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Walk from Obesity Photos!

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a photo of the "Walk the Talk" group taken at the October 4 Walk from Obesity. It was a great morning, and our group had a nice time bonding in the fall sunshine. You can find more pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IUHealth. If you have thought about joining a "Walk the Talk" session, what are you waiting for? We meet every Friday at Clarian Bariatrics at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring a sack lunch and comfortable clothes.  

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Recipe: Mushroom Frittata

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following recipe is from the October issue of Cooking Light magazine and is perfect for those patients on the Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). This vegetarian entrée is ideal for a light breakfast or brunch, but can also be served for dinner paired with a simple side salad. It only has five ingredients. 1 eight ounce package exotic mushroom blend ½ cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (make sure to use a high quality cheese for the best flavor) 1-1/2 teas. Chopped fresh thyme 3 large…

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Behavior Change Group! What Do We Talk About?

10/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following blog was written by Misty Hawkins. I'm writing today to give you an idea of which topics are covered in the Behavior Change Group offered by Clarian Bariatrics. Last Tuesday we focused on why people want to get Bariatric surgery and our unhealthy relationships with food. Now, I know that everyone's ultimate goal is to "lose weight" but what are the "real reasons" - how will losing the weight change your life for the better? Will losing weight help you live without as much pain?…

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Protein Taste Test…The Results are In!

10/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

On October 6, Clarian Bariatrics had a Protein Taste Test at Support Group. At the group, many supplements were available for patients to try. And the winners are…. Unjury (available in unflavored, chocolate, vanilla and chicken broth) Unjury provides 20 grams of good quality protein per scoop with 80-100 calories depending on the flavor. We mixed sugar free Kool Aid with the unflavored powder and everyone loved it! We also sampled chocolate Unjury powder mixed with milk which was very popular…

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News article: Fewer schools selling candy, soda

10/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just saw this on Google News Alerts and thought it was interesting given all the recent press related to junk food and childhood obesity. Do you have school aged children? Do you think the school is now providing them with healthier options by taking away the "threat" or are they just going to get these snacks somewhere else? A new government report finds that fewer U.S. high schools and middle schools are selling candy and salty snacks to students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?

10/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following factors will be considered in determining if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery:     You have tried to lose weight by changing your eating habits and exercise and are still severely obese.     You are unable to perform routine daily activities without being seriously affected.     You understand the procedure and the lifestyle changes you will need to make after bariatric surgery.     You are motivated to make a lifelong behavioral commitment…

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Celebrating My “Surgiversary,” Part I

10/10/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

October 2009 marked my two year re-birth date! I’m still learning to be a Bariatric patient even after two years into my weight loss journey. Some thoughts I’d like to share: Bari bellies are a sensitive piece of real estate! It is crucial that I respect my piece of real estate and give it the proper nourishment/vitamins it needs. Protein, protein and more protein along with hydration or I’m feeling down in the dumps! A lifestyle/behavior change is a necessary daily practice. If…

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What will be required of me to have a successful outcome?

10/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The success of your bariatric surgery depends greatly on your understanding that you MUST change your lifestyle. Having the surgery is only the beginning. DIETARY CHANGES – You should be prepared to make substantial and permanent changes to your eating habits to ensure that you reach an ideal, healthy weight and maintain that weight. Dietary guidelines vary from surgeon to surgeon – the key is to adhere to the plan given to you by your surgeon. Here are some common dietary guidelines…

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Don’t forget about the Pumpkin Patch Festival tomorrow!

10/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a reminder that Clarian North will be hosting the Pumpkin Patch Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the north parking lot and Atrium of Clarian North Medical Center. This fun-filled, FREE family event is perfect for people of all ages! Click here for a flyer promoting the event. Highlights include:     * Bounce house     * Police and fire emergency vehicles     * Petting zoo     * Family photos     * Face painting  …

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What is the cost of weight loss surgery?

10/08/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We recently received a blog comment asking about the cost of a typical procedure. While there are many variables as each patient is different, I thought I would re-run the posting as a way to answer some additional questions. I am often asked by prospective patients the price of Bariatric surgery. I try to give a ball park figure, but it is a price that I cannot quote exactly. Prior to surgery we verify the benefits available to each patient with their insurance plan. If insurance is not an option,…

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