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Americans Skimp on Healthy Activities in Bad Economy

07/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

“Fitness- If it came in bottle, everybody would have a great body” - Cher In a national omnibus survey of 1,000 people conducted in March 2009 by the American Heart Association: 57 percent said the economy has affected their ability to take care of their health. 32 percent have made a change in the last six months to save money, such as delaying preventive care appointments, not taking medications or skipping the dentist. 25 percent of those with gym memberships have cancelled in the…

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Questions You Should Ask When Considering Bariatric Surgery, Part I

07/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is part one on several questions you should consider when looking into a weight loss program whether it be in Indiana or elsewhere in the world. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease lists the following questions they feel you should ask as you search for a weight loss program. 1. What does the weight-loss program consist of? a. Do they offer one-to-one or group counseling? b. Do they require a specific meal plan or that you keep food records? c. Do you have to…

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Pre-Surgery Coping Skills Group Announcement

07/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Patients are welcome to attend any or all support groups free of charge. We ask that you please call 317-275-7010 and indicate which groups you would like to attend. Misty Hawkins and myself will be facilitating each group. The first meeting was held on July 16 and each group will run from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Clarian Bariatrics outpatient clinic on Indianapolis' northwest side. See below for details about each group. The Friends and Family Group Thursday, July 30 This group…

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Are you on Facebook?

07/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Because Clarian Bariatrics is! I am pleased to announce that we have finally launched our Facebook "fan" page and we want to be your friend! This page is just another outlet for patients (past and present) to keep connected to one another and learn about upcoming events and opportunities.  If you are a Facebook member, please add us by searching for "Clarian Bariatrics" and tell your friends and family!  

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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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