bariatrics weight loss Articles

Ron’s Story

12/11/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We like to share patient stories whenever possible, and there are some stories that leave such a lasting impact we decide to use the individual's words in a television advertisement so that others can become educated on the serious health implications morbid obesity presents. Ron's story was one that was shared via television and print advertisements to help raise awareness of health problems with obesity, Indianapolis Gastric Bypass and Indianapolis Bariatric Centers. Feeling his life was…

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Understanding Obesity Definitions

12/11/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Often times when you surround yourself with a topic you forget that not everyone around you has the same level of understanding. The other day I was explaining weight loss surgery to one of my classmates and he kept giving me a "huh" look when I threw out a couple of terms. To help clear the air, I thought I would periodically post some common information that are typically associated with gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling surgery and bariatric surgery in general. If you have any additional…

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A Splash of Challenge

12/10/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below are some more tips by fitness expert Erin Light. Erin is the owner of FIT-Biz! Wellness and a reporter for RTV6. Erin is an expert in Indiana weight loss and working with Indiana bariatric surgeons and Indiana bariatric patients to improve outcomes for those undergoing weight loss surgery. Enjoy! In addition to paying attention to the pace of your workouts, it is important to challenge your strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility and balance if you want to improve on your fitness level.…

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What is Lap Band surgery?

12/10/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A lot of people in our seminars ask Indiana weight loss doctors about Lap Band surgery as an option at Clarian Bariatrics. Lap Band is a restrictive surgery that works by physically restricting the stomach size which then slows down digestion. Normally, a stomach can hold about three pints, after obesity surgery the stomach can hold as little as one ounce and eventually grow to two or three ounces. Indiana weight loss doctors can council you during one of our weekly Indianapolis Weight Loss Surgery…

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News article: U.S. diabetes rate doubles in last 10 years

12/10/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Wow! I just read this article and was really taken aback by the statistics. Diabetes is one of the most common health problems with obesity and many Indiana bariatrics patients suffer from this sometimes fatal disease. In fact, John Barnes' (who you will be meeting in a few weeks) diabetes was so bad before he underwent weight loss surgery that he was on insulin shots six times a day! Bariatric weight loss is one way to effectively manage diabetes, and if you suffer from the disease please consider…

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Exciting things coming in 2009!

12/09/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This afternoon I was in a meeting with my marketing counterparts from all Clarian Health hospitals and it is exciting to see all the opportunities we will be able to offer the communities we serve in 2009! With many free screening opportunities and fun-filled events on tap, 2009 will be a great year to take control of your health and focus on creating a new you! In a few weeks, I am going to post the story of John Barnes, CEO And co-owner of Panther Racing. John underwent morbid obesity surgery about…

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Upcoming Informational Sessions at Clarian Health Cicero

12/09/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Starting in 2009, Clarian Bariatrics will be offering FREE informational weight loss surgery seminars and support groups at Clarian Health Cicero. Join us on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. for the first session where you can learn more about problems caused by obesity, gastric bypass surgery cost and bariatric surgery financing. These seminars are your opportunity to ask questions of Indiana bariatric surgeons and other Indiana bariatric patients. Plus, we encourage you to bring family and friends as your…

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Are you considering weight loss surgery?

12/08/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Before considering Weight Loss Surgery, you need to consult an Indiana weight loss doctor. One other thing you can do yourself is check your Body Mass Index or BMI. We have a great tool for BMI on the Clarian Health Web site. Try it out by clicking here. Indiana Bariatric surgeons will calculate your BMI as well, but if you think you might be suffering health problems with obesity or obesity medical problems, this quick test will let you know where you stand. Clarian's Indiana Bariatric Centers…

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Tips for the Holiday Season

12/08/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Last week, I posted a brief recap from our November gastric bypass weight loss support group, and as promised, here are a few tips to keep in mind during the holiday season: Maintain your routine! Meal times, food journaling, etc Don't skip meals before the big meal or holiday party. Stick with your meals plan 3-4 ounces of protein and up to 1 cup vegetables. Total amount at meal time should not exceed one and half cups. Offer to bring a favorite low-calorie dish to holiday parties. Holiday foods…

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Looking for a great side dish to take to holiday parties?

12/08/2008 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The holidays are always a fun time to enjoy food and cook with family. One of the best things about holiday cooking is all of the great sides, but making a healthy side for those individuals that have undergon weight loss procedures can be a challenge. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has provided this great recipe, which can be found in the Walk from Obesity cookbook. Chunky Baked Pears Recipe: (6 Servings) 3 large pears, peeled, cored and chopped 1/4 cup raisins tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons…

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