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How to Stick to Your 2022 Weight Loss Resolutions

If you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, your New Year’s resolutions may have something to do with losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle. While weight loss surgery can transform people’s lives, sustaining a healthy weight always involves a degree of...

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Is Now the Time for Weight Loss Surgery?

Is Now the Time for Weight Loss Surgery?Anyone that’s ever dieted knows losing weight can be challenging. You may feel that your body is at the point where dieting and exercising isn’t working anymore, but you still have significant weight to lose. If this scenario...

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What You Need to Know Before Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for weight loss. However, just like any elective procedure, the decision to undergo this should be done after carefully weighing the pros and cons. Dr. Mark Colquitt and the team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville...

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Stay on Track with a Food Journal

If you're trying to lose weight, you may dread the holiday gatherings for fear of getting off track. It doesn't have to be that way. Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Mark Colquitt and the team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville believe that you can still enjoy...

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Bariatric Surgery is Not Just for Women

Bariatric surgery has been around for years. However, there’s still a lot of misconception about it. For one, some people think that weight loss procedures are mainly for women (spoiler alert: it’s far from the truth!). Both men and women can benefit from bariatric...

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Can Bariatric Surgery Reduce Cancer Risk?

Having excessive body fat can increase your risk of a number of health issues including cancer. Endometrial, esophageal, gastric, kidney, liver, pancreatic, colorectal, and breast cancer are just some types of cancer associated with a higher percentage of body fat....

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Celebrating Halloween After Bariatric Surgery

Halloween marks the beginning of fall and its subsequent festivities. It’s a fun time to be spooky and to get spooked. However, it’s also a celebration associated with treats and sweets. If you enjoy Halloween and underwent bariatric surgery, there are ways to...

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Quit Smoking Before Surgery

Smoking, for some people, is a way to help calm their nerves. However, if you’re scheduled for surgery, especially bariatric surgery, you may want to find a better way to manage your nervousness other than smoking. Learn more about smoking and why you should quit...

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Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity can have an impact on one’s ability to conceive. Research suggests that the higher your BMI (body mass index), the longer it takes for a woman to conceive. Being obese can also pose serious health issues for the mother and the baby. It increases the risk of...

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