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02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After weight loss surgery you lose weight even in your feet. Yep, that's right, your shoe size might get smaller. As you continue to lose weight from your bariatric weight loss surgery, you might to ask your sweetie for a new pair of shoes instead of forbidden items like chocolate and other sweets. Do you have an additional question about what to expect after gastric bypass surgery or health problems with obesity? Then leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.  

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Pizza: The Liver Reduction Diet Way

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I am on the liver reduction diet. One of my favorite recipes has been this take on a popular item! Liver Reduction Diet Pizza 6 slices Canadian bacon (the larger one) 1 can of chopped tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic 2% mozzarella shredded cheese Slices mushrooms Spray a backing sheet with Pam lay out 6 slices of Canadian bacon Top with spoons full of tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese Bake in oven at 400ºF until cheese melts (about 10-15 minutes)…

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News article: Medicare Announces Final Coverage Policy For Bariatric Surgery As A Diabetes Treatment

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This article, from Medical News Today, just came across my Google alert and I thought that a few of you might find it interesting. I am, by no means, an expert when it comes to bariatric surgery costs or insurance coverage questions. If you have a question, please call 317-275-7010 or come to one of our FREE info sessions (the next one is Thursday, February 19) and one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help you! In the meantime, you can read the full article here.  

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Off the wall things that occur after bariatric surgery

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The staff at Clarian Bariatrics has a few members who are also Gastric Bypass or Gastric Banding patients. We love to share stories with each other about how our physical being has changed in odd ways. I would like to share some of these with you! When you start losing weight on your backside your tailbone will become sore! Be prepared to take a cushion/pillow with you when you are sitting for a long period of time. This includes your car rides to and from work! You may experience some sensations…

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News article: Study confirms obesity link to ovarian cancer

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this article in my monthly news blast from the Obesity Action Coalition and thought I would share. I hope your week is off to a great start! Being obese raises an older woman's chance of developing ovarian cancer by almost four-fifths, a study has confirmed. Researchers in the U.S. found a link between obesity and ovarian cancer in women aged 50 to 71. An association between high body mass and ovarian cancer was already known, but the new study of 95,000 women provides powerful confirmation…

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Keeping it hidden, Part I

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The reasons for bariatric surgery are personal, as I have stated in previous writings. Some people choose to let others know of their journey while some keep it as a very private issue. Why? What are the thoughts behind keeping it “hidden?" I understand the reasoning that it is very private and very personal. It is. The reasons I often hear, take my breath away. It is not because our patients are extremely private people. More often than not it is because they are ashamed. This reason always…

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Support Group at Clarian Health Cicero

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Everyone needs support following weight loss surgery. For some of you that support may be your spouse or friend, but often there is need for more interaction with someone that has been through the weight loss surgery and can help you on your journey. Clarian Bariatrics has started a support group in Cicero, Indiana, that is open to all patients and their guests. You may not have time to drive to Indianapolis but need the support of others so join us monthly at the new Clarian location at 1160 S.…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #5

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Appreciate imperfection! Do you judge yourself by impossible standards? Do you berate yourself for lack of perfection? Your flaws make you UNIQUE and PRECIOUS! Action – Think of people you admire and what type…

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Who needs chocolate? Peanut butter pie recipe

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentine's Day tomorrow, consider making this delicious sweet treat for your sweetheart! 3- 8 oz pkgs. reduced fat cream cheese (softened to room temperature) 1 to 1 ½ c peanut butter ( try for a reduced sugar and calorie option) of your choice 1 c Splenda Cream together in mixer checking consistency (you should have to scrap into the bowl) Taste and see if it is sweet enough. This gets sweeter overnight so prepare ahead. Crust 2c reduced fat graham crackers (try cinnamon for an…

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A Spoonful from the Doc

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. One of the most important prescriptions that doctors can give you is one for exercise. Your primary care physician has the ability to counsel you and make recommendations about effective exercise…

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