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5K Run/Walk Opportunity

09/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Carve out some time for fun at the Pumpkin Patch Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the north parking lot and Atrium of Clarian North Medical Center. This fun-filled, FREE family event is perfect for people of all ages! Click here for a flyer promoting the event. Highlights include: Bounce house Police and fire emergency vehicles Petting zoo Family photos Face painting Caricatures Crafts LifeLine helicopter and ambulance Train rides Clowns Educational and interactive booths…

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No Support Groups this Week!

09/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Don’t forget… We will not have Support Group or Walk the Talk this week! The clinic will be moving and our new address will be 6640 Intech Blvd, Suite 300. The new location is right across from our current one! Plan on coming to the first support group in the new clinic on October 6! Topic: Protein Supplement Taste Test Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clarian Bariatrics See you then! 

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Are You Getting in Your Protein?

09/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How much protein are you eating every day? It is important that you focus on getting enough protein in your diet regardless of where you are in the program. Always focus on protein first, choose lean meats, dairy, and beans as the central point of your diet. If you are able to eat a 3-4 oz portion of meat, you will be getting 21-28 g of protein per meal. At that point you will be able to meet your protein needs without supplements. When you are newly post op, you will need to take protein supplements…

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Weathering Workouts

09/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This has been such a wonderful summer for outdoor activities! But I’m already mentally preparing myself for the changing seasons to come. Just like most people, my activities change significantly with the weather and time of year. Experts are recognizing this trend as well and in a study shown on www.excusercise.org, Dr. Bruce Cohen questions how the weather and time-of-year affects our motivations and adherence to exercise programs. Think about how the weather affects your activities. Do you…

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Eating breakfast can save you eating more calories later in the day

09/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

WebMD the Magazine reported in the September issue an interesting study result from The Endocrine Society at its 2009 annual meeting. “You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know it’s also the most important meal of your diet? A new study shows that skipping the first meal tricks your brain into thinking you want higher-calorie foods later in the day." Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at how feeding behaviors…

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Grab N Go snack ideas from Obesity Help, Part II

09/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just continuing my list from Tuesday with more grab n' go snack items. Thanks to Obesity Help for these great ideas! Jerky Jerky is available in many proteins: beef, turkey, ham and salmon to name a few. Jerky is a snack that you can put in your purse, briefcase or desk and can be readily available without any preparation. Jerky can be home-made to cut down on the sodium. Jerky is made in various flavors such as bar-b-que, jalapeno, teriyaki and peppered. Nutrition Bite: 1 ounce of beef jerky…

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News article: New Research Shows Direct Link Between Soda and Obesity

09/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have been a loyal visitor to this blog, then you are aware that our excellent dietiticans are often advocating ditching soda pop. Here is just one of the many reasons why: While health officials have long suspected the link between obesity and soda consumption, research released today provides the first scientific evidence of the potent role soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages play in fueling California`s expanding girth. In their landmark study: Bubbling Over: Soda Consumption and Its…

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See you at seminar?

09/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have been considering learning more about bariatric surgery centers in Indiana or the various forms of weight loss surgery - including gastric bypass and Lap Band - please consider joining us at a FREE information seminar tonight at Clarian Bariatrics. You, and your support person, are invited to listen to Indiana Weight Loss Doctors talk about the many benefits of bariatric surgery and how you can break the cycle of obesity and reclaim your life! Seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. at our Indianapolis…

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Weight Loss is Not Always about What the Scale Says

09/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I recently saw a post-surgical patient who was frustrated that the scale had not showed any weight loss even though she was eating correctly and had increased her exercise. So I asked Erin Light, Fitness Coordinator, to do a body analysis on her. Once completed it turned out that she was losing a good amount of body fat, however she was also increasing her lean muscle mass. Because muscle weigh more than fat, the scale showed no weight change. The truth is great changes were taking place as the muscle…

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Don’t Pass on Preparation

09/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s easy to jump into action when you set goals to begin exercising. After all, exercise requires you to be active! But just like any new habit, it takes time to get yourself ready to adopt this kind of change in your life. When you truly want to change and create a new healthier habit, pushing yourself too fast through the process of change can result in feelings of failure when you encounter obstacles. Like I presented in an earlier blog called Contemplating Change, studies show that change…

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