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Take a hike!

04/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In March, I talked about it being the start of spring, and for me that means getting out and hiking in one of our lovely Indiana State Parks. Who knew there is a week called “National Park Week” celebrated in the month of April from the 19th-the 25th or “National Wildlife Week” celebrated from the 18th to the 26th. I suggest that you get an early start on these celebrations and take your family outside for some fresh air this weekend. Talk about the different wildlife in our…

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Every Day is a New Day, Part III (a)

04/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Even if you have the best intentions to fit a wonderful workout in during your day, it is possible that unchangeable events can come up that make you feel like you have to throw your workout out the window. This can cause feelings of guilt and leave you thinking that you’ll never be able to create an exercise routine that you can stick with consistently. By recognizing that exercise doesn’t always have to be a fully structured event in every day, you will find more “pockets”…

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Cookbook Recommendations for Bariatric Patients

04/16/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Earlier in the week I discussed the request from many patients for cookbooks that could be used by weight loss surgery patients. Even though there is not specific cookbook for bariatric surgery, these include some great recipes. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. (ISBN-10: 0307336794 ISBN-13: 978-0307336798) The author, Alice Waters, is credited with the organic food movement. This doesn’t mean you have to use 100 percent organic foods but her description…

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Join Us!

04/16/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been thinking about bariatric surgery but are not sure where to start? Then consider joining us at a FREE informational seminar tonight at Clarian Bariatrics (6625 Network Way, Indianapolis). At this seminar you can learn about health problems with obesity, bariatric surgery costs and Indiana Bariatric Surgeons. Feel free to bring as many people along as you'd like...we would love to meet them, and you! We start at 6:30 p.m. this evening and will hold another session next Thursday as…

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Weight Loss Surgery

04/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

These reminders came across the wire (code for a press release from Newswise Medical News), but they are things we have stated on this blog before and are worth repeating. What do you think? Is now the right time to take the first step towards a healthier tomorrow? Reversal of Type 2 diabetes – Published in the March 2009 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, a study revealed that 82 percent of patients who had weight-loss surgery reversed their diabetes in less than two years, and 62…

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Everyday is a New Day, Part II (b)

04/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you find yourself in one of these two extremes, there is a simple strategy that can help you be more mindful of how you are approaching your exercise programs. It takes practice and makes you step back to look at your feelings, but it is a great way to work on balancing your emotions when you begin feeling those stressful/negative/guilty feelings. It is called the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of the time: Plan your workouts, follow them as closely as you can, be mindful of your goals, work to accomplish…

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Looking for a recipe?

04/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

One question that we (dietitian’s) hear at Clarian Bariatrics often is, “Give me recipes for the liver reduction diet or for post-operative weight loss surgery life.” We often reply there are no exact cookbooks or recipes specifically written for the protein based diet that you must follow. You can adapt any recipe to meet the low carbohydrate-protein based diet guidelines. Understanding basic cooking techniques, ingredient interaction, having the right equipment or utensil and…

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News article: Cut calories by taxing soda

04/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I'll admit it, I love soda pop. I don't smoke, I exercise regularly and I try to adhere to as many RDA recommendations as possible, but soda pop remains a vice of mine. I thought that this was an interesting article, and I think that if a tax did occur, it would probably curb my consumption. The first few paragraphs are below: Obesity rates - and medical costs - are skyrocketing while tax revenues are plummeting. What better time, asks Kelly D. Brownell, to levy a penny-per-ounce charge on…

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The Power of Self Esteem

04/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The power of self-esteem is something we tend to forget about. Before weight loss surgery, I can remember times when I would do positive self-talk over and over. I would get just shy of that point where I started to feel good about myself and - WHAM - someone knocked me to my knees. It could be the way someone looked at me (the elevator look of up and down with a nasty smirk), a small mumble under their breath about my appearance, comments about overweight people and remarks about what I was eating…

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Just go fly a kite!

04/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In keeping with it is "national something month," I wanted to recognize that April is National Kite Month. The weather may not be ripe for kite flying today, but this weekend is going to be nice, so think about working kite flying into your weekend plans. It’s fun, and will get you and your family outside for some quality bonding time!  

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