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Oh, It Burns!!

06/21/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you've ever had acid reflex, commonly known as heartburn, you dread the onset of that discomfort felt right under your breast bone. It can be severe enough to awaken you from sleep and make it impossible to lie flat comfortably. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is common among overweight individuals and can occur post weight loss surgery as well. Some simple steps can, at times, prevent the onset or recurrence of this noxious and painful condition. The three C's must be avoided in…

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The Buzz over Britain’s Next Top Model

06/19/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You may have heard the latest buzz over “Britain’s Next Top Model”, a reality show where “anyone” has a chance to be the new buzz in modeling. Well, almost anyone, at least according to one man. Julien Macdonald, a fashion designer and judge of the show, stated that no plus-size woman would ever win because it would be “a joke”. Really, Julien? Why are plus sized models not eligible? Not good enough? A joke? Only because they do not fit into the impossible…

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More Reason to Exercise: Less Sleep Apnea

06/18/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

My friend and colleague Dr. Bill Hilgendorf sent me a link to an interesting study last Friday. It points to something I'd never heard before: that people who suffer from sleep apnea can improve their condition not only by losing weight and dropping their BMI below the obesity level, but also just by exercising. Here's a taste of the findings from this Texas study performed on senior citizens with sleep apnea: Older, cognitively impaired adults saw an improvement in symptoms of sleep apnea…

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Do Something EXCEPTIONAL!

06/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here is a blog entry that was written by one of our patients last week. He has written for us before, and he loves to share his stories with other patients. He's very inspiring! Hi! I’m Bob Cole and I’m a little over 2 years post-weight loss surgery. I’ve lost 154 pounds, kept it off and am healthier than I’ve been in over 20 years! Thanks, Clarian! I had an EXCEPTIONAL day on Saturday, June 5 and I’d like to share it you all. One thing I’ve noticed is how…

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Cooking Out? Try this Southwest Steak and Creamy Avocado Sauce Recipe!

06/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re losing weight before or after weight loss surgery, or are trying to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, you might be worried about all those summer barbecues. Fear not--fire up the grill! This fun recipe is portion-controlled, but packed with lean protein and great-tasting goodness for the whole family! The recipe is in two parts. First, make the Creamy Avocado Sauce: Ingredients: 1 avocado 1 small lime (juice and zest) ½ cup plain…

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Behavior Change Group Topic Tonight: Eating Mindfully

06/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Behavior Change Group tonight from 7 – 8 p.m. will focus on the changes you can make in your thoughts and attitudes towards food. If you struggle with choosing the right foods to eat, find yourself battling junk food temptation, or need help with controlling your portion sizes, tonight’s group is for you! With just a little preparation and practice, your mind can start forming new thinking habits that will make your food choice decisions healthier. Behavior Change Group aims to help you…

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Come to Clarian Bariatrics this Week for Exciting Events!

06/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We have some great events and support groups going on this week at Clarian Bariatrics. Whether you have already had weight loss surgery or are still considering weight loss surgery, we have something for you! Tuesday, June 15th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness This is a great class lead by Erin Light, our Fitness Coach for all pre and post op patients! 6:00-7:00 p.m. Support Group -Band Group: “Fullness” -New Patients and Less than 1 year Post Op: “How Full is Your Bucket”…

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Tomorrow Night’s Divided Support Group: Reminder

06/14/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a reminder! Tomorrow night’s (Tuesday night's) Divided Support Group at the Bariatrics Center from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. will be split three ways: 1) Patients before and after weight loss surgery for less than one year 2) Patients greater than one year post-weight loss surgery 3) Band surgery patients If you’re new, just tell us where you are in your weight loss journey when you arrive, and we’ll help you find your group. Hope to see you there! -Sarah Sarah Muntel, RD,…

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Check Out our Mentor Program to Find Someone Who’s “Walked in Your Shoes”

06/14/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Recently, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. These experiences are always “empathy builders” for me. It is easy to forget what it’s like to be a patient: sitting in a gown that is open in the back, trying hard to remember to ask all my questions before the doctor leaves the room, and wondering how much pain is around the corner. Thankfully, I was administered a heavy dose of reassurance when my surgeon mentioned that he had undergone a similar procedure on his knee. It’s…

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Weekend Fun: Going to the Carmel Farmers’ Market

06/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'm excited to be representing Clarian North Medical Center at the Carmel Farmers' Market this weekend on Saturday, June 12, from 8 -11:30 a.m. (and the open market happens every Saturday at that time from now until Oct. 2 in Carmel's Civic Square!). Here's why I'm excited to go and hang out with the farmers and their tasty produce: Did you know that, in support of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign for preventing childhood obesity, President Obama recently advocated…

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