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  • News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals

    News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals

    Eating healthy when eating out is a hard task for the average diner, but even harder for bariatric patients. It’s not just the type of foods offered at restaurants, but the portion sizes that make eating out difficult. A new study out of Tufts University showed that over 90% of 123 different restaurants across three […]

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  • Lap Bands and Liquids

    Lap Bands and Liquids

    May 6th is National Beverage Day. So, while many Americans may be celebrating with free flowing drinks, Dr. Shillingford’s practice would like to take this day to remind our lap band patients about how liquids are affected by their lap band. Essentially, drinks are not affected by the gastric band at all. Liquids easily slip […]

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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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