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Breakfast Ideas for After Weight Loss Surgery

10/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

What do you eat for breakfast after you have bariatric weight loss surgery? Pancakes and Waffles are out. You can easily get tired of boiled eggs and cheese. Here are a few ideas from Lori Vasquez, PA-C to Dr. Jack Ditslear. She has her own little recipe that she says tastes just like the Sea Mist at Le Peep! Try it and let us know what you think! Ingredients: ¼ c or less Imitation Crab Dash of Dill 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese 1 Egg 1 Tablespoon milk Spray a ramekin with Pam Spray. Mix…

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Clarian Bariatrics Support Group Question: What is Beautiful?

10/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you were unable to attend the Clarian Bariatric Support Group last Tuesday, Oct. 5, here is a summary of my presentation “What is Beautiful?” Throughout the decades, the standards for beauty of changed. In the early 1900’s, the controversies began about women wearing shorter dresses (the flappers!) and showing more skin than they had ever done. Not surprisingly, around the same time (early 1900’s), the first diet book was published. It became a best seller. Fashion has…

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Don’t Miss Exciting Groups at Clarian Bariatrics this Week!

10/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Tuesday October 12th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Office Hour · Enjoy an open office discussion group with psychologist William Hilgendorf 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness · This is a great way to get moving! Join Fitness Coach, Erin Light for an evening of activity. All patients welcome! 6:00-7:00 p.m. Two Support Groups are offered · Mentor Lead “On Track Group” o This is an open discussion group for patients greater than one year post op, lead by Clarian Mentor, Jim Fairfield.…

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End Childhood Obesity Discrimination and Bullying

10/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

From the Obesity Action Coalition website: "In recognition of the month of September being declared “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month” by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the OAC is issuing a national call for all Americans to stop discriminating against and bullying children affected by obesity. The OAC is urging Americans to recognize the fight against childhood obesity should not include the stigmatization of the children affected. The OAC is asking all Americans…

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Past, Present and Future Success with Weight Loss - Part 2

10/09/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sometimes something more drastic happens that might make you feel like you can’t just re-start that old successful exercise program again. But with the right mind-set, you can examine the characteristics of what you loved so much about the program and adjust it to your current exercise efforts. For example, I worked with one weight loss patient that was very successful with exercise until she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. After this, she began experiencing painful flare-ups and was…

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Clarian West Invites the Community to a Free Skin Cancer Screening on November 8th

10/08/2010 | Announcements

AVON, IND. -- Do you have a mole that looks or feels funny? Or a lump that bleeds or develops a crust? Or you’ve spent years in the sun and now you’re seeing odd spots on your skin? They could be nothing...or they could be skin cancer. Dermatologists will examine members of the public at a free Skin Cancer Screening at Clarian West Medical Center on Monday, November 8 between 5:30 pm and 7:00 p.m. in the Cancer Center. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-3627. Dermatologists…

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Past, Present and Future Success with Weight Loss - Part I

10/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I often talk with folks who have had at least one bout of successful exercise in the past. They were on a program that worked for them at one point in their lives, but somehow got knocked off that program and have since tried to restart exercising over and over again without the same success. Has this ever happened to you? One weight loss patient I was working with was very frustrated about her current exercise efforts. It seemed like no matter what she did, she could not regain that success with…

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Studies Show Exercise is Essential for Weight Loss Surgery Success!

10/06/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Every once in awhile researchers publish studies based on the effects of exercise on weight loss surgery outcomes. All too often these studies are published in journals that the majority of the public and weight loss surgery patients don’t regularly get to see. The most recent study I’ve read was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine March/April 2010 issue and was titled “The Role of Physical Activity Participation in Weight Loss Outcomes Following Weight Loss…

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New Physician Joins Gosport Family Practice

10/06/2010 | Announcements

BLOOMINGTON, IND. – This week, the Southern Indiana Medical Group welcomed Meredith Lulich, M.D. to its Gosport Family Practice. Dr. Lulich joins John Stearley, M.D. and Nurse Practitioner Peggy Ann Walters at the practice. Dr. Lulich is board-eligible in internal medicine. She earned a medical degree from the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and completed a residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Visit…

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Quality of Life: Issues that affect weight loss patients

10/05/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When we speak of quality of life, we are really talking about your subjective sense of your happiness in different areas of your life. As a psychologist at Clarian Bariatrics, I certainly take into account how weight issues have affected the weight loss patients’ satisfaction with life. I have heard many patients talk about how they have been bullied, teased, and have missed out on so many things in life because of their weight. Bariatric surgery is a beginning step to promoting a better quality…

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