The Diet Pills Kill My Appetite Do I Still Have To Eat?

medicalweightlossphiladelphia drsprogramsIn our Philadelphia medical weight loss program where most of our patients lose about 2–5 pounds per week one of the most common questions we hear every day is,

Do I still have to eat even though I am not hungry because the weight loss pills eliminate my appetite and cravings?”

And our answer is always yes.  Even though are weight-loss pills control your appetite and cravings you still do have to eat something.

In our weight loss program people lose weight fast by eating delicious foods that helps you lose pounds and inches quickly.  Not only do our weight loss patients lose the weight fast but they maintain the weight loss. In fact over the course of 2015 I personally lost over 80 pounds and I have still kept it off. So if I can do it – you can certainly do it.   and just so you know I lost all that weight while enjoying really good foods like all different types of chicken recipes, beef recipes, pasta and rice and even desserts like chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, cheesecake and even ice cream.  So I never felt  deprived of anything. In fact my wife laughs and tells me that I ate more desserts during the time I was trying to lose those 82 pounds than I ever did in my life.

Our weight loss plan is successful at helping you lose weight because our weight-loss pills are very effective at controlling your appetite and your cravings.

But in addition to that we teach you how to eat in a way that turns your body into a fat burning machine.

And we give you the recipes for these fat burning meals.  You would be eating all types of delicious foods just like I did and just like I’m still doing in order to maintain my weight loss.  Now just because I enjoy eating cheesecake it does not mean you have to. I don’t know how it’s possible but some people do not like cheesecake.  So whatever type of food that you like we have recipes that can help you. And you can lose this weight while still eating out at restaurants and diners.  

In the article that I wrote on this blog a week or 2 ago about “ How I lost 7 lbs in 5 Days.”  I detailed for you all the foods and meals that I eat throughout the day.  And I told you how I lost that weight while eating at Wawa, Panera bread, the diner down the block, ordering Chinese take-out and  even eating out at different types of restaurants.  

So you see even though we give you all types of great recipes for delicious foods you can still eat on the run and lose weight. In fact in all honesty if it wasn’t for my wife I would probably eat every meal at WAWA. Sadly my cooking skill is limited to eggs, omelettes and the great mug cake and cheesecake recipes that I give you in this blog.  So it doesn’t matter if you like to cook or eat out all the time if you stick to the basics of our program you will be fine.

Lots of people in our weight loss program have been challenging me to come up with some insanely delicious recipes.

So here are 5 insanely delicious recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do when my wife makes them for our family.

Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli*

This is a fantastic recipe it’so simple all you need is a pan to cook it. It reminds me of when I was a child and my mom used to make hamburger and tuna helper. But this taste much better than that.

  • Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ pound of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into  ½ inch strips
  • 1 ½ cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of white wine
  •  3/4 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ pound of whole-wheat bowtie pasta cooked
  • optional dash of Parmesan cheese

Let’s start by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Next we sauté the garlic for about a minute or so  continuously stirring.  We then add the chicken and cook the chicken until it’s well done. Next we add the basil, black pepper to taste, wine and chicken broth and cook this for approximately 5 minutes. Make sure that you train the cooked pasta and add this to the skillet and mix everything together nicely. After this let’s heat it for about 1 – 2 minutes. Now it’s ready to be served and if you like you could sprinkle some great tasting Parmesan cheese over top. This makes approximately yummy 4 servings.

Chicken and Stuffing*

This is a great creamy chicken and stuffing recipe served with veggies that is a holiday feast for any night of the week.

  • Ingredients:
  • 6 ounces of stuffing mix
  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into  bite sized pieces
  • 1 can of low-sodium cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup of fat-free sour cream
  • 16 ounces of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 4 ½ cups of broccoli florets that are steamed until they are crisp and tender

First we are going to preheat our oven to 400°F and then prepare the stuffing recording to the instructions on the box. We then mix the chicken, soup, sour cream and vegetables and place them in a 13 x 9” baking pan and and generously sprinkle black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder over top. Next let’s cover the chicken mixture with the stuffing and bake this for approximately 30 – 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. You conserve this with the broccoli or with any other type of vegetables. I especially enjoy roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic and oil and also  sautéed string beans with garlic and oil. For a bit of a different  twist you can use coconut oil instead of olive oil when you are making the Brussel sprouts or string beans. This recipe makes approximately 6 servings.

Mega  Chicken Supreme*

  • Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces of whole-wheat pasta
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups of chopped celery
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 cups of peas
  • 1 cup of green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 can of low-sodium cream of mushroom soup

start by cooking the pasta of course by following the directions on the packaging.  And then we cut the chicken breasts into small cubes and brown in a nonstick pan and we then set this on the side. The next step is to chop the vegetables and sauté them until they just start to turn soft and then add the mushroom soup and one can of water to the vegetables. After this we add the chicken and cook until the chicken is thoroughly done. Finally we add the pasta and mix everything together until it’s heated all the way through.

Barbecue Chicken Dinner*

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup of barbecue sauce – preferably sugar-free barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 20 ounces of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 4 tablespoons of sliced almonds

Of course we going to start by grilling the chicken breast until the chicken is totally cooked. Usually this takes approximately 8 minutes and lightly brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce while you were growing. Let’s sauté the vegetables in olive oil until they are nice and tender and this should normally take approximately 8 minutes. Finally we add the rice  and heat everything until it’s warm all the way through.   Then topped this with the sliced almonds. This makes approximately 4 servings.

Noah’s Chicken*

This is a fantastic recipe that is totally delicious and nutritious and just happens to be my son’s Noah’s favorite dish.

  • Ingredients:
  • 4  boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup of  shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets steamed until crisp and tender
  • 1 cup of cauliflower florets steamed until they are crisp and tender
  • ½ cup of carrots sliced and steamed.

Okay let’s start by slicing the chicken into ½ inch thick cutlets and then in a large pan heat the oil on a medium to high heat. The next step is the add the chicken slices and salty for approximately 3 – 5 minutes until they start to turn brown. Preheat your oven to 350°F and then peel and pit your avocado and thinly slice it. We then cut the tomatoes into very thin wedges and in a medium casserole dish layer your chicken, avocado and tomato. Then topless with sour cream and sprinkle the cheese over top. Bake this for approximately 30 minutes and serve with your steamed vegetables. This should make approximately 4 servings.

So there you have it 5 great recipes that not only taste good but they will help you lose weight. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

If you or someone you know needs help with losing weight I invite you to have them call us and schedule a free consultation our telephone number is 215-821-7336.

Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your FREE weight loss consutation now.

*These recipes are taken from the book “500 400 cal recipes by Dick Logue. It’s a fantastic book I highly recommend that you take a look at and purchase it for your home cookbook library.