bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Contemplating Change, Part II

09/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Developing new habits and getting rid of old ones can be downright tough. It takes desire, concentration, and willpower…among other efforts. But one of the most significant discoveries in the psychology of change is that change is a process that that looks more like a spiral staircase than a straight and narrow path. People cycle through different stages of change that range from not really thinking about it, contemplating about it, preparing for it, acting on it, and hopefully maintaining…

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What To Expect at Seminar

09/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you considering bariatric weight loss surgery, but are not sure what to expect at one of our FREE seminars? Below is just a brief overview of how the process works. From their very first visit at Clarian Bariatrics, all patients receive extensive education about the health problems with obesity, the presumed causes of the epidemic rise in obesity in Indiana and the U.S., the medical, psychological, social and economic consequences of obesity, and the keys to maintained successful weight loss.…

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Gotta Love The Liver Reduction Diet!

09/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know how hard it is to find variety on the Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). It really takes some searching if you are trying to enjoy food and still be on the LRD. Another problem is there is no set amount of carbs per day so it is really hard to tell if a recipe you find is within the carbs per day limits. I have been looking over the Cooking Light magazine that comes monthly to Clarian Bariatrics and it is hard to tell if some of the things in there are allowable or not. Let me tell you, I was surprised…

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Recipe: Pablano Mexi Chicken Stew

09/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The offical start of fall is just around the corner! With the nights getting cooler and campfires popping up everywhere I thought I’d share this stew recipe I found from Chef Dave Fouts. Poblano Mexi Chicken Stew Serves: 10 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped 1 cup onions, chopped 1 poblano pepper, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoon flour…

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Contemplating Change, Part I

09/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many of us get stuck in contemplation mode when making healthier lifestyle changes. It can be easy to think about how much we should be exercising and even beat ourselves up for not following a routine better. We think about all the reasons why we should change and how it will make us feel, look, move better, etc. But we often get stuck trying to figure out how this kind of routine can actually fit into our lifestyles. We look at all the things that would have to change and eventually put it off…

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Clarian Bariatrics in the news!

09/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This week we have had two great news stories, which feature Clarian Bariatrics staff members! Below you will find an interview with Dr. Samer Mattar, Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of our weight loss surgery program, and Erin Light, Fitness and Health Specialist.  Researchers using pig tissue to help heal human wounds WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA "Pigs have been a very popular or common animal to use," says Dr. Samer Mattar, bariatric surgeon at Clarian Bariatrics in Indianapolis.…

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Living Lightly Fair this Weekend

09/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don't know about your family, but we are always looking for fun things to do while being outdoors. This sounds like something interesting, and it has to do with Living Green in Indiana! I have posted the first few paragraphs of the event description below and you can click the link to learn more about the day's activities. Hopefully, I'll see you there! Living Lightly at Minnetrista, a free resource fair for sustainable lifestyles, will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. For a…

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News article: Bariatric surgery may be only option in weight loss

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this posting in the Detroit Free Press and thought it was full of wonderful information for those individuals considering weight loss surgery in Indiana or elsewhere in the state. I will post the first few paragraphs below and you can find full text on questions related to bariatric weight loss surgery by clicking the link. Question: I am 5 feet 6 and weigh 240 pounds. I also have Type 2 diabetes. I know I need to lose weight, but knee problems have kept me from exercising, and weight-loss…

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New Beginner Run/Walk Program

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I apologize for not getting this up sooner, but I wanted to share with you one of many opportunities for individuals to get fit with others! The "First Steps" program at The Running Company is a great opportunity to meet new people and work towards a healthier, happier you! Below are descriptions of two great programs that are currently offered. Please contact the running company for more information, including when the next "First Steps" session will begin. Also, don't forget to join us for…

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Reminder: Support Groups Tonight!

09/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a quick reminder that we will be having support group tonight at the Clarian Bariatrics clinic. This will be our divided group session and all new patients, one year or less post-op and band patients will be split into smaller groups starting at 6 p.m. For all the one year or greater post-op patients, we will be taking a field trip! Please plan on meeting at Kroger (5025 West 71st Street, Indianapolis) for a grocery store tour! We will alos begin at 6 p.m. Call us at 317-275-7010 if you have…

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