about their procedure. This can make it difficult for those seeking advice about the weight loss procedure to know who to ask. This is one reason it’s good that some celebrities are becoming more open to discussing their gastric […]

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  • 5 Anti Inflammatory Foods


    Inflammation seems to be a hot topic in the news lately. Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats, such as stress, infection, or environmental factors. The immune system responds to these threats by activating proteins in the body to protect its cells and tissues. However, when the body overreacts or there is chronic inflammation, […]

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  • Odds Stacked Against Nonsurgical Weight Loss


    Doctors and clinicians hear it all the time. Overweight and obese patients say they’ve tried every diet and every exercise routine, only to fail to achieve their weight loss goal, or to lose weight and then gain it back. Now there is statistical evidence that shows just how difficult it is for overweight and obese […]

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  • 5 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit


    One of the most important things you can do for your heart, your health, and your weight is be physically active. Exercise can help us feel better, get stronger, improve muscle tone and balance, improve sleep habits, improve weight, and even improve mental function. But, the hard part can be fitting it into your lifestyle […]

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  • Ham and Cheese Muffin Tin Omelets


    These muffin tin omelettes are great because they are already in manageable portions, are packed with protein thanks to the eggs, ham, and cheese, and can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. Leftovers reheat quickly. You can easily change the ingredients to suite your taste, such as swapping bacon or sausage in place […]

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  • Food Highlight: Stevia


    With all the buzz around sugar, sugar substitutes, and low carbohydrate diets lately, sweeteners have become quite confusing. Many people are shunning real sugar to lower their carbohydrate intake, others are shunning sugar substitutes to avoid potentially harmful chemicals, and others are left scratching their heads when deciding how to sweeten their morning coffee. One […]

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  • Metabolic Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk

    Metabolic Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk

    Metabolic syndrome refers to a condition when an individual has 3 or more risk factors (high cholesterol, high fasting glucose, high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels, and abdominal obesity) present. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as […]

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  • Stir-Fried Chicken Salad


    Cooking Light A light, weeknight dinner can be on the table in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken tenders. 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon bottled chopped garlic 2 teaspoons sugar 1 pound skinless, boneless […]

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  • Cinnamon: Spice Up Your Food and Your Health


    Cinnamon is an aromatic and delicious spice that has been highly prized for centuries. Throughout history cinnamon has been used in cooking and for medicine, and was regarded as a gift fit for a king. Luckily for us, cinnamon can be now be found in regular grocery stores and at reasonable prices. While cassia cinnamon […]

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  • Smartphones and Exercise


    It seems you can’t look around without seeing people using a smartphone everywhere these days: at the beach, in the car, while grocery shopping, waiting in line, and even while exercising. Researchers at Kent State University delved deeper into the effects common smartphone uses (talking, texting, and listening to music) may have on our exercise […]

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  • Add More Vegetables to Your Barbeque


    Barbeques often seem to be all about the meat. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, chicken, fish, kabobs, ribs… the list for barbequing meats goes on and on. But, adding vegetables to your barbeque menu may be easier than you think. Corn and potatoes are usually tops on the list of BBQ items, but they don’t have […]

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  • Better Diet, Better Mind


    A recent study published in the journal Neurology, shows a link between a better diet and improved brain function in people over the age of 55. Nearly 28,000 adults over 55 were studied for diet quality and cognitive decline over an average period of 5 years. Cognitive function, thinking, and memory skills were tested at […]

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  • Black Beans: An Easy, and Delicious Way to Add Protein and Fiber to Your Diet


    Black beans are a versatile and flavorful addition to both a vegetarian and nonvegetarian diet. As a member of the legume family, they have a reputation for being high in protein and fiber, and they don’t disappoint. With 7 grams of fiber per ½ cup cooked beans, they provide a good portion of your daily […]

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  • Summertime Watermelon and Goat Cheese Bites


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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?

    gastric sleeve

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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