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Older Kids at Easter

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

About 80 percent of children who are overweight at ages 10-15 will be obese adults by the age of 25. It is estimated that this generation of young people will be the first expected NOT live as long as their parents. I don’t know about you, but with three kids at home that fact terrifies me! Instead of candy in their baskets, why not try... Gift cards for iTunes or video rentals Movie coupons Power bars Bath/Beauty items Easter socks/earrings Origami kit Gas cards Money tucked inside of plastic…

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Charity Fitness

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Now that Spring has sprung, there are plenty of options for exercise outside! But one of my favorite ways to fit in exercise this time of year also provides the great benefit of giving back. This is the season for all kinds of charity walks and runs that build awareness and raise funds for all kinds of causes. These walks/runs are amazing opportunities to get physically active and contribute charitable hours of your time. Is there a cause that you feel strongly about that you can give back to? Check…

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Did you know?

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

April 4th thru the 11th is National Women’s Nutrition week. This week write down everything you eat and then look it over at the end of the week and be honest - what did you eat that you should not have? Spend the rest of the month looking at ways to make good changes in your dietary habits. As women we are the makers of the home, we shape the generation to come, we must have love, wisdom and bliss in our hearts to give the foundation of peace and happiness to that generation. Taking care of…

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Wow Moments to Share!

04/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Prior to bariatric surgery there were so many things I did not have the energy or the desire to do. I remember sitting on the sidelines watching the other mom’s play with their children, running, riding bikes and just full of the energy, which I totally lacked. Since having weight loss surgery it has brought back some WOW moments to my life along with new goals. I had the opportunity to attend a field trip with my son this month. We were headed to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, which…

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News Article: Babies’ Weight Gain Can Predict Later Obesity, Study Shows

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article from The Virginia-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, takes another angle at trying to predict individuals that may be at risk for obesity later in life. Below are the first few paragraphs: Conventional wisdom holds that a fat baby is well-loved, but pediatricians are warning parents not to go overboard. A study released today in the journal Pediatrics suggests that rapid weight gain during the first months of infancy can predict obesity and high blood pressure later in life. Want to…

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Our Toxic Environment

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The topic at support group on March 18, was “Our Toxic Environment” and it truly speaks to everyone no matter where you are in your journey. The focus was on what to keep IN your life, OUT of your life and what to completely AVOID. After group I sat down and seriously pictured having a bucket for each of these 3 options. I then wrote down words on paper, wadded the paper up and threw each word into the appropriate bucket. Try doing this for your personal experience and see what you come…

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Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes, Part II

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In a recent post, I described diabetes as a glucose metabolism disorder. The winter 2008-2009 version of Weight Loss Success Lifestyles magazine describes how weight loss can improve this condition in individuals afflicted: “Type 2 diabetes currently affects 24 million Americans and up to 25% or 6 million don’t even know it yet. What’s worse is that 57 million more have prediabetes which studies show will develop into Type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless the patient is diagnosed…

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March Support Group Recap, Part I

04/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As you can see from Traci's blog post below, the Clarian Bariatric Support group meeting topic for March “Your Environment – The Toxic World Around Us.” A recent report from Good Morning America said, “The average American is exposed to over 3,000 commercial messages each day.” It was agreed that this number could be more or less depending on where you live and that most of the advertising messages are for food, and beverages. We counted 10 logos or symbols for various…

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Free Informational Session Saturday

04/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Join your friends at Clarian Bariatrics on Saturday as we hold a FREE informational seminar for individuals wanting to learn more about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indianapolis bariatric centers and surgical weight loss options including gastric bypass and the Lap Band. This session will be held at our Indianapolis location (6625 Network Way, Suite 100, Indianapolis) at 10 a.m. Support is essential to success, so we encourage you to bring as many individuals along as you wish. If…

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