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Causes of Obesity: Cultural/Environmental

01/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are many causes of obesity and over the next few weeks we are going to explore some of the most common. Today, I'm going to discuss the cultural/environmental causes. Society focuses most of its social activities and celebrations around food. We go to church socials, backyard cookouts, family dinners and birthday parties, all of which focus on food. Our parents, spouses and friends often push food on us, and it is difficult to be rude. Restaurants continue to increase the portions and the…

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Bariatric Surgery: Like a three-legged stool

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery has been a life altering event for me this past year. The words obesity, weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, gastric banding, support group, weight loss seminars, exercise, life style changes, obesity related problems, obesity as a disease, ownership and Clarian Bariatrics have become a part of my everyday vocabulary. I would like to share my personal analogy of bariatric surgery with you: Weight loss surgery is like a three-legged stool! The top of the stool is Bariatric surgery.…

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A Quick Reflection

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today I was going through our final numbers from 2008 and I humbled at the amount of individuals we were able to help last year. None of this would have been possible without the phenomenal staff of Clarian Bariatrics who, I believe, are a in a league of their own. If you have been considering weight loss surgery, Clarian Bariatrics is is the place for you. Each day I am reminded of the positive influence our weight loss doctors and staff have on the individuals they work with, and it makes me proud…

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News article: Obese outnumber overweight for first time

01/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We can’t ignore the statistics, we have to embrace the call to change our lifestyles and become healthier! I heard a friend talk about playing football on his high school team back in the 70’s and 250 lbs. was a big guy on the football team. Now most football players on a high school team are at least 200 lbs. plus! Our weight has crept on us slowly over the last decade, but we can’t let our response to the problem be slow. If you know someone that is overweight encourage them to…

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How much weight will I lose after gastric band placement?

01/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Many patients will ask, “How much will I lose with the gastric band?” The amount of weight that you will lose is dependent on multiple factors. You will need to be committed to your new lifestyle. Making good food choices with emphasis on protein foods (lean meats, dairy products, eggs, etc) and vegetables over starchy foods (breads, pasta, rice, etc), snack foods and any foods that are liquid or liquid when swallowed. Daily activity is critical for both short and long term weight management.…

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Momentous Occassion

01/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A momentous occasion will take place next week when President-elect Obama will raise his right hand and solemnly promise to change the course of our nation. He has repeatedly indicated that he will propose, and oversee, change in many sectors of government. One of the most important areas that he will focus on will be health care, including the provision of services to every American. He has also expressed a commitment to fight obesity through programs that improve nutrition through changes in school…

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News article: Leaders Worldwide Considering Taxing Obesity-Causing Foods

01/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Isn’t it sad that we have to think of taxing food to get people to change their behaviors? I am so proud to be working with a program that promotes healthy living and lifestyle changes. Many of us know what we need to do to make healthier choices but we sometimes need someone else to hold us accountable or get us motivated to make the changes. Clarian Bariatrics team is ready and willing to help you or your loved one start that journey to reach your weight loss goals in a positive rewarding…

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What to expect after surgery?

01/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you considering weight loss surgery, but have questions about what to expect in the hours and days afterward? Then check out this video produced by Clarian Bariatrics to hear Dr. Samer Mattar offer a brief synopsis of what to expect immediately after surgery. If you have any other questions about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity, Indiana Hospitals or bariatric weight loss, do not hesitate to ask!

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Clarian Bariatrics reaches “across the pond”

01/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Internet really does make the world smaller. Recently, we were contacted via our general mailbox at Clarian Bariatrics by an individual from FastFoodNation, a public health Web site in the United Kingdom that aims to educate the public on the dangers of eating too much fast food. The site features practical information and tips in an easy to read format that is relatable whether you are in the U.S. or the U.K. Sue, the individual who sent the e-mail, was very complimentary of our Web site and…

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Causes of Obesity - Physical

01/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are many causes of obesity and over the next few weeks we are going to explore some of the most common. Today, I'm going to discuss the physical causes. The more a person weighs, the less they move. And the less they move, the more they weigh. Being very overweight makes it difficult to exercise. It hurts! You get short of breath and are easily fatigued. Occasional exercise usually shows little positive results on the scale, so people become discouraged. It is not much fun to be overweight…

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