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March Is For Nutrition

Bariatric surgery is just a tool for achieving weight loss. To sustain it, it is important that you follow the dietary guidelines designed carefully by your healthcare providers. This dietary plan aims to provide you with well-balanced meals even if your caloric intake is restricted. Following this plan ensures that you have sufficient protein and […]

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Swap the Candy for Protein!

Valentine’s day, a day notorious for sugary treats, is just around the corner. So, how can you, a post-bariatric surgery patient, enjoy the day without breaking your diet plan? Simple. Swap your candy for a more filling protein shake.   Why protein is important after bariatric surgery? Protein is one of the vital food elements […]

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Improve Your Life and Heart Health with Bariatric Surgery

According to the CDC, over 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease. That’s about 1 in 4 deaths.   Obesity is one of the major risk factors of developing a heart problem. When you are obese, you are more likely to suffer from hypertension and high blood cholesterol. Obesity is also associated with hidden inflammation, a […]

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Take the First Step in Your Weight Loss Journey

For many of us, resolutions are very common during the New Year. And the most common resolution we make? To lose weight.   Weight loss, however, is not easy for some. There are those who still struggle in losing those excess pounds even by changing their diet and physical activity. If this describes your case, then you may want […]

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Fitting In: Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical It takes extra effort to go to the movies when you’re a 336-pound woman. Just ask Kerrie Merz.  Merz dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would […]

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