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Exercising with Fibromyalgia

03/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are one of the 10+ million Americans suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia, regular physical activity may seem like a daunting task. The stiffness, aches, and fatigue felt with fibromyalgia can cause fear during the smallest household chores…let alone a session of exercise. So common sense might seem like exercise is off-limits for people suffering, but the reality is---these problems give us more of a reason to exercise with fibromyalgia. When safely programmed, exercise helps patients…

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News Article: Obesity can Trim 10 Years off Life

03/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

What could you do with an extra 10 years? Watch your grandkids graduate from college? Take that dream vacation? Walk a child down the aisle? It is amazing to think of the major life moments that could be missed just from being obese. This artice, from USA Today, illustrates just the impact morbid obesity has on individuals. Below are the first couple paragraphs: Weighing too much may take as much as a decade off your life, according a new analysis of studies that involved 900,000 people. Adults who…

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Charlie’s No Mayo Tuna Salad

03/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This recipe came on the recommendation of one of our dieticians, Ruthanne. I must say that it is very delicious! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Charlie's No Mayo Tuna Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes * 2 pouches (4 oz. each) STARKIST® Albacore Creations®, Tomato Pesto * 2 small Roma tomatoes, diced * 1/4 medium yellow onion, diced * 1/2 celery rib, diced * 1 tsp. lemon juice * 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper * 2 Tbsp. non-fat Italian vinaigrette dressing * 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil *…

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A Song That Touched Me

03/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I had a birthday last month and received a card from my son that plays music. When he gave it to me he said “Mommy this is going to be the best year of your life!” Throughout my weight loss journey I’ve always turned to music because it’s very therapeutic. Think of your life before you had gastric bypass, gastric banding etc. What were your struggles? What were your challenges? When you had surgery what were your aspirations for your life after weight loss surgery? I’m…

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Prioritize, Part II

03/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Tell yourself, I will not eat out this week, don’t set unrealistic goals. It is so satisfying to hit a small goal than to never hit a goal that was set to high from the beginning. Once you attain the small goal add something to it, like I will not drink soda at home or at work all week. Little steps add up and can stimulate a huge change in you. I know when you cannot walk around the block setting a goal to run a 5K next month is out of the question, so start small. How about, I will walk to…

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Simple Trick for Liver Reduction Diet (LRD)

03/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have several recipes that require breading, and as anyone on the LRD knows that is a big NO-NO. But, how do you solve the problem in a dietitian approved way? Take your Fiber One cereal Limit ½ cup daily and a coffee bean grinder that you do not use for anything else (if you use it for your coffee it will taste funny) and grind your fiber cereal up to use for breading. You cannot fry the food once breaded but it can be baked. Mix the cereal with your spices in the grinder for more flavor…

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The Bariatric St. Patrick’s Celebration

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today, it seems that there is a wee bit o’the Irish in most of us. Parties and get-togethers are based around traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes – think corned beef and cabbage. Why not try something different this year? How about building a healthy “green” meal to celebrate the holiday. Take your choice from green beans, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, endive, cucumbers, arugula, broccoflower, leafy greens, lettuce, okra, peas,…

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I Don’t Have the Time

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I’m too busy to exercise! That is what everyone says. I used to say it, too. I learned that you are always too busy for everything but when you are faced with a situation you just make it happen. Just like going to college while you are working a full time job, you just find a way to get your homework done and study. Another example, when you don’t have children you think that you don’t have time for them, then you are blessed with a child and you just make it happen. The same goes…

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OAC Offers Free Guide for Those Seeking Weight Loss Surgery

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was reading the March newsletter from the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and found this great - FREE - resource for patients. It is described below: Seeking approval for weight-loss surgery can be a difficult process. Often times, patients are denied by their insurance company on the first try and subsequent appeals and efforts can be frustrating and time consuming.To help patients through this process, the OAC developed the Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery…

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Exercise Affect Surgery Success

03/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A recent study shows “patients who incorporated regular physical activity into their lives after bariatric surgery lost more weight and had better general health and vitality and less depression and anxiety than those who were inactive,” the Washington Times reports. Spending a minimum of 200 minutes per week doing physical activity (such as walking and sports) helped the 199 patients in the study boost their progress towards their overall goals. They lowered their body mass by two units…

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