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No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly. “But I didn’t want to […]

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Why Support Groups Are Important After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is not just another surgical procedure. You have to make the necessary changes to achieve long-term weight loss success.  At Foothills Weight Loss in Knoxville, we know that change is not easy, especially if it means breaking the habits you have for years. This is why support groups are vital after a weight […]

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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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