bariatrics weight loss Articles

News article: From fat to flat

02/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article ran in today's Indianapolis Star, and while it discusses the currently "hot" fad diet, Clarian Bariatrics' own Dr. Don Selzer is interviewed! Click here to read the full article. If you have an additional question about causes of obesity, or how you can achieve sustainable weight loss through bariatric surgery, then call 317-275-7010. We'd love to help! 

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Bariatric Brownies!

02/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The idea that bariatric surgery patients can never have anything sweet again is preposterous. True, most of us do not experience the cravings for sweets again, but we still have families that have normal tummies. Normal is subjective to your household. I have teenagers, so the sweet tooth is never ending. I bake and cook all of the time and always try to incorporate healthy alternatives for their favorites. I have included a few recipes for you to try at home over the holiday. Brownies and peanut…

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My Re-birth…It Isn’t Always Easy

02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

My re-birth date is October 18, 2007. This was the day I had been fighting for the past two years. That date marks the start of my journey when I had a RNY gastric bypass surgery. Four days after my re-birth date on October 22, 2007 I was readmitted to the hospital for revision surgery. The following weeks consisted of some mild dehydration, lack of energy and the consumption of protein drink after protein drink. November 12, 2007 I again visited the hospital only to discover I had an abscess! Again,…

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A Blend of Mind and Body

02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another benefit that comes from life-long exercising is the increased connection between the mind and body. When they are in tune with each other, we move more freely, effortlessly, and balanced. We also learn to actively listen to and feel the natural signals our bodies send us. This connection can be strengthened by performing any kind of physical activity and especially ones that train you to focus on your breathing, muscle contraction, and control of movement. There are exercise programs (like…

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Downfalls

02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s difficult to imagine that life won’t feel/be perfect once you’re well on your way to losing weight and finally seeing the numbers you’ve longed to see for many years. The truth is the challenges are there, and on some level always will be. Once you’ve recovered from weight loss surgery and are on the meal plan for life of proteins and fluids and vitamin regimes, foods will still smell great, restaurants will still be in the picture, the grocery store can and will…

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Join us on Thursday!

02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been reading the stories on this blog and think that bariatric weight loss surgery might be right for you? Are you interested in learning more about bariatric surgery costs, causes of obesity and Indiana Weight Loss Doctors? Then join us at a FREE information session on Thursday, February 26. We will be holding two seminars - one at our Indianapolis location and one at Clarian Health Cicero. You can find out additional informaiton and RSVP for each event by clicking on the image at the top…

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Keeping It Hidden, Part III

02/24/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

That was not the case. I had paid the price for several years of unsuccessful weight loss attempts. My body had learned that over time I was planning a massacre of my metabolism by not feeding my body and going into starvation mode. Oh, the problems I inflicted on my self in the name of the latest diets (if it was printed, televised or talked about, I tried it). I was the typical yo-yo dieter, but with the exception of Taebo I had never really lost any substantial weight. I seamed to stay at a steady…

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Walk It Out

02/24/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Walk, Walk, Walk.....You can't get too much of this activity. Walking is important after bariatric surgery not only for exercise but to decrease the risk of further complications. Patients who do not walk after surgery are at greater risk for blood clots, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia. Frequency is key immediately after weight loss surgery for the first week. I'm not as concerned about the distance as much as I am the frequency. Do you have an additional question about what to expect after…

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Bariatric Lenten Meals

02/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Okay, I admit it – I will not eat tofu. I moved here from Georgia. People from Georgia don’t eat tofu – not even deep fried tofu smothered in cheese with a dipping sauce on the side. I know that tofu is a great meal replacement, but I promise you, I will not eat tofu. All too often, fried fish, greasy cheese pizza, and pasta with fat laden sauces become the replacements for the meat that Catholics and other religious folks give up on Fridays during Lent. I hope the following ideas…

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An Update

02/20/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After just four weeks, I've almost lost 20 pounds and, I am now sure I can make this work. Now, I'm starting to play games with myself to see how much I can lose in what period. Like by the end of the year can I be 199? Can I keep losing at this rate? What can I eat that I like and still lose weight? Every week I get on the scale and another pound or more is gone and I become more and more encouraged to keep going. Nagging in the back of my mind, and in the foreground of life, are the dreaded…

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