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Interesting Information

08/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this information in the June 2009 issue of Cooking Light magazine and thought it was incredibly interesting! Did you know that one cup of Blackberries has 62 calories, 7.4 grams of fiber and 31 milligrams of Vitamin C. This is compared to one cup of grapes that have 110 calories, 0.3 grams of fiber and 17 milligrams of Vitamin C. One cup of Spinach has 16 calories, 1.6 grams of fiber, 338 micrograms of vitamin A, 20 milligrams of vitamin C and 2 milligrams of Iron compared to one cup shredded…

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Pound for Pound

08/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I always educate people that weight loss is about changing your body composition rather than just losing pounds in body weight. To improve your health, fitness, appearance, and physical abilities—strength training and cardiovascular exercise are keys to success. Since our bodies use both fat and muscle for energy, it is possible to lose weight but still have a high body fat percentage if muscle mass is lost and not being replaced. Increasing your muscle mass through exercise will help you get…

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Free Seminars Happening in the Muncie area

08/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics recently announced a partnership with Ball Memorial Hospital, and through this partnership we are pleased to offer FREE informational seminars in the Muncie, Anderson, Gas City and Richmond area. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:00 P.M. Ball Memorial Hospital, 2901 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6:00 P.M. Hampton Inn, 455 Commerce Road, Richmond, IN (Exit 156A off I-70) Visit ACallToChange.org and RSVP by calling 765-747-4410. 

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See you at the Indiana State Fair!

08/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The entire staff at staff would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Clarian Bariatrics to provide your care. As a weight loss surgery patient do you know someone who has an interest in learning more about bariatric surgery and the lifestyle changes it brings? We would like to invite you and your interested guest to visit our booth at the Indiana State Fair on August 14 and 15 located in the Clarian Healthy Lifestyles pavilion. If you bring a copy of this blog post, along with an interested…

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The Importance of Mindful Relaxation

08/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Although I promote a lot of physical activity, I’m a big believer in relaxation as well. Taking time to relax and wind down in just as important to your health as any form of exercise. Relaxation plays a big role in your mental and physical abilities. It helps you recharge so you can maintain mental processes like concentration and awareness as well as your physical energy. It helps you emotionally “reframe” your thoughts and studies have shown it to reduce the effects of stress…

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Are you sleeping well?

08/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you know that lack of sleep can be related to weight gain? According to the July/August 2009 issue of WebMD magazine, women sleeping five or fewer hours per night are 32 percent more likely to gain weight. One study showed as much as 33 pounds over 16 years. They are also 15 percent more likely to become obese than women who sleep at least seven hour per night. Although a study published by Columbia University and cited in "Sleeping off the Pounds" by Holly F. Lofton, MD, in the Obesity Action…

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Recipe: Cheesy Butternut Bake

08/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following recipe is appropriate for liver reduction diet and post-surgery once on soft foods stage. 4 cups cubed butternut squash 2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature ¾ cup diced onion ¼ cup fat free liquid egg substitute ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp black pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place squash in a large microwave safe bowl with ¼ cup water. Cover and microwave for 6 minutes. Once bowl is cool enough to…

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Kids Dart. Drive Smart.

08/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Although this does not relate directly to weight loss surgery, as a Clarian Health entity, we wanted to take a minute to let everyone know about our annual Kids Dart. Drive Smart campaign led by Riley Hospital for Children. Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages five to 14. According to the National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 42,000 children were injured as pedestrians in 2007, and from 1999-2006,…

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A Big Benefit of Bariatric Surgery

08/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Previously, I wrote about how patients feel that they have an abundance of energy post operatively and part of that is of course due to their weight loss; however, another reason for such a dramatic change in energy may be in part that they are sleeping better. A more restful, sound sleep will definitely allow you to awaken feeling more refreshed, and energized. Many patients tell me they are sleeping better once they have lost weight and are surprised that their obesity affected their sleep. Then…

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