bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Where do I begin? Part III

02/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The first thing you will probably notice after weight loss surgery is that a radiant smile will come across your face. It not only lights up your face, but all of the faces around you. This tool, when wielded correctly, which Indiana Bariatric Surgeons give you will empower you to change everyone around you. You will want to share your happiness, your successes and share the journey. Support groups are a wonderful venue for that. You can learn from the struggles, successes and paths of those who…

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How I solved my biggest health problem, Part III

02/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Ruthanne gave me two typed pages – that was it just two. She said if you follow this, I am sure you will lose weight. Home I went with my two pages and showed it to Mike who said it is like the Atkins and South Beach diets and that I had tried both of them without any luck. I told him what Ruthanne said, he told me to try but not to get my hopes up. Topping the scale at 256 pounds and not wanting to get any larger, on Labor Day weekend 2008 I started the Liver Reduction Diet. Why is it called…

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21 Most Common Mistakes: Numbers 6 - 16

02/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi Everyone! I'm continuing with my list of the 21 most common mistakes weight loss surgery patients can make. Do you have tips you would like to share with bariatric weight loss surgery patients? Then leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear them! 6.    Approaching life as a victim 7.    Grazing 8.    Saying mean and heartless things to yourself 9.    Eating the wrong carbohydrates 10.  Settling for low self-esteem 11.  Drinking alcohol…

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What is a PA?

01/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Physician assistants, or PAs, are health care professionals licensed by the federal government. We are credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of our comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range…

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FREE Information Session Tonight

01/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It's Thursday, and that means that Clarian Bariatrics will be holding a FREE weight loss surgery information session tonight at our Indianapolis clinic. If you are interested in learning about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indiana Hospitals or bariatric weight loss, then this is the time to get your questions answered! Simply click on the image at the top of this page to save your place, and know that you are more than welcomed to bring as many family and friends as you'd like.…

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January Gastric Bypass Support Group Recap, Part II

01/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are several types of protein used in supplements. The most common types of protein used are milk based, soy based and collagen based. Milk Based Protein There are two types: whey and casein type. Whey proteins are soluble which allows faster stomach emptying. There are three types of whey protein: isolates-90-98% protein by weight, concentrates-29-89% protein by weight, less expensive and better tasting and hydrolysates-predigested, easily absorbed, expensive. Casein Protein, which clots in…

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Will insurance cover plastic surgery?

01/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Will insurance pay for plastic surgery after a bariatric weight loss surgery procedure? I often get asked this question after a patient has weight loss surgery. Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery cosmetic therefore it is not covered. However, I do know that some patients are getting insurance to pay for a portion of it due to skin infections documented in a medical record. If you have additional questions about costs associated with bariatric surgery or other questions related to life…

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SuperBowl Bites

01/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you planning on attending a SuperBowl party? Oftentimes we arrive at parties only to discover a large quantity of unhealthy food on the menu. This is an easy, inexpensive, nutritious and simple appetizer to take and share with others. If you’re a weight loss surgery patient, you must wait at least six months after your surgery to enjoy the Flat Out Wraps included in this treat. My kids love this recipe, and I find it’s a great way to hide veggies in fun food. Mexican Sushi Bites 16…

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More Tips for Dining with Non-Bariatric Patients

01/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here are some additional tips created by one of my former patients, Judi. Great advice for those individuals that are pre-operative. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT SUCCUMB TO PEER PRESSURE about what to order or eat. Those that repeatedly try to tempt you with those foods you know you should not sample fall into two categories: those that are just truly ignorant about what is appropriate for you and are just trying to make you feel included, and those that are out to sabotage you. Stick to your guns! I…

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21 Most Common Mistakes Weight Loss Surgery Patients Make, Part I

01/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Working at Clarian Bariatrics gives me the opportunity to discuss all aspects of surgery pre and post operatively with patients. Post-op patients sometimes find themselves forgetting the “basics” of weight loss surgery and what it takes to be successful. The further out from surgery you get, the guidelines you chose to follow tend to become a little fuzzy. We think "I’m far enough out I don’t need support or reminders." I, on the other hand, am one of those people who want…

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