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World Obesity Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day, a great opportunity to learn more about this growing epidemic and ways to get out of it. What is obesity? Obesity is considered a medical condition. It occurs when an individual carries excess body weight or fat.  To determine if one is obese, doctors use a tool called the […]

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Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville knows that bariatric surgery is not a quick-fix surgery. It helps you lose weight but it also calls for your commitment to lifestyle changes.  Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Over a decade ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), published a report that individuals who are […]

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Obesity Facts

Obesity is prevalent in America. According to the CDC, about 78 million Americans are obese. The American Society in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates that about 24 million Americans are morbidly obese. What is obesity? Obesity is categorized as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Being obese puts you at […]

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A good support system is important after surgery

Bariatric surgery can be a great tool for achieving weight loss. It’s a life-changing procedure but can also be overwhelming, especially at the start. This is why we, at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, believe in the importance of having a good support system even before you embark on this journey. Why a good […]

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Dos and Don’ts After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can dramatically change your life. However, for it to be worth it and to achieve long-term weight loss success, you have to make the necessary lifestyle changes.  Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons Recommends these The Dos After Bariatric Surgery Follow your eating plan Weight loss surgeries work by making changes in your digestive […]

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