bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Patient Advice for When You Hit an Exercise Plateau, Part I

09/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I will be posting two parts of a great motivational blog from one of our success stories, Bob. He is so great about providing ideas and suggestions to all of us at Clarian Bariatrics, and I think he has some awesome advice to contribute to our blog readers as well. Look for part two on Friday! Recently, I had a nice chat with a woman during the Heartland Walk for Health at the Indiana State Fair. Although she’s not a bariatric patient, she’s lost over 50 pounds since December through…

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News article: Workplace Obesity Interventions Can Save Employee

09/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I thought this was an interesting study from the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Do you agree with the report findings? Businesses can save money by creating obesity intervention programs in the workplace. That's the finding of a new study from North Carolina-based RTI International as well as the Centers for Disease Control. The savings are modest, about $90-a year per employee across all overweight or obese workers, or up to $160-a year for workers in the highest obesity…

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Tips for Weight Loss Success…Meal Choices

09/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Even though you’re one year out, always focus on protein first. Make that the center of your meal. It will also fill you up more! If a food is difficult for you to control… Don’t buy it. Don’t have it in the house. Stay away! If you eat fast food, go to McDonalds and order a side of chicken. It’s only $1 and is grilled and lean. If you’re eating out, plan what you are going to get ahead of time. Don’t even look at the menu!

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The Science of Overeating, Part I

09/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

David A. Kessler, MD, was the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997. In and interview with Nutrition Action’s Bonnie Liebman, Dr. Kessler discusses how the food industry leads us to overeat and how we can fight back. He says that it is not our fault if we overeat, we now have the science to prove it, and there are things we can do to control it. In tests, they found that sugar was the prime driver, but when fat is added to sugar the drive increases. Rats will…

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Support Group Tomorrow!

08/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a quick reminder that we will be having support group at Clarian Bariatrics' Indianapolis weight loss surgery clinic tomorrow night. Topic: “The Motivational Mindset to Exercise” Speaker: Erin Light Date: September 1 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clarian Bariatrics (6625 Network Way, Suite 100 - Indianapolis) Also, don't forget about these other support opportunities in September: Total Body Fitness classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m -6:00 p.m. in Indianapolis. “On…

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Exercise Boosts Mood After Bariatric Surgery

08/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below is text from a recent article I found on the American Diabetes Association Web site that I thought was interesting. Now there is scientific proof that exercise can make you happier! People who engage in moderate physical activity in the months after bariatric surgery report fewer mental health issues than those who exercise less, according to research reported at the Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society, held October 20–24 in Boston. Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD, and colleagues…

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Join us at a FREE informational seminar this week!

08/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Join us for an educational seminar to speak with our surgeons, nutritionists and past patients to learn how weight loss surgery can help you gain control of your weight, regain health and start a new life. At the seminar you can learn about bariatric surgery costs, Indianapolis weight loss surgery options and hear from Indiana Bariatric Surgeons about the ins and outs of surgery. Please feel free to bring as many support people with you as you like. WHEN: Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE:…

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Kidney Stones and Gastric Bypass Surgery

08/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Benefits of weight loss surgery are lower blood pressure, remission of diabetes, decreased risk of heart disease, lower blood cholesterol level, etc. as we all know, every benefit has a potential risk. A recent article in the Journal of Urology looked at the risk of kidney stones and gastric bypass surgery. 4,639 patients who underwent bypass surgery and 4,369 obese patients in a control group who didn’t have bariatric surgery were followed for four years. Of those, 4.6 percent of the control…

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How to Prevent Overeating

08/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In the July/August 2009 Nutrition Action Health Letter published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, David A. Kessler, MD, who was the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997, gives the following advice: Replace chaos with structure. Determine ahead of time what you’ll eat for meals and snacks. Block out everything else. Practice just-right eating. Figure out how much food you need. (Odds are it is less than you think.) Put this amount on your plate…

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Exercise Improves Outcome of Bariatric Surgery

08/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I found this great article/video on the Empowered Doctor Web site and wanted to share it with you all. Click on the link above to view the video, while I have shared text from the article below. 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, a recent study shows. "Bariatric surgery is quickly emerging as a standard treatment for severe…

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