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Back to School Time…Pack Your Kid’s Lunches!

08/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s such a fun time of year. All the kids are getting ready to go back to school with their new backpacks, shiny shoes and school supplies. As you go through all the papers, forms, and sign up sheets that go along with school starting, you’ll probably find a copy of the school lunch menu. Have you ever taken a look at it? Most weeks, kids are offered chicken nuggets, pizza, tater tots, fruit in heavy syrup, and sugary chocolate milk. Sound appetizing? School lunches are packed with fat,…

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Last Chance to RSVP for the Clarian Bariatrics Summer Picnic!

08/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don’t’ forget the Clarian Bariatric Picnic is this Saturday, August 14th! Time: 10:00 am We will begin with a fitness walk Lunch: 11:00 or so We will have a pitch in. Clarian will provide the meat. Please bring a side dish to share that fits in your meal plan. Activities: We will have kids games, bingo, corn hole, and volley ball. Bring your friends and families! Please RSVP to this email if you would like to attend. Looking forward to a fun weekend! 

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Why is Protein Important?

08/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Proteins in our diet are made up of Amino Acids. These amino acids are used by the body to make enzymes, which speeds up various chemical reactions in our body, hormones, skin, hair, muscles and transport protein. Essentially, every function in the body requires some type of protein. There are 20 amino acids; 10 are “essential” or cannot be made by the body and must come from our diet, and 10 non-essential or those that can be created by the body. The essential amino acids include: Alanine,…

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What Support Groups Can do for You

08/09/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have had the pleasure of running a couple of weight loss support groups recently. I have always been excited about the power that groups have to help people. Groups can do different things that we are unable to do on an individual basis in helping individuals. What kinds of things? Group members can help themselves by helping other people. When we are able to give help to others, we do feel good about it and we feel good about ourselves for assisting those who are struggling. But also we feel good…

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Don’t Miss out on Clarian Bariatrics Events this week!

08/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

School is starting, schedules are crazy, but take time for you this week! Tuesday, August 10th Open Office Hour: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Groups are lead with Dr. Hilgendorf and for all pre and post op patients. Open discussions are held at these meetings. Total Body Fitness Class: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Come for a great workout with Fitness Coach, Erin Light! Erin will help patients of all fitness levels get a great workout! “On Track” Support Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. These groups are for PATIENTS GREATER…

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Eating “Native” for Better Health?

08/07/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

So, I was on a date a couple weeks back, and the awkward early date conversation revealed an idea that’s chased me around ever since. Over dinner at a surf ‘n’ turf restaurant, my companion went on about how hereditary metabolic function is reflected by our differing blood antigens (or types)—and he shied away from the butter and cheese. “I’m type O, so dairy is a no-no,” he explained. Apparently, this diet has helped him shed the extra weight that he carried…

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Clarian Bariatrics Summer & Fall Events

08/06/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatric’s Summer Picnic! Time is running out… Be sure to RSVP if you would like to attend! When: Saturday, August 14th Time: 10:00 am Location: Eagles Crest, 7201 Fishback Road Meat is provided. Bring a side dish for you to share. We will begin with a fitness walk. Food, games and bingo to follow! Families are welcome! Walk from Obesity is September 19th. Walk from Obesity is a great way to get some exercise while you raise money for education and research about obesity. To…

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Liver Reduction Diet Recipes

08/05/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I've noticed a lot of people asking where they can find recipes for the Liver Reduction Diet. Well, here are two that I found we had posted over a year ago on our blog. The first one is Ketchup - yep, that's right. You can make this ketchup and store it in sealed glass jars in the refrigerator - so you don't have to give up this condiment! I think I may actually try this at home. I am not on the liver reduction diet, but I have tons of tomatoes from our garden, and this sounds like a…

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All or Nothing

08/03/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Some of you may have heard me complaining about my house. Nothing is wrong with my house. I just can’t sell it in this market, and that is the problem! I have done everything I can: listed it with a real estate agent, had some pretty landscaping done, decluttered, and cleaned it meticulously. And yet…no sale. So, in my “worse” moments I tend to rant and rave that it will NEVER sell and I’ll be stuck in my situation FOREVER. I am a victim of all or nothing, or dichotomous,…

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