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04/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One question that we (dietitian’s) hear at Clarian Bariatrics often is, “Give me recipes for the liver reduction diet or for post-operative weight loss surgery life.” We often reply there are no exact cookbooks or recipes specifically written for the protein based diet that you must follow. You can adapt any recipe to meet the low carbohydrate-protein based diet guidelines. Understanding basic cooking techniques, ingredient interaction, having the right equipment or utensil and…

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News article: Cut calories by taxing soda

04/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'll admit it, I love soda pop. I don't smoke, I exercise regularly and I try to adhere to as many RDA recommendations as possible, but soda pop remains a vice of mine. I thought that this was an interesting article, and I think that if a tax did occur, it would probably curb my consumption. The first few paragraphs are below: Obesity rates - and medical costs - are skyrocketing while tax revenues are plummeting. What better time, asks Kelly D. Brownell, to levy a penny-per-ounce charge on…

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The Power of Self Esteem

04/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The power of self-esteem is something we tend to forget about. Before weight loss surgery, I can remember times when I would do positive self-talk over and over. I would get just shy of that point where I started to feel good about myself and - WHAM - someone knocked me to my knees. It could be the way someone looked at me (the elevator look of up and down with a nasty smirk), a small mumble under their breath about my appearance, comments about overweight people and remarks about what I was eating…

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Just go fly a kite!

04/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In keeping with it is "national something month," I wanted to recognize that April is National Kite Month. The weather may not be ripe for kite flying today, but this weekend is going to be nice, so think about working kite flying into your weekend plans. It’s fun, and will get you and your family outside for some quality bonding time!  

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Everyday is a New Day, Part II (a)

04/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The way we think and feel about exercise is rooted much deeper than we realize. When it comes to building exercise as a daily habit, it takes a lot of consideration about how we approach it and how we deal with our efforts to keep up with it. Well, just like I began the Every Day is a New Day #1 entry, I will encourage you that there is a way to approach exercise that will help you find ways to fit exercise into your day no matter what is thrown your way. It all starts by becoming more mindful of…

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What does bariatric surgery cost?

04/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am often asked by prospective patients the price of Bariatric surgery. I try to give a ball park figure, but it is a price that I cannot quote exactly. Prior to surgery we verify the benefits available to each patient with their insurance plan. If insurance is not an option, I offer the patient the cash pay rate. This is not one fee for all; you will receive a balance of approximately $26,000 A portion of this will be due before surgery (two weeks) the remaining balance will be in different bills.…

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Happy Easter!

04/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone Happy Easter on this rainy Friday morning. I hope that you are able to enjoy some quality time with friends and loved ones this weekend. If you haven't done so already, type "Easter" in the "Search This Blog" function on the right hand side of this page. You will see a wealth of tips and tricks from our Clarian Bariatrics bloggers on how you can make this Easter a friendly one for pre and post-op weight loss surgery patients. Enjoy!  

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Love For Your Liver

04/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Pretty regularly I’ll be posting recipes that can be used on the Liver Reduction Diet. These recipes will be fine for almost all post-surgical patients, too! Sometimes it seems especially hard to come up with variety and taste while traveling the important journey before surgery. So, fix these, eat them and shower your livers with love (so to speak). Please feel free to let me know what you think, how you would change the recipe, or other LRD recipes and foods you come up with! By the way,…

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The Healthy Easter Basket

04/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Almost 32 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight or obese, and obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. Instead of giving your children a big basket of candy for Easter, consider giving them a healthy basket instead. Don’t forget candy is a big contributor to tooth decay which can result in expensive dental bills in your children’s future. Why not try: Yogurt covered raisins Trailmix – you can even make you own…

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Recipe: Turkey & Bean Burgers

04/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Spring has arrived and it’s time to break out the grills! Here is a yummy protein packed burger to try! Turkey & Bean Burgers 1 Pound ground turkey 1 (15oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 Egg 1 Palmful of chili powder 1 ½ teaspoons cumin 1 ½ teaspoons coriander 1 Tablespoon Montreal grill seasoning Mix all together well. Form 4 big or 6 small patties from the meat mixture. Place on grill and cook until desired temperature. Want to make a sandwich? Use a piece of flat…

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