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Yet Another Reason for Bariatric Patients to Lay Off Carbs

Yet Another Reason for Bariatric Patients to Lay Off Carbs

Yet Another Reason for Bariatric Patients to Lay Off CarbsBariatric surgery patients are supposed to refrain from eating carbohydrates (even complex, high fiber carbohydrates) until one year after surgery or when they have lost the excess weight. For some weight loss surgery patients, not eating carbohydrates for breakfast can be a real struggle. We've got one more reason to follow your post gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band diet and skip the carbs for breakfast: weed killer.

Yes, you read that right: weed killer. According to independent laboratory testing by the Environmental Working Group, all but two of the 45 samples of foods made with conventionally grown oats tested positive for glyphosate. Glyphosate is a herbicide found in the weed killer, Roundup, and it has been linked to cancer according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state of California.

The FDA has been testing foods for this compound, but have not yet released their results. But, the EWG has. They tested more than a dozen brands of oat based foods, and their results are not good news for manufacturers. They found glyphosate in multiple brands of granola, instant oats, breakfast cereals, snack bars, and whole oats, including in organic products.

Sometimes a little motivation is all we need. For Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients who find themselves struggling to stick to their post bariatric surgery weight loss diet, the idea of eating weed killer with their breakfast may be the motivation they need to skip the granola, cereal, or snack bars they may have been eyeing up.

For more information on Dr. Shillingford’s post bariatric surgery weight loss diet, check it out here. Dr. Shillingford, MD, PA, is a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shillingford serves as Medical Director of Northwest Medical Center's Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, where his gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients receive top notch care during their hospital stay. Many Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Wellington area bariatric patients find Dr. Shillingford’s Boca Raton office is conveniently located for follow up appointments and Nutrition Support Meetings. For others who travel for the bariatric surgery from farther distances such as Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, or even out of state, Dr. Shillingford now offers an optional online support group. Call Dr. Shillingford’s office today at (561) 483-8840 to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery and begin your weight loss journey today!

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