bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

How the Baritric Process Works

04/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been considering weight loss surgery but are confused about what the different types of surgery - restrictive or malabsorption - and how they work? Then watch this educational video by Samer Mattar, MD, FACS, the Medical Director of Clarian Bariatrics. Additionally, if you have questions about bariatric surgery costs, Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeons, gastric bypass or the Lap-Band procedures, then join us at a FREE informational seminar. Click on the image at the top right of this page to…

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Goal Setting is Essential to Success

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Whether you have decided to seek bariatric surgery or have already had bariatric surgery you are likely experience a period of adjustment to new responsibilities. How do you cope with these responsibilities and make yourself more successful? How can goal setting increase your success before and after bariatric surgery? It is not always easy sticking to the recommended diet or getting the suggested amount of physical activity. Goal setting is a time-tested and research-proven way to succeed. Setting…

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From Morbid Obesity to Runner

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One of Clarian Bariatrics' success stories is about a lovely lady who entered her first 5K run recently. She was in the office the other day and we could feel her exuberance. She sent this detail in an email: “I ran about ½ mile total of the 3.1 miles and I ran on every street we were on. I am very proud of myself to have even entered, let alone finish. To think that just one year ago I weighed almost 400 lbs and smoked 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day! We are all truly blessed.”…

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News article: All Sugars Aren’t Created Equal

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this brief in U.S. News and World Report and thought it was interesting: A small study published this week suggests that fructose and glucose, though calorically the same, differ in their effects on overweight and obese people: Fructose appears to have a harmful impact on fat distribution and insulin sensitivity, while glucose doesn't. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that over eight weeks, people who consumed 25 percent of their daily calories as a fructose-sweetened…

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Recipe: Cilantro Taco Salad

04/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just yesterday I took a pound of ground turkey out of the freezer and placed it in the fridge to thaw for dinner. By the time I arrived home, I had forgotten all about dinner and I had absolutely no idea with to do with the turkey. With Spring Break and Easter recently, our family had been traveling a bunch and we didn’t have the usual surplus of food in the house. So, I started rifling through the cabinets and the fridge trying to come up with something healthy, hearty, quick and kid-friendly…

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A Pattern

04/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maybe you have noticed a pattern to my blogs this month? Go outside, walk, spend time with your children…Yes I have a point. It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children that exercise is necessary to build a strong health body. Children learn by example and if they see you making the effort they will as well. The same goes for food. Make healthy choices and they will learn to do the same. You can save them the pain suffered from obesity by helping make good choices now.  

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Measure Your Muscle Building Success, Part II

04/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

So if you want to see your progress in a new light until then, try these two techniques: Circumferences---Find a soft tape measure and measure the circumferences of all your major body parts. Focus on the waist (smallest part of the stomach right around the navel), hips (widest part of the area), arms, and thighs. Write down all these numbers. Since muscles are dense, your body will naturally start to firm up and slim down with weight training. You may see these results faster than what you see on…

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Did you know?

04/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Obese patients are about six times more likely to develop heart disease than those of normal weight. Increased levels of blood fats and the metabolic effects of obesity affect coronary disease. An increased load on the heart leads to early development of congestive heart failure. Severely obese people are 40 times more likely to suffer sudden death, in many cases due to cardiac rhythm disturbances. However, weight loss surgery can help elminate - or drastically improve - this health problem caused…

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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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