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06/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is now accepted as the best and most effective treatment for morbid obesity. About 65 percent of all bariatric surgery patients are able to lose their excess weight and keep it off for more than five years. When you consider that only approximately two percent of nonsurgical treatment patients are able to lose and keep off their weight for more than a year, you can appreciate these surgical results. Health problems resolved or improved after surgery:     86 percent diabetes…

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Getting Family On Board, Part I

06/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Once you make the decision that bariatric surgery is right for you how do you get your family on board? Here are some of my personal suggestions: First take some time to think about what the best approach for your family would be. We all have very unique situations and another persons approach may not be ideal for your family. Do you need to have a visual presentation or just verbal communication? Does your family relate to research and facts or photographs? Do they need to hear the clinical information…

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Hiring Fitness Help

06/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are interested in hiring a personal trainer to help get you started with your exercise program, it is important to know what qualifications a trainer should have before you start working with them. Unfortunately, personal trainers are not regulated by licensing organizations, so almost anyone can call themselves a personal trainer! Also, there are certain organizations that are more respected than others because of the depth of learning, studying, and practice required for certification. Here…

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News article: Employers work on obesity

06/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I thought this article from the Sustainable Industries e-zine was full of practical tips that all of us can apply to help combat the growing waistlines of ourselves and our coworkers. These tips are not new to bariatric weight loss surgery patients who learn many of these tricks pre and post-operatively. No matter what popular diet books say, losing weight is about eating fewer calories. New research recently confirmed this simple formula without equivocation. So why do most successful dieters gain…

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Incorporating the Liver Reduction Diet with My Family

06/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How do I do the Liver Reduction Diet with my family? It is just my husband and I. He loves me, and wants to give me everything I say I want, not need, mind you, but want. Talk about sabotage, unintentional but still the same. I have decided since I have a weight issue and, he does not, that we simply cannot talk about food. He cannot live without carbohydrates so in his mind and I cannot live with them! I cook for the week on Sunday evening, and also plan my snacks and everything I plan to eat at…

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Time

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn’t matter what time of the day, the rules don’t apply anymore. Just because it is breakfast time are we are supposed to consume “breakfast” type foods? What exactly does that mean? Since my Indianapolis weight loss surgery, I find that it doesn’t matter what time of day it is but what I am consuming! My breakfast of champions may be my leftovers from dinner the night before. The main focus is of nutrients for patients who have undergone…

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Recipe: Chicken Mozzarella Casserole

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Use my "Lisa's Tomato Sauce" recipe from last week for this dish. You can search all back recipes by typing "recipe" in the search box on the right! CHICKEN MOZZARELLA CASSEROLE 4 baked skinless chicken breasts ( use a cooking spray and brown with some onion in a skillet) 1 bunch green onion I c mozzarella 2% cheese 4 c Lisa’s tomato sauce 1 clove garlic minced Cook chicken and shred or cut in bite size pieces place in 9 x 13 casserole dish, add green onion chopped and minced garlic. Salt…

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Strength Training FAQ #1

06/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossExercise

I love chatting with patients about exercise, because I am always asked the best questions! I love answering questions, because I know that it will help people get one step closer to beginning or maintaining a program now that they have an answer to direct them. Here is one of the most frequently asked questions I get about strength training, and I hope it helps get you on track too! 1. How much weight should I be lifting? In order to build strength, you have to “overload” your muscles…

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It’s All Good, Part II

06/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I could quote a lot of studies that show high, moderate, and low intensity exercise produce results. Many studies show all of these as ways to achieve results, because any kind of exercise will help your body grow stronger and healthier! But when it comes to choosing what kinds of exercises to do, the main goal is to avoid the start-and-stop-exercise program (what I call a yo-yo exerciser). The best kinds of exercise are the ones that make you feel good and help you incorporate exercise into your…

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Seminar Today!

06/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a reminder that we are holding a FREE informational seminar at Clarian Bariatrics today at 10 a.m. Even if you didn't get a chance to pre-register, you can still stop by and meet our Indianapolis bariatric surgeons and staff. At the seminar, you can also learn more about bariatric surgery costs, the bariatric surgery process and the different procedures including gastric bypass and Lap-Band. And, you can bring as many support people along as you like. The seminar will be held at our Indianapolis…

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