bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Walk - A Lot!

08/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The weather has been great for refreshing and energizing walks! If walking has been one of your favorite activities or if you are just getting started, this entry will provide you with some resources to keep you moving forward. Wondering how well your walks are fitting into your daily physical activity? I always suggest using a pedometer to see how far you are walking every time. You can convert your pedometer steps to miles by using this simple calculator in the link below. This will give you a…

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Proper Fruit and Veggie Storage

08/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don’t know about at your house, but at mine I have issues with knowing what to store and where to store it when I buy my fresh fruits and vegetables. Do I refrigerate or not? Do I put them in a plastic bag or leave them in the open? Should they be exposed to light or kept in the dark? Some things I remember from being a kid growing up in the country (i.e. potatoes and onions kept in a cool dark place), but others I've just simply forgotten. I was thrilled to find an article from Aliza…

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Have you been to our Facebook page?

08/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If not, then you are missing out on a wealth of information! Our Facebook page includes photos, event postings and general announcements that are great for current and former patients as well as family and friends who want to show support for their loved ones who have undergone surgery. Our fan page is updated almost daily and it is a great way to stay connected to your friends at Clarian Bariatrics. Add us by clicking the link below! 

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News article: Obesity Costs U.S. Health System $147 Billion

08/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Mind-blowing statistics in this article from the Obesity Action Coalition newsletter. Teaser below, with full text by following the link. Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated $147 billion a year, U.S. researchers said Monday. They said obese people spend 40 percent more -- or $1,429 more per year -- in healthcare costs than people of normal weight. "It is critical that we take effective steps to contain and reduce the…

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Workout Music Mix: Country Fun!

08/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below is my final batch of music recommendations and these are for the country music fans! "9 to 5" Est. BPM: 105 performed by Dolly Parton "Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart)" Est. BPM: 122 by Billy Ray Cyrus "Any Man Of Mine" BPM: 78 performed by Shania Twain "Baby Likes To Rock It" Est. BPM: 160 by The Tractors "Boot Scootin' Boogie" Est. BPM: 134  by Brooks & Dunn "Born To Boogie" Est. BPM: 180 by Hank Williams Jr. "Bubba Shot The Jukebox" Est. BPM: 87 by…

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Enjoying the State Fair Experience, And Still Eating Healthy, Part II

08/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below is the rest of patient Bob Cole's personal experience at this year's Indiana State Fair. Corn! I know, it’s a starchy vegetable and high in the carbs. But, the State Fair wouldn’t be right to me without an ear of wonderful roasted Indiana Sweet Corn. If you can tolerate it, try one out WITHOUT THE BUTTER. A good ear of corn doesn’t need butter, anyway! They’re happy to prepare one that way for you. No salt too, of course. A Hoosier delicacy! Protein! Now, this…

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Moments in the Clinic that Amaze Me

08/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have heard more than one time from a patient that they “have something wrong with them." When I ask them what, I am frequently shown a clavicle, which is up by your shoulder and in a person with a normal BMI this bone will be visible. Other times it is a portion of the breastbone medically called the sternum that has become visible. These are body parts that have not been noticeable for some time in our patients and as they have so many changes taking place in the bodies, when a visible hard…

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Enjoying the State Fair Experience, and Still Eating Healthy, Part I

08/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following was written by Bob Cole, one of our patients. I will post his great recap of time spent at the Indiana State Fair in two parts. Have you been out to the Fair yet? There are plenty of healthier options to eat and you'll exercise more than you realize! "I was fortunate enough to enjoy an entire day at the Indiana State Fair last Saturday, meeting my personal goal of seeing absolutely everything there was to see, visiting every corner of the fair, and doing it all in just one day.…

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Staff qualifications when searching for a bariatric surgery clinic, Part II

08/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is part two of several on the questions that should be considered when looking into a weight loss program. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney lists the following questions they feel you should ask as you search for a weight loss program. What are the staff qualifications? Because Clarian Bariatrics is a surgical weight loss program, this is not as big an issue as it would be in a weight loss clinic. You can be sure here that you are followed by qualified, board certified…

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Tips for Making the Most of your Farmer’s Market

08/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Post a copy of the dates and times of the nearest markets on your refrigerator (we have ours taped to one of the kitchen cabinets). Have your market kit ready to go: I take all the one dollar bills I can find in the house, some spare change, and recycled bags. Introduce yourself to the growers – they’ll give you great advice on how to use products and maybe even a recipe or two. Buy in bulk and in season to save money. Take the kids and have them interact with the farmers so they’ll…

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