bariatric & medical weight loss Articles


More Questions to Ask Yourself

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

  Are you living with a chip on your shoulder? If you resist promising ideas and opportunities because you’re scared to care about something, then it’s time to let go of the negative baggage. Steer your attitude in a more positive direction.   Has it been too long since you relaxed? When was the last time you took a deep breath? How many of us don’t sleep well, don’t eat right and carry tension in our bodies all the time?   Have you gotten too comfortable? Are…

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Will we see you tomorrow?

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are a post-operative patient at Clarian Bariatrics then you have probably heard about our special reunion event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. I am so excited that we will have so many of our success stories together in one location! If you are coming tomorrow, please remember that we will be doing a support group at 3 p.m. and John Barnes will be joining us for a quick talk. You can also learn more about the bariatric pit crew concept and, of course, enjoy watching the race…

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News article: State set to unveil fast-food menu rules

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another interesting read from Reuters that covers similar ground as an Indianapolis Star article earlier in the year. Indiana has similar legislation that is up for debate on whether or not restaurants should put caloric information on the menu. What do you think? Will it make a difference? Massachusetts is expected to unveil the toughest restaurant menu labeling rules in the United States on Wednesday, requiring fast-food chains to list how many calories are in the food they sell in a bid to combat…

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Cravings

05/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have recently spoken with several Clarian Bariatrics patients who are working to manage cravings. Are you familiar with that struggle? Does the thought of having to say “no” to one of your favorite foods preoccupy you? Do you give in to a craving for unhealthy foods? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal stated, “Certain foods seem to fuel the appetite like pouring gasoline on a fire.” I like that quote. What the author of the Wall Street Journal article was talking…

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Enjoying Exercise, Part I

05/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This past month, I touched on the important topic of “Enjoying Exercise” in Supervised Weight Loss classes. It was kind of a personal topic for me, because for a long time I began to slowly dislike my exercise program and it was driving me crazy! As an exercise professional that has all the knowledge about exercise at my fingertips…I always thought “I should love this stuff—ALL the time!” But that wasn’t the case. I was using all the knowledge I gained over…

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News article: Obese children more likely to have allergies

05/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

An interesting article from Reuters that you may or may not find surprising. The first two paragraphs are below and you can click here for the full text. Obese children and adolescents are 26 percent more likely to have some kind of allergy, especially to food, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said it is not clear from the study if obesity causes allergies, but it suggests controlling obesity in young people may be important for lowering rates of childhood allergies and asthma. Are you struggling…

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Who is in your pit crew? Part II

05/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

“The support of family, friends and medical professionals is crucial to the success of patients,” Samer Mattar, MD, FACS, Medical Director for Clarian Bariatrics, said. “It is important that these individuals understand that morbid obesity is a disease and they can be part of the treatment through positive thinking before and after the procedure.” The comparisons between car racing and bariatric surgery are plenty. Think of the patient as a car in disrepair. A surgeon –…

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News story: Obesity May Hide Fetal Abnormalities on Ultrasounds

05/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this article in the Obesity Action Coalition newsletter and thought the informaiton was too important not to share. Overweight and obese women are less likely to receive an accurate reading from ultrasound screenings aimed at identifying fetal abnormalities, new research reveals. Such screenings also seem to be less effective among women who are diabetic prior to their pregnancy. "We were asking the question, 'Are birth defects less likely to be detectable with prenatal ultrasound in women…

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Questions to Ask Yourself

05/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was reading an article from January 2009 this year written by Dr. Phil and wanted to share these questions with you. Think about where you are at in your life. Are you considering weight loss surgery? Perhaps you are currently in the pre-op stages. Maybe you are a newly post-op or a three year post-op patient. Possibly you are just browsing due to interest! Take a minute to read the question and answer honestly. 1. Is what you’re doing in your life working? Check every area of your life,…

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