bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Simple Trick for Liver Reduction Diet (LRD)

03/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have several recipes that require breading, and as anyone on the LRD knows that is a big NO-NO. But, how do you solve the problem in a dietitian approved way? Take your Fiber One cereal Limit ½ cup daily and a coffee bean grinder that you do not use for anything else (if you use it for your coffee it will taste funny) and grind your fiber cereal up to use for breading. You cannot fry the food once breaded but it can be baked. Mix the cereal with your spices in the grinder for more flavor…

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The Bariatric St. Patrick’s Celebration

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today, it seems that there is a wee bit o’the Irish in most of us. Parties and get-togethers are based around traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes – think corned beef and cabbage. Why not try something different this year? How about building a healthy “green” meal to celebrate the holiday. Take your choice from green beans, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, endive, cucumbers, arugula, broccoflower, leafy greens, lettuce, okra, peas,…

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I Don’t Have the Time

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I’m too busy to exercise! That is what everyone says. I used to say it, too. I learned that you are always too busy for everything but when you are faced with a situation you just make it happen. Just like going to college while you are working a full time job, you just find a way to get your homework done and study. Another example, when you don’t have children you think that you don’t have time for them, then you are blessed with a child and you just make it happen. The same goes…

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OAC Offers Free Guide for Those Seeking Weight Loss Surgery

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was reading the March newsletter from the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and found this great - FREE - resource for patients. It is described below: Seeking approval for weight-loss surgery can be a difficult process. Often times, patients are denied by their insurance company on the first try and subsequent appeals and efforts can be frustrating and time consuming.To help patients through this process, the OAC developed the Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery…

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Exercise Affect Surgery Success

03/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A recent study shows “patients who incorporated regular physical activity into their lives after bariatric surgery lost more weight and had better general health and vitality and less depression and anxiety than those who were inactive,” the Washington Times reports. Spending a minimum of 200 minutes per week doing physical activity (such as walking and sports) helped the 199 patients in the study boost their progress towards their overall goals. They lowered their body mass by two units…

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Put Yourself First: Reach Your Goals by Starting with Yourself First, Part III

03/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Your life should be like a checking account, balancing it out on a regular basis so that you always have assets to draw upon. By making even small deposits—taking care of yourself with a 10-minute walk or a nutritious meal—you’ll be amazed at the interest you’ll reap. Please visit our Web site for all upcoming support groups and locations. If you cannot make it to a support group and have questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Feel free to ask me anything about…

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A Patient’s “AHA” Moment

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I recently saw a post-surgical patient this week that had lost 90 pounds. He was very happy to report to me that he participated in an event this year with his wife, that in previous years he was only a spectator at due to his weight. He was extremely proud of the fact that they came in second. What event you might ask? Admittedly, it is not your common sporting event but he was so happy with his success that I enjoyed the story as well. They came in second in an Outhouse race. This is the first…

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About the Blogger

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Dr. Ditslear is a native of Noblesville, Indiana. He graduated with honors in chemistry at Miami University of Ohio and then graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1994. During medical school he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society for Academic Honors. He completed his general surgery residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Ditslear is on the teaching staff for the Indiana University General Surgery…

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St. Patrick Wants Your to Eat These Good For You Greens

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Super foods fight carcinogens and are great for your whole system. And yes, they’re all green in color. Broccoli – The federal diet recommendation for adults is at least three cups of dark leafy greens per week. Think broccoli, kale and spinach. Add broccoli sprouts to your foods as they pack a bigger vitamin wallop than the adult version. Green tea – Drink it "fresh brewed as bottled" as instant teas have little effect on your health. Green tea contains catechins that work as powerful…

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Put Yourself First: Reach Your Goals by starting with Yourself, Part II

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Since most of us already know that we should take care of ourselves—but often have trouble figuring out how to do it, here are some guidelines for getting there: Preserve your physical health with adequate sleep, exercise and nutrition. Value your emotional health as much as the physical, with a support system of friends and a willingness to laugh—especially at yourself. Schedule fun activities on a regular basis—it’s just as important to plan pleasure as it is to plan work.…

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