Clarian Bariatrics' “Walk the Talk” is gearing up for another charity event! We have created a team for the three mile Walk from Obesity event this year. We would love all of you to join us, so we can continue to raise money and spread awareness about obesity. Our last walk was very successful, and we even got a picture with the First Lady Cheri Daniels! I have set a goal for us to have at least 50 participants on our team for this one, and every patient that signs up with our team…
A short read from the New York Times that I wanted to share with you all. Children born to women who had bariatric surgery for obesity may face a lower risk of severe obesity themselves, a study suggests. The study, of 111 children born to 49 mothers who had a type of weight-loss surgery called biliopancreatic diversion, found that babies born after the operation had lower birth weights than those born before, and their risk of becoming severely obese as children was one-third the risk of those born…
This story is very personal as my grandmother has been battling this disease for the past two years. Although she was never obese during her lifetime, it shows that Alzheimer's is indiscriminate in whom it can affect. I simply want to share this article in the hopes that it can raise awareness of this horrible disease. The first few paragraphs are below, and the full text can be found here. Obesity is on a rampage, with the World Health Organization pegging the numbers at more than 300 million…
It’s school time again! I found this article in Indiana Living Green and want to remind everyone to not only be conscious of the healthy food we eat but to also pass that along to our children! The American Dietetic Association suggests following the ABCs when it comes to packing your children’s lunches. Aim for four food groups, by including whole grains, dairy, protein and fruits and vegetables. Be creative. Not all children like the standard sandwich of meat between two slices of bread.…
Just a quick reminder about support group next week:
When: September 15
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Clarian Bariatrics
Groups will be divided between band, new bypass and sleeve patients, and > 1 year post-op patients.
The >1 year post op group will be having a grocery store tour! Plan to meet at the lobby of Kroger at 5025 West 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
Hope to see you then!
I wanted to let you all know about this great, FREE opportunity to get out and have some fun while the weather is still nice. The Hoosier Outdoor Experience will be taking place at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. According to the Web site, this is your opportunity to "mix a little mountain biking with hiking, fly fishing, archery, kayaking, target shooting, horseback riding, camping or just about any other outdoor activity…
Click the link to read part two of Erin Light's Indianapolis Star series on chair exercises. These informative pieces feature Carla Belle, one of our recent success stories. Are you our friend on Facebook? If you were, then you would have seen this posting right when it was published last Thursday! Our Facebook page is incredibly active, and it's a great forum for former and current patients to stay connected. We are constantly updating events, reminders, photos and news articles that could…
This headline immediately popped out at me, because I have often wondered how our aging population will fully tax our health care system in the not-too-distant future (I know some will argue that we are already there). This was taken from the Denver Post and you can read the full post by clicking here. Q: Why is heart disease still on the rise despite the incredible increase in the number of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs and the more than 30 years of "low- fat propaganda"? A: The situation…
My final batch of tips for weight loss success:
Brush your teeth after meals. It will make it harder for you to want to eat between meals.
Try sugar free popsicles or sugar free jello for substitute.
If you are craving a food, wait at least 15 minutes before you eat something. The craving should go away.
Any other pointers to share? Then leave me a comment below!
Clarian Bariatrics is pleased to offer free support groups at various locations throughout central Indiana. Attend support group meetings to learn about ways you can build lasting motivation and overcome the biggest challenges to your exercise and nutrition success. Learn strategies, ask questions and the receive support you need during your journey. Participate in activities that help you discover new ways to stay motivated, cope with physical changes and incorporate lifestyle changes into your…