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Support Groups this Week!

11/10/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to offer a quick reminder of the numerous support opportunities occuring this week through Clarian Bariatrics! Total Body Fitness Tuesday, November 10 5:30-6:00 p.m. A free class for all patients! “On Track” Tuesday, November 10 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. These groups are for all patients greater than one year post-op. Speaker: Erin Light Behavior Change Group Tuesday, November 10 Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Speaker: Misty Hawkins These groups are for all patients! Clarian Health…

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Celebrating My “Surgiversary,” Part I

11/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

October 2009 marked my two year re-birth date! I’m still learning to be a Bariatric patient even after two years into my weight loss journey. Some thoughts I’d like to share: Bari bellies are a sensitive piece of real estate! It is crucial that I respect my piece of real estate and give it the proper nourishment/vitamins it needs. Protein, protein and more protein along with hydration or I’m feeling down in the dumps! A lifestyle/behavior change is a necessary daily practice. If…

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News article: Obesity May Hinder Optimal Control of Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

11/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don't think this article is really "breaking news" but it shows that serious implications that being overweight can have on your overall health. Obese patients taking medications to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are less likely to reach recommended targets for these cardiovascular disease risk factors than their normal weight counterparts, according to new research presented at the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the…

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News article: More Than 20 Percent of Teens Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

11/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A very startling article that I found in the November issue of the Obesity Action Coalition's online newsletter. Childhood obesity is certainly something we need to focus even more attention on in the coming years...we need to stop the cycle! More than one in five teenagers has at least one risk factor for heart disease such as obesity and high cholesterol, a jump from just six years earlier, suggests new research. Researchers partnered with a group that has been following the heart health of…

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Success Tips for Bariatric Surgery

11/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How are you doing with your program? Look at the tips below and see how you’re doing. Eat three good quality meals per day. Fill your plate with lots of protein and veggies. Meals should be centered around a protein source. Protein is important to maintain your body’s muscle mass, for healing and also makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Vegetables also fill you up with very few calories and provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs! Drink lots of calorie free…

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Handful Harry

11/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have a demon that was a huge part of my life before surgery and I like to call him Handful Harry. Harry was the little gremlin always sitting on my shoulder just waiting for me to grab a handful of something. That something was anything from crackers to Reese’s pieces. Harry sat patiently waiting for me to grab a handful of food and once that happened I was doomed. He would constantly babble on and on over and over “One more handful won’t hurt.” Over the course of my journey…

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Join us for seminar on Saturday!

11/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you have been anxious to learn more about how bariatric weight loss surgery can change your life, then join Clarian Bariatrics' Indianapolis surgeons and staff on Saturday, November 7 for a FREE informational seminar. You, and your family and friends, are invited to learn more about the different types of weight loss surgery procedures (Gastric Bypass and Lap Band), learn about the insurance process and ask questions about the health risks caused by obesity. The seminar is from 10 a.m. - 11:30…

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News article: Chronic-stress reliever for women is often high-fat food

11/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know we are all guilty of reaching to our "comfort foods" when life gets hectic. Do you think it is true? That stress leads us to eat unhealthier foods? Full text of the article from USA Today can be found by clicking here. Many people say they eat more when they are under stress. Others eat less. But people under chronic stress are more likely than others to say they eat fattening foods and feel that their eating is out of control, according to a study presented at a recent meeting of the Obesity…

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Cooking Class is Coming Back!

11/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Cooking class is coming back! I hope you can join us on Tuesday, December 1 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but everyone must RSVP. Please e-mail me at achumble@clariannorth.com or call and leave a message at 317-275-7015 to save your space. There WILL be liver-friendly dishes as well as things for those far out of surgery. We will be holding the class at Clarian Bariatrics' new outpatient clinic. Directions and maps can be found at www.clarian.org/bariatrics. See you there! 

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Welcome Home!

11/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I wanted to share a quick write-up and photo that was posted in the Clarian North associate newsletter last week. As a non-Clarian Bariatrics employee, I can attest that the individuals I work with regularly are all top-notch and a complete joy to work with. I am so happy for them and the new location! On the evening of October 28, more than 60 individuals attended the grand opening of the Clarian Bariatrics outpatient clinic on the northwest side. In late September, Clarian Bariatrics staff moved…

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