bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

St. Patrick Wants Your to Eat These Good For You Greens

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Super foods fight carcinogens and are great for your whole system. And yes, they’re all green in color. Broccoli – The federal diet recommendation for adults is at least three cups of dark leafy greens per week. Think broccoli, kale and spinach. Add broccoli sprouts to your foods as they pack a bigger vitamin wallop than the adult version. Green tea – Drink it "fresh brewed as bottled" as instant teas have little effect on your health. Green tea contains catechins that work as powerful…

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Put Yourself First: Reach Your Goals by starting with Yourself, Part II

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Since most of us already know that we should take care of ourselves—but often have trouble figuring out how to do it, here are some guidelines for getting there: Preserve your physical health with adequate sleep, exercise and nutrition. Value your emotional health as much as the physical, with a support system of friends and a willingness to laugh—especially at yourself. Schedule fun activities on a regular basis—it’s just as important to plan pleasure as it is to plan work.…

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Exercise - it is for Everyone

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Exercise did not used to be a part of my vocabulary. I used to be one of “those people” who could eat whatever I wanted and never gain a pound and I never exercised. Everyone wants to be that way. Well, it was nice while it lasted, but it caught up with me. I found myself weighing about 25 pounds more than I wanted and I saw more weight coming along. In April 2007, I decided to join a gym and get a personal trainer. I used to think that only the rich and famous could afford a personal…

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John Barnes, revisted

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Several of you in the Indianapolis area are already familiar with John Barnes, CEO and co-owner of Panther Racing, who was kind of enough to share his weight loss surgery story with us. Well, his transformation is now making the rounds of the Indy Racing League circuit! Click here to check out an article about John on IndyCar.com. I will re-post our Clarian Bariatrics commercial with John in case you want to see more. In the meantime, if you are considering bariatric weight loss, join us at a FREE…

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Mistaken Identity

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A successful, happy, and confident post-bariatric weight loss surgery patient was attending a function with her husband of many years. Also present was a close friend of the couple, however, one that had not seen the ‘new’ wife for quite some time. The couple was perplexed at the cold and what they considered to be a stand-offish attitude of their dear friend. “He just seemed bothered and wouldn’t look me in the eye!” claimed the lady. “There was definitely something…

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Prioritize!

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It is that time of year again. Time to look at ourselves and decide what is important and what is not. I know to parents, employees, coaches, Sunday school leaders, caregivers it is often hard to put you first. But now is the time. Prioritizing is a very hard skill to develop. By nature women in particular put our name at the bottom of the to do list. Those lists need to be updated! If you’re not healthy, if you do not take care of you, who is going to complete the list of 90 items you try…

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WOW Moments

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With spring around the corner, I often think of new beginnings. Weight loss surgery often comes with new beginnings and WOW moments. I am privileged to work with our post-op patients every week and listen to their individual stories. I have laughed - and cried - with our patients over their stories. Here are a few of my favorites: My patient, who is a grandmother, lost more than 100 pounds in nine months. Her WOW moment came when her six-year-old granddaughter hugged her and exclaimed, “Grandma,…

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John Barnes commercial re-post

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I hope that everyone enjoyed reading the story about John Barnes that was recently added to the Indy Racing League's Web site (see below). I am re-posting the commericial that John did for Clarian Bariatrics earlier in the year as a refresher on just how far he has come. If you have a question about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indiana Hospitals, bariatric weight loss or weight loss surgery in general, then consider joining us at a FREE informational seminar. Click on the photo…

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News article: What’s the best diet? Eating less food

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article was posted in the Obesity Action Coalition newsletter, and I think it is an interesting read. They sum it up below: Low fat, low carb, high protein - there's a diet plan of every flavor. And if you're one of the millions of Americans who struggle with weight, you've probably tried them all, likely with little success. That wouldn't surprise Dr. Frank Sacks, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of a new study published in the Feb.…

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How do I lose without getting too loose? Part II

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Building lean muscle mass to replace that fat is a natural way to help combat the extra skin that results from weight loss, but it does take dedication to a program. I can’t promise you a quick fix when it comes to this issue, but I do know that each pound of muscle you build will help. Here are some pointers to get you going! Remember you must change your body composition, not just you’re your bodyweight. Build your muscle mass and you will decrease the flab that fat causes. If you increase…

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