bariatrics weight loss Articles

My Victory Lane

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s May in Indianapolis, which means Race day is upon us. The two words that always come to my mind is victory lane. What does the word victory mean to me? Success, winning and triumph! Having weight loss surgery brings many success and triumphs on different levels for all of us. To some it may include participating in a 5K race, running the mini, walking a few extra blocks or just being mobile and feeling good. One recent success for me was walking in the Race for The Cure with my mother…

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News article: Obesity caused by greed not laziness

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The inflammatory headline is what initally caught my attention, but after reading the article posted in the United Kingdom's version of Marie Claire magazine, I definitely see the point they are trying to make. Below are the first few paragraphs: Greed, rather than laziness, is the major cause of the obesity epidemic across the developed world, research has shown. A study comparing data from the US from the 1970s and the early 2000s found that over the past 30 years average calorific intake has…

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Reflecting on Our Patient Event

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Last Friday (May 15) was our annual patient appreciation event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What a great day! We not only had great weather but we got to share it with our bariatric family. For me it was especially great because I don’t always see patients after surgery in the clinic because I’m usually at Clarian North. The only time I see patients after surgery is when someone wants to visit (which I love!), or when the patient has a problem and is readmitted to the hospital.…

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Enjoying Exercise, Part II

05/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I stumbled upon a book by a psychologist named Suzanne Brue called The 8 Colors of Fitness. At first I was surprised to see a psychologist with mainly personal exercise experience writing about fitness, but after I started reading…I began to see the importance of her book. She came to the conclusion, after a lot of research, that our personalities are undoubtedly connected to how much we enjoy the activities we choose to do, where we choose to do them, and who we do them with. Our personalities…

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See you today!

05/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am currently at the office packing up my gear to take out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I am so excited! I think that this former patient event is going to be great, and I am even more thrilled that the weather will (hopefully) cooperate. If you are unable to make it today, you will be missed, but know that we value the time, effort and dedication you have put into making a lifelong commitment to getting healthier. If you are not currently a patient of Clarian Bariatrics, but want to learn…

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More Questions to Ask Yourself

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

  Are you living with a chip on your shoulder? If you resist promising ideas and opportunities because you’re scared to care about something, then it’s time to let go of the negative baggage. Steer your attitude in a more positive direction.   Has it been too long since you relaxed? When was the last time you took a deep breath? How many of us don’t sleep well, don’t eat right and carry tension in our bodies all the time?   Have you gotten too comfortable? Are…

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Will we see you tomorrow?

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are a post-operative patient at Clarian Bariatrics then you have probably heard about our special reunion event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. I am so excited that we will have so many of our success stories together in one location! If you are coming tomorrow, please remember that we will be doing a support group at 3 p.m. and John Barnes will be joining us for a quick talk. You can also learn more about the bariatric pit crew concept and, of course, enjoy watching the race…

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News article: State set to unveil fast-food menu rules

05/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another interesting read from Reuters that covers similar ground as an Indianapolis Star article earlier in the year. Indiana has similar legislation that is up for debate on whether or not restaurants should put caloric information on the menu. What do you think? Will it make a difference? Massachusetts is expected to unveil the toughest restaurant menu labeling rules in the United States on Wednesday, requiring fast-food chains to list how many calories are in the food they sell in a bid to combat…

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Cravings

05/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have recently spoken with several Clarian Bariatrics patients who are working to manage cravings. Are you familiar with that struggle? Does the thought of having to say “no” to one of your favorite foods preoccupy you? Do you give in to a craving for unhealthy foods? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal stated, “Certain foods seem to fuel the appetite like pouring gasoline on a fire.” I like that quote. What the author of the Wall Street Journal article was talking…

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