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  • Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

    Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

    2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped ½ cup fresh red pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 8 oz fresh peeled butternut squash, cut […]

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  • Your Partner in Health

    Your Partner in Health

    Perhaps you’ve known it all along, but now there is a study to help prove that the best incentive to get in shape could be the one who sits across from you at the dinner table. A recent study suggests that exercising isn’t only good for you, but it’s also good for your partner. Researchers […]

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  • How Much Sugar is in Fruit?


    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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  • Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie


    For a quick and delicious meal or snack after your lap band surgery, try a peanut butter and banana smoothie. When your bananas are getting brown, don’t throw them out. Instead, peel and slice them and put the slices in a resealable bag or container in the freezer to use for smoothies. Pairing the banana […]

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  • Fast (and Easy) Fish in Foil


    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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  • Root Vegetables: a recipe for Post Lap Band Patients


    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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  • Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard – Try it!


    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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  • Aromatherapy Recovery Recipes

    Aromatherapy Recovery Recipes

    Aromatherapy and essential oils are a growing interest in the wellness and weight loss community. Many patients after undergoing lap band surgery with Dr. Kahlil Shillingford ask our office about various ways to prosper and continue in good health post lap band surgery. Essential oils can be blended in various aromatherapy recipes to give relief […]

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  • Low Calorie Lemon Mousse with Strawberries


    To help you mantain your weight loss after having the Lap Band Surgery with Dr. Shillingford, try this amazing low sugar desert. You’ll be amazed by how healthy food could taste as good as fattening food! And plus, you will feel great about yourself and your body. If you want to learn more about Dr. […]

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