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Katy's story: New year, new goals

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 2/3/2015 4:30:00 PM

Community Bariatrics first spoke to Katy in July. Since that time she has worked hard to maintain her weight loss and lead a healthy life. Here is an update on her progress.  

I have truly been blessed with my hard work paying off. I have lost a total of 110 pounds since my surgery in May 2013. However, I have struggled to lose the last few pounds that I need to in order to reach my goal weight. 

So I have set up some goals I hope to meet within the first few months of 2015:continue reading ...


Winter citrus for shedding belly fat

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 1/22/2015 9:00:00 AM

Winter citrus helps us lose stomach fatWinter citrus is juicy and flavorful. When we can't be a snowbird and fly south for the winter, an orange or grapefruit brings back sunny memories and may brighten a gray winter day. We all know those expressions: An apple a day keeps the doctor away; a grapefruit a day keeps the fat away—but is there any truth in them? 

Grapefruit diets have been around for decades but have never been proven to sustain weight loss. A balanced diet is a healthier choice. 

However, oranges, grapefruits and lemons are considered fast-acting carbs and elevate the blood glucose levels much faster. These fruits are good choices for a post-exercise workout, but not for the person with type 2 diabetes. continue reading ...


5 tips for Lap Band success

Written by Keith McEwen, M.D. on 11/24/2014 6:00:00 AM

Bariatric patientBy the time I meet you, you have already developed many food habits. Food may be a comfort. Food may be a way to handle stress or isolation. Rarely do my patients think of food as fuel to give our body energy to do the things we want to do. That is why changing your eating behavior shouldn’t be a “cold turkey” approach. continue reading ...


Kristen Shaw's story: The obstacle is not just weight

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 11/18/2014 6:30:00 AM

Kirsten Shaw is a dedicated wife and mother and in the mix of daily life she didn't prioritize her health. She had Lap Band® surgery in August of 2012.

Kristen Shaw before and after Lap BandI grew up in a family where my mom and dad were overweight. I struggled with my weight from adolescence on, in part because I was abused. I felt if I was "chubby" I wouldn't be hurt. I had become an emotional eater and food was my drug of choice numbing the reality.

Then, as a mom of a 13-year-old daughter and wife to a wonderful man, taking care of them became my job. With them as my main priority, I did not prioritize my own personal health. continue reading ...


How to ward off the flu

Written by Keith McEwen, M.D. on 11/17/2014 6:00:00 AM

Female with fluThe signs are out – 'get your flu shot today!' According to the CDC, influenza has been reported sporadically throughout Indiana, and adults who are overweight are typically more susceptible to the flu because they usually have other health issues. 

I think every Lap Band® patient needs to focus on eating healthy nutritious foods that boost our immunity. Remember to stay well hydrated and wash your hands often. Flu season typically doesn't peak until January, February or even March. So it's a long flu season, be prepared. continue reading ...


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