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Body Composition - A True Measure of Progress

08/23/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You may have learned from me or from your own personal experience that exercise is a tool that can help you accomplish many things besides just weight loss. One of the ways I’ve seen this happen the most is in working with many 1-2 yr + post-op weight loss surgery patients that have been exercising throughout their journey. These folks have accomplished so much in addition to losing weight, and in fact, I’ve watched many of them totally change their body composition as a result. I’ve…

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Don’t Exercise to Lose Weight!

08/22/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did that title get your attention? I figured it would and it maybe left you a little confused…or a little relieved! I have been giving out this little tip over the past month, because my classes are focusing on how to measure your progress with exercise. Measuring your progress is important, because it helps us see results that we want and makes exercise worth our time. Or what happens when we don’t know how to measure our progress? And what happens when we don’t feel like we are…

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Exercising without Guilt

08/21/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After reading Erin’s post below about exercise, it got me thinking about a conversation I had with some friends a while ago. We were talking about how hard it can be to “fit” workouts and exercise into your daily life. Most of us are moms, and we find ourselves feeling “guilty” if we take time to ourselves to work out. Even if you aren’t a mom, you may have the same feeling. You may work long hours, or feel like you should be doing something else (usually something…

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Quick Survey!

08/20/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Our Clarian Ambassadors are hard at work to plan another event for us before the end of the year. Just a quick update on what the Ambassadors have already done: Coordinated the Summer Picnic Serve as Greeters before Support Group Make cards for post op patients as they leave the hospital Will plan to volunteer at the Walk From Obesity Please let us know what you would be more interested in attending: Christmas Party (dress up, no kids!) Fall Festival (hayride, bon fire, etc) FYI.. A clothing exchange…

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A Letter from a Patient (and Friend)

08/20/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We received an email from a Clarian Bariatrics patient that reminded us why we do what we do. This patient wanted to us to share her email with everyone. Please read below... I want to say "Thank You" to the Clarian Bariatrics Staff for hosting such a great event Saturday. This was a great opportunity for staff and patients to get together and have fun. This was definitely accomplished on Saturday. Dispite the challenging economy, Clarian Bariatrics went through a lot to make this a top notch, fun…

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End of Summer Recipes!

08/19/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With just a few more weeks of summer left, don't miss out on your chance to enjoy these delicious "brain power" foods that are perfect for bariatric weight loss surgery patients and their families! Crunchy Walnut Granola 2 cups whole rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 1 cup walnut pieces ½ cup toasted wheat germ ½ cup non-fat dry milk ¼ cup sunflower seeds (shells removed) ¼ cup slivered almonds 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed ½ cup sugar-free maple syrup 3 Tbsp skim or…

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The Art of Exercising Consistently

08/18/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I learn so much from my conversations with different folks about what they are doing to make exercise a part of their journey. Many people have hit bumps in the road and overcome obstacles they have found over and over again along the way. They have some great ideas about how you can too and I want to share them with you! This is a story about one woman that I worked with who struggled with maintaining an exercise program beyond a few months. Her biggest struggle was the lack of consistency she felt…

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Magical Thinking

08/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After writing the ‘all or nothing’ blog a couple of weeks ago, I started thinking that writing about other ‘cognitive errors’ (or stinkin’ thinkin’ as one famous psychologist, Albert Ellis, used to say) would be helpful. Today’s topic is the problem with magical thinking. Again, this is something that we have all done. Magical thinking is when we believe that we know what other people are secretly thinking about us and so we let those thoughts dictate our…

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This Week’s Clarian Bariatrics Events

08/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Take a break from the heat next week and attend Clarian’s Support Groups! Tuesday, August 17th 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class                                    · Get fit with Clarian’s Fitness Coach, Erin Light                                    · Free class for all pre and post op patients!…

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A Liver Reduction Recipe I Learned from my Mom…

08/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was recently at a family reunion and there were tons of greasy, fatty, sugary foods. I then found something my mom made that fits perfectly in the Liver Reduction Diet! This a great summer dish! Marinated Cucumbers 1 ½ cups water 1 ½ cups vinegar ½ cup Splenda 2-3 medium cucumbers peeled and sliced. Mix the water, vinegar and splenda together. Put the cucumbers in the liquid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours!

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