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White House Garden Update

07/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In an earlier blog post, I reported our First Lady creating a White House garden patch on the South Lawn. Involving the students in the White House garden was more than just digging in the dirt. The children have learned lessons about nutrition, and making different food choices because they’re part of the process of planting and tilling the soil and pulling up the vegetables. “It has inspirited us to eat better, work harder, and grow more vegetables, “said fifth-grader David Martinez.…

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Don’t Let Your Positive Body Image Melt under the Summer Heat!

07/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following post was written by one of my students, Misty A. Hawkins. If you have a question for Misty, please e-mail her at miahawki@iupui.edu. The summer season is now officially underway…and that means it’s time for summer clothes! While less fabric means we’ll be cooler, for many of us, tank tops, shorts and swimsuits can become a source of anxiety! Tanks tops and bathing suits are notorious for showing the parts that most of us try to hide. Putting on these clothes often…

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Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Read This First!

07/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are considering weight loss surgery, there are a great many very important things to consider, such as which type of surgery, the lifetime commitment you have to make to taking care of yourself, the surgeon and so on. I will not discuss those in this blog, but I do want to talk about two things that should NOT be a factor in the consideration for bariatric surgery. From the July 2009, issue of Obesity Action Coalition: Loose Skin: Loose skin is a reflection of significant weight loss and it…

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Bariatric Strength Training 101

07/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I love to promote basic exercise education during our programs, because this knowledge gives you the power to take charge of your program. These guidelines can help you build your goals toward the recommended amount of exercise that will help you live a strong, healthy life. Even if you aren’t working at this level right now, this information can give you guidance and wisdom about the safest and most effective way to strength train. GENERAL RESISTANCE TRAINING GUIDELINES Aim to strengthen all…

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News article: Battle of the Bulge

07/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Saw this posting in a Google news alert and thought it was interesting to see the illustration of how rapidly the obesity epidemic has swept across America. This is found in the latest edition of the British version of The Economist, and you can check out the startling obesity statistics by clicking on the link. 

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Need some extra support?

07/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Are you a post-op weight loss surgery patient who feels like you could use some extra support? Are you struggling with your diet or feeling like you are going back to old habits? You may also just be feeling that you are doing well and want to continue to do well! Regardless, plan on coming to our new “On Track” Support Group! The group is for greater than one year post-op bariatric patients and it meets the second, third and fourth Tuesday's of the month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the…

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A Daily Inspiration

07/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A daily inspiration from Katie Jay and Small Bites. Live the life you’ve got How many people go through life wishing for something they don’t have? Do you live for the future? Some people have feelings of longing for years and then come to regret what they missed because they were always wishing away their lives. You define your life through choices. Sometimes the choice is to live well the life you’ve been dealt. Count your blessings and appreciate the richness of your life. Avoid…

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Recipe: Southwest Steak with Creamy Avocado Sauce

07/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Just a few more delicious summertime recipes for you to enjoy! If you have questions, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at achumbley@clariannorth.com. Enjoy! Southwest Steak 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 (5 ounce) top sirloin steaks Creamy avocado sauce (recipe below) 1 vine-ripened tomato, chopped into chunks In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Rub spice mixture on both sides of steaks.…

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Will taxing unhealthy foods/beverages impact obesity rates?

07/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Recently, a number of elected officials have proposed taxing unhealthy foods (especially soft drinks) as a way to reduce obesity rates and/or fund health and health insurance related issues. Let us know what you think of these type of initiatives: Will taxing unhealthy foods/beverages reduce obesity rates? Are you less likely to consume such foods if they are a few cents more expensive due to such taxes? Are food taxes an appropriate way to pay for health insurance expansion or reform? Are you in…

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Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Approval: What You Need to Know

07/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Insurance approval is often a lengthy and complicated process. The staff at the Clarian Bariatrics will assist you in obtaining insurance approval. However, they cannot act on your behalf since you are the policyholder. Therefore, you will need to work with our staff and remain active in the process. Below are some steps you can take to ensure you have the best chance of obtaining coverage: Read your insurance booklet and/or speak to the insurance company prior to making any appointment for surgery.…

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