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Burn Fat Fast with Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

medical weight loss in philadelphia weight loss diet doctors weiIn our Philadelphia medical weight loss program we use  high quality FDA approved weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications and diet pills, vitamin B12 injection therapy, sensible nutrition meals plans and increased physical activity to help you lose weight and improve your overall health and wellness.

The weight loss medications are designed to help control your appetite, cravings and hunger and this should help you make the right food choices. Some people think that because the appetite suppressants really decrease their cravings that they do not need to eat. But you still must eat if you want to safely lose weight and keep it off.

Since the medications help reduce your appetite you should not have the urge to binge on bad food choices.But you must eat good healthy food. And in our weight loss program we spell out for you what you should be eating and what you should not be eating. We also give you ideas and recipes for meals that will help you lose weight and burn fat. Our goal is to help you develop good healthy lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight loss.

For more information on our medical weight loss program in Philadelphia just call us now and schedule your Free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we would be happy to answer your questions and schedule you for your free consultation.

In this post I am giving you 4 great smoothie recipes that our weight loss patients have enjoyed. The recipes are for a Chocolate Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie, a Banana and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie, a Chocolate and Banana Smoothie and our Very Berry Green Smoothie.

Here are the recipes:

Chocolate Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

  • Unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup
  • banana – 1 banana, Frozen if you like
  • Sugar free chocolate syrup – 1 tablespoon
  • almond butter – 1 tablespoon
  • ice – 1 Cup
  • Blend & Enjoy!

Banana and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie:

  • strawberries – ½ cup of strawberries
  • banana – 1 banana
  • spinach – 1 Cup
  • unsweetened almond milk – ½ cup
  • vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Blend & Enjoy!

Chocolate and Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

Banana – 1 banana,  can be frozen if you like

  • almonds – 14 almonds
  • full-fat Greek yogurt – 1 Cup
  • cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • You can also add in:
  • Coconut flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • almond butter or peanut butter preferably organic – 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup strawberries or cherries
  • fresh mint
  • Blend & Enjoy!

Very Berry Green Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Strawberries – 1/4 cup
  • raspberries – 1/4 cup
  • blueberries or blackberries – 1 quarter cup
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • about 1 cup of water
  • ice – 1 cup of ice
  • Blend & Enjoy!

I hope that you really enjoy these recipes. If you, a friend or loved one need help with losing weight and improving your health and wellness I invite you to call us and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 for your free weight loss consultation.

Doctor Loses Over 30 lbs With Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

Results of Our Medical Weight Loss Program

Results of Our Medical Weight Loss Program

In our medical weight loss program most of our patients lose 2 – 5 pounds per week. They lose all this weight by eating delicious tasty food. And on our weight-loss program you eat real food that you would normally buy at the supermarket. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on pre-packaged meals like many other weight-loss programs.

In fact using our own medical weight loss program I have lost quite a bit of weight myself. You see I suffered a significant back injury a while back from a car accident. And these injuries caused me to suffer pain all day long and severely limited my physical activity.

Suffice to say I just got fatter and fatter.

Finally after being diagnosed with Diabetes, I realized that I had to make lots of changes and get myself together. So in the beginning of this year, 2015, I made the promise to myself and my wife that I would follow our medical weight loss program exactly as I teach all of our wonderful patients.

And I am happy to say that I have lost quite a bit of weight following our medical weight loss program. It makes me even happier to fit into clothing that has been in the back of my closet for years.

Because of my Diabetes I decided to follow a program that really controlled the sugar in my diet.  This is the same program that I give all of our Diabetic patients to do.

Not only did I lose weight, but now at 3 months into the program my blood sugar levels are normal.

I definitely appreciated all of the recipes and menus that we provide our weight loss patients because they made my losing weight easy – I just had to follow the plan – and the food and recipes we give our weight loss patients are delicious.  So losing weight was simple, delicious and easy. All I had to do was follow the plan.

The Phentermine works really well at controlling hunger and cravings so it’s easy to follow the plan when you are never really hungry.

One thing I did make sure was that my first meal of the day consisted of delicious protein. This pushed my body into fat burning mode and not fat storing mode.

It’s funny that in our weight loss program we make you eat to lose weight… While other weight loss programs have you starve yourself to lose weight.

So here are 8 yummy recipes that I enjoyed on my weight loss journey. I have them labeled as breakfast but you can eat them anytime of the day for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

These recipes are taken from the book The 100: Count Only Sugar Calories Diet Book by Jorge Cruise. It’s a great book and has lots of low sugar recipes. I definitely recommend you read it.

So here are the recipes:

Breakfast Recipes:

Skinny Muffin Recipe:

  • Quarter cup ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 TSP cinnamon powder
  • 1 TSP coconut oil
  • ½ TBSP of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • Mix all ingredients together in a coffee mug microwave for 50 seconds

Breakfast 1:

  • 1 skinny muffin with butter, served with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 sugar calories 

Breakfast 2:

  • 2 eggs scrambled with a quarter cup of red bell peppers, a half cup of spinach, a half cup of grated cheddar cheese, served with a side of 2 strips of bacon and coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 3:

  • 2 eggs sunny side up, served over 8 asparagus spears topped with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese served with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 4:

  • 2 eggs beaten with 2 tablespoons of half-and-half,, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of chopped zucchini, 1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper and 1 tablespoon of chopped red onions divided into 2 muffin tin cups and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes served with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 5:

  • Omelette made of two eggs, a quarter cup of shredded Mexican cheese blend and 2 tablespoons of chunky salsa served with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 6:

  • 1 skinny muffin with 2 tablespoons of walnuts, added to the mix, with butter served with coffee and half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 7:

  • 2 fried eggs served with 2 breakfast sausage links and with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

Breakfast 8:

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese mixed with one-quarter cup of chopped walnuts, served with coffee with half-and-half.
  • 0 Total Carbohydrates and 0 Sugar Calories

So there you have it. Some of the quick and easy recipes that helped me lose weight.

If you would like help with your weight loss call us at 215-821-7336 for a free consultation.

3 Weight Loss Recipes to Satisfy the Biggest Appetite by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

If you are one of our  medical weight loss patients you know that I am always trying new recipes that will make losing weight delicious, simple easy and fun. And if I may say so myself I have done a fantastic job in finding and experimenting with these 3 recipes. My favorite is the smoothie recipe because not only is this delicious but it totally satisfied my hunger. So in our efforts to have our weight loss patients lose 2 – 5 pounds a week here are the recipes:

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Dr. Kenny’s Ultimate Weight Loss Smoothie: I just made this for breakfast this morning and it is one of the best tasting smoothies that I have ever had.

 

Ingredients:

  •  2 ounces of any non-dairy milk product like unsweetened almond milk –  hazelnut or coconut milk.
  •  2 ounces of heavy cream.
  • 1 scoop of our Solutions-4 protein powder that is sugar-free and is very low in carbohydrates.
  • 1 tablespoon of either almonds butter or melted coconut oil.
  • 1 handful of kale.
  •  2 tablespoons of flaxseeds.
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries –  optional. The blueberries are optional. I made the smoothie for my wife with blueberries because she likes things to be sweet tasting. But I made mine without the blueberries because I am trying to keep my blood sugar levels as low as possible.
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until nice and smooth.
  • This is a fantastic recipe because it gives you good healthy protein, good healthy  omega-3 fats and a nice dose of healthy nutrients and antioxidants from the kale and blueberries.

Egg Drop Soup*

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
  • 8 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 green onions sliced

Instructions:

In a large saucepan combine 5 cups of the broth, the soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Bring them to a boil. Thinly slice the carrots and add them to the broth. Add the peas to the broth and return to boiling. Stirring the cornstarch into the remaining 1 cup of broth, stir into soup. Reduce the heat and cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly, cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Place eggs in a liquid measuring, and use a fork to beat the eggs. While gently stirring the broth, pour the eggs in a thin stream into the soup. The eggs will perform fine shreds.

This is a delicious low carbohydrate recipe that gives you plenty of good healthy protein and healthy fat. In order to keep my body weight down and also to keep my blood sugar levels down I eat this at least once a day. And I actually prefer it better with out the baby peas and carrots. But that is just my personal taste; my children actually enjoy it with the carrots and baby peas. So that’s all up to your personal taste. Again this is an awesome recipe if you are trying to lose weight because it gives you a good amount of protein and good omega-3 fats. I hope you enjoy this recipe is much as I do. *This recipe was taken from the “ultimate diabetes cookbook” and this is a better homes and Gardens book.

Olive and Mushroom Frittata*

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of sliced fresh cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups of coarsely shredded fresh Swiss chard or spinach
  • 1 large shallot thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon of salt 1/4 cup of thinly sliced pitted Kalamata olives
  •  1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat the broiler. In  a broilerproof medium nonstick skillet  heat oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Then add the Swiss chard or spinach and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the mushrooms and chart are tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, egg whites, rosemary, pepper and salt. Pour the egg mixture over vegetables in the skillet. Then cook over medium heat. Add the mixture sets  run a spatula around the edge of the skillet, lifting the egg mixture so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until the egg mixture is almost set and the surface is just slightly moist. Sprinkle with the olives, and then add the cheese over top of everything. Broil for approximately 4 inches from the heat for about 2 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the center is set you should let this stand for 5 minutes. This makes 4 servings. *This recipe was taken from the “ultimate diabetes cookbook” and this is a better homes and Gardens book.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much  As I do.

If you need help with weight loss and achieving your health and wellness goals please call us for a free consultation at 215-821-7336. Thank you and have a fantastic day.

 

*Recipes taken from the “ultimate diabetes cookbook” and this is a better homes and Gardens book.

Weight Loss Tips And Recipes – Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Yes you can eat fantastic tasting food and still lose weight. If you are tired of plain old diet food recipes you are going to love these recipes because they not only tastes good but they are very quick and easy to make.

These are really simple recipes for stuffed eggs and chicken wings. I suggest that you prepare a bunch of these ahead of time and store them in your refrigerator. They are simple and easy to make and if you’re like me sometimes you get the cravings are having urge to snack. And eating a few of the stuffed eggs satisfy your cravings and they also help keep your belly flat.

If you have read one of my other post in this website titled Confessions of a Medical Weight-Loss Doctor you know that at the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with diabetes and my blood sugar level was close to 300.

Well I am happy to say that this morning when I tested my blood sugar level it was down to 95. If I may say so myself this is quite an accomplishment. Decreasing your blood sugar level from 300 down to 95 in only 6 weeks is totally amazing.  And I haven’t been able to do this by enjoying the yummy recipes that I’m about to give you now and by eating the other low carbohydrate recipes that you see here throughout our website.

Not only has my blood sugar level decreased significantly I have also lost a tremendous amount of weight.

These recipes are taken from the book 1001 low-carb recipes by Dana Carpender

Chicken Wings Mustard and Lemon Style

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons of brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Stevia
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Arrange the chicken wings in a baking pan. Mix together all the other ingredients. We are going to brush half of the mixture over the wings and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Turn the chicken wings and price with the rest of the mixture and bake for approximately another 20 – 25 minutes.

Spicy Stuffed Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of garlic finely minced
  • Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks well with a fork and then mash in the mayonnaise and yogurt. When the mixture is smooth stir in the remaining ingredients. Spoon the mixture back into the hollows of the egg whites. You could also sprinkle a little bit of chili powder or paprika on top of them. They should make 12 pieces each with 3 g of protein, 1 g of carbohydrate, a trace bit of dietary fiber and 1 g of usable carbohydrates.

Onion Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons of minced sweet red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Peel eggs and slice the eggs in half. carefully remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a platter. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise mustard onion and salt and mix until nice and smooth. Spoon the mixture back into the hollows of the egg whites and serve. This makes 12 halves each with a trace of carbohydrates and fiber in approximately 3 g of protein.

Fish Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of moist smoked salmon – mashed
  • 1 tablespoon of charred grated horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons minced sweet red onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Carefully remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, sour cream, salmon, horseradish, onion and soft  until they are nice and smooth and creamy. Then spoon the mixture back into the hollows of the egg whites.

Blue Cheese Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 2 and ounces of blue cheese crumbled
  • 3 scallions minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Peel the eggs and slice the eggs in half. Carefully remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise and here. And the yolks are smooth mash in the blue cheese and stir in the scallions and salt. Then spoon the yolk mixture back into the hollows in the egg whites.

Ham and Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 1/4 ounces of deviled ham
  • 4 teaspoons of spicy brown mustard
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • paprika

Peel the eggs and slice the eggs in half. Carefully remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, ham, mustard and the salt until it’s nice and smooth. Then spoon the mixture back into the hollows in the egg whites. You can sprinkle with paprika for a little bit of extra taste.

Firehouse Eggs

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning

Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Carefully remove the yolks into a mixing bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise and the mustard until it’s nice and creamy. Then add the Cajun seasoning and mix it all together well. Spoon the mixture back into hollows in the egg whites.

So there you have it. Some of my favorite low carb recipes.

If you are looking to do any type of low carbohydrate diet I highly suggest that you purchase the book by Dana Carpender 1001 low-carb recipes. It is a great low carb cook book if you are looking to lose weight.

If you would like more information on our Medical Weight Loss Program in Philadelphia and Bucks County PA just call us for a free consultation at 215-821-7336.

Perfect Quick & Easy Breakfast to Lose Weight by Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Part of  the reason why most patients in our medical weight loss program in Philadelphia and Bucks County are losing 2-5 5 pounds a week is because  we are always trying to give them delicious recipes that taste wonderful and also facilitate weight loss.  I would say probably 90% of the patients always tell us that they usually skip breakfast or they wind up having a bagel or jelly donut with a couple cups of coffee for breakfast. That old cliché that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is totally true. But even more true is the fact that the quality of the food that you eat for breakfast is the most important thing.

But everyone complains that they don’t have time to make a good quality fat burning breakfast first thing in the morning. But now I am happy to tell everyone that we have the perfect solution for this problem.

We have found a really tasty and super quality meal replacement shake. This shake would make an excellent breakfast that will give you tons of vital nutrients and enough protein in order to put your body into fat burning mode for the day. It comes in a variety of flavors like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and even cream-sickle. Personally my favorite is the chocolate and also happens to be my wife’s favorite as well.

We’ve tried a multitude of different meal replacement shakes throughout the years and my wife told me that each and every one of them taste like cardboard. I am happy to say that this shake gets the approval from my wife because she thinks that it taste really good.

So if you are someone who usually skips breakfast because you don’t have enough time to make it, this is an excellent alternative for you.

The shake is ‘Soutions4’  and is only available from medical weight loss centers. It is made from quality products and just 2 scoops of this shake mixed with water will give you 20 grams of protein and only 180 calories and it is totally sugar free. It’s packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, Biotin, calcium citrate, chromium, folic acid, magnesium and potassium.  It will also give you a good healthy dose of important amino acids that are necessary  in order to facilitate your body’s natural fat burning process.

The most amazing thing is that this shake gives you 20 grams of protein is totally sugar free and 2 scoops mixed with water is only 180 calories.

Not only is this shake awesome for breakfast but it also makes a great lunch as well.

In fact, lots of our patients are trying to lose weight a bit more quickly than usual because they are getting married or they have a class reunion or special function and in order to lose their weight quickly they will have a shake for breakfast and a shake for lunch and then for dinner they will have a good healthy meal. They may even have 1 or 2 snacks a day.

So if you are just looking for a quick healthy fat burning breakfast  this shake is for you. And if you are looking to lose weight a bit more quickly you could have the shake for both breakfast and luch.

So  in my opinion this is the greatest meal replacement / protein shake out there on the market today. And again this isn’t something that you can get in a vitamin shop  or the nutrition store because it’s only available in medical weight loss centers.

If you do not want to lose too much weight too quickly you can always add half a banana or a half cup strawberries or blueberries to the shake.

Throughout this website and in our YouTube channel you could use this meal replacement shake in every place that I have noted to use protein powder. And you can also use the shake for an awesome recovery drink after your workouts and exercise sessions.

If  you would like more information on our weight-loss shakes just give us a call at 215-821-7336.

If you need help with losing weight or if you have hit a plateau just call us  At 215-821-7336.

I hope you enjoy the shake as much as I do. Have a fantastic day.

Fat Burning Recipes Breakfast to Dinner by Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Lose 2-5 lbs a week in our medical weight loss program with these delicious recipes. In our weight loss plan you get to enjoy real food while losing weight. While the weight loss pills suppress your appetite.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes from breakfast to dinner.

Enjoy!

Roasted Fish Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 6 – 8 ounces of tilapia, salmon, trout, bass or cod fillet
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 2 teaspoons of olive oil

Directions

Place a small roasting pan in the oven and preheat to 450°F – 500°F. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper any other spices that you may like. Coat a piece of foil with the olive oil and set the fish on it. place the foil with the fish on it on the hot pan in the oven and roast for approximately 8 – 10 minutes. There should be no need to turn the fish it should roast quite nicely on the foil. Take out the fish and let it sit for a minute.

You can use the fish to put overtop a huge salad or a plate of roasted vegetables, you can make a fish sandwich using lettuce leaves, you can make a great soup of placing the fish and a huge bowl of candy low-salt chicken broth and veggies.

Tuna Salad

  • 1/4 cup of finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 – 6 ounces of canned water packed tuna, drained

combine all the ingredients except the 8 and tune it in a bowl and toss gently. Place the egg slices and tuna on top of everything and enjoy.

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

  • 1/2 tablespoon of mixed fresh herbs, oregano – Parsley – chives – thyme – etc…
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 ounces of boneless skinless chicken breast

We are going to preheat or oven to 350°F. Then in a small bowl we are going to combine herbs, lemon juice and oil. Add the chicken and coat with the herb mixture. place in a baking dish and bake for 12 – 15 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.

Hummus

  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • one15.5 ounce low-sodium canned of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 garlic close cut into several smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup of low sodium veggie broth or water just to make things a bit more thin

place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate in an airtight container for no more than 5 days. This makes approximately 6 servings with a serving size measuring approximately 1/3 cup.

Regular Dinner Salad

  • 2 cups of next screens
  • 1/4 cup of 4 different vegetables and the ones that you like

you can have this salad with any type of protein and you can have one of our delicious vinaigrette dressings overtop the salad.

Cobb Salad

  • supersized portions of spinach, lettuce and arugula
  • supersized portions of shredded carrots and chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 ounce of grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 large hard-boiled egg whites sliced
  • 1 cup of cubed or shredded chicken

next we are going to toss the greens, carrots and tomatoes together in a large ball and top them with the cheese, egg whites and chicken and drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Stir-Fry

You can have this dish also with a pound of protein – chicken – beef – fish or even tofu.

  • olive oil spray
  • 6 – 10 shiitake mushrooms
  • a minimum of 1 pound of assorted vegetables – you can try the broccoli, carrots, baby corn, asparagus, snow peas, being sprouts, water chestnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of diced jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa

we are going to spray in large skillet with olive oil and heat over medium – hygiene. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes. toss in the rest of the veggies, garlic, cashews, jalapenos and red pepper flakes and cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. When the veggies are nice and tender toss with lime juice. You can put the quinoa over the vegetables.

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 3 pounds of ripe tomatoes with the cores removed
  • 1 whole head of garlic card and half encoded with olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs

we will then preheat the oven to 450°F. Toss everything together except the herbs. Place all the ingredients in a roasting pan and cover with foil and roast for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then remove and let it cool. Then press the garlic from the skin and combine with the tomatoes and fresh herbs.

You can use these to blend into a soup, serve as a sauce or condiment or combine with chicken and more veggies for a complete meal.

Roasted Yam Hashbrowns

  • 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite dried herb
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil

Start by preheating the oven to 400°F. Put the sweet potatoes in a ball and season with salt and pepper and the herb of your choice. Spray with olive oil and toss to coat. Then place on a sheet of aluminum foil for a cookie sheet. Roast for approximately 30 minutes or until soft when proved that the tip of the knife.

For more information on our medical weight loss program call us at 215-821-7336

Veggie Omelette

  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 ounce of cream
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red peppers
  • talked with 2 ounces of sliced avocado
  • topped with 2 tablespoons of fresh salsa

Mega Salad

  • 2 cups of mixed salad greens
  • 2 ounces of chopped onions
  • 2 ounces of chopped carrots
  • 2 ounces of jicama
  • 2 ounces of cherry tomatoes
  • 3 ounces of chopped or shredded chicken
  • 1/3 ounce of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 ounce of chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of oil based dressing

Salmon and Vegetables

  • 6 ounces of broiled salmon
  • 6 ounces of steamed asparagus with 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 6 ounces of steamed zucchini with 1 tablespoon of butter

Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap

  • 3 large lettuce leaves
  • 4 ounces of cooked a chicken
  • 1/2 cup of sliced red pepper
  • 1 medium plum tomato
  • 1/2 of the whole avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise
  • Mix everything together and place in lettuce leaves instead of bread.

Beef Stir-Fry

  • 4 ounces of sliced beef steak
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of sliced bamboo shoots
  • 1/4 ounce of sesame seeds

Coat a large stir-fry pan with coconut oil. Then cook the beef first then add the vegetables.

If you you like a free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336.

Fast Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to lose weight and improve your overall health. They are especially god for breakfast when you are short on time. Here are several of my favorite weight loss smoothie recipes.

Slender Sauce

A combination of a low glycemic load, high fiber, and a large quantity of antioxidants and blood sugar stabilizers make this the near-perfect diabetic smoothie. Better still, it’s low calorie. It even tastes like a decadent Bloody Mary. The citrus helps prevent oxidation, so feel free to take this one with you for lunch.

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 lemon wedge, peeled
  • 1/4 lime, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

Skinny Margarita Smoothie

For those margarita nights with the girls, don’t feel left out! You’ll find this is a pretty good substitution. If you prefer, feel free to juice it instead of blending.

  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples, cored and quartered
  • 2 limes, peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

Super Veggie Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, detoxifiers, and low-glycemic foods that help reverse insulin resistance. Plus the fiber will slow sugar absorption down even further. 2 cups spinach

  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 artichoke heart
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber, quartered
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

Italian Veggie Blast

A bit reminiscent of spaghetti sauce, this tastes great and has amazing benefits for your health as well. You’re gonna love it!

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, de-stemmed
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 oregano leaves
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

Antioxidants Max

This delicious vegetable-flavored drink tastes like that veggie blend that you buy in the store, only better. It’s packed with age-defying, disease-fighting antioxidants, too.

  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/8 head cabbage
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 6 kale leaves
  • 1 green bell pepper, de-stemmed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

Healthy Veggie Treat

Even the pretty color of this one will make your liver smile. This smoothie is packed with as much flavor as nutritional value, and will keep you coming back for more.

  • 1 beet with greens
  • 1 inch slice ginger
  • 1 carrot with greens
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 apple, cored and quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender , blend and enjoy.

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Chicken with Artichokes Low Carb Recipe by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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phila medical weight los slow carb recipes

Hello everyone.  This is another awesome delicious recipe that is low carb low sugar and not only tastes good but is conducive to your losing weight and achieving your weight loss goals.

In our medical weight loss program we believe that our weight loss patients should be able to eat delicious food and still be able to lose weight. So with that being said here is another one of our delicious recipes I hope you enjoy it.

  • Chicken with Artichokes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 can quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • one half red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • quarter cup of dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat and sauté the chicken breast until their golden dish should be approximately 5 to 7 minutes per side. Then remove them from the skillet. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and toss the artichoke hearts, pepper, onion and garlic into the skillet. Sauté this about 3 minutes or so stirring frequently. Pour the wine into the skillet and sprinkle the thyme over the vegetables. Place the chicken breast over the vegetables, turn the heat to medium low cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.

This makes approximately 4 servings each with 8 g of carbohydrates and 4 g of fiber for a total of 4 g of usable carbs and 26 g of protein.

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This recipe is taken from the 1001 low-carb recipes book by Dana Carpender

Low Carb Weight Loss Chicken Recipes

Hello everyone this is Dr. Kenny. In our weight loss program we like our weight loss patients to eat delicious food that will make you lose weight. So in this article I am going to give you several of my favorite chicken recipes. Throughout our website I have many recipes for weight-loss shakes, smoothies, desserts, appetizers and entrées and when it comes to entrées it seems that chicken is the favorite of most of my patients.

Here are a few of my favorite chicken recipes:

Balsamic Vinegar Roasted Chicken:

  • 1 cut up boiler – fryer
  • bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons of Bell sonic vinegar
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Tuck a bay leaf or 2 under the skin of each piece of chicken. Sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper and arrange them in a roasting pan. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and dot them with the same amount of butter. Roast in the oven for ones and a half hours, turning each piece every 20 – 30 minutes. When the chicken is done, put it on a platter and pour off the fat from the pan. Put the pan over medium heat and pour in the white wine and Bell sonic vinegar. Stir this around, dissolving the tasty brown stuff stuck to the pan to make a sauce. Boiled this for just a minute or two, pour into a sauce boat or a pitcher, and serve with the chicken Discard the Bay before serving. This makes 4 servings. Each with 2 g of carbohydrates, a tracer fiber and 44 g of protein.

Roasted Chicken Greek Style:

  • 3 to 4 pounds of chicken – whole, split in half, cut up or any type of chicken that you like.
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • Wash the chicken and patted dry with paper towels. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and stir them together well. If you’re using a whole chicken, rub it all over with some of this mixture, making sure to rub planning inside the body cavity as well. If you’re using cut up chicken, put it in a large resealable plastic bag, pour the marinade over it and seal the bag. Let the chicken marinate for at least an hour or as long as a day. At least one hour before you want to serve the chicken, pull it out of the bag. You can either grill your chicken or you can roasted in a 375°F oven for about one hour, which ever way you choose to cook your chicken, cook it until the juices run clear when it’s pierced to the bone. This makes about 5 servings. Each with less than 1 g of carbohydrates, a bear trace of fiber and 52 g of protein.

Tarragon Chicken:

  1. one cut up chicken
  2. 2 tablespoons of butter1 teaspoon of salt
  3. pepper to taste
  4. 3 tablespoons of dried tarragon leaves
  5. 1 clove of garlic crushed
  6. a half cup of dry white wine
  7. If your chicken is in quarters, cut the legs from the size and the wings from the breast. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium – high heat and brown the chicken, turning once or twice until it’s golden all over. Pour off most of the fat and sprinkle the chicken with the salt and just a dash of pepper. Scatter the tarragon over the chicken, crushing a little between your fingers to release the flavor, and then add the garlic and the wine. Cover the skillet, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, turning the chicken at least once. Spoon a little of the pan liquid over each piece of chicken one serving. This makes approximately 4 servings each with 2 g of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber and 44 g of protein.

Curried Chicken:

  • 4 – 5 chicken quarters cut up and skinned
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 rounded tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 – 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • a half cup of water
  • Pre-to oven to 370°F. Arrange the chicken in a shallow baking pan, chop the onion and scatter it all over the chicken. Melt the butter in a small heavy skillet and sauté the curry powder in it for a couple of minutes, just until it starts to smell good. Mix together the cream, garlic, water and sautéed curry powder and pour the server the chicken. Bake it uncovered for one hour – 1 hour 20 minutes turning the chicken over every 20 – 30 minutes so that the sauce flavors both sides. To serve, arrange the chicken on a platter. Take the sauce in the pan and scrape it all into your blender. Blend it with a little more water or cream, if necessary, to get a nice rich golden sauce. Pour it over the chicken and serve. This makes about 4 big servings. Each with 6 g of carbohydrates and 1 g of fiber for a total of 5 g of usable carbs and 42 g of protein.

Lorenzo’s Chicken:

  • 3 chicken quarters
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 8 ounces of plain tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces of mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 – 2 cloves of garlic crushed or 1 – 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic and oil.
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 3 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • You can also sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over everything if you would like.
  • Strip the skin off the chicken and cut the leg inside quarters into at the leg joint. Warm the olive oil in a big heavy skillet and brown the chicken and it over medium heat. Pour in the tomato sauce, mushrooms and wine. Add the green pepper, onion, garlic and oregano. Cover the whole thing, turn the heat to its lowest setting and forget about it for about 45 minutes – 60 minutes. When the chicken is cooked through, remove the pieces from the skillet and put them on the serving plates. If the sauce is in good and sick by now turn up the heat to medium – hi and let the sauce boil down for a few minutes. While the sauce is thickening sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the chicken and warm each plate in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds on 50% power to melt the cheese. Spoon the sauce over each piece of chicken and serve. You can sprinkle a little bit of Parmesan cheese over your chicken if you would like. This makes about 3 servings each with 16 g of carbohydrates and 4 g of fiber for a total of 12 g of usable carbs and 49 g of protein.

I hope all of you enjoy this recipe please come back soon for more delicious weight loss recipes, health wellness and weight loss tips.

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Confessions of a Medical Weight Loss Diet Doctor

Good morning everyone, this is Dr. Kenny.  Usually most of my post on our website are happy, upbeat and are usually about healthy and delicious recipes, how to lose 2-5 lbs a week, weight loss exercise routines and information on some of the newest research on the weight loss, health and wellness.

But today this post is going to be more personal. If you are one of  our patients you know that Dr. Duffield, myself and our staff are very friendly and personable. And in fact many of you know just as much about us as we know about you.  And this is the way we like it.

Everyone knows that Dr. Duffield’s son is doing research at Drexel medical school, his daughter is in college and wants to be a teacher and that his younger son is a hockey superstar.

And that my older son and daughter are both in law school and my youngest son is a senior in high school and is trying to decide between attending Penn State University, Maryland University or Boston University.

In our weight loss practice we think of everyone as part of our family and this creates a warm and nurturing environment. This type of environment is not only beneficial to you our patients but it’s also beneficial to us. Each and every day we have the opportunity to assist people to not only  lose weight but to help them improve their overall health.

It is extremely gratifying to help a person lose 30 pounds and have them tell us that they have never felt better in their life, that they are taking less medications and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperthyroid are improving.

 Now with all of this being said I am going to tell you that at the young age of almost 51 years young I have been diagnosed with type II diabetes. It seems that genetically the cards were stacked against me.  My Mother has diabetes.

 As good as my diet has been it has not been perfect. And because of slacking in my diet and my genetic predisposition, I am now diabetic.

But there is a silver lining in this cloud. With following the proper diet and taking one tablet of metformin a day my blood sugar level has decreased over 150 points in just 1 week. And I have lost 7 pounds. Surprisingly even my complexion has improved and people are telling me that I look younger.

So being diagnosed with type II diabetes was probably a blessing in disguise. It was a wake-up call that I had to start making the time to take care of myself.

To exercise a little bit almost every day even if it is just a quick walk and to start following the proper nutrition and diet program.

You see for the most part I was following a pretty good diet although I confess that I probably did over indulge in my breads, pastas, rice, beans and of course pizza.

I knew that I was a good 15 pounds overweight but I figured that I am almost 51 years young so I convinced myself to be comfortable with the way I looked and the way I was feeling.

Even though I was not feeling my best. I just convinced myself that this is the way 51-year-olds should feel, and that I was getting older.  Sadly I just accepted all of this and really did not put forth any extra effort to eat  100% right and get more exercise.

So being diagnosed with diabetes was indeed a blessing.  It was a punch right on the chin that knocked me out.  But to quote a phrase from the last Rocky Balboa movie “It’s how many times you get up after you have been knocked down that makes you a champion, that makes you a winner.”

I have decided to get up from the diabetic knockout punch. I have decided to follow the proper diet to reduce the sugar levels in my blood, the proper diet that will decrease insulin spikes in my blood and the proper diet that will help me lose weight and be not only more thin but more importantly, healthier.

It’s surprising that this diagnosis came a week before I was a guest on a local radio show, “Did You Know” with Bryant Greene on 900 AM, and one of Mr. Greene’s questions was, “Does diabetes decrease your life span?”

Shockingly diabetes does decrease your lifespan by as much as 8.5 years. This is because diabetes can cause other health issues like high blood pressure, stroke, neuropathies, heart attacks and even blindness.

So many people called into the radio show with questions on diabetes. Questions like, “What is the best type of diet for a diabetic and what is the best type of exercise program if you are diabetic? “

It totally amazes me that there is so much bad information out there on diabetes. Even information that is on some of the websites of supposed authority organizations  is wrong.

This is why diabetes is killing people. This is why people are having to take increasing dosages of medications and insulin injections for their entire life.

Now, please do not misunderstand me, medication is needed especially when you are first diagnosed with diabetes. Medication is not a bad thing.

But you are doing a disservice to yourself if you are not going to make an effort to follow the proper nutritional plan to help decrease your sugar levels and get your diabetes under control.

When I was first diagnosed, my doctor told me that I would probably need to be on 2 or 3 medications and eventually insulin injections.  But now he is not so sure about that. He’s totally amazed how quickly my sugar levels  have decreased with taking just one medication and following my  anti-diabetic nutrition plan.

My anti-diabetic nutrition plan is strict,  but it is effective, for not only myself, but also for other patients that have consulted with us.

I know that this has been a very long  article and I do apologize for its length. I have written this in the hopes of helping others who suffer from diabetes and just don’t know what to do about it.

It’s very surprising that following the proper nutrition plan can help with health conditions and diseases like diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure etc.

If a friend, family member and/or loved one suffer from any of these conditions please have them read this article and I do hope it inspires them to take their health into their own hands.

And if they need help have them call us at 215-821-7336