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In a Pinch…Quick and Easy Meals

11/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sometimes it is difficult to find time to cook and prepare meals. Meals can be quick and simple. You just need to have easy convenience foods to use when you’re pressed for time. Fill your pantry and refrigerator with those foods and you can put meals together in a snap! Breakfast is grab and go for most people. Try having string cheese, low calorie turkey sausage, instant oatmeal and yogurt available in the refrigerator. For lunch, try a variety of foods. Have a variety of Healthy Choice or…

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Considering a Weight Loss Surgery Program?

11/12/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When searching for a weight loss program, the first place to start is by asking your family physician for a recommendation. Your doctor should be able to provide you with several options for programs that other patients have found to be successful. Ideally, you should do a lot of research, ask a lot of questions, and find a weight loss program that you are comfortable with (even excited about participating in!) Here are the basic things you should consider when researching weight loss programs: How…

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News article: It’s time fruit juice loses its wholesome image, some experts say

11/11/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Another article in the never ending debate about what's good for you and what's not. This one tackles juice and the "is it or isn't" debate about popular fruit drinks. The first few paragraphs are below and full text can be found here. Remember, if you ever have a question about what you should or shouldn't be eating, please call one of our dieticians at 317-275-7010. To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise. That virtuous glass of juice…

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Take a Moment to Remember

11/11/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In recognition of Veteran's Day today, I wanted to take a minute to thank all those individuals that have served selflessly in our Armed Forces. An extra special thank you goes out to our staff and patients who have served. We appreciate all you have done for us. Remember to thank a veteran today!  

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Support Groups this Week!

11/10/2009 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to offer a quick reminder of the numerous support opportunities occuring this week through Clarian Bariatrics! Total Body Fitness Tuesday, November 10 5:30-6:00 p.m. A free class for all patients! “On Track” Tuesday, November 10 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. These groups are for all patients greater than one year post-op. Speaker: Erin Light Behavior Change Group Tuesday, November 10 Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Speaker: Misty Hawkins These groups are for all patients! Clarian Health…

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Celebrating My “Surgiversary,” Part I

11/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

October 2009 marked my two year re-birth date! I’m still learning to be a Bariatric patient even after two years into my weight loss journey. Some thoughts I’d like to share: Bari bellies are a sensitive piece of real estate! It is crucial that I respect my piece of real estate and give it the proper nourishment/vitamins it needs. Protein, protein and more protein along with hydration or I’m feeling down in the dumps! A lifestyle/behavior change is a necessary daily practice. If…

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News article: Obesity May Hinder Optimal Control of Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

11/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I don't think this article is really "breaking news" but it shows that serious implications that being overweight can have on your overall health. Obese patients taking medications to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are less likely to reach recommended targets for these cardiovascular disease risk factors than their normal weight counterparts, according to new research presented at the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the…

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News article: More Than 20 Percent of Teens Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

11/07/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A very startling article that I found in the November issue of the Obesity Action Coalition's online newsletter. Childhood obesity is certainly something we need to focus even more attention on in the coming years...we need to stop the cycle! More than one in five teenagers has at least one risk factor for heart disease such as obesity and high cholesterol, a jump from just six years earlier, suggests new research. Researchers partnered with a group that has been following the heart health of…

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Success Tips for Bariatric Surgery

11/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How are you doing with your program? Look at the tips below and see how you’re doing. Eat three good quality meals per day. Fill your plate with lots of protein and veggies. Meals should be centered around a protein source. Protein is important to maintain your body’s muscle mass, for healing and also makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Vegetables also fill you up with very few calories and provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs! Drink lots of calorie free…

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Handful Harry

11/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have a demon that was a huge part of my life before surgery and I like to call him Handful Harry. Harry was the little gremlin always sitting on my shoulder just waiting for me to grab a handful of something. That something was anything from crackers to Reese’s pieces. Harry sat patiently waiting for me to grab a handful of food and once that happened I was doomed. He would constantly babble on and on over and over “One more handful won’t hurt.” Over the course of my journey…

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