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Success Tips for Bariatric Surgery

11/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How are you doing with your program? Look at the tips below and see how you’re doing. Eat three good quality meals per day. Fill your plate with lots of protein and veggies. Meals should be centered around a protein source. Protein is important to maintain your body’s muscle mass, for healing and also makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Vegetables also fill you up with very few calories and provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs! Drink lots of calorie free…

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Handful Harry

11/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have a demon that was a huge part of my life before surgery and I like to call him Handful Harry. Harry was the little gremlin always sitting on my shoulder just waiting for me to grab a handful of something. That something was anything from crackers to Reese’s pieces. Harry sat patiently waiting for me to grab a handful of food and once that happened I was doomed. He would constantly babble on and on over and over “One more handful won’t hurt.” Over the course of my journey…

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Join us for seminar on Saturday!

11/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have been anxious to learn more about how bariatric weight loss surgery can change your life, then join Clarian Bariatrics' Indianapolis surgeons and staff on Saturday, November 7 for a FREE informational seminar. You, and your family and friends, are invited to learn more about the different types of weight loss surgery procedures (Gastric Bypass and Lap Band), learn about the insurance process and ask questions about the health risks caused by obesity. The seminar is from 10 a.m. - 11:30…

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News article: Chronic-stress reliever for women is often high-fat food

11/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know we are all guilty of reaching to our "comfort foods" when life gets hectic. Do you think it is true? That stress leads us to eat unhealthier foods? Full text of the article from USA Today can be found by clicking here. Many people say they eat more when they are under stress. Others eat less. But people under chronic stress are more likely than others to say they eat fattening foods and feel that their eating is out of control, according to a study presented at a recent meeting of the Obesity…

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Cooking Class is Coming Back!

11/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Cooking class is coming back! I hope you can join us on Tuesday, December 1 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but everyone must RSVP. Please e-mail me at achumble@clariannorth.com or call and leave a message at 317-275-7015 to save your space. There WILL be liver-friendly dishes as well as things for those far out of surgery. We will be holding the class at Clarian Bariatrics' new outpatient clinic. Directions and maps can be found at www.clarian.org/bariatrics. See you there! 

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Welcome Home!

11/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I wanted to share a quick write-up and photo that was posted in the Clarian North associate newsletter last week. As a non-Clarian Bariatrics employee, I can attest that the individuals I work with regularly are all top-notch and a complete joy to work with. I am so happy for them and the new location! On the evening of October 28, more than 60 individuals attended the grand opening of the Clarian Bariatrics outpatient clinic on the northwest side. In late September, Clarian Bariatrics staff moved…

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Recipe: Devilish Eggs

11/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This delicious recipe was adapted from Hungry Girl: 200 under 200 by Lisa Lillien. 2 cups roughly chopped orange cauliflower (if you can’t find orange cauliflower, use regular but add a drop of yellow food coloring if you want your Devilish Eggs to look like the real thing) ¼ cup fat free mayonnaise 3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature 1 Tbs relish, patted dry to remove moisture 2 tsp minced shallots 1 ½ tsp yellow mustard Salt and black pepper,…

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Don’t Forget Support Group Tonight!

11/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The holidays are right around the corner! Holidays are different if you’ve had bariatric surgery or if you’re getting ready for it. Do you have a plan in place to make sure you have a Healthy and Happy Holiday? Then come to support group tonight! Date: Tuesday, November 3 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clarian Bariatrics This group is perfect for all pre and post surgical patients and their support people. See you later!

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Trick or Treating?

10/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you worried about Halloween tonight? It may be different while following the Liver Reduction Diet or having Bariatric Surgery. How do you celebrate Halloween while not giving into the candy temptation? First, don’t buy it! Instead of having bags of candy to hand out to trick or treaters, try something else. Pencils, erasers, bubbles, play doh and card games are all sold in the Halloween section. This way, you can participate with out being tempted by candy and sweets. If you insist on candy,…

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