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Big News To Share!!!

04/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am so excited to make an upcoming announcement to our patients. You should all be receiving a letter in the mail in the next few days inviting you to an extra special event on May 15. I don't want to give too much away right now, but mark you calendars now for May 15...you won't want to miss out! If you are not currently a patient of Clarian Bariatrics, we'd still like to meet you and help you reach your goals. Do you have a question about weight loss surgery, Indiana Hospitals, bariatric…

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Celebrate Earth Day and Get Some Exercise!

04/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day and there are many parks that do clean up as a way to celebrate. With this in mind, volunteer to help! It will get you going and will help you celebrate April as "Keep America Beautiful" month. Take a trash bag, go for a walk in the park and pick up the trash. You will be setting a good example for your children that cleaning up is everyone’s responsibility and that it is important....while getting some exercise!  

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News article: Big Waistlines Mean Bigger Carbon Footprints

04/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

I thought that with Earth Day being tomorrow and the onslaught of news stories related to ways we can help the environment that this was an interesting read. What do you think? Should we look at weight loss surgery as a way to not only improve our health, but the planet? It could be a stretch, but the research in the article is pretty convincing. The first two paragraphs are below and full text of the U.S. News and World Report article can be found here. A smaller waistline isn't just better…

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Every Day is a New Day, Part III (b)

04/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know that we usually treat some of these times as “a time to relax and unwind” after a full day of work. But if you are consistently finding yourself unable to set aside specific times for exercise, it is important to fit workouts in during these times. You will probably find that exercising during these times will actually give you more energy in the evening (which will help you avoid feeling like you need so much time on the couch at the end of the day), you will complete more of…

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Face the Truth

04/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are finding that you don’t want to do the things that will keep you healthy, it’s time to re-evaluate where you are at in your journey. Attend a support group and take a loved one along, call another weight loss patient who may need support, ask a friend to walk with you and spend time catching up while getting some exercise. Most importantly be honest with yourself. Are you slipping back into old habits? Do you recognize what those habits are? Face the truth and don’t deny…

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Recipe: Cucumber Radish Salsa/Salad

04/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here is another last minute recipe from my kitchen. I found organic radishes on sale at the market this weekend for a really great price, but I didn’t have anything special to do with them expect eat them raw or put them in a tossed salad. This is what I came up with; I marinated and then grilled shrimp outdoors and served it on romaine lettuce leaves with this salsa/salad over top. It tasted like summertime to me! Yield: 3 cups 2 cucumbers, chopped (I used the English cucs) 1 (6-ounce) package…

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Take a hike!

04/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In March, I talked about it being the start of spring, and for me that means getting out and hiking in one of our lovely Indiana State Parks. Who knew there is a week called “National Park Week” celebrated in the month of April from the 19th-the 25th or “National Wildlife Week” celebrated from the 18th to the 26th. I suggest that you get an early start on these celebrations and take your family outside for some fresh air this weekend. Talk about the different wildlife in our…

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Every Day is a New Day, Part III (a)

04/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Even if you have the best intentions to fit a wonderful workout in during your day, it is possible that unchangeable events can come up that make you feel like you have to throw your workout out the window. This can cause feelings of guilt and leave you thinking that you’ll never be able to create an exercise routine that you can stick with consistently. By recognizing that exercise doesn’t always have to be a fully structured event in every day, you will find more “pockets”…

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Cookbook Recommendations for Bariatric Patients

04/16/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Earlier in the week I discussed the request from many patients for cookbooks that could be used by weight loss surgery patients. Even though there is not specific cookbook for bariatric surgery, these include some great recipes. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. (ISBN-10: 0307336794 ISBN-13: 978-0307336798) The author, Alice Waters, is credited with the organic food movement. This doesn’t mean you have to use 100 percent organic foods but her description…

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Join Us!

04/16/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been thinking about bariatric surgery but are not sure where to start? Then consider joining us at a FREE informational seminar tonight at Clarian Bariatrics (6625 Network Way, Indianapolis). At this seminar you can learn about health problems with obesity, bariatric surgery costs and Indiana Bariatric Surgeons. Feel free to bring as many people along as you'd like...we would love to meet them, and you! We start at 6:30 p.m. this evening and will hold another session next Thursday as…

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