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Valentine’s Inspirations #3

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Pain is a message - listen to it! Listen to your pain, which is an indicator that something is wrong. Remember there is physical pain and emotional pain. Working too hard? Getting the flu? Stressed out? Emotional pain…

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News article: Obesity - America’s epidemic

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

An interesting take on America's obesity epidemic from the perspective of our neighbors to the north. While it doesn't really break any new ground, it gives an interesting perspective of our American health care system and our perceptions of obese individuals. You can read full text of the article from Canada.com by clicking here. Do you have an additional question about Indiana hospitals, bariatric weight loss, causes of obesity, or Indiana bariatric centers? Then join us at an upcoming…

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Post-surgical nausea related to oral intake

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you had weight loss surgery recently and are you experiencing post operative nausea? If so, you may not be getting enough to drink or lack adequate protein. This situation presents a unique challenge as it becomes a vicious cycle of increased nausea resulting in a greater aversion to drinking or eating, which only serves to make the nausea worse. It is important to understand that most often, the low fluid and/or protein intake preceded the nausea; therefore the best strategy is to stay out…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #2

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Take responsibility! The quality of your life is the result of your reactions to life. When you are faced with a challenge the final outcome is either positive or negative based on how you react. Is the glass half full…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #1

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Reassure loved ones! The special people in your lives will go through a flood of emotions as you transform in front of their eyes. Now that you are a thinner person your loved one may fear that you do not want to spend…

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Insurance is not a foreign language

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Insurance is a place most of us try to stay away from. The process for weight loss surgery is unique. The first thing done is a verification of benefits. I tell all of our patients that this is not approval for surgery. It simply states that if you meet all of the criteria for you insurance they will consider paying for your bariatric weight loss surgery. There is no way around this process. The insurance department at Clarian Bariatrics works very hard in verifying benefits. A few things to remember,…

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A Cup of Courage

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. Whatever you do---don’t give up! Maintaining an exercise program is challenging and sometimes it may seem that all the odds are stacked against you. Sometimes the daily tasks we are required…

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Resource Materials for Bariatric Patients

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I often find myself searching for information to help me with my weight loss journey. Life tends to become crazy and at times I may feel lost or in need of a little inspiration. If you are looking for some views on obesity, weight loss surgery, inspirational words, personal stories etc. I’d like to recommend some of my favorites: Life is hard food is easy – Linda Spangle Feeding the Hungry Heart (the experience of emotional eating) – Geneen Roth The Emotional First Aid Kit –…

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Feeding my heart, not tummy

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Any holiday can be stressful, especially if the focus is food. How about putting the focus back on what counts. Instead of exchanging boxes of chocolates for Valentine's Day you and your significant other could try giving small gifts of affirmation. Give each other the top ten things you love about each other, or a box of your most memorable moments together. If we keep the focus off of our tummies and keep it on our hearts we will accomplish much more. Bariatric patients need to avoid situations…

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