bariatrics weight loss Articles

The Struggle Continues: US CDC Reports Exercise Rates Up, Weight Still a Problem

06/24/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you’ve been trying to take control of your weight loss on your own by exercising, but still find that the number on the scale hasn’t changed, you’re not alone—at least, not according to a recent news report from Reuters that discusses the surprising findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released on June 16: A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday finds obesity rates were frozen last year at around 28 percent of…

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“Why do I still feel fat when I’ve lost 100 pounds?”

06/23/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It seems that this is one of the more common questions that bariatric patients ask after weight loss surgery. It certainly is not one of the expected outcomes that patients prepare or wish for. So, it is very troubling for them when they know that they are working the program and are successful in meeting their goals but they just don’t feel it. How can we explain this? Many of you have probably heard of phantom limb pain. That is where people who have had an amputation continue to feel pain…

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We Could All Learn a Little More

06/22/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I recently started my Marketing/PR position here at Clarian North and was excited to find out I would be working closely with the Bariatric team. First on our list? Get me to the seminars! I wanted to learn more about the whole program, the Medically Supervised Weight Loss program and the different types of Bariatric surgeries. What I found though, was I learned so much more than I planned. Sure, I learned about the process patients go through. I learned about the causes of obesity, the statistics…

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Oh, It Burns!!

06/21/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you've ever had acid reflex, commonly known as heartburn, you dread the onset of that discomfort felt right under your breast bone. It can be severe enough to awaken you from sleep and make it impossible to lie flat comfortably. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is common among overweight individuals and can occur post weight loss surgery as well. Some simple steps can, at times, prevent the onset or recurrence of this noxious and painful condition. The three C's must be avoided in…

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The Buzz over Britain’s Next Top Model

06/19/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You may have heard the latest buzz over “Britain’s Next Top Model”, a reality show where “anyone” has a chance to be the new buzz in modeling. Well, almost anyone, at least according to one man. Julien Macdonald, a fashion designer and judge of the show, stated that no plus-size woman would ever win because it would be “a joke”. Really, Julien? Why are plus sized models not eligible? Not good enough? A joke? Only because they do not fit into the impossible…

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More Reason to Exercise: Less Sleep Apnea

06/18/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

My friend and colleague Dr. Bill Hilgendorf sent me a link to an interesting study last Friday. It points to something I'd never heard before: that people who suffer from sleep apnea can improve their condition not only by losing weight and dropping their BMI below the obesity level, but also just by exercising. Here's a taste of the findings from this Texas study performed on senior citizens with sleep apnea: Older, cognitively impaired adults saw an improvement in symptoms of sleep apnea…

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Do Something EXCEPTIONAL!

06/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here is a blog entry that was written by one of our patients last week. He has written for us before, and he loves to share his stories with other patients. He's very inspiring! Hi! I’m Bob Cole and I’m a little over 2 years post-weight loss surgery. I’ve lost 154 pounds, kept it off and am healthier than I’ve been in over 20 years! Thanks, Clarian! I had an EXCEPTIONAL day on Saturday, June 5 and I’d like to share it you all. One thing I’ve noticed is how…

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Cooking Out? Try this Southwest Steak and Creamy Avocado Sauce Recipe!

06/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re losing weight before or after weight loss surgery, or are trying to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, you might be worried about all those summer barbecues. Fear not--fire up the grill! This fun recipe is portion-controlled, but packed with lean protein and great-tasting goodness for the whole family! The recipe is in two parts. First, make the Creamy Avocado Sauce: Ingredients: 1 avocado 1 small lime (juice and zest) ½ cup plain…

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Behavior Change Group Topic Tonight: Eating Mindfully

06/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Behavior Change Group tonight from 7 – 8 p.m. will focus on the changes you can make in your thoughts and attitudes towards food. If you struggle with choosing the right foods to eat, find yourself battling junk food temptation, or need help with controlling your portion sizes, tonight’s group is for you! With just a little preparation and practice, your mind can start forming new thinking habits that will make your food choice decisions healthier. Behavior Change Group aims to help you…

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Come to Clarian Bariatrics this Week for Exciting Events!

06/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We have some great events and support groups going on this week at Clarian Bariatrics. Whether you have already had weight loss surgery or are still considering weight loss surgery, we have something for you! Tuesday, June 15th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness This is a great class lead by Erin Light, our Fitness Coach for all pre and post op patients! 6:00-7:00 p.m. Support Group -Band Group: “Fullness” -New Patients and Less than 1 year Post Op: “How Full is Your Bucket”…

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