bariatrics weight loss Articles

Oh My!

05/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

So sorry to not have written in a while, but I have fallen victim to the “oh my world.” You know what I mean, you wake up and the hot water is on the fritz, the kids are arguing at the top of their lungs, and nobody made any ice tea when they finished the pitcher (they did leave it on the counter as evidence). We all have those days or even weeks, as a weight loss surgery patient and it is important to realize that these days could sabotage your journey. Pay attention and not fall prey…

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Fueling for Bariatric Fitness

05/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Since our bodies burn our nutrition choices as fuel, it is important to fill ourselves with the best fuel available. And since food is our fuel, it has a strong affect on our energy levels during exercise as well! I have received a few questions about what choices would be best to help boost energy levels during exercise sessions—so here are a few examples for post-surgery exercisers looking to keep their tanks healthy! Low-calorie, electrolyte-enhanced beverages like Powerade Zero and SmartWater…

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Start Your Engines!

05/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

May is such a great month to be in the Indianapolis area. I'm not a huge car racing fan, but you cannot help but feel the excitment as we build up momentum to the Indianapolis 500. Who's going to take it all this year? Will Danica pull off a big victory? Will Helio get back in gear after personal set backs? Those are just two of the huge stories that will play out this month! Another great racing related story is that of John Barnes, CEO and co-owner of Panther Racing. John underwent weight…

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Are you running?

05/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I received this e-mail earlier in the week from a former patient who will be participating in the Mini-Marathon this weekend: Almost one year ago, you helped me change my life. Now I am inviting you and all of Clarian Bariatrics to join me for my next life changing event, as I finish JOGGING my first 1/2 marathon Saturday, May 2nd, with the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. Even if you are unable to be there as I cross the finish line, I wanted to say thank you for helping me, help myself. Almost 100 pounds…

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Love Notes to Your Liver, and Trash Talk Your Junk Food!

04/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are on the Liver Reduction Diet, don’t be frustrated, be encouraged! The mental part is half the battle. You have to believe that this WILL work for you, and everything else will fall into place. Practice positive self-talk throughout the day, such as: “I am worth this, others have done it, and I can do it to!” And then don’t let anything get in your way! Nothing is worth not having a healthy life. No Doritos, no Cheese-Its, no soda pop, no Dove chocolates. Learn to…

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Two FREE Info Sessions Tonight

04/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have been considering bariatric surgery, but have questions about bariatric surgery costs, types of procedures (gastric bypass or Lap-Band) or Indianapolis Bariatric Doctors, then consider joining us at two FREE informational seminars around the Indianapolis area. On Thursday evening, Clarian Bariatrics staff will be holding two seminars: one at our Indianapolis location (6625 Network Way, Indianapolis) and one at Clarian Health Cicero (1160 South Peru Street, Ind. 19, Cicero). Now is your…

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If I Can Do It, So Can You!

04/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With the hope of providing an incentive and sympathetic viewpoint for both our pre-operative and post-operative patients, I would like to share my personal experience. For me, too, weight control has been an issue for a significant part of my life. As all of you know, when one is overweight, the ability to lose weight is challenged by one's work schedule, family commitments, financial constraints, and apathy or sense of hopelessness. I think television portrays the typical surgeon's schedule…

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Mindful Eating Tips

04/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In a special edition of the Obesity Action Coalition’s Quarterly Magazine (Available in the Clarian Bariatrics Lobby), there is an article about Mindful Eating by Michelle May, MD. The article has an excerpt from her book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle that I thought was beneficial and hope others, whether pre or post surgical, find helpful as well. “Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention." Eating with Intention Be purposeful…

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Plan Your Active Spring and Summer!

04/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The doors have finally opened to fun outdoor activities! Now is your time to start planning some of those weekend family events that can help you and your family get more active together. A patient told me how she and her son strive for a “Once-A-Month” event that is surrounded by physical activity. This is a great idea to start! Make use of all of our free parks (www.indyparks.org or www.in.gov/dnr) or even plan a weekend trip to somewhere you can hike, bike, swim, and stay active. The…

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How the Baritric Process Works

04/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been considering weight loss surgery but are confused about what the different types of surgery - restrictive or malabsorption - and how they work? Then watch this educational video by Samer Mattar, MD, FACS, the Medical Director of Clarian Bariatrics. Additionally, if you have questions about bariatric surgery costs, Indianapolis Bariatric Surgeons, gastric bypass or the Lap-Band procedures, then join us at a FREE informational seminar. Click on the image at the top right of this page to…

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