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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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May 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/30/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information May 4 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North, Bariatric Room K130  6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group May 7 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital May 21 9:00 a.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical…

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Portion Control

04/23/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

When eating at many restaurants, it's hard to miss that portion sizes have gotten larger in the last few years. The trend has also spilled over into the grocery store and vending machines, where a bagel has become a BAGEL and an "individual" bag of chips can easily feed more than one. Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to…

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April 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/02/2015 | 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 spring break trips and summer barbeques around the corner, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a…

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February 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

01/30/2015 | 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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New Year’s Healthy Resolution

01/01/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Most times, a New Year resolution is a step in improving the year ahead of you. There are many different resolutions that are made every year, most however focus on health.   For example, maybe they wish to lose weight; exercise more often; cook healthier meals;…

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Hernias

12/18/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossExerciseMaternity

This holiday season one should be aware of the risk of hernias; they can be caused by lifting heavy items, like presents and present bags. Globally, 20 million hernia repairs are preformed in hospitals each year. What is a hernia? The most common hernia, inguinal hernia, occurs when soft tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The bulge can be painful especially when lifting or coughing. Nearly 75 percent of hernias are inguinal hernias. They are not life-threatening by themselves,…

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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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