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Recipe: Southeast Asian Grilled Flank Steak

12/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following recipe, Southeast Asian Grilled Flank Steak, Liver Reduction Diet approved! Enjoy! 1 tablespoon Splenda 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons hot chile sauce ½ teaspoon ground coriander 2 cloves garlic minced 1 pound flank steak trimmed Cooking spray ¼ teaspoon salt Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal and marinate in refrigerator 24 hours turning occasionally. Prepare grill or stove top grill pan to medium-high…

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November Gastric Band Support Group Recap

12/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Clarian Bariatrics support group meeting for gastric band patients was held on Tuesday, November 17 where we discussed holiday eating. Did you know that the average American packs on about of 10 to 15 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? During the holiday season, it is easy to get off track, especially when holiday treats taunt us at work, at home, and social events. The holidays are about celebrating with family and friends, but these celebrations often involve foods that are high…

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Reminder: Cooking Class Tomorrow!

11/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Will I see you tomorrow? I will be hosting cooking class tomorrow, December 1, at the Clarian Bariatrics clinic (located at 6640 Intech Boulevard, Suite 300 - Indianapolis) from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. The class will be holiday themed and will have foods that will work on Liver Reduction Plan as well as post-surgical diets. Please RSVP to achumble@clarian.org or call 317-275-7015. Please leave your name, phone number, and how many people will be attending. Besides delicious ideas, all attendees will receive…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

11/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

On this day of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to all our patients, referring physicians, surgeons and staff members that make Clarian Bariatrics what it is. We could not do it without you! I hope that you all enjoy the time you spend with friends and family today, and take a minute to thank those that you are grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Recipe: Quick Morning Holiday Omelet

11/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This recipe is so fast...it only takes one minute in the microwave! During those fast-paced holiday days, don’t forget your most important meal. Jump start your metabolism and tackle your day! 1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten together 2 Tablespoons low-fat shredded cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella or monterey jack Optional additions 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, basil or cilantro 1/4 cup pre-cooked chicken or turkey sausage, chopped 1/4 cup mini ham cubes 2 Tablespoons chopped bell pepper 2 Tablespoons…

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Low-Stress Thanksgiving for Bariatric Surgery Patients, Part II

11/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below are the final tips from Cathy Wilson for a low-stress holiday. Enjoy the time you can spend with your loved ones tomorrow! 6. Don't fall back into old family patterns. If a family member can push your buttons, be aware of this probability and think in advance how to deal with it so it doesn't impact your holiday. Promise yourself you will not indulge in emotional eating to cope with stressful situations. 7. Lower your expectations. The "perfect" Thanksgiving doesn't exist. Keep…

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Low-Stress Thanksgiving for Bariatric Surgery Patients, Part I

11/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here are 10 Tips for a Low-Stress Thanksgiving, by Cathy Wilson, ACC,CLC, Director of Obesity Help Support Group Leader Program As weight loss surgery patients, some of our stress comes from all the food choices that we aren't faced with normally. Here are a few tips to help lower stress and make this Thanksgiving holiday one that you will not see reflected on the scale. 1. Plan ahead. If you are hosting the Thanksgiving get-together, include some healthy dishes that you will be able to enjoy.…

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Walk the Talk Group Recap!

11/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just wanted to share with you a fun picture from this weekend when the Walk the Talk team participated in the St. Jude "Give thanks. Walk." on Saturday. We met Tully Bevilaqua, the point guard on the Indiana Fever, and got a picture with her! The group walked more than four miles at Northwestway Park, and it was a beautiful and fun day. A few of the participants shared that this was the longest they've walked and it was their first walk of this kind. This was our last event until after the holiday…

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Recipe: Thanksgiving in a Cup

11/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don’t think turkey, dressing and corn, think pumpkin pie and all the flavors that go with winter! The best part is, added to steamy milk, “Thanksgiving in a Cup” can serve as a heart-warming protein supplement! 2 cups nonfat dry milk ½ cup plain non-dairy dry coffee creamer ½ cup Splenda® 1/3 cup sugar-free Vanilla Crème International® hot drink mix 2 ½ Tablespoons sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix 1 1/2 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice…

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Cooking Class Reminder

11/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It's time for cooking class again!On Tuesday December 1, Clarian Bariatrics will hold a cooking class with dietician Annessa Chumbley. The event will be held at our outpatient clinic located at 6640 Intech Boulevard, Suite 300 - Indianapolis from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.The class will be holiday themed and will have foods that will work on Liver Reduction Plan as well as post-surgical Diets. Please RSVP to achumble@clarian.org or call 317-275-7015. Please leave your name, phone number, and how many people…

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