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Healthy Holiday Eating

11/13/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

I always tend to gain a few extra pounds around the holidays.  Can you please provide a few strategies I can use to prevent this from happening this year? Preventing weight gain over the holidays is an important step for your health.  On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays.  This may not seem like much, but the problem occurs when this weight is not lost leading to a gradual gain over the years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana now has the…

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How to Maintain Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

11/03/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery is difficult and requires a complete lifestyle change with nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. A study published in July 2013 showed in order to maintain weight loss after surgery you must make two changes; 1) Follow the post-surgery meal plan with no snacking or grazing between meals. 2) Attend support group. The likelihood of maintaining weight loss was double (92% vs. 40%) in those who attended support group after surgery. Make sure to check…

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November 2014 Bariatric Support Groups

10/30/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the holidays approaching, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time…

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IU Health Bariatrics Support Groups

10/08/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. Support groups are offered for both pre and post-surgery patients. Learn strategies, ask questions and the receive support you need during your journey. Participate in activities that help you discover new ways to stay motivated, cope with physical changes and incorporate lifestyle changes into your everyday life. IU Health Bariatrics understands…

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September Bariatric Support Groups

08/27/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-Person Support Group Meetings Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday Thursday, Sept. 4 IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group at 6 pm Monday, Sept. 8 IU Health Bariatrics Support Group at 6 pm in K130 at IU Health North Hospital Q&A with Dr. Don Selzer, Medical Director of IU Health Bariatrics   IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 18 IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 9 am Upcoming Support Groups at IU Health North Hospital October 6 –…

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August Bariatric Support Groups

07/29/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-Person Support Group Meetings Monday, Aug. 4 • IU Health Bariatrics Support Group at 6 pm in K130 at IU Health North Hospital • IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 6 pm Thursday, Aug. 14 • IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group from 9-10 am • IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group at 6 pm Saturday, Aug. 16 • North East Group at IU Health Saxony Hospital from 10-11 am in the Cafeteria Thursday, Aug. 21 • IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support…

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July Bariatric Support Groups

07/01/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-Person Support Group Meetings Monday July 7 IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group at 6 pm in Room K130 at IU Health North Hospital IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 6 pm Thursday July 10 IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group from 9-10 am IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group at 6 pm Thursday July 17 IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 9 am Saturday July 19 North East Group at IU Health Saxony from 10-11 am in the Cafeteria Additional…

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Safe Picnics

06/12/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy EatingSafety

It’s that time of year again, picnics and cookouts every weekend to celebrate the summertime. Roughly one in six Americans will get sick from a food borne illness each year. Some of these illnesses are caused by failure to properly prepare foods. The best ways to prevent food borne illnesses are to avoid cross-contamination and to cook food thoroughly to the right temperature.  What are some tips to preparing for a safe picnic? It is especially important to take extra care when preparing…

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