bariatrics weight loss Articles

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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The Tour De France is a Long Race

08/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following post was written by one of my students, Eric Lester, a doctoral student from Ball State University. I was watching an annual cycling race in the past few weeks and noticed some similarities between the cycling teams in the Tour de France and the teams behind patients at Clarian Bariatrics. The similarity that is most apparent to me is that every member of the team plays a particular role. When the riders play their individual roles well the team benefits. The cycling teams are composed…

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Functional Fitness 2

08/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Think about functional fitness as way to tap into a more physically active life. While you are doing daily activities think about ways you can challenge yourself to move more. Use your muscles during everything you do! Try to build up your endurance slowly by taking it one step at a time. For example, this week park one spot farther than usual. Then next week, park the next spot farther. Then continue week after week until you park at the back of the lot every day. Those extra 500 steps per day will…

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What’s Coming Up This Week at Clarian Bariatrics?

08/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Whether you are a current/former patient or someone who is interested in learning more about Indiana weight loss surgery, there are tons of events happening at Clarian Bariatrics this week! Support Groups We will be having the following support groups this week! Clarian Health Cicero located at 1160 South Peru St., SR 19 in Cicero. Support group is held on the second Thursday of the month from 6 - 7 p.m. Pre-Surgery Coping Skills Group held each Thursday at the Clarian Bariatrics clinic from 4 p.m.…

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Hair Loss in the Bariatric Patient, Part II

08/08/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A patient should be concerned of a nutritional problem after bariatric surgery if any of the following occurred: Hair loss continued more than one year after surgery Hair loss started more than six months after surgery Patient has had difficulty eating and/or has not complied with supplementation Patient has shown low values of ferritin, zinc or protein on lab results Patient has had more rapid then expected weight loss Iron: Iron is the sing nutrient most highly correlated with hair loss. While…

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The Importance of Blueberries

08/08/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you know that blueberries contain phytochemical’s anthocyanin, proanthocyanidins, flavonols and tannins, which inhibit mechanisms of cancer cell development and inflammation? Other studies have found that blueberry consumption lowered blood cholesterol and total blood lipid levels, which may decrease risk of heart disease. Half a cup or 3 ½ ounces of blueberries contain 60 calories, a very small amount of fat and protein, 2.4 grams dietary fiber, and 10 mg vitamin C. Choose fresh…

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Headed to the Fair this weekend? What will you eat?

08/07/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s State Fair Time in Indiana! What are you going to eat? Somewhere between the elephant ears, fried twinkies and milk shakes there’s got to be something healthy, right? This year, they’ve even added chocolate covered bacon! Did you know… Fried Twinkie = 497 calories and 40 g fat Elephant Ear = 1,070 calories and 61 g fat Corn with Butter = 545 calories and 48 g fat Funnel Cake = 1,340 calories and 56 g fat Eating healthy at the State Fair takes a lot of planning and a…

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News Article: Low Short-term Risks After Bariatric Surgery for Extreme Obesity, Study Suggests

08/07/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article brief came across on the Obesity Action Coalition's August e-newsletter. Highlights are below with a link to full text of the article: Short-term complications and death rates were low following bariatric surgery to limit the amount of food that can enter the stomach, decrease absorption of food or both, according to the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS-1). Results are reported in the July 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Less than 1 percent…

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