bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

The Importance of Communication

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As a post bariatric surgery patient I sometimes think people don't get it? I assume those around me have been educated enough to understand why I eat the way I do why certain things bother my new stomach and how my new plumbing works! I have to step back and realize am I truly communicating this information to those around me? I am one of the biggest advocates for bariatric surgery around, but I tend to forget that I need to make sure I am always educating! Knowledge is POWER! Having bariatric…

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Eat Your Veggies!

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

My mother was great at teaching her seven children to enjoy vegetables. When we were young, she would make a vegetable that she liked (she ate them all) and figured we would not eat, like spinach, beets, broccoli, etc. then she would sit at the table and eat them all the while talking about how good they were, “yummmmy this is sooo good”, and so on. Of course, as all children will, we wanted some and she always said “No”, at first. Telling us, they were just for her and we…

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Measure Your Muscle Building Success, Part I

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When it comes to exercise, there are many ways to measure your success. Different goals allow for different measurements, but for the purpose of this program, weight loss is a main goal that people have when it comes to exercising. The first place we often look to check our progress is on the scale. Exercise is one of the best ways to burn fat and lose weight, and it usually shows on the scale. But when it doesn’t, it can be pretty frustrating! We often see frustrations grow with beginner exercisers…

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News article: Differences in Neighborhood Food Environment May Contribute to Disparities in Obesity

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this article in the April Obesity Action Coalition e-newsletter and thought I would share. The first few paragraphs are listed below. To read full text, please click here. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the association of neighborhood food environments and "walkability" with body mass index (BMI) and obesity in New York City and found that a higher density of BMI-healthy food outlets is associated with a lower BMI and lower prevalence of obesity.…

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When was the last time you came to support group?

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We know that support is essential to the long-term success of weight loss surgery patients not only in Indiana, but everywhere. If you have not been to a support group recently, what are you waiting for? This is your opportunity to discuss struggles and share successes and learn little tricks that can help you maintain the gains you've made since gastric bypass, lap-band or sleeve surgery. Clarian Bariatrics is hosting a support group this morning and everyone - regardless of where you had bariatric…

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Forgotten Past

04/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The brightest future will always be based on a FORGOTTEN past, and you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches! Seize the day as a weight loss patient and live in the NOW. Try not to revert to old habits or that “stinking thinking” we all did in the past. Appreciate what you have today and the gift you have been given. Celebrate by doing something you didn’t do in the past because the excess weight you carried around for years. Ride a…

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Gardening Can Be Fun and Educational

04/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I ran across a recent New York Times article about our new president and his family tending a garden patch on the South Lawn of the White House. Apparently there hasn’t been a garden at the White House since World War II. The garden will include vegetables, berries, and herbs, but no beets since the president doesn’t like them. Mrs. Obama states that the garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and for formal dinners, but its most important role will be to “educate…

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Big News To Share!!!

04/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am so excited to make an upcoming announcement to our patients. You should all be receiving a letter in the mail in the next few days inviting you to an extra special event on May 15. I don't want to give too much away right now, but mark you calendars now for May 15...you won't want to miss out! If you are not currently a patient of Clarian Bariatrics, we'd still like to meet you and help you reach your goals. Do you have a question about weight loss surgery, Indiana Hospitals, bariatric…

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Celebrate Earth Day and Get Some Exercise!

04/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day and there are many parks that do clean up as a way to celebrate. With this in mind, volunteer to help! It will get you going and will help you celebrate April as "Keep America Beautiful" month. Take a trash bag, go for a walk in the park and pick up the trash. You will be setting a good example for your children that cleaning up is everyone’s responsibility and that it is important....while getting some exercise!  

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News article: Big Waistlines Mean Bigger Carbon Footprints

04/21/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

I thought that with Earth Day being tomorrow and the onslaught of news stories related to ways we can help the environment that this was an interesting read. What do you think? Should we look at weight loss surgery as a way to not only improve our health, but the planet? It could be a stretch, but the research in the article is pretty convincing. The first two paragraphs are below and full text of the U.S. News and World Report article can be found here. A smaller waistline isn't just better…

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