bariatrics weight loss Articles

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02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been reading the stories on this blog and think that bariatric weight loss surgery might be right for you? Are you interested in learning more about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity and Indiana Weight Loss Doctors? Then join us at a FREE information session on Thursday, February 26. We will be holding two seminars - one at our Indianapolis location and one at Clarian Health Cicero. You can find out additional informaiton and RSVP for each event by clicking on the image at the top…

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Keeping It Hidden, Part III

02/24/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

That was not the case. I had paid the price for several years of unsuccessful weight loss attempts. My body had learned that over time I was planning a massacre of my metabolism by not feeding my body and going into starvation mode. Oh, the problems I inflicted on my self in the name of the latest diets (if it was printed, televised or talked about, I tried it). I was the typical yo-yo dieter, but with the exception of Taebo I had never really lost any substantial weight. I seamed to stay at a steady…

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Walk It Out

02/24/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Walk, Walk, Walk.....You can't get too much of this activity. Walking is important after bariatric surgery not only for exercise but to decrease the risk of further complications. Patients who do not walk after surgery are at greater risk for blood clots, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia. Frequency is key immediately after weight loss surgery for the first week. I'm not as concerned about the distance as much as I am the frequency. Do you have an additional question about what to expect after…

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Bariatric Lenten Meals

02/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Okay, I admit it – I will not eat tofu. I moved here from Georgia. People from Georgia don’t eat tofu – not even deep fried tofu smothered in cheese with a dipping sauce on the side. I know that tofu is a great meal replacement, but I promise you, I will not eat tofu. All too often, fried fish, greasy cheese pizza, and pasta with fat laden sauces become the replacements for the meat that Catholics and other religious folks give up on Fridays during Lent. I hope the following ideas…

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An Update

02/20/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After just four weeks, I've almost lost 20 pounds and, I am now sure I can make this work. Now, I'm starting to play games with myself to see how much I can lose in what period. Like by the end of the year can I be 199? Can I keep losing at this rate? What can I eat that I like and still lose weight? Every week I get on the scale and another pound or more is gone and I become more and more encouraged to keep going. Nagging in the back of my mind, and in the foreground of life, are the dreaded…

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Keeping it hidden, Part II

02/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In a utopia we would not see 14 year old children more than 100 pounds overweight. We would not see child abuse, divorce or unemployment either. We do not live in a utopia and Clarian Bariatrics strives to equip our patients and their families with the tools needed to be successful after weight loss surgery. To carry yourself with pride, to not hide behind a computer, a desk or a door. Not everyone is wired to speak out in front of a crowd about causes of obesity and its nightmares. It is a wonderful…

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News article: Economic Status Affects Obesity Rates in Mexican-American and White Women

02/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another interesting read from the Obesity Action Coalition. Don't forget to visit us at an upcoming info session if you have additional questions about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indiana Hospitals, bariatric weight loss or weight loss surgery. We are here for you! Happy Friday! Obesity continues to increase for women in the United States, particularly among African-American and Mexican-American women. Between the ages of 35-44, there are approximately 3.3 million white women,…

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An ever-changing program

02/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I had weight loss surgery from Dr. Mattar at Clarian Bariatrics in May of 2008, and I’m amazed at how different the program is now. Current practice, best practice, and new standards of care cause a program to change and I think that is terrific. Many insurance companies have newer guidelines on their requirements for surgery approval and now some even offer shorter waits prior to surgery. The process seems lengthy, but being the first days/months of the rest of your life I suppose it’s…

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Birthdays…

02/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today is my birthday. I like to say that it's just another day, but that's a lie. Somehow I always get to thinking about what I've accomplished at this point in my life and does my current "place" reflect where I thought I would be. Overall, I'm very happy with what I've done and the person I've become, but I can also pinpoint some areas where I could definitely do more. It is my personal goal that next year I scratch a few of those things of my list, or at least take the…

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A Sprinkle of Sport

02/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. Picking up a sport to play is a proven strategy that will help build an active lifestyle. People in performance athletics are great examples--they show us that activity is fun and being in shape…

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