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How Can You Show Children You Love Them?

03/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This Saturday, April 4, is National "Love Our Children Day." Consider spending the day with your children doing things they want to do – as long as it is outside. Make sure to tell them you will not sit in front of the TV or computer with them, as you do not feel that is the best way to show them you love them. Children need to know that you think their health is important enough to you that you want to help them make the good choices for both of you 

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Hard Boiled Egg Mice

03/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Ever wonder what to do with all those dyed eggs once the Easter egg hunt is over? This is an easy recipe everyone can enjoy and the kids can help out with the decorations. Recipe Ingredients: Leftover hard boiled Easter eggs Black olives Radishes Fresh Chives Tiny swiss cheese wedges Crack and peel the eggs. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Place the halves yolk down on a plate. Slice tiny black olive “eyes” and radish “ears.” Make small slits in the eggs for the eyes and…

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Staying Positive

03/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Morbid obesity is an issue that often affects families as a whole. If you look at most families they tend to resemble each other in appearance. Not all, but most. I had my surgery almost 2 ½ years ago and now I am blessed to watch as my youngest sister begin her journey. Actually, she is about halfway through with the six month requirements that her insurance requires, and she is doing amazing! The Liver Reduction Diet was something difficult for her to grasp but she has lost over half of…

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Up Your ADL’s

03/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am frequently asked questions about activities of daily living (ADL’s) and how they play a role in exercise. ADL’s are basically described as activities that you do all day long that keep you moving. Some example ADL’s might be: walking the halls at work, cleaning the house, playing with kids, taking the stairs, etc. These activities play an important role in making sure we stay active as we get older. They are also beneficial to burn extra calories throughout the day for weight…

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My Story: Denied

03/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

My next step was to meet with the team of professionals at Clarian Bariatrics, meet their requirements and receive their approval. I met with a surgeon, dietitian and psychologist. I had a sleep study performed, pre-op testing and had to meet with the hospitalist to get his approval for surgery. Once all of my tests came back I gathered the results and my five years of medical history and gave it all to the insurance department and everything was forwarded to my insurance company. I gave it a week…

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Video Archives!

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but this week seemed like it would never end. I can't say I'm too excited for the snow/thunderstorms this weekend, though. Why can't that stuff happen during the weekday? Anyway, I was going through some video files this afternoon and found this older commerical featuring some staff and patients from Clarian Bariatrics. I love the message Dr. Mattar and Annessa convey, and hopefully you will too. Want to learn more about causes of obesity, Indiana…

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Exercise Success

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After working with quite a few patients the past few months, I am so impressed with the direct results exercise has had on their success after surgery. Patients who normally wouldn’t have had the passion to exercise decided to come forward for help, and it is paying off tremendously for them. Upon completing their second round of physical fitness assessments after they followed the exercise program I gave them, we are noticing that these patients are losing weight at a faster rate than we normally…

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My Story…Continued

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I started gathering all of my medical records from every doctor I had seen in the past five years. I printed off a list of all medications I had been on for the past few years along with an Excel spreadsheet had had kept for months showing my diet history. March 1st came and I could not wait the anticipation of calling my insurance carrier. Believe it or not I gave the policy a few days to come into effect and waited until March 5th! I was told to get my information together and forward it to a contact…

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News Article: Proximity to Fast Food a Factor in Student Obesity

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We posted a similar article a few months ago when the data was first released, but it seems like the idea is certainly gaining traction. Click here to read the full text from The New York Times. Would you like to learn more about health problems with obesity, bariatric surgery centers or Indianapolis bariatrics? Then join us at a FREE information session. Click the image at the top right of this page to learn more.  

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Trigger Foods

03/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you ever feel like you struggle with food? I’m 15 months post-op from gastric bypass surgery and I know I still struggle with food. Do you ever say one bite one hurt? Does that one bite turn into two, three or four throughout the day? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about when you will get to have the next bite of that certain food? Think about it for a minute. Does anything come to mind? If there is a food that you have these feelings about it’s probably a “trigger”…

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