bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Feelings and Stress During the Holidays

12/03/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Ahhhhh….The holidays are upon us! I suspect many of you are planning, shopping, decorating, and, as a result, are likely beginning to feel more stress. I found the following article at the American Psychological Association’s website (http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/12/holiday-blues.aspx) that focuses on the impact of that stress during the holiday season. One of the paragraphs from that article that particularly struck me was this: With the high expectations for gift-giving,…

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Get Ready for Great Weight Loss Support Groups Next Week!

12/03/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Tuesday, December 7th  5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Topic: Extreme Upper Body Strength with Fitness Coach Erin Light. Bring two cans of food to use as weights and then leave them as a donation if you would like. 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Support Group Topic: Plastic Surgery Speaker: Dr. Sadove Come with questions! This group has been highly requested by many of you. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Behavior Change Group Topic: Crushing Cravings Speaker: Dr. Hilgendorf Thursday, December 9th 11:30-12:30…

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Do You Know What 100 Calories Looks Like?

12/02/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In today's society, we are used to large portions and oversized value meals. We have been told time and time again to watch our portion control. If you have been to any of the seminars for the medically supervised weight loss program, you probably have heard the staggering amount of calories and fat that are in some of the dishes at popular restaurants. Related to this topic, I found this quiz online and thought it was a lot of fun, and I actually learned a lot from it! Some of the answers surprised…

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Happy Anniversary to Clarian Bariatrics!

12/01/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many of you may know that all weight loss surgeries for Clarian Bariatrics patients are performed at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel. Well today, December 1, marks our four year birthday! We have come a long way in four years and have had a lot of milestones. This year we added the medically supervised weight loss program to our list of services. We are continually striving to serve all of our weight loss patients' needs. Thank you for your continued support of Clarian Bariatrics and our…

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Weight Loss Surgery and Holidays - Part II

11/30/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

What I didn’t realize was using food as happiness was a temporary band aid for whatever I was missing at that moment in my life. I was burying my emotions under a plate of my favorite dessert topped with my favorite ice cream or in a bowl of pasta covered with buttery/creamy white sauce. This is NOT normal. The day I realized that I have a disease and admitted that I am addicted to food became the new first day of the rest of my life. I know that many of us face these same struggles and are…

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Eating After Weight Loss Surgery

11/30/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today, I would like to address the important topic of adopting, and maintaining, correct eating habits after weight loss surgery. As I see more patients who are farther out from weight loss procedures, I often notice that some unwelcome habits are taken up while eating; primarily not paying attention, and reverting to the “old days” of mindless eating. I hear many patients tell me that they eat their meals in front of the television, or engage in reading a newspaper or magazine or computer…

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Holidays and Weight Loss Surgery - Part I

11/29/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This time of year can be especially hard on all of us who have a love of food. I can honestly say that my love of food is an addiction. How do we cope each day with this type of love? What do we do right now when this time of year focuses around food? Life is hard and food is easy which can be detrimental to those of us who are addicted to food.   Have you ever stepped back and thought “what is the real purpose of food?” The normal response might be that food is used to fuel our…

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Last Chance to Sign Child Nutrition Bill

11/28/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I received this announcement in my Jamie Oliver Food Revolution email newsletter and thought I would pass it along, in case you are interested in supporting this cause! Please help (one last time) to pass the school foods bill I know that we’ve asked repeatedly for your help with the school foods bill over the last few years. Hopefully, with your help, this will be our last request and the bill will pass soon. The landmark child nutrition legislation before Congress will help improve the nutritional…

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What to Do with Leftovers? Healthy, Diet-Friendly Options

11/27/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don’t let this holiday season derail all of the hard dieting work you have done in the fall. Unfortunately our bodies are not made like polar bears and meant go to into hibernation for the winter. This year during Thanksgiving remember all the weight you have lost and be proud of yourself. Leftovers are a good sign and we are here to help with the next day recipes. This year take a break from Black Friday shopping and enjoy a turkey and cranberry sandwich. Some helpful healthy tips & reminders:…

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Interesting! New McDonald’s Law Passed in San Francisco

11/27/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this in the news the other day and wanted to share. Very interesting... Law Curbs McDonald's Happy Meal Toys By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES | Wed Nov 3, 2010 12:58pm EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed the law on Tuesday on a veto-proof 8-to-3 vote. It takes effect on December…

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