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Fat Burning Hunger Killing Sweet Snacks

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Hi everyone, today I’m going to give you one of my favorite sweet treat recipes. I am going to give you the recipe for an awesome totally delicious peanut butter cup.

The best part about this recipe is that it tastes great and is low in carbohydrates and low in sugar. So if I ever get unusually hungry and craving something sweet I just eat one or two of these and my cravings go away.

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Now here is that awesome recipe I told you about:

Low Carbohydrate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Ingredients:
coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
unsalted grassfed butter – 2 tablespoons
all natural organic (preferably sugar free) peanut butter – 4 tablespoons
cocoa powder – 3 teaspoons
stevia – 3 green packets
vanilla extract or any other sugar free flavor (I really like caramel so I use a sugar free caramel syrup quite often)- 1 teaspoon
Full fat cream cheese one and a half tablespoons

Instructions:
If you have a hand mixer or blender I suggest that you use it for this recipe. Start by adding all of the ingredients into a microwavable save container and use your hand mixer to blend everything together. After everything is mixed nicely place it in your microwave and set this for 20 seconds. Then let it cool down, mix everything again and then place it back in the microwave for approximately 10 more seconds. At this point if it is too chunky or thick stir everything again and then set it back in the microwave for approximately all 10 – 30 seconds. After that take it out of the microwave, please make sure that you do not burn yourself. And pour the mixture into a mini cupcake pan. This many cupcake pan should have a serving size of 12. After pouring the mixture evenly into the 12 sections place it in your freezer for at least one hour. This recipe will make 12 many chocolate peanut butter cups and each of them will have approximately 1.25 grams of carbohydrates, approximately 7 grams of fat and about 1 gram of protein.

I really do hope you enjoy this recipe is much as I do. It is one of my go to snacks. And I really love that it taste just like a regular peanut butter cup but it does not have all of the bad sugar and carbohydrates. This is great for me because as a diabetic I have to be really careful when it comes to the sugars and amount of carbohydrates that I eat during the day.

If you, a family member or friend need help achieving your weight loss goals or even would like some extra help improving your overall health and wellness call us for your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336.

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We appreciate these referrals and we take it very seriously to do our best to help you lose weight and improve your health. There are a multitude of a weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications, diet pills and even more weight loss supplements that can be recommended or prescribed. So, if you have been treating with another weight loss Dr. and they have referred you to our office it is important that you know the medications that you have been taking.

When you come into our office you will be evaluated by our medical healthcare providers and they will work with you and give you the weight loss medications that they believe will help you get the best results. In addition to that; we will also review a sensible healthy meal plan to facilitate your weight loss. Taking the appetite suppressant medications should help decrease your hunger and your cravings but you still need to make the right food choices. And that is why we spend so much time with you reviewing the eating plan that we believe will work best for you.

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Two Low Calorie Recipes for Weight Loss in Philadelphia

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Hi this is Dr. Kenny and here our 2 great low calorie recipes we made this week. But if you are not part of our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program let me give you some information about our weight loss clinic.

We are a Doctor supervised weight loss clinic and that means we our a weight loss team consisting of Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nutritionist and even Holistic Medicine Specialists all working together to help you achieve your weight loss, health and wellness goals.

Our program covers everything from giving you the appropriate weight loss medications, the best nutrition plan and safe physical activity recommendations.

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  • Phentermine
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  • Bontril
  • Phendimetrazine
  • Belviq
  • Qsymia
  • Topamax
  • Topiramate
  • Contrave
  • Saxenda
  • Xenical
  • Tanzeum
  • Suprenza
  • Orlistat
  • Lorcaserin
  • Didrex
  • Benzphetamine
  • Diethylpropion
  • Bupropion hydrochloride – naltrexone hydrochloride
  • Liraglutide

Now here are the great Low Calorie Recipes we made this week:

*Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

  • Ingredients:
  • Small boneless sirloin steak- 1
  • Cornstarch- 1 tbs
  • Olive Oil- 1 tbs
  • Large clove garlic (minced)- 1
  • Fresh ginger (grated, peeled)- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper- ⅛ tsp
  • Bunch broccoli- 1
  • Uncooked white rice- 1 cup
  • Shiitake mushrooms (stems removed, caps cut)- ½ lbs
  • Teriyaki sauce- ⅓ cup
  • Salted cashews (chopped)- 2 tbs

Start by cutting steak into ¼ inch strips, then add to a large bowl along with cornstarch, oil, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. As that sits, cut broccoli stalks and remove any stems. Cut the head into florets. Cook stalk and florets in a pot of salt water for 2 minutes. Then drain and put in bowl. Next cook rice as is recommended on package. When almost cooked, put the rice in a large skillet coated in cooking spray over med-high heat. Add mushrooms to skillet, cook for 5 minutes. Then add broccoli as well. Switch heat to high and add meat to skillet, stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Add teriyaki sauce to the mix, heat through. Sprinkle cashews over finished product and serve with rice. Enjoy!

*Italian Bread Pepperoni Pizza

  • Ingredients:
  • Italian bread- 1 loaf (split in half horizontally)
  • Bottled fat-free pasta sauce- 1 ½ cup
  • White mushrooms (thinly sliced)- ¼ lb
  • Turkey pepperoni (finely chopped)- 2 oz
  • Coarsely shredded part-skim mozzarella (6 oz)- 1 ½ cup
  • Dried oregano- 1 tsp
  • Salt- pinch
  • Pepper- pinch
  • Grated parmesan cheese- 2 tbs

Begin by heating the oven to 400 degrees. Place bread halves on baking sheet (cut side up). Pull out soft pieces of bread to make center concave. Spread on ½ cup pasta to each half. Add mushrooms over-top sauce. As well as pepperoni, oregano, mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Top off with remaining pasta sauce. Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned. Take out, sprinkling parmesan on top. To make into slices, cut each on an angle. Enjoy!

Nutrient value per serving: 312 calories, 9 g fat, 18 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 952 mg sodium, 30 mg cholesterol

I hope you enjoy these recipes and if you need help with your weight loss call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation now.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Real Mac & Cheese – Low Carbohydrate Weight Loss Recipe

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Hi everyone Dr. Kenny here and we just made this recipe for lunch and it was so delicious I had to stop everything that I was doing and put this recipe up for you.

It’s a low-carb version of macaroni and cheese.

This is a recipe that I really love because it gives you the great taste of cheese and the texture of macaroni.

But the best thing that I love about this recipe is that it does not give you all of the carbohydrates and all of the sugar and it does not spike my blood sugar like normal mac & cheese does. So give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of it the next time I see you in the office.

And if you are not one of our weight loss patients and you would like to come in for a free weight loss consultation just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now.

So here is the recipe and I call it:

*I Can’t Believe It’s Not Real Mac & Cheese – Low Carbohydrate Recipe*

The ingredients are:

  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of thinly sliced cabbage or two 7 ounce packages of miracle noodles. Just make sure that you cook the noodles and drain them.
  • Cream cheese – 3 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup of vegetable broth
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 4 ounces
  • grated Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup
  • Sea salt – to taste
  • black pepper – to taste

We begin by putting the butter and the sliced cabbage into a saucepan and set this over medium heat until the cabbage becomes tender, this usually takes about 13 – 15 minutes. Make sure that you are stirring this so it does not burn. Then just removed from the heat and set this on the side. If you are using miracle noodles instead of the sliced cabbage just place them in a sauté pan with butter to warm them up for a minute or so, and then put them on the side.

Now to prepare our cheese sauce just put the butter in a nice sized saucepan and heat over medium heat until the butter is melted. Next stir in the broth and the cream cheese and continue to stir this until it becomes thickened. This normally takes about two minutes. Then reduce to low heat then add the cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Continue stirring this while you are cooking it until the cheese is melted then add the salt and the pepper to taste. Then just remove this cheese sauce from the heat and pour over your cabbage and mix everything nicely to combine it. If you like, you can top this with salsa to give it a little bit of kick.

This recipe makes 6 servings each of them has 240 calories, 23 g of fat, 7 g of protein and 1.5 g of carbohydrates and 0 g of fiber.

I hope you really enjoy this recipe and if you do please share it with your family and friends. Especially if they have to keep track of their blood sugar levels during the day like I do.

*Recipes are from the ketogenic cook book by jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. It should be part of your cooking library.

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Hello everyone Dr. Kenny here; as weight loss Doctors in Philadelphia our main goals are to help you lose weight safely and to improve your health. This is why in addition to giving you the best weight loss pills, diet pills and appetite suppressant medications, we give you a sensible eating plan to help you lose weight.

A nice side effect of people losing weight is that lots of other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and thyroid problems seem to improve. This is why we spend so much time with you reviewing what you should be eating and explaining why. The reasons why people lose weight with our medical weight loss programs is because of the high quality appetite suppressant medications we use and because of the education we give our patients. Our patients know what, why and when they should be eating and this is the key to their success.

This is why we score so highly in Medical weight loss clinic reviews.

Mia, who is one of our superstar weight loss patients asked me if we had some really good recipes for a butter cream and recipe for a quick breakfast for those mornings when there is never enough time to prepare a breakfast.

So here are 2 recipes. One is for a pralines and vanilla butter cream and the other is a nice chia seed pudding that can be eaten for breakfast or any other time of the day.

This is one of my most favorite low carb recipes. It is a low-carb version of a pralines and vanilla buttercream. This recipe makes about 4 servings and each of them has approximately 2 g of carbohydrates per serving.

  • Pralines and Vanilla Buttercream
  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound of unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • soy sauce – 1 – 2 teaspoons
  • to make this recipe a little bit more sweet you can add 1 – 2 teaspoons of a sugar substitute such as Stevia or swerve and even erythritol.

Directions:

First we are going to take 2 ounces of the butter and heat it in a small saucepan until it foams up a bit and you will see golden brown speckles. Just make sure they you do not burn the butter. Just before you start to see the golden brown speckles add your soy sauce and mix everything well. The addition of the soy sauce to the recipe gives it a very unique delicious flavor. Plus it also adds to the beautiful coloring of our cream.

The next step is to pour the butter and soy sauce combination into a pans and blend in the rest of the butter a little at a time, and add your sweetener to this as well and continue to blend – mix until all of the butter is blended and has nice fluffy peaks. You can either do this by hand or if you have a blender it makes the process much more easy. When this is finished just add the vanilla extract and once again stir everything together.

This recipe is so tasty that sometimes I will have just this by itself as a dessert or as a snack. What you can also add it over top of pancakes, waffles and almost anything that you could think of. You can also add ginger, cinnamon, cocoa and even some fruit to this and enjoy it as a snack.

If you are one of our weight loss patients you know that most mornings my breakfast is a nice cup of coffee with some half-and-half or heavy cream and a packet Stevia with an added teaspoon of coconut butter. But there are some mornings that I just need to eat something a little bit more than a cup of coffee. Personally I really like to have a low-carb type of pudding for a quick and easy breakfast. So one or two nights a week we will make this pudding and then just let it sit in the refrigerator overnight for whenever I am really hungry in the morning.

This is really one of the easiest recipes that we make, And it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Now remember you should let this refrigerate for 4 hours or more; that’s why we like to make it at night.

So here is the recipe for my Chia pudding:

This recipe makes one serving and it has approximately 5 g of carbohydrates.

  • Ingredients:
  • three-quarter cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • Chia seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and stir it well. When it’s totally mixed just pour in into a jar and let it sit in your refrigerator preferably overnight. Just make sure that you refrigerate this for at least four hours otherwise it will be to liquid for you to enjoy. The next morning just open up the refrigerator and you can spoon the pudding into a bowl. I will usually add a little bit more of the coconut milk and just eat it that way or sometimes I will just add a little bit of fruit. Also I do enjoy adding a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder, ginger or cinnamon to this in the morning.
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Philadelphia Diet Doctor’s Recipes To Fill You Up and Slim You Down

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We all know that our weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications and Vitamin B12 injections help reduce your appetite and cravings and that when combined with our sensible eating plans our patients have loss as much as 2-5 pounds a week.

If you would like more information on our medical weight loss program just call us and we will answer all your questions and then you can schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336

Here are 2 more great recipes under 200 calories to help you lose weight.

 

 

Low-Carb Pancakes and Syrup*

This is another one of my favorite recipes. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare everything and then of course you have to add the cooking time for cooking each of the pancakes. This recipe makes 12 pancakes and one serving size is considered three pancakes. Try to make the pancakes the size of about 5 inches.

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 large eggs – separate the yellow from the white
  • protein powder – 2 tablespoons of either egg white protein or any other type of protein powder that you like. Just make sure that it does not contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates. That’s why I prefer egg white protein because it’s very low in carbs and in sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract – you could really use any flavor that you prefer
  • Stevia or swerve – 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut oil or organic respite voter – we use this to coat our pan
  • 1/2 cup of our delicious brown butter syrup – for pouring over top of our pancakes

We begin by whipping the egg whites in a bowl for several minutes until they become very stiff. After that blend in the yolks, vanilla extract, Stevia and your protein powder.

Heat the coconut oil or the unsalted butter over top a medium – high heat then when it’s hot take 1/4 cup of the batter and pour it into your pan. (When my wife does this the pancakes always seem to be in perfect shape but for some reason when I do it I need to use a utensil to make it into an almost perfect circle.)

Then just fry the pancake until it’s a golden brown on both sides. This usually takes about 2 minutes per side. After that remove the pancake from the heat and set it aside on a plate and cover it to keep it nice and warm. Then just repeat this process until there is no more batter left. I usually need to add a bit more butter or coconut oil between cooking each pancake.

When you have cooked all of the batter just place the pancakes on individual serving plates and pour the syrup over top. Remember a serving size is three pancakes and each serving has approximately 175 cal, 13 g of fat, 8 g of protein, 0.6 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.

Brown Butter Syrup*

This is the recipe for the syrup to pour over top of your pancakes or anything else that  you would like to use syrup with. It only takes about one minute to mix everything together and then it takes about another five minutes for it to cook. This recipe makes one and a half cups of syrup and usually 2 tablespoons are considered a serving size. Each serving has approximately 75 cal, 8.4 g of fat, 0.2 g of protein 0.2 g of carbohydrates in 0 g of fiber.

  • Ingredients:
  • unsalted butter – 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup of swerve – you can use any others sugar substitute for this recipe, but I prefer to use swerve. It tastes just like real sugar and it doesn’t have that aftertaste that most other products have. Also,  if you consume a large quantity of some of the other sugar substitutes like xylitol   you may experience some stomach upset (and possibly diarrhea).
  • Cream cheese – 1 ounce
  • unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon of maple extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

First we take a large saucepan and heat the butter over high heat, stirring it every few seconds.  The butter will start to foam up towards the top of the pan and it will then fall back down. You will start to see quite a few brown flecks and that is when you should remove it from the heat.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the swerve until it’s nice and smooth.  At this point you can mix in the cream cheese and stir until it’s smooth and then stir in the almond milk, maple extract and the salt.

Now set the pan aside and let it cool down a bit and then pour the mixture into a glass jar. It can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Now, because of the ingredients, it will become thick while it is in the refrigerator. So when you are ready to use it you can just reheat it in a microwave or by placing it in a pan and heating it over a flame on your stove-top.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and if you need help losing weight call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your consultation now.

*Recipes are from the ketogenic cook book by jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. It should be part of your cooking library.