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Magical Thinking

08/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After writing the ‘all or nothing’ blog a couple of weeks ago, I started thinking that writing about other ‘cognitive errors’ (or stinkin’ thinkin’ as one famous psychologist, Albert Ellis, used to say) would be helpful. Today’s topic is the problem with magical thinking. Again, this is something that we have all done. Magical thinking is when we believe that we know what other people are secretly thinking about us and so we let those thoughts dictate our…

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This Week’s Clarian Bariatrics Events

08/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Take a break from the heat next week and attend Clarian’s Support Groups! Tuesday, August 17th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class                                    · Get fit with Clarian’s Fitness Coach, Erin Light                                    · Free class for all pre and post op patients!…

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A Liver Reduction Recipe I Learned from my Mom…

08/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was recently at a family reunion and there were tons of greasy, fatty, sugary foods. I then found something my mom made that fits perfectly in the Liver Reduction Diet! This a great summer dish! Marinated Cucumbers 1 ½ cups water 1 ½ cups vinegar ½ cup Splenda 2-3 medium cucumbers peeled and sliced. Mix the water, vinegar and splenda together. Put the cucumbers in the liquid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours!

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Lunch Box Ideas

08/14/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are your kids tired of Peanut Butter and Jelly? Do you need some fresh ideas for a fresh school year? Here’s some ideas that will keep your kids happy! 1. Instead of Peanut Butter and Jelly, try Peanut Butter and Banana. Don’t forget the whole grain bread. 2. Buy whole grain tortillas and make turkey and cheese roll ups. 3. Make your own lunchables. Try whole grain crackers, low fat cheese and turkey. 4. A yogurt and fruit meal can be an easy option on a hot day. Try light yogurt mixed…

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Don’t Forget: You Can Make Your State Fair Visit Healthy this Weekend!

08/13/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don't forget - there are LOTS of ways to make your trip to the Indiana state fair a healthy one! Remember all of the Clarian Health events going on, including the Heartland Walk for Health this Saturday, where Clarian Bariatrics fitness coach Erin Light will do the warm up exercises with First Lady Cheri Daniels! Last year, Erin helped the first lady and then led a team of walkers. First Lady Cheri Daniels Heartland Walk for Health presented by Clarian Cardiovascular (Begins at the Hoosier Lottery…

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Back to School Time…Pack Your Kid’s Lunches!

08/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s such a fun time of year. All the kids are getting ready to go back to school with their new backpacks, shiny shoes and school supplies. As you go through all the papers, forms, and sign up sheets that go along with school starting, you’ll probably find a copy of the school lunch menu. Have you ever taken a look at it? Most weeks, kids are offered chicken nuggets, pizza, tater tots, fruit in heavy syrup, and sugary chocolate milk. Sound appetizing? School lunches are packed with fat,…

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Last Chance to RSVP for the Clarian Bariatrics Summer Picnic!

08/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don’t’ forget the Clarian Bariatric Picnic is this Saturday, August 14th! Time: 10:00 am We will begin with a fitness walk Lunch: 11:00 or so We will have a pitch in. Clarian will provide the meat. Please bring a side dish to share that fits in your meal plan. Activities: We will have kids games, bingo, corn hole, and volley ball. Bring your friends and families! Please RSVP to this email if you would like to attend. Looking forward to a fun weekend! 

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Why is Protein Important?

08/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Proteins in our diet are made up of Amino Acids. These amino acids are used by the body to make enzymes, which speeds up various chemical reactions in our body, hormones, skin, hair, muscles and transport protein. Essentially, every function in the body requires some type of protein. There are 20 amino acids; 10 are “essential” or cannot be made by the body and must come from our diet, and 10 non-essential or those that can be created by the body. The essential amino acids include: Alanine,…

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What Support Groups Can do for You

08/09/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have had the pleasure of running a couple of weight loss support groups recently. I have always been excited about the power that groups have to help people. Groups can do different things that we are unable to do on an individual basis in helping individuals. What kinds of things? Group members can help themselves by helping other people. When we are able to give help to others, we do feel good about it and we feel good about ourselves for assisting those who are struggling. But also we feel good…

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Don’t Miss out on Clarian Bariatrics Events this week!

08/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

School is starting, schedules are crazy, but take time for you this week! Tuesday, August 10th Open Office Hour: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Groups are lead with Dr. Hilgendorf and for all pre and post op patients. Open discussions are held at these meetings. Total Body Fitness Class: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Come for a great workout with Fitness Coach, Erin Light! Erin will help patients of all fitness levels get a great workout! “On Track” Support Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. These groups are for PATIENTS GREATER…

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