bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

Valentine’s Inspirations #4

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Step out of your comfort zone! Try something new. Action - Take a new exercise class, try a new food, ask for support, attend support group, read an inspirational phrase, do positive self talk in the mirror, say hello…

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A Valentine’s Change in Routine

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A way to help stay on track during Valentine's Day is to change your routines. For many of us Valentines Day is chocolate, and dinner; not a good way to celebrate if you have weight issues. So now is the best time to try something different. Pick a country you would like to visit then plan your celebration around that Countries customs. Study the clothes, the way they celebrate the holiday (if they do, if not how they celebrate marriage), the music and whatever other customs interest you. Learn…

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Gas Pain…What is this about?

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

During surgery gas pain can be very uncomfortable. The reason for gas pain is due to the isufflation of gas during the laparoscopic procedures. The gas stays in your body for a few days then eventually is re-absorbed by the body or released. Gas-X can be your best friend during these times. It is a good idea to have it on hand and ready at any given time. Do you have an additional question about causes of obesity, or what to expect after weight loss surgery? Then leave a comment below and I would…

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Valentine’s Inspirations #3

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Pain is a message - listen to it! Listen to your pain, which is an indicator that something is wrong. Remember there is physical pain and emotional pain. Working too hard? Getting the flu? Stressed out? Emotional pain…

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News article: Obesity - America’s epidemic

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

An interesting take on America's obesity epidemic from the perspective of our neighbors to the north. While it doesn't really break any new ground, it gives an interesting perspective of our American health care system and our perceptions of obese individuals. You can read full text of the article from Canada.com. Do you have an additional question about Indiana hospitals, bariatric weight loss, causes of obesity, or Indiana bariatric centers? Then join us at an upcoming FREE info session.…

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Post-surgical nausea related to oral intake

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you had weight loss surgery recently and are you experiencing post operative nausea? If so, you may not be getting enough to drink or lack adequate protein. This situation presents a unique challenge as it becomes a vicious cycle of increased nausea resulting in a greater aversion to drinking or eating, which only serves to make the nausea worse. It is important to understand that most often, the low fluid and/or protein intake preceded the nausea; therefore the best strategy is to stay out…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #2

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Take responsibility! The quality of your life is the result of your reactions to life. When you are faced with a challenge the final outcome is either positive or negative based on how you react. Is the glass half full…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #1

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Reassure loved ones! The special people in your lives will go through a flood of emotions as you transform in front of their eyes. Now that you are a thinner person your loved one may fear that you do not want to spend…

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Insurance is not a foreign language

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Insurance is a place most of us try to stay away from. The process for weight loss surgery is unique. The first thing done is a verification of benefits. I tell all of our patients that this is not approval for surgery. It simply states that if you meet all of the criteria for you insurance they will consider paying for your bariatric weight loss surgery. There is no way around this process. The insurance department at Clarian Bariatrics works very hard in verifying benefits. A few things to remember,…

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