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Guided Journey

07/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

While I was doing some research, I came across a metaphor that really related to Indianapolis weight loss program at Clarian Bariatrics. The metaphor compares our work to that of a mountain guide. A mountain guide is someone who leads groups or individual hikers up a serious mountain climb. They work with them from the beginning by preparing them mentally, educating them about the conditions and course, and even getting them the right equipment before they head out on the journey. As they climb the…

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Recipe: Black Bean and Cilantro Quinoa

07/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

While it's probably a good idea to stay away from bread products forever, certain whole grains can be beneficial, but only in small amounts! And, make them condiments to your main protein source. Quinoa is a whole grain that is high in fiber and protein, too! A good way to serve it is with three ounces of sliced, grilled chicken on top. Remember: 60-80 grams a day is what you need to succeed! Black Bean and Cilantro Quinoa 1 small onion, chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup quinoa 1 can black beans,…

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Keys to Weight Loss Success

07/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you a post-op bariatric surgery patient who has obtained/maintained your weight loss goal? What has made you successful with your weight loss? Do you struggle with the idea of indulging yourself with your favorite pre-surgery food/dessert because you want to reward yourself? When those thoughts consume your mind and you start imagining what those foods taste like, count to ten, take a deep breath and think about the following: Am I going down that old familiar path of bad habits? Where did those…

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News article: Childhood obesity-related hospitalizations almost doubled, study says

07/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I found this article on the Advisory Board Web site and found the statistics very startling. Unfortunately, I cannot link you to the full article, but the highlights are below. Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about medically supervised weight loss for your and your family. The number of hospitalizations among children between the ages of 2 and 19 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity nearly doubled from 21,743 in 1999 to 42,429 in 2005, even though obesity…

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Time Management: Tips to reduce stress and improve productivity

07/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all you have to do in a day, not only for others but for yourself? Often we do for others before we take care of ourselves. Here are some tips that might help you manage your time more wisely so that you can do things for yourself like go to the gym, plan a meal, pack your lunch with healthy foods, etc. Realize that time management is really a myth….. there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn’t change. We can only manage ourselves and what…

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Happy Blog Birthday!

07/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'm not one to let milestones pass without recognition, but somehow last week one very special one got away from me. On July 12, our bariatric blog turned one-year-old, and I am amazed at how far we have come since those early days when blogging was still a new endevour that provided lots of apprehension and confusion. Now as the old saying goes, our Indianapolis weight loss surgery bloggers have taken to it like a duck to water! While we have been happy with the way the blog has evovled, we…

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Join us at a FREE seminar on Thursday!

07/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been interested in learning more about bariatric weight loss? Then consider joining us at a FREE weight loss surgery information session on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. These sessions are your opportunity to have your questions answered by Indianapolis bariatric surgeons and learn about gastric bypass, Lap-Band and other types of medically-supervised weight loss procedures. You are not alone on this journey, and we encourage you to bring family and friends along. We cannot wait to meet…

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Step away from the cheeseburger!

07/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I hope everyone is having a great summer! As always, the Buckalew household is running on high. Those are the moments I wanted to address. I have spent the last six odd weeks running my daughter back and forth on a three hour round trip to a conservatory for play writing. Add that to a regular work day, softball games and vacation bible school and before you know it, you are off of schedule and the golden arches look really good as a supper solution, even to the post Bariatric patient. Remember we…

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News article: Airline restrictions for those requiring extra space

07/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Throughout the past few days, media reports have been buzzing with United Airlines’ new policy that targets passengers who are affected by obesity. This policy has already been enacted and requires obese passengers who do not fit in United Airlines’ seats according to their restrictions to purchase a second additional seat if the carrier is not able to make accommodations otherwise. Full text of the policy, which clearly affects obese individuals can be found by clicking the link. The…

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More Patient Success Stories

07/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In my last blog post, I talked about how happy our Indiana post-bariatric surgery patients are about the excess energy they have. This time I want to talk about some of the more entertaining comments I have heard. For most of us to tie our shoes is not an exciting thing, it is commonplace and does not give us any cause for celebration. However, I have learned that for a morbidly obese person this is not generally the case. More than once in my year at Clarian Bariatrics I have heard from a patient…

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