Last month, Foothills Weight Loss Specialists began offering one of the latest non-surgical weight loss procedures called ReShape. We chose ReShape for its comprehensive approach to weight loss for those with a BMI between 30-40 who have not been successful in other healthy methods of losing weight.

What Makes ReShape Comprehensive?

ReShape has two very important components- the dual balloon procedure and the coaching element. Essentially, the dual balloon occupies space in your stomach, leaving less space for food, helping you to consume less while still getting the nutrients you need. ReShape serves as your built-in portion control system, helping you get on the right track with your eating habits.

But ReShape is about much more than just the procedure- once you are on track for ReShape, you benefit from an entire program designed to help you stay on a healthy path and achieve your goals. Coaching is a big part of the ReShape program. With your coaches, you’ll create a plan tailored to you, and they’ll help you learn about ways to stay active, how to set goals and modify behaviors for maintaining a healthy weigh and healthy lifestyle.

How Does ReShape Coaching Work?

After your procedure, your coaches will provide eating and nutritional recommendations to ensure a comfortable, happy recovery during the first few weeks. From there, you will develop a nutrition plan.

Monthly Sessions
Each month, you’ll meet with your coaches to discuss goals and your progress. During these sessions, they’ll teach you everything you need to know about ReShape’s online Patient Portal, which offers you tools and resources for the periods of time between coaching sessions. The online support tools include:
• Weight logging
• Food logging
• Activity tracking
• Goal setting
• Articles
• Recipes
• Community forums
• Alerts and reminders
• Badges to motivate and stay inspired, plus contests

One of the best parts about the Patient Portal? You can take it with you and track your progress anywhere from your smartphone or tablet.

According to a recent study, ReShape patients lost more than two times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. Many patients also saw a healthier, sustained weight, or continued to lose weight after the ReShape balloons are removed.1

When you’re looking for a comprehensive approach to weight loss, ReShape may be right for you. Our team at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville believes the best way for patients to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is to apply a well-rounded plan that incorporates nutrition, exercise, education and a proper support system. ReShape embodies our philosophy to weight loss in an innovative, patient-focused way.


[1] Ponce J, Woodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDUCE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of print December 16, 2014]. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014.12.006.