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  • Protein Bars – Think Thin for Lap Band Patients in Florida

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    Protein Bars have become a staple amongst many who diet or are health conscious. They are filling and nutritious. Areas of concern can be high sugar content and high caloric content. Areas of richness can be protein bars packed with antioxidants, plant based protein, superfoods and ofcourse flavor! Many times a healthy choice for children […]

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  • Fast (and Easy) Fish in Foil

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    Fish can be very healthy and versatile, and is a great source of protein. It may be better tolerated after lap band surgery than beef or pork due to it’s natural flakiness. Fish can also be a quick and easy dinner meal if you bake or grill it in a foil pouch, making cleanup a […]

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  • Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?

    Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?


    In today’s society we seem to have so many things that occupy our time: social media, web surfing, reading, 24 hour news, friends and family, movies, catching up on your favorite show before the season finale. One thing that can suffer as a result is sleep. Perhaps we now have a reason to make sleep […]

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  • Don’t Drink Your Calories

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    When you are trying to lose weight, every calorie counts! Cutting out sugary drinks like juice and soda are an easy way to eliminate up to 140 calories per serving. Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton florida advises all of his obesity surgery patients to be cautious not to drink unnecessary calories; think of how many […]

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  • Bariatric Diet Star Cookies

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    *Recipe submitted by Orlando, FL Lap-Band patient, Jaime S. Ingredients 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup coconut oil, melted 5 tablespoons agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon In a […]

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  • Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

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    With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions. […]

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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

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    Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer. […]

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  • Herbs for Weight Loss

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    Herbs for Weight Loss Dr Kahlil Shillingford practices obesity surgery (gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve) in Boca Raton, South Florida. We have found our patients are always wanting to learn about diet, nutrition and weight loss. In many non western countries, India in particular herbs are used for weight loss. We wished to […]

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  • Water sports and Weight Loss Surgery

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    Today many Americans are using the methods of water sports to an alternative to the gym. Many people suffering from obesity prefer to be in the water as it is less stress on the joints. Water sports include: swimming, synchronized diving, stand up paddleboard, water aerobics, water polo, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. Water sports can […]

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

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    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend […]

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