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Grab N Go snack ideas from Obesity Help, Part I

09/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Our schedules are changing from summer’s sun and fun, to fall’s cool and going back to school. Most of us are a little busier and on the go in the fall, so it is important that we are prepared to grab a quick and healthy snack. Here are some ideas for healthy, grab ‘n go weight loss surgery friendly snacks: Fruits Dried, fresh or even travel sized containers of fruit in their own juices are a quick and healthy approach to getting in your daily fruit requirement. Berries, chunks…

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Don’t Skip It: Quick Breakfast Ideas

09/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Breakfast can be a struggle for many patients. On hectic mornings, it’s hard to find quick, easy, protein rich foods Try to have string cheese and boiled eggs available in your fridge so you can grab them on your way out the door in the morning. Banquet makes very good low calorie turkey sausage that can be microwaved. Two sausage patties contain 90 calories and 8 grams protein. Oscar Mayer makes fully cooked Canadian Bacon to microwave as well. Three slices contains 60 calories and 9 grams…

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News article: Risk Of Prostate Cancer Recurrence For Both Blacks And Whites Increased By Obesity

09/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought it was a great time to share this news article discussing the links between obesity and prostate cancer. When detected early, prostate cancer is very curable. If you are a man over 40 have you had your yearly PSA? If not, visit ACallToChange.org to learn about FREE upcoming screenings in your area. Below are a few paragraphs from the article. Please click the link to view full text. A new look at a large database of prostate cancer…

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Contemplating Change, Part II

09/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Developing new habits and getting rid of old ones can be downright tough. It takes desire, concentration, and willpower…among other efforts. But one of the most significant discoveries in the psychology of change is that change is a process that that looks more like a spiral staircase than a straight and narrow path. People cycle through different stages of change that range from not really thinking about it, contemplating about it, preparing for it, acting on it, and hopefully maintaining…

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What To Expect at Seminar

09/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you considering bariatric weight loss surgery, but are not sure what to expect at one of our FREE seminars? Below is just a brief overview of how the process works. From their very first visit at Clarian Bariatrics, all patients receive extensive education about the health problems with obesity, the presumed causes of the epidemic rise in obesity in Indiana and the U.S., the medical, psychological, social and economic consequences of obesity, and the keys to maintained successful weight loss.…

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Gotta Love The Liver Reduction Diet!

09/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know how hard it is to find variety on the Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). It really takes some searching if you are trying to enjoy food and still be on the LRD. Another problem is there is no set amount of carbs per day so it is really hard to tell if a recipe you find is within the carbs per day limits. I have been looking over the Cooking Light magazine that comes monthly to Clarian Bariatrics and it is hard to tell if some of the things in there are allowable or not. Let me tell you, I was surprised…

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Recipe: Pablano Mexi Chicken Stew

09/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The offical start of fall is just around the corner! With the nights getting cooler and campfires popping up everywhere I thought I’d share this stew recipe I found from Chef Dave Fouts. Poblano Mexi Chicken Stew Serves: 10 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped 1 cup onions, chopped 1 poblano pepper, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoon flour…

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Contemplating Change, Part I

09/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many of us get stuck in contemplation mode when making healthier lifestyle changes. It can be easy to think about how much we should be exercising and even beat ourselves up for not following a routine better. We think about all the reasons why we should change and how it will make us feel, look, move better, etc. But we often get stuck trying to figure out how this kind of routine can actually fit into our lifestyles. We look at all the things that would have to change and eventually put it off…

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Clarian Bariatrics in the news!

09/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This week we have had two great news stories, which feature Clarian Bariatrics staff members! Below you will find an interview with Dr. Samer Mattar, Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of our weight loss surgery program, and Erin Light, Fitness and Health Specialist.  Researchers using pig tissue to help heal human wounds WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA "Pigs have been a very popular or common animal to use," says Dr. Samer Mattar, bariatric surgeon at Clarian Bariatrics in Indianapolis.…

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Living Lightly Fair this Weekend

09/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don't know about your family, but we are always looking for fun things to do while being outdoors. This sounds like something interesting, and it has to do with Living Green in Indiana! I have posted the first few paragraphs of the event description below and you can click the link to learn more about the day's activities. Hopefully, I'll see you there! Living Lightly at Minnetrista, a free resource fair for sustainable lifestyles, will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. For a…

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