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Exercise Success

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After working with quite a few patients the past few months, I am so impressed with the direct results exercise has had on their success after surgery. Patients who normally wouldn’t have had the passion to exercise decided to come forward for help, and it is paying off tremendously for them. Upon completing their second round of physical fitness assessments after they followed the exercise program I gave them, we are noticing that these patients are losing weight at a faster rate than we normally…

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My Story…Continued

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I started gathering all of my medical records from every doctor I had seen in the past five years. I printed off a list of all medications I had been on for the past few years along with an Excel spreadsheet had had kept for months showing my diet history. March 1st came and I could not wait the anticipation of calling my insurance carrier. Believe it or not I gave the policy a few days to come into effect and waited until March 5th! I was told to get my information together and forward it to a contact…

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News Article: Proximity to Fast Food a Factor in Student Obesity

03/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We posted a similar article a few months ago when the data was first released, but it seems like the idea is certainly gaining traction. Click here to read the full text from The New York Times. Would you like to learn more about health problems with obesity, bariatric surgery centers or Indianapolis bariatrics? Then join us at a FREE information session. Click the image at the top right of this page to learn more.  

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Trigger Foods

03/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you ever feel like you struggle with food? I’m 15 months post-op from gastric bypass surgery and I know I still struggle with food. Do you ever say one bite one hurt? Does that one bite turn into two, three or four throughout the day? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about when you will get to have the next bite of that certain food? Think about it for a minute. Does anything come to mind? If there is a food that you have these feelings about it’s probably a “trigger”…

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Better Than Wheel of Fortune

03/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Oh, I am guilty too! The idea of one more thing on my calendar honestly makes my heart beat a little faster. A full time career, completing my bachelor’s degree, a marriage (I do occasionally like to see my husband), a home, two teenagers who are involved in more than one activity every season. We range from youth group to golf to young playwright workshops to football to drivers training. Whew! I don’t know about you but it wears me out just to read the list. Now, what about exercise?…

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News Article: Attention-Deficit disorder linked to obesity

03/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

An interesting article that came across my Google news alert today. Below are the first few paragraphs: Paige Gilmore used to be so large she couldn't buckle up a seat belt in a car, or go on a roller-coaster ride with her son. No chair was big enough to hold her 420-pound, 5-foot-7-inch frame. Dieting had never helped Ms. Gilmore, who has been overweight since the age of 9. "Once you get past 350 pounds, you can't even be weighed on a regular scale," she said. "I was desperate. I was hiding…

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Did You Know?

03/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is a serious solution to a very dangerous disease. It is a form of behavior modification that uses a surgical treatment to control hunger - one of the strongest stimuli in nature. As a result of technological advancements, most bariatric surgery can be performed via a laparoscopic access, in which a small camera and long thin instruments are inserted through very small incisions in the abdominal wall. Although laparoscopic surgery offers many health benefits including shorter recovery…

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Sabotage

03/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sabotage is a common word you hear during your weight loss surgery journey to keep you mindful of obstacles surrounding you and the unintentional interference with your weight loss. Having weight loss surgery changed my life, and it makes me think the word "sabotage" only relates to making wrong food choices. I recently participated in a free informational weight loss seminar with a surgeon from Clarian Bariatrics. The subject of sabotage came up and it wasn’t relating to those around you who…

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Setting Goals Part II

03/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Gastric by-pass surgery helped SAVE my life. The support system at Clarian Bariatrics saves my life on a daily basis. Dr. Mattar gave me a precious tool and I owe it to myself to use that tool to its fullest potential! Clarian Bariatrics is here to help you achieve your goals, and I am here to help you achieve those goals! Feel free to ask me anything by leaving a comment below, call and leave me a message on my confidential voicemail 317-275-7010 toll free at 877-275-2555 or by e-mail at bariatric@clarian.org.…

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Being Thankful

03/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The sun is shining the birds are singing, and this morning I woke to an unbelievable sense of the “thankfuls." I spent the morning at Clarian North with patients who would be having bariatric surgery today. I remembered the moment I was being wheeled back to surgery, the nerves, the anxiety, the relief. I now look back at that moment over two years ago as my donor moment. I have been set firmly in the present the last couple of months as my oldest child prepares to get his drivers license.…

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