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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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How Food Journaling Will Lead to a Better You

Bariatric surgery is only a tool for achieving weight loss. Long-term success still depends on your commitment and consistency on the lifestyle changes required after the procedure. When it comes to lifestyle changes, nutrition is one key area that you need to look into. Without proper nutrition, all the preparation and resources spent on the […]

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No Time Like the PRESENT!

If you’re obese, losing even 5 percent of your body weight can significantly reduce your risk of obesity-related comorbidities like hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. However, losing weight through traditional means (i.e. exercise and well-balanced diet) doesn’t work for everyone. If this is you, you might be a candidate for bariatric […]

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Find Support After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a major step in one’s weight loss journey. So, it’s not uncommon for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery to feel overwhelmed. This is one of the many reasons support groups can be helpful. Support Group for Bariatric Surgery Patients There are so many benefits of joining a support group after […]

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