bariatrics weight loss Articles

Did you celebrate?

05/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo yesterday? Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more enthusiastically by Mexican descendants in the United States than in its native Mexico. The day celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army versus the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Often it is mistakenly called Mexican Independence Day. Mexico actually declared its independence on September 16, 1810, fifty years earlier. Celebrations include not only wonderful Mexican foods, but also parades, mariachi…

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News article: Reason for Weight Gain Discovered

05/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Well maybe not the only reason, but this is an interesting study none the less. I picked up this article from the May Obesity Action Coalition newsletter: Liwei Chen MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, is the lead author of a research paper showing that weight gain and obesity are more linked to an increase in liquid calories, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages, than calories from solid food. To our knowledge, this…

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Chicken Salad Recipe

05/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Here is a quick bari-friendly recipe I love for summer! Chicken Salad 16 oz Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, cooked and chopped (Rotisserie chicken from Wal-mart, Meijer, Kroger is excellent for this recipe) ½ Cup plain, fat free yogurt ¾ Cup fat free mayo ½ Cup sliced almonds, walnuts or pistachios ¾ Cup seedless grapes cut into quarters ½ Cup scallions, chopped Salt & pepper to taste I also use garlic pepper which adds good flavor! Mix the chicken, yogurt…

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Barriers

05/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When you decide to change a habit, the best of intentions may not be enough to stay on track. Have you considered what it is that has prevented you from sticking with the changes you have decided to make regarding bariatric surgery? Events in your life can derail your efforts at establishing new habits. The environment around you might tempt you into giving up your diet or exercise routine. Maybe some friends unwittingly sabotage your efforts. What do all of these have in common? Each is a barrier…

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Bari Friendly Recipe for Next Year’s Kentucky Derby

05/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday? It is one of my favorite sporting events each year. I love that it is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. In addition to the race itself, a number of traditions have played a large role in the Derby atmosphere. Burgoo, typically a thick stew of meat and vegetables is served from iron pots sometimes 10 feet in diameter. Burgoo has long been standard fare at Kentucky political…

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Oh My!

05/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

So sorry to not have written in a while, but I have fallen victim to the “oh my world.” You know what I mean, you wake up and the hot water is on the fritz, the kids are arguing at the top of their lungs, and nobody made any ice tea when they finished the pitcher (they did leave it on the counter as evidence). We all have those days or even weeks, as a weight loss surgery patient and it is important to realize that these days could sabotage your journey. Pay attention and not fall prey…

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Fueling for Bariatric Fitness

05/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Since our bodies burn our nutrition choices as fuel, it is important to fill ourselves with the best fuel available. And since food is our fuel, it has a strong affect on our energy levels during exercise as well! I have received a few questions about what choices would be best to help boost energy levels during exercise sessions—so here are a few examples for post-surgery exercisers looking to keep their tanks healthy! Low-calorie, electrolyte-enhanced beverages like Powerade Zero and SmartWater…

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Start Your Engines!

05/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

May is such a great month to be in the Indianapolis area. I'm not a huge car racing fan, but you cannot help but feel the excitment as we build up momentum to the Indianapolis 500. Who's going to take it all this year? Will Danica pull off a big victory? Will Helio get back in gear after personal set backs? Those are just two of the huge stories that will play out this month! Another great racing related story is that of John Barnes, CEO and co-owner of Panther Racing. John underwent weight…

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Are you running?

05/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I received this e-mail earlier in the week from a former patient who will be participating in the Mini-Marathon this weekend: Almost one year ago, you helped me change my life. Now I am inviting you and all of Clarian Bariatrics to join me for my next life changing event, as I finish JOGGING my first 1/2 marathon Saturday, May 2nd, with the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. Even if you are unable to be there as I cross the finish line, I wanted to say thank you for helping me, help myself. Almost 100 pounds…

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Love Notes to Your Liver, and Trash Talk Your Junk Food!

04/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are on the Liver Reduction Diet, don’t be frustrated, be encouraged! The mental part is half the battle. You have to believe that this WILL work for you, and everything else will fall into place. Practice positive self-talk throughout the day, such as: “I am worth this, others have done it, and I can do it to!” And then don’t let anything get in your way! Nothing is worth not having a healthy life. No Doritos, no Cheese-Its, no soda pop, no Dove chocolates. Learn to…

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