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  • Different People Lose Weight Differently

    Different People Lose Weight Differently


    A study is now confirming what many people have long believed: different people lose weight differently. Researchers at National Institutes of Health performed a 6 week inpatient study of 12 obese adults. Participants’ energy expenditure were calculated by whole room indirect calorimetry after fasting for one day, and then while on a diet with a […]

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  • Prediabetes: Reducing your Risk

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    In 2012, 86 million Americans aged 20 and older had prediabetes. That is, their blood sugar levels were elevated but not yet to the range to qualify them as diabetic. In prediabetes, sugar in the blood does not respond to insulin as well as it should, or the body is not producing enough insulin to […]

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  • How Much Sugar is in Fruit?

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    Fruit can be high in fiber, and is often loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it is naturally sweet and does have sugar. The sugar in fruit is called fructose, which is a simple monosaccharide that is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Even though fresh fruit has “no added sugar,” it still does contain […]

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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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  • Take a Bite Out of Stress

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    Stress is our body’s way of reacting to a change. Stress can be a positive thing, such as keeping us alert while facing a danger. But without relief, stress can build until we can develop negative symptoms such as headaches, elevated blood pressure, GI troubles, and problems sleeping as well as worsen symptoms of diseases […]

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  • Root Vegetables: a recipe for Post Lap Band Patients

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    Root vegetables are gaining more favor in cooking and health – nutrition content is high as well as high fiber and antioxidant content. In the winter months a warm saute or stew is enjoyed by families. We know our lap band patients are always seeking vegetarian recipes with high nutritional content. Here is an easy […]

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  • Is it fun or exercise? The framing of physical activity biases subsequent snacking: Dr Kahlil Shillingford’s Florida lap-band surgery practice weighs in.

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    The general ineffectiveness of exercise as a weight-loss strategy has puzzled many researchers and physicians for quite some time because many people who start exercising do not lose as much weight as would be expected, given their increased energy expenditure. A recent study in the Journal of Research in Marketing (May 2014) examined the psychology […]

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  • Juicing Recipes After Weight Loss Surgery

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    It is well known juicing can be healthy for various health benefits including: antioxidant use, vitamin intake, hydration and fiber intake. Various juicing recipes are available in weight loss surgery cookbooks, weight loss surgery forums and weight loss surgery websites. Weight loss surgery primarily consists of three procedures the lap band or gastric band procedure; […]

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  • Supplements for Digestive Health

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    Surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass represent an opportunity to lead longer, happier, healthier, lives not otherwise possible for people who have a long history of obesity. This gift has been the motivation driving Dr. Shillingford’s rapidly growing bariatric surgery practice which continually serves individuals from Naples, […]

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  • Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

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    At Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice, behavior modification is an important part of patient care. All through the state of Florida, from Fort Lauderdale Naples, to Tallahassee, to Miami, and Palm Beach, hundreds of patients are experiencing tremendous results following surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. Much […]

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