bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Incorporating the Liver Reduction Diet with My Family

06/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How do I do the Liver Reduction Diet with my family? It is just my husband and I. He loves me, and wants to give me everything I say I want, not need, mind you, but want. Talk about sabotage, unintentional but still the same. I have decided since I have a weight issue and, he does not, that we simply cannot talk about food. He cannot live without carbohydrates so in his mind and I cannot live with them! I cook for the week on Sunday evening, and also plan my snacks and everything I plan to eat at…

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Time

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn’t matter what time of the day, the rules don’t apply anymore. Just because it is breakfast time are we are supposed to consume “breakfast” type foods? What exactly does that mean? Since my Indianapolis weight loss surgery, I find that it doesn’t matter what time of day it is but what I am consuming! My breakfast of champions may be my leftovers from dinner the night before. The main focus is of nutrients for patients who have undergone…

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Recipe: Chicken Mozzarella Casserole

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Use my "Lisa's Tomato Sauce" recipe from last week for this dish. You can search all back recipes by typing "recipe" in the search box on the right! CHICKEN MOZZARELLA CASSEROLE 4 baked skinless chicken breasts ( use a cooking spray and brown with some onion in a skillet) 1 bunch green onion I c mozzarella 2% cheese 4 c Lisa’s tomato sauce 1 clove garlic minced Cook chicken and shred or cut in bite size pieces place in 9 x 13 casserole dish, add green onion chopped and minced garlic. Salt…

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Strength Training FAQ #1

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossExercise

I love chatting with patients about exercise, because I am always asked the best questions! I love answering questions, because I know that it will help people get one step closer to beginning or maintaining a program now that they have an answer to direct them. Here is one of the most frequently asked questions I get about strength training, and I hope it helps get you on track too! 1. How much weight should I be lifting? In order to build strength, you have to “overload” your muscles…

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It’s All Good, Part II

06/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I could quote a lot of studies that show high, moderate, and low intensity exercise produce results. Many studies show all of these as ways to achieve results, because any kind of exercise will help your body grow stronger and healthier! But when it comes to choosing what kinds of exercises to do, the main goal is to avoid the start-and-stop-exercise program (what I call a yo-yo exerciser). The best kinds of exercise are the ones that make you feel good and help you incorporate exercise into your…

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Seminar Today!

06/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a reminder that we are holding a FREE informational seminar at Clarian Bariatrics today at 10 a.m. Even if you didn't get a chance to pre-register, you can still stop by and meet our Indianapolis bariatric surgeons and staff. At the seminar, you can also learn more about bariatric surgery costs, the bariatric surgery process and the different procedures including gastric bypass and Lap-Band. And, you can bring as many support people along as you like. The seminar will be held at our Indianapolis…

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Comfort Food, Part II

06/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

So the question everyone is asking is "did I turn to my old friend McDonalds for some greasy cheeseburger and french-fry snuggle time?" No! Did I want to? You bet! Was it hard? Extremely! Did I make some poor choices these past few weeks? Yes! Did it make my pain disappear? No. Did I feel better? In that moment for a few minutes I told myself I felt better. 20 minutes later did I feel miserable? YES. If it wasn’t for my support system of family, friends, colleagues, dietitians and other bariatric…

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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery, Part II

06/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Following up on a post from Wednesday, below are the benefits of weight loss surgery discussed by Dr. Gonzalez in a recent news article in a medical journal. Cardiovascular Benefits Compared to patients undergoing conventional dietary regimens, patients undergoing bariatric surgery have lower incidence rates of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and high blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Type 2 Diabetes The first reports that weight loss through bariatric surgery improves type…

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The heat is on!

06/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It is summertime and the heat is on! Be sure to drink, drink, drink! With the heat and increased activity this time of of the year, be sure you do not forget how important water is to your health regardless if you are a bariatric surgery patient or not. The more you do outside the more you need to drink, so keep your water bottle with you, and be sure to take and extra one if you will be outside more than 30 minutes. Also, remember your sunscreen. Have a safe happy summer! 

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It’s All Good, Part I

06/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many exercise professionals talk about doing one kind of exercise (like high intensity or low intensity) in order to lose the most weight or get the best body. Most of the time what they are claiming is true (although I’d have to check the sources!), because ALL kinds of exercise programs produce results…the results just differ. High intensity exercise produces quick results and a lot of other benefits, but you run the risk of burning yourself out. And moderate-to-low intensity exercise…

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