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Going Through the Emotions: Why it’s Worth the Trouble

08/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi everyone, it’s Lorie. You know we all have good and bad days and wonder if it is all worth it. I know myself I have had a rough couple of weeks, and today I read this inspirational story that was sent to me in an e-mail by Mike Kramer. It was perfect for me and I thought I would share it with all of you. I hope you get something out of like I did. Enjoy. The world can be a beautiful place, full of possibilities and life. You can feel invincible and in control. But it’s not always like…

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Self-esteem after surgery

08/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following post was written by one of my students, Eric Lester, a doctoral student from Ball State University. How do you feel about yourself after surgery? Patients who come to Clarian Bariatrics often share with us a common complaint, that they do not feel good about themselves. They give a variety of reasons for this shared feeling. Some of these reasons have a strong link to the patient’s weight, difficulty participating in enjoyable activities, and health concerns. If you have or have…

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Have you added us yet?

07/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Clarian Bariatrics is on Facebook, and we want you to become our fan! This page is just another outlet for patients (past and present) to keep connected to one another and learn about upcoming events and opportunities. If you are a Facebook member, please add us by searching for "Clarian Bariatrics" and tell your friends and family!

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Clarian Bariatrics Adds Surgeons and Moves Location to Meet Demand

07/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We sent out this information earlier in the week, and I wanted to share it with you. We are thrilled at all the changes coming to Clarian Bariatrics, and we realize it would not be possible without your continued support! You guys are the best! Exciting changes are in store for Clarian Bariatrics this summer as the program announced the addition of two full-time surgeons and a move to a new 30,000 square foot outpatient clinic to better accommodate the rapidly growing program, which has experienced…

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Picnic Ideas!

07/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s summer time! It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the weather! When you think of picnics, many people think of fried chicken, potato chips, mayonnaise based salads and desserts. It’s time to change your thinking. Plan to eat healthy this year. Fill up on your veggies! Try cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and carrots and serve with low fat dressings, salsa, or hummus. Change your thinking on salads! Most salads are full of fat with the regular mayonnaise and dressings.…

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Questions You Should Ask When Considering Bariatric Surgery, Part II

07/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics offers extensive counseling, through our psychology department, our dietitians and our exercise physiologist. This provides individuals with a wide range of group and one-to-one sessions not just for counseling, but to assist you in becoming more physically active, help in making positive choices, and healthy behavior changes. Our exercise physiologist (Erin Light, also a blogger) is available to instruct you on how to increase your activities as you move up to a regular fitness…

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Patient Feedback

07/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I see post bariatric surgery patients several times a week at Clarian Bariatrics as a physician assistant to Dr. Samer Mattar, and Dr. Don Selzer. During my visits, I have the privilege of hearing how we have changed our patients’ lives. I wanted to share with you a few of the things I hear from our weight loss patients all the time! The most frequently made comment is about the increase in energy that almost all of our patients have. Prior to obesity surgery the majority of our patients’,…

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Pre-Surgery Coping Skill Group Meeting Tonight

07/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a quick reminder that we will be holding our pre-surgery coping skill group meeting tonight at our Indianapolis clinic. Patients are welcome to attend any or all support groups free of charge. We ask that you please call 317-275-7010 and indicate which groups you would like to attend. Misty Hawkins and myself will be facilitating each group. Each group will run from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Clarian Bariatrics outpatient clinic on Indianapolis' northwest side. See below…

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Recipe: EGGcellent Egg Salad

07/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Egg salad is an old standby...and it needs to be jazzed up! This is my favorite way to eat egg salad, on a bed of spinach. While the whole egg is good for us, we've cut the fat in half by using half the yolks and twice the whites! 4 hardboiled eggs, plus 4 hardboiled egg whites 1/4 cup light or fat-free mayonnaise 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill Fresh ground black pepper and salt, to taste Handful fresh spinach leaves (optional) To hard…

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Functional Fitness Part I

07/29/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Functional fitness is an approach to exercise focused on challenging your body during daily activities. It also helps you increase your abilities to perform more real-life activities that much better. If structured exercise has felt physically uncomfortable or hard to keep up with, this approach is great way to get more in tune with your body and increase your physical activities slowly. As you focus on challenging your body throughout your day, you become increasingly more aware of your physical…

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