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Exciting Events at Clarian Bariatrics!

09/13/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are several exciting events scheduled at Clarian during the next few weeks! Walk From Obesity Join us for a day of fun and exercise as you raise money for a good cause! When: Sunday, September 19th Time: 1:00 Registration                     2:00 Walk Location: Lawrence North High School                    7802 Hague Road                    Indianapolis,…

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What’s Going on This Week at Clarian Bariatrics

09/13/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

 Tuesday, September 14th  4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Office Hour Come for open discussion about how you are doing with your bariatric program and any struggles you may be having. Groups are facilitated by Dr. William Hilgendorf, Clarian Psychologist. Pre and post weight loss surgery patients are welcome! 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class  Enjoy 30 minutes of activity with Clarian Bariatric’s Fitness Coach, Erin Light. Groups are free and a great way to keep active! Pre and post…

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More Yummy, Healthy Recipes!

09/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Deb’s Picnic Waldorf Salad 2 Tbsp fat free mayonnaise 2 Tbsp fat free plain Greek Yogurt 1 tsp salt 1 tsp Cider Vinegar 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped apple 1/3 cup halved seedless grapes 1/4 cup raisins 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts Mix the first five ingredients in a medium size bowl until well incorporated. Add the fruit, vegetable and nuts. Gently fold until the dressing is coating all the salad ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.   Cindy’s Buffalo Chicken…

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Healthy “Fake Potato Salad” Recipe!

09/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

William’s Fake Potato Salad 4 cups cooked cauliflower 3-6 boiled eggs (save one to use as garnish) 1/2 cup light mayo 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek Yogurt 1/2 cup diced dill pickles 2 tsp diced celery 2 tsp diced onion 2 tsp pickle juice Yellow mustard to taste 1 tsp garlic powder Salt and Pepper to taste Directions: Cook cauliflower. Drain several times. Add the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate over night. Garnish with fresh dill. This recipe tastes great! Your friends and family will have…

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How You Can Make a Difference!

09/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

According to the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), it is estimated that more than 93 million Americans are obese, with that number predicted to rise to 120 million in the next five years. Also from the OAC website, "And finally, in addition to educating themselves and supporting others, the OAC encourages patients to become advocates for change. You can impact how others view obesity and influence decision makers. Help us to eliminate the negative stigma associated with this disease and make sure that…

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More Tips for Healthy Kids!

09/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here are some more tips on keeping kids healthy! Instead of: Turning on the TV after school How about: Go for a walk! Sitting in the classroom all day and then sitting all evening once you are home makes it hard to get your 60 minutes of activity! Instead of: Thinking that healthy eating and exercise are not something to think about when you are a child or young adult. How about: Remember that a healthy diet and physical activity is important…

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Importance of Sleep

09/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

 If you are like me, you love to sleep. I think it is one of the greatest gifts I have been given. I love my soft bed, my soft sheets, and I love that moment at night when I turn out my light, shut my eyes and ease into sleep. However, not everyone is like me. I know some people who dread the night because it means that they have to face their sleep dilemma. Estimates suggest that 50-70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder. The Center for Disease Control suggests that 1 in 9 Americans…

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The Power for a Healthier Tomorrow Celebration

09/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Join the Riley POWER Program to promote healthy lifestyle’s for children. Learn about eating healthy with Clarian Chefs and the Indiana Dairy Council. Be fit and active with the Pacer’s mascot ‘Boomer’, Westview Healthplex, and Fit City. Join the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center and the Children’s Better Health Institute for fun facts about a healthy you! Lots of prizes and give-aways! Free health screens for parents! When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 Time: 10 am…

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Support Groups Next Week!

09/07/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don't forget to attend Support Group! Tuesday, September 7th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness -Exercise with Clarian’s Fitness Coach, Erin Light for a great workout! 6:00-7:00 p.m. Support Group for All Patients Topic: “Mindful Eating” Speaker: Dr. William Hilgendorf 7:00-8:00 p.m. Behavior Change Group Topic: “Doing What We Are Told” Speaker: Charlie Bowman, LCSW Thursday, September 9th 11:30-12:30 Walk the Talk Come for thirty minutes of walking and thirty minutes…

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After-School Exercise for Kids!

09/06/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. In honor of that, I will be posting some tips for healthy kids. With the start of school, parents may be busy and adjusting to new schedules. Don't forget, when your kids get home from school, keep them moving! Instead of letting them sit in front of the TV watching shows, get them to play with friends or siblings outside! Here are some ideas from the Riley Power Program Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids newsletter:   Be Cool and Be Active!…

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