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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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Goal Setting is Essential to Success

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Whether you have decided to seek bariatric surgery or have already had bariatric surgery you are likely experience a period of adjustment to new responsibilities. How do you cope with these responsibilities and make yourself more successful? How can goal setting increase your success before and after bariatric surgery? It is not always easy sticking to the recommended diet or getting the suggested amount of physical activity. Goal setting is a time-tested and research-proven way to succeed. Setting…

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From Morbid Obesity to Runner

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One of Clarian Bariatrics' success stories is about a lovely lady who entered her first 5K run recently. She was in the office the other day and we could feel her exuberance. She sent this detail in an email: “I ran about ½ mile total of the 3.1 miles and I ran on every street we were on. I am very proud of myself to have even entered, let alone finish. To think that just one year ago I weighed almost 400 lbs and smoked 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day! We are all truly blessed.”…

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News article: All Sugars Aren’t Created Equal

04/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this brief in U.S. News and World Report and thought it was interesting: A small study published this week suggests that fructose and glucose, though calorically the same, differ in their effects on overweight and obese people: Fructose appears to have a harmful impact on fat distribution and insulin sensitivity, while glucose doesn't. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that over eight weeks, people who consumed 25 percent of their daily calories as a fructose-sweetened…

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Recipe: Cilantro Taco Salad

04/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just yesterday I took a pound of ground turkey out of the freezer and placed it in the fridge to thaw for dinner. By the time I arrived home, I had forgotten all about dinner and I had absolutely no idea with to do with the turkey. With Spring Break and Easter recently, our family had been traveling a bunch and we didn’t have the usual surplus of food in the house. So, I started rifling through the cabinets and the fridge trying to come up with something healthy, hearty, quick and kid-friendly…

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A Pattern

04/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maybe you have noticed a pattern to my blogs this month? Go outside, walk, spend time with your children…Yes I have a point. It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children that exercise is necessary to build a strong health body. Children learn by example and if they see you making the effort they will as well. The same goes for food. Make healthy choices and they will learn to do the same. You can save them the pain suffered from obesity by helping make good choices now.  

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