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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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  • Matcha Tea

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    Matcha Tea is one of the latest high profile foods to flood the social media circles, and may even be a topic of discussion amongst other health conscious parents waiting at the bus stop, fellow gym-goers, or those perusing the coffee and tea aisle in the grocery store. But, what is matcha tea and what […]

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  • Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

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    This healthy dip gets a spicy kick from a fresh and dried pepper, without adding unnecessary sodium or fat to support your weight loss goals. Feta cheese provides the protein, olive oil provides the healthy fat, and the eggplant itself is great for skin health. Serve as a side, with toasted pita, or as healthy […]

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  • High Protein Bariatric Snacks

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    Bariatric surgery requires a long term commitment to lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to food choices. In fact, nutrition is one of the best ways to support the medical treatment and management of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and, of course, diabetes. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery program combines highly personalized service and […]

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  • Yoga, Mood and Weight Loss

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    Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton, South Florida practices weight loss surgery and general surgery. His clinical team includes both a psychologist – Dr. Tracey Krigstein and psychiatrist – Dr. Priti Kothari. One of the focuses of his team is to give support to patients regarding weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric band and gastric bypass […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Meal Plan

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    In a previous post, Dr. Shillingford recommended maintaining a diet largely composed of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates. Today, we share with you some simple high protein, low fat recipes that will guide you to success during each meal of the day. (A big thank you to one of our patients from Jacksonville, Florida for […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

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    A Sleeve Gastrectomy diet revolves around good choices, perhaps even more so than the regular diet. This is because of the relatively lower quantity of food that a smaller stomach can hold at any given time. A stapled stomach holds an average 3 oz of food This being said, it is imperative that the right […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

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    5 Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Surgery Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America. In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood […]

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  • Ethiopian Lentil Stew

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    This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe […]

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  • Gastric Sleeve Recipes

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    Autumn Mixed Greens Salad 6 tsp fruit-sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup brown rice syrup Zest and juice of 1 orange 2 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch cayenne pepper 6 cups mixed salad greens 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted 2 crisp apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice   Fall Harvest Vegetable Chowder 1 medium yellow […]

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