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Vitamins at Clarian Bariatrics!

07/26/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you struggling with getting your vitamins in? This is a common complaint we hear from bariatric weight loss patients. If you are, consider trying some new products by Bariatric Advantage, Celebrate Vitamins, and Unjury. New Calcium Chews, protein powders and new multivitamins may be just what you need! Also, we are having a “Calcium Clearance Sale” at Clarian Bariatrics. Calcium Crystals and Chocolate Losenges by Bariatric Advantage are now 75% off (while supplies last).  New…

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Support Group Reminders

07/25/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don't forget this week's support groups: Tuesday, July 27th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Office Hours Dr. Kim Gorman *These groups are for all pre and post weight loss surgery patients who wish to discuss behavior change as they prepare for weight loss surgery and during the post op phase. 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class *This is a great group to get you moving! Groups are lead by fitness coach, Erin Light. 6:00-7:00 p.m. “On Track” Support Group *This is a group for patients GREATER…

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Protein Supplements…What to Choose?

07/24/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you need protein supplements after bariatric weight loss surgery? Yes, you do! Protein plays an essential part to your body’s healing process after surgery. It will also help you feel full and maintain your body’s muscle mass. Until you can get enough protein in your diet, you will need to take protein supplements after weight loss surgery for at least 6 months. Your dietitian will help you determine how long you need to take these supplements. Here’s a couple favorites……

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Families Get Healthy after Surgery

07/23/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s so amazing to see the transformation people make after their bariatric weight loss surgery. People have improvements in their health, in their dress size and in their mental wellbeing. It’s also amazing to see what happens to patient’s families as they see their loved one lose weight and get healthy. Here’s some great stories I’ve heard. One mom said her daughter was so inspired with her progress that she decided to exercise. She was 11 years old and began setting…

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Clarian Bariatrics article: CEO Learns Healthy Lifestyle Lessons

07/20/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As a life-long biker, and a runner for the past 15 years, Jon Goble, CEO of Clarian North Medical Center, always considered himself active. But after failing at losing the eventual 50 pounds that had accumulated over 30 years and trying multiple fad diets, he decided to make a change. The final breaking point came after running a mini-marathon in May 2009. After taking a few weeks to recover, the joint pain in his knees was so severe he could not make it more than a half a mile down the road before…

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: Avoiding the “Summer Slump”

07/20/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Amy Schellenbaum over at the Daily Breeze recently posted an article about a troubling new finding: childhood weight levels are staying about even during the school year but increasing rapidly during the summer, creating a trap for obesity that can carry over into the next school year. This is a phenomenon that pediatricians are referring to as the “summer slump.” I’ve seen this slump in action. I don’t have kids yet, but during the last season I spent as a nanny in 2008,…

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Would Soda Tax Cut Obesity?

07/19/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I came across this interesting article the other day. Although evidence continues to mount that taxing sugary beverages could help to stem or even reverse the American obesity epidemic, legislators have not passed a tax on soda. In fact, many states have had failed proposals including Philadelphia, Vermont, Mississippi, Kansas and Alaska. Read the study below and let us know your thoughts: USA says soda tax would cut obesity By Jane Black Politically, soda taxes have never taken off. A DC tax that…

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A Mid-Summer Check-in: Goals

07/18/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was absolutely shocked this morning to hear that school will be starting, for some kids at least, in less than a month. Where has summer gone? It seems like just yesterday I was eagerly awaiting the warmer weather so that I could do this and do that this summer. And now, at mid summer, I am thinking “I don’t have enough time to do it all.” I think that my experience is reflective of problems with goal setting: One, my goals may have been too big, too grand than I was realistically…

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How to Eat “Healthy” Food at the State Fair

07/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s coming--the biggest two-week tradition of food temptation all year: the Indiana State Fair. Running from August 6th until the 22nd this year, the State Fair will offer Hoosiers an array of unhealthy deep-fried food options, including deep-fried meats and veggies, as well as fried sweets like deep-fried chocolate-covered strawberries, Twinkies, and Oreos. And if you haven’t already heard, last year’s big hit is expected to return in all its waistline-expanding and heart-stopping…

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Become a Clarian Ambassador!

07/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you interested in getting more involved with your bariatric weight loss program? Do you want to meet people who have had weight loss surgery? If this sounds interesting, think about becoming a Clarian Ambassador! Clarian Ambassadors are a group of pre and post op weight loss patients who help plan events, help with patient functions and help make the weight loss program personal! Right now, Clarian Ambassadors are working on planning a picnic, making cards for new post op patients and much more.…

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