bariatrics weight loss Articles

Run, don’t walk!

06/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you felt that beautiful sun on your face? Although the last couple days have been rainy, the last couple weeks have been amazing, especially for Indiana. We, as a family traveled north to celebrate Memorial Day with both sets of our parents. This was quite the adventure. Both sides of our families are prone to be on the heavy side, but I wanted all of us to participate and enjoy ourselves. That is often hard when you are overweight and you feel like you are sitting on the outside watching everyone…

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FREE Informational Seminar on Saturday

06/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are wondering if bariatric surgery is right for you then attend this FREE surgical weight loss seminar. Attendees can meet Indianapolis bariatric surgeons and staff members as well as former patients and learn about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. At Clarian Bariatrics we know it is important to have a strong support group, so please feel free to bring as many people as you would like. This seminar will be held at our Indianapolis location: 6625 Network Way, Suite 100, Indianapolis.…

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Comfort Food, Part I

06/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I remember the days when no matter what mood I was in, food was my friend just waiting to wrap its arms around me like a big fluffy blanket and snuggle. I am 19 months post-op from having gastric bypass surgery and still think about comfort foods! These past few weeks I’ve been on a very emotional roller coaster ride and many of us know that it can become a slippery slope if we aren’t careful. I’m currently taking a few college courses and spending any spare time I have studying,…

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Ways to Use Salsa That You Might Not Have Thought Of

06/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Try these ideas: Use it on top of your cottage cheese Use it as a dip for veggies Use it on top of burgers and meatloaf, or in sloppy joes, and in spaghetti or pizza sauce. Use it on scrambled eggs. Use it on top of grilled chicken, fish or lean beef. Use it in place of ketchup in things like shrimp cocktail. Use it on your wraps. Use it on grilled veggies like zucchini or eggplant. Use it on your spaghetti squash. I love to use salsa on my food in place of fatty salad dressings, mayo, or oil. Other…

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Get that calcium!

06/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you know that you could get 94 mg of calcium from one cup of cooked broccoli? There is 158 mg of calcium in one cup of bok choy a Chinese cabbage type vegetable that is wonderful tasting. If you are post-surgical, try one cup of cooked white beans for a whopping 161 mg. Not only are you adding to your calcium and eating foods that are very filling, you are adding great nutritionally foods to your diet.  

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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery, Part I

06/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Yes, I know this topic has been covered before, but this blog is just as much for post-surgical patients as it is for those in the Indianapolis, Indiana area that are interested in learning about weight loss surgery and bariatric surgeons. If you are a new visitor to this blog looking for answers to bariatric weight loss, welcome! We are so glad you stopped by no matter where in the globe you live. I came across this article from Rodrigo Gonzalez, MD, and I think he sums it up best: Obesity is associated…

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News article: Sleep Apnea Widely Undiagnosed Among Obese Type 2 Diabetics

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This just came across my e-mail from the Obesity Action Coalition's June e-newsletter. I thought it was a pretty interesting article to share. Sleep apnea has long been known to be associated with obesity. But a new study published in the June issue of Diabetes Care finds that the disorder is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes - nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were never diagnosed. For those with untreated sleep apnea, it doesn't just…

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Recipe: Lisa’s Tomato Sauce

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I know as the summer comes on full force it is hard to get new and fun recipes that the whole family will enjoy. I try to prepare a few easy meals that my husband can pop in the oven and we all can enjoy without having to eat dinner at 10 p.m. Preparation is the key; as I have said before, always have a few standbys. Pasta sauce is one of those, if you make it ahead and freeze, pulling it out and adding some protein just takes a second. Here is the pasta sauce I keep on hand and an exaple of one…

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It Doesn’t Take Much, Part II

06/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One easy way to measure the intensity of your workout sessions is by your Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) like in the picture below. (Picture) This scale shows how hard you perceive to be working during an exercise session. A good range to hit if you are looking to keep your workouts moderately intense is the 5-6 range on the scale. This incorporates feelings like: 1. Breathing rate is up 2. Heart rate is up 3. Breaking a light sweat 4. Muscles are challenged If you feel these things or compare…

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It Doesn’t Take Much, Part 1

05/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you ever feel guilty that you just don’t feel like pushing yourself extremely hard during workout sessions? I’ve heard this from patients before, and I want to make sure to help more people understand that exercise doesn’t have to be extremely intense to produce results. There are plenty of benefits that come from all kinds of intensities of exercises, but if you don’t enjoy high intensity activities…you don’t have to do them! Especially if you are a beginner…

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