Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meet Dr. Wildred Aguila, MC FACS

Specialties:  Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Location:  508 S Habana Ave., Suite 160, Tampa, FL
Phone:      800.417.5364

Having practiced in general surgery for more than 11 years, Dr. Aguila specializes in bariatric surgery. Struggling for almost a decade with his own weight issues, Dr. Aguila opened a practice in Tampa that specializes in weight loss and shares with his patients the lessons that he has learned in maintaining his own weight loss.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday weight loss tip # 6. Stay on the Move - Florida Surgical Weight Loss Centers

Holiday weight loss tip # 6. Stay on the Move

Gym attendance plummets in November and December, reports the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association. But working up a sweat is especially important during these months. "Not only does exercise burn calories," says Bermudez, "it also boosts mood and tames stress." And that's an especially good thing, since a recent survey from the American Psychological Association revealed that 41 percent of women say they turn to food to soothe their frazzled nerves during the holidays. Try hitting the treadmill instead: A study from Britain's Loughborough University found that people who ran for an hour experienced a greater dip in their hunger level than those who lifted weights for 90 minutes. Researchers say aerobic exercise boosts the production of peptide YY, a protein shown to suppress appetite.

No time to get to the gym for your workout routines?
Sneak in a little exercise by taking a fastpaced stroll around the neighborhood before work, popping in a dance DVD, or doing one of the three 15-minute cardio workouts.

Still, even if you do fit in a good workout, don't use that as a free pass to load up on snickerdoodles. "One exercise session won't immediately cancel out the hundreds of extra calories you consume," says Richter. If you know you're going to be tempted, she recommends tacking on an extra 10 or 15 minutes to your normal routine.

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Holiday weight loss tip # 7. Start Skinny Sipping - Florida Surgical Weight Loss Centers

Holiday weight loss tip # 7. Start Skinny Sipping
With just 123 calories for a 5-ounce glass, wine is a calorie bargain compared to other alcoholic beverages, like gin and tonic (164 calories), buttered rum–spiced cider (275 calories), and eggnog (321 calories). "Plus, you're not as likely to guzzle a glass of wine the way you might a mixed drink," says Jamieson-Petonic. If you're in the mood for a cocktail, feel free— but have only one alcoholic beverage before switching to a lower-calorie drink, like iced tea or sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime.

Regardless of the drink you choose, don't pour yourself a glass until you sit down to dinner. "Alcohol loosens your inhibitions and stimulates your appetite," says Jamieson-Petonic. By pairing that pinot with a meal, however, you may compensate for those extra calories in your glass by eating a little less of what's on your plate: Research from Colorado State University found that people who sipped wine with their evening meal every night for six weeks didn't put on any weight.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday weight loss tip # 8. Keep Your Focus.

Holiday weight loss tip # 8. Keep Your Focus

The last time you saw your cousin was back in college, so you have a lot of catching up to do. But swapping stories over a bowl of artichoke dip won't do your figure any favors. Researchers from France's Hôtel-Dieu hospital found that women who listened to a story during lunch ate 15 percent more than those who dined in silence.

"When you're preoccupied, you don't fully taste everything, so you tend to overeat," says Richter. "Give your full attention to the conversation or sit down to concentrate on the food in front of you—you'll appreciate both much more."Where you sit at dinner matters too. Try snagging the chair next to your brother's cute friend: A new study published in the journal Appetite found that women who ate in the presence of a man consumed 358 fewer calories than when they dined with a group of women. Researchers at Canada's McGill University say women often suppress their eating in front of a person of the opposite sex. They also tend to mirror their dining partners' habits, so avoid the seat next to that friend with the huge appetite and enviable metabolism.

Do you think you can Sleep your way to weight loss?

Do you think you can Sleep your way to weight loss? Read holiday diet tips to find out more.

Holiday weight loss tip # 9. Seize Some ZZZ's
Between prepping your house for out-of-town guests and finishing your holiday shopping, sleep may be the first thing that gets cut from your endless to-do list. But skimping on shut-eye can do more than create under-eye circles: Research published in the Public Library of Science journal found that people who logged fewer than five hours of slumber had lower levels of leptin, a hormone that controls how full you feel, than those who snoozed for eight. What's more, the sleep-deprived also had higher levels of ghrelin, another hormone that stimulates appetite. "When you're exhausted, you feel hungrier and less satisfied after meals, which can set the stage for weight gain," says Richter.

To make sure you get plenty of sleep, set an alarm for an hour before your usual bedtime as a reminder to start winding down. If you can't stop ruminating about the 1,001 things you still have to accomplish before the week ends, make a list before turning in and keep it on your bedside table. Putting your worries and tasks on paper will help you clear your mind—so you can start dreaming about how you'll look in that slinky New Year's dress!

Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Success Story Countdown - Congratulations Andrea! She has lost 105 lbs!

Here's our success story countdown for 2013.

Congratulations Andrea!  She has lost 105 lbs.

Take your first step now to a healthy new you in 2014!  Call us Today at 1-800-417-5364 for a consultation.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Here's something you may not know about Dr. Grossbard.

Here's something you may not know about Dr. Grossbard. In addition to performing LAP-BAND® surgical procedures, Dr. Grossbard is one of few physicians who have also had the procedure performed. After having the LAP-BAND®, Dr. Grossbard has lost more than 100 lbs! Very impressive!
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