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Recipe: Turkey & Bean Burgers

04/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Spring has arrived and it’s time to break out the grills! Here is a yummy protein packed burger to try! Turkey & Bean Burgers 1 Pound ground turkey 1 (15oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 Egg 1 Palmful of chili powder 1 ½ teaspoons cumin 1 ½ teaspoons coriander 1 Tablespoon Montreal grill seasoning Mix all together well. Form 4 big or 6 small patties from the meat mixture. Place on grill and cook until desired temperature. Want to make a sandwich? Use a piece of flat…

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Everyday is a New Day, Part I

04/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One of the most frequent problems I personally struggled with in the past was the feeling of guilt after missing an exercise session that I planned on doing. It seemed like I had this perfect plan laid out in my schedule, but if something came up that threw my plan off…I felt like I had messed up my entire progress. Then if that happened more than once per week, I decided that rest of the week was “shot” and I should probably just start on Monday again the next week. Do these feelings…

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March Support Group Recap. Part II

04/08/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Your goal is to have all aspects of life IN your life in the long run. You will be required to determine when a situation must be OUT of your life completely or must be AVOIDED. There is no right or wrong choice. Depending on the scenario, your goals, and state of mind, will determine the proper action. Most will be placed in the AVOID box moving back and forth to the IN or OUT box. A few Examples of IN, OUT and AVOID are: IN – Daily physical activity, food journaling, 60-80 grams of protein,…

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The Frugal Easter Basket

04/08/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Rather than giving your children a big basket of candy for Easter, to save money in the long term consider some inexpensive treats instead. Remember that sweets are consumed right away, so Easter baskets filled with only candy will be gone in just a few days. Your children will be getting more hours of fun with these gifts which mean you’ll be getting more value for your money. Books – I stock up on books at sales after the holidays - store them away in a closet then add to baskets and…

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Pasta? Who needs it!

04/08/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was sitting in the kitchen this past weekend, going through the same cabinets over and over trying to figure out what I was going to make for dinner. I know this is a dilemma that most working mothers face nightly so I try very hard to plan my meals out earlier in the week, so I am not tempted to make a run for the border or take a drive to the Golden Arches. One of my biggest hurdles is trying to keep the menu varied. I am nearly 2 ½ years post op and the menu can be a little intimidating…

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Older Kids at Easter

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

About 80 percent of children who are overweight at ages 10-15 will be obese adults by the age of 25. It is estimated that this generation of young people will be the first expected NOT live as long as their parents. I don’t know about you, but with three kids at home that fact terrifies me! Instead of candy in their baskets, why not try... Gift cards for iTunes or video rentals Movie coupons Power bars Bath/Beauty items Easter socks/earrings Origami kit Gas cards Money tucked inside of plastic…

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Charity Fitness

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Now that Spring has sprung, there are plenty of options for exercise outside! But one of my favorite ways to fit in exercise this time of year also provides the great benefit of giving back. This is the season for all kinds of charity walks and runs that build awareness and raise funds for all kinds of causes. These walks/runs are amazing opportunities to get physically active and contribute charitable hours of your time. Is there a cause that you feel strongly about that you can give back to? Check…

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Did you know?

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

April 4th thru the 11th is National Women’s Nutrition week. This week write down everything you eat and then look it over at the end of the week and be honest - what did you eat that you should not have? Spend the rest of the month looking at ways to make good changes in your dietary habits. As women we are the makers of the home, we shape the generation to come, we must have love, wisdom and bliss in our hearts to give the foundation of peace and happiness to that generation. Taking care of…

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Wow Moments to Share!

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Prior to bariatric surgery there were so many things I did not have the energy or the desire to do. I remember sitting on the sidelines watching the other mom’s play with their children, running, riding bikes and just full of the energy, which I totally lacked. Since having weight loss surgery it has brought back some WOW moments to my life along with new goals. I had the opportunity to attend a field trip with my son this month. We were headed to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, which…

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News Article: Babies’ Weight Gain Can Predict Later Obesity, Study Shows

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article from The Virginia-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, takes another angle at trying to predict individuals that may be at risk for obesity later in life. Below are the first few paragraphs: Conventional wisdom holds that a fat baby is well-loved, but pediatricians are warning parents not to go overboard. A study released today in the journal Pediatrics suggests that rapid weight gain during the first months of infancy can predict obesity and high blood pressure later in life. Want to…

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