bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Our Toxic Environment

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The topic at support group on March 18, was “Our Toxic Environment” and it truly speaks to everyone no matter where you are in your journey. The focus was on what to keep IN your life, OUT of your life and what to completely AVOID. After group I sat down and seriously pictured having a bucket for each of these 3 options. I then wrote down words on paper, wadded the paper up and threw each word into the appropriate bucket. Try doing this for your personal experience and see what you come…

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Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes, Part II

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In a recent post, I described diabetes as a glucose metabolism disorder. The winter 2008-2009 version of Weight Loss Success Lifestyles magazine describes how weight loss can improve this condition in individuals afflicted: “Type 2 diabetes currently affects 24 million Americans and up to 25% or 6 million don’t even know it yet. What’s worse is that 57 million more have prediabetes which studies show will develop into Type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless the patient is diagnosed…

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March Support Group Recap, Part I

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As you can see from Traci's blog post below, the Clarian Bariatric Support group meeting topic for March “Your Environment – The Toxic World Around Us.” A recent report from Good Morning America said, “The average American is exposed to over 3,000 commercial messages each day.” It was agreed that this number could be more or less depending on where you live and that most of the advertising messages are for food, and beverages. We counted 10 logos or symbols for various…

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Free Informational Session Saturday

04/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Join your friends at Clarian Bariatrics on Saturday as we hold a FREE informational seminar for individuals wanting to learn more about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indianapolis bariatric centers and surgical weight loss options including gastric bypass and the Lap Band. This session will be held at our Indianapolis location (6625 Network Way, Suite 100, Indianapolis) at 10 a.m. Support is essential to success, so we encourage you to bring as many individuals along as you wish. If…

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Dont’ Beat Ourselves Up

04/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was flipping through the television channels late on Monday evening and a program on the Discovery channel caught my attention. The show was talking about the ways we “beat” ourselves up. It made me stop and evaluate our daily processes. Clarian Bariatrics has a multidisciplinary team that can help with many issues that are not visible to the average person. I have spoken several times about the way a weight loss surgery patient is viewed before and after the surgery. Dr William Hilgendorf…

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News Article: School Water Fountains to Prevent Obesity

03/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have read this blog regularly or are a pre or post-op patient you already know of the importance water plays in recovery after weight loss surgery and how drinking enough water is one key to bariatric weight loss success. I thought this study was pretty interesting. Click here to read full text of The New York Times article and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section. Could increased water consumption be one of the keys to curbing childhood obesity? Do you have an additional…

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How Can You Show Children You Love Them?

03/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This Saturday, April 4, is National "Love Our Children Day." Consider spending the day with your children doing things they want to do – as long as it is outside. Make sure to tell them you will not sit in front of the TV or computer with them, as you do not feel that is the best way to show them you love them. Children need to know that you think their health is important enough to you that you want to help them make the good choices for both of you 

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Hard Boiled Egg Mice

03/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Ever wonder what to do with all those dyed eggs once the Easter egg hunt is over? This is an easy recipe everyone can enjoy and the kids can help out with the decorations. Recipe Ingredients: Leftover hard boiled Easter eggs Black olives Radishes Fresh Chives Tiny swiss cheese wedges Crack and peel the eggs. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Place the halves yolk down on a plate. Slice tiny black olive “eyes” and radish “ears.” Make small slits in the eggs for the eyes and…

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Staying Positive

03/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Morbid obesity is an issue that often affects families as a whole. If you look at most families they tend to resemble each other in appearance. Not all, but most. I had my surgery almost 2 ½ years ago and now I am blessed to watch as my youngest sister begin her journey. Actually, she is about halfway through with the six month requirements that her insurance requires, and she is doing amazing! The Liver Reduction Diet was something difficult for her to grasp but she has lost over half of…

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