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New and Exciting Changes Coming to Support Group

07/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are new and exciting changes coming to support groups this month! Evening groups are moving to Tuesdays and will be held from 6 -7 p.m. The first Tuesday will be a large group with all patients and the Third Tuesday will be divided between new patients, one year plus patients and band patients. Topics for July include: “Habits.. What are They Doing For You” (July 7) “ New Relationship with Food and Family” (July 21 - New Patients) “Maintenance”’ (July…

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Re-building Your Self-Esteem

07/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you ever had a day when you don’t feel strong? Grab a piece of paper, make a list and dig deep inside yourself to find those honest answers. 1. What are your physical attributes? 2. What skills and abilities do you possess? 3. What type of personality traits do you hold? Think about the past verses the present. Keep your list handy and continually review it to help build rebuild your self-esteem. 

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Kid Pleasers: Kool-Aid Invisible Kool Pops

06/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Welcome to summertime! Am I the only person who remembers these? I have yet another confession to make – I absolutely love Kool-Aid. I loved it as a child, and I love it to this very day. I love to see my youngest son smiling his “Kool-Aid smile." Fortunately for us, Kool-Aid has come up with Unsweetened Mixes that can be used in drinks or Kool Pops. 1 (.23 ox) envelope Kool-Aid Invisible Watermelon Kiwi Flavor Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix 1 Cup Splenda Water 16 (5 oz) paper or plastic…

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News Article: PE requirement isn’t enough to fight obesity

06/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

nteresting article about how physical education is being decreased at schools across the country and how it is one of the many factors that are contributing to the growing obesity rates among children. Click the link to read full text on this cause of obesity from the Washington Post. The gym at Eberhart Elementary School is bright and spacious - with high ceilings, several basketball hoops, even a large, colorful climbing wall. But for much of the day, the gym doubles as a cafeteria where the school's…

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When Life Happens

06/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

What do we do in those situations when “life happens?" The new bariatric lifestyle we have adopted becomes habit and part of our daily routine. When life happens and it throws a wrench in our new system how we react can be detrimental in our success. I recently experienced the loss of my grandfather along with the loss of my long time, four legged, furry companion of 15 years. For me that was the loss of two family members within a short period of each other. Can you say emotional wreck? My…

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News Article: Races Differ in Rates of Sleep Related Obesity

06/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We have received a lot of questions about how obesity can affect different races. I did some research and found that all human bodies, regardless of race/ethnicity, respond to surgery basically the same way. There are some perceptions that African-Americans have less desirable outcomes, but that may be more a matter of culture than race. Regardless, there are some health issues related to obesity that do affect ethnic groups in different ways. The following article from Weight Loss Surgery magazine…

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Restaurant Food Traps!

06/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Restaurant Food Traps Low carb menus that are comprised of high fat meats and cheesy sauces are not low calorie. Appetizers like nachos, chips and salsa, buffalo chicken wings, etc provide more calories than choosing a low calorie entrée. For example, an Awesome Blossom at Chilis has 2,710 calories. Creamy soups are high calorie (sometimes 600 calories per bowl) and go down very well. Opt for clear soups. Salads topped with high calorie dressing, croutons, cheeses, bacon, etc add many extra…

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Tips for Eating Out: ITalian

06/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The best bets: red sauces, pasta with added vegetables and lean protein, salad with low fatdressing The worst: Fettuccini Alfredo, Creamy sauces, greasy pizza, breadsticks If you have a question about the best things to eat when you are getting ready to head to a resturant, please e-mail me at smuntel@clariannorth.com and I would be more than happy to help answer your post-bariatric surgery eating questions.

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Recipe: Summer Steak Wraps with Mango Chutney

06/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Looking for a way to spice up a summer dinner? Summer Steak Wraps are your answer! These delicious bundles are hearty and light at the same time. Steak Wraps 1 lb skirt steak (or sirloin) ½ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup light soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, smashed ½ lime 1 head Boston lettuce 2 carrots, sliced into ribbons or strips 1 jicama, sliced into thin strips mango chutney, recipe follows In a large zip-lock bag, add red wine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and lime. Salt and pepper…

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