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  • High Carbohydrate Vegetables that Could Be Affecting Your Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

    "Eat your vegetables" is something you probably hear in your sleep. Between your doctor, dietitian, endocrinologist, and bariatric surgeon you probably have heard that adage a hundred times. And it’s true, you should eat your vegetables. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are all great for diabetics. But, some vegetables could actually be causing spikes in your blood sugar.

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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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  • Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard – Try it!

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    Yoga and SUP (stand up paddleboard) are gaining a great deal of opportunity. There are many reasons from the Florida Keys to Boca Raton and Jacksonville Florida stand up paddleboard is growing in access and popularity. Our weight loss surgery such as lap band surgery patients are always looking for new ways to exercise and […]

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  • Weight or Waist ?

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    Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly […]

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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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  • 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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  • Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

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    In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight […]

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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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