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Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia 3 Ketosis Smoothies to Burn Fat Fast

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If you are one of our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Patients, I welcome you back to our site and I have 3 delicious recipes for you. If this is your first time visiting our site I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation just call 215-821-7336 and we can answer any of your questions and schedule your free consultation.

Today I am posting smoothies that are low carb and low in sugar but they do contain some good healthy fat. I usually like to have a low carb, low sugar smoothie like these smoothies for breakfast. The cheesecake and chocolate coconut smoothie are so good that I feel like I am having dessert for breakfast.

Having a smoothie for breakfast followed by a sensible lunch and dinner is a great way to make your weight loss program a success.

Here are the smoothie recipes:

Blackberry Cheesecake Smoothie

  • Milk of your choice – 1 cup
  • Cream cheese – 1 to 2 ounces
  • Blackberries – 1/4 cup or any berry that you like
  • Total solutions vanilla protein powder – 1 scoop
  • Liquid stevia or granulated stevia to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Combine in a blender and enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Delight Smoothie

  • Coconut milk – 1 cup or any milk of your choice
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 Tablespoon
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut – 1 Tablespoon
  • Total solutions vanilla protein powder – 1 scoop
  • Stevia to taste
  • Ice cubes – 5 to 7
  • Optional: Xanthan gum – 1/8 Teaspoon this makes the smoothie more thick.
  • Combine in a blender and enjoy!

Super Green Smoothie

  • Spinach fresh or frozen – 2 big handfuls
  • Coconut oil – 1/2 TBSP
  • Psyllium husk powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Spirulina powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Stevia to taste.
  • Water – 1 cup or more depending on how liquid you like your smoothies.
  • Optional: Peanut Butter – 1 Teaspoon
  • Combine in a blender and enjoy!

Healthy low sugar smoothies should be a part of your daily diet. Combined with a sensible eating plan and an easy walking program you have the foundation for a great weight loss program.

In addition to losing weight you will be giving your body lots of good healthy nutrition and that should help improve your overall health and wellness.

Many people believe that you have to lose weight to be healthy and that is true but it is also true that you have to be healthy in order to lose weight.

If you are eating lots of junk food you are giving your body bad nutrition and this will make you sick and overweight. But if you give your body healthy foods you should enjoy better health and a better body. Simply stated if you eat bad food you will feel bad and look unhealthy. If you give your body good food you will feel good and look good.

You get out of your body what you put into it, so make sure to focus your diet on good healthy foods. I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

If you, a friend, loved one or coworker need help with losing weight or improving your overall health and wellness, I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your visit now.

Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia Ketosis Smoothies for Fast Weight Loss

This is a quick post today of 3 great smoothie recipes to help improve your overall health and wellness and to help you lose weight when combined with our healthy eating plan. If this is your first time visiting our site I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your appointment now.
Here are the recipes:
Orang Peach Surprise
  • Peeled orange – 1
  • Peach – 1, pitted
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Combine everything in a high powered blender.
Watermelon Ultimate Delight
  • Watermelon cubes – 1 cup, please remove the seeds and the rind
  • Goji berries – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Cilantro – 1 small handful
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Combine everything in a high powered blender.
Strawberry Papaya Blast
  • Papaya – 1/2 cup, please remove the seeds and the skin
  • Strawberries – 1/2 cup
  • Peeled orange – 1 small
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Broccoli florets – 1 cup
  • Blend all of the above ingredients in a high powered blender.
I hope you enjoy the smoothies.
If you, a friend, loved one or co-worker need help losing weight just call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and book your appointment now.

CNN Article Supports Long Term Use of Weight Loss Medications Reduces Risk of Diabetes Heart Disease…

In our Philadelphia medical weight loss center our programs are designed to help people lose weight and also improve their overall health and wellness. Many of the people that come to  our weight loss clinic have tried every type of diet and exercise program out there and they may have lost a little bit of weight but they always seem to gain it back. Our program takes all of this into consideration and we work with the person to design the optimal plan to help them achieve their desired bodyweight.  

We design our weight loss programs taking many things into consideration such as your age, sex, level of physical fitness and of course we have to take into consideration any illnesses or diseases that you might have. All of these things are very important and that is why our program is very successful.

In addition to providing a person with a good nutrition diet plan and an exercise program we also may use weight-loss medications and appetite suppressant medications. More and more evidence is coming out that supports the use of weight loss medication. And even more evidence is being presented that supports the use of long-term use of such medications.

More than ever the medical societies in this country are realizing that many of the illnesses such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke, just to name a few, are related to a person being overweight or obese.

For many people just following a diet and exercise plan are simply not enough to help them maintain a healthy body weight. And with them being overweight comes the risk of developing many illnesses and diseases.  

We see many people coming to see us in our weight loss clinic that are following a sensible eating and exercise plan and yet they are still overweight.  They are doing everything right and yet they are still overweight. And this is the reason why we utilize weight-loss medications in our plan.  

CNN recently published an article on this very topic. In the article they interviewed top weight loss specialist who believed that long-term use of weight loss medications are needed in order for people to maintain a healthy body weight. In the article they explained that a section of the brain (the hypothalamus) controls our hunger, our appetite and our cravings.

This section of the brain is stimulated by hormones made by your stomach, intestines and fat cells. When you eat your stomach, intestines and fat cells releases specific hormones that tell your brain that you are full, and to stop eating.

But when a person is overweight or obese the nerves that connect to this section of the brain become desensitized, therefore our appetite is never controlled, we never get full. In the article these weight loss specialists stated that these nerves become desensitized and damaged, therefore a person will just continue to eat and gain weight.  

And that this is why weight loss medications are necessary; because the body has lost its ability to regulate its hunger.  

In the article the weight loss specialists state that losing just 5% to 10% of your body weight can help improve your blood pressure and reduce your triglycerides and decrease your blood sugar levels and that this can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Just by losing 5% of your body weight you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 50%.  

In summary more and more evidence is supporting long-term use of weight loss medications in order to help people lose weight and also reduce the risk of developing serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer.

If you would like more information on our medical weight loss programs invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation.

Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctors Fat Burning Exercise Plan

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If you are searching for Philadelphia weight loss Doctor I welcome you to call and schedule your complementary weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your session now. Dr. Mermelstein has developed medication protocols that have assisted people losing weight and breaking through their weight loss plateaus. In our weight loss program we utilize FDA approved weight loss pills, appetite suppressant medications such as Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Adipex and Bontril along with vitamin B-12 injection therapy and of course clinically sound nutrition and exercise protocols.

In today’s article I’m going to review with you some of the best choices in the exercise routines that are focused on burning body fat and losing inches. Most people do not realize that certain type of exercises yield certain results.

If you are weight training and lifting heavy weights that will usually develop thick dense musculature and possibly cause a gain in body weight. And the amount of muscle that you may gain from this type of exercise routine is dependent upon whether you are a male or female, your age and hormone levels.

A young man of 20 years old is going to get different types of results compared to a more mature man of 55. The younger man because he has an abundance of hormones is going to develop muscle more quickly. The more mature man will still develop muscles but if his diet is not 100% perfect he will probably develop more of a bulky type of look.

This is why as we get older we need to change our exercise programs to accommodate the decrease in hormonal levels. I like to say that as we get older we must work out smarter to achieve our desired results.

And let’s not forget that since heavy weight training is breaking down muscle you will need to increase your calories and amounts of protein that you are eating to build the muscles backup. This of course is going to make you more hungry. For females it’s even more important to do the right type of exercise routines.

You can see that there are many things that need to be taken into consideration when designing an exercise program for a person. Many people are trying to burn body fat, lose pounds and inches and build muscle at the same time. Sadly, as we get older this is almost impossible to do.

That is why in our Philadelphia weight loss clinic we like to focus on first burning body fat, losing pounds and inches.

We have different phases; phase 1 is for burning body fat and losing weight. Phase 2 is for toning the body. In phase 1 we focused on losing pounds and inches by performing mostly low intensity exercises such as walking outside, on a treadmill or in your local mall at a somewhat brisk pace. You may also write a bike, either outside or a stationary bike in the comfort of your own home while watching television or at your gym. You can also follow along with a cardio class, and low intensity Zumba class or even a dance class. Just as long as you are moving your body at a brisk pace you are fine. With low intensity exercise usually during the first 30 minutes you are building up good heart health cardiovascular health and burning up the sugar that is in your bloodstream from all the food that you have been eating. Finally, at minute 31 you should start burning your own body fat.

That is why we usually suggest that people have a goal of increasing the amount of time that they are performing low intensity cardio to 60 minutes. When people start out with us they may only be able to walk for 10 – 15 minutes and that’s it they are finished. That is perfectly fine. You have to accept yourself as you are and be happy with what you are able to accomplish in regards to exercise. If you can only do 10 – 15 minutes of cardio vascular exercise today, except that, be happy and in two weeks try to increase the time that you are walking to 20 minutes. And just repeat this gradual increase over time.

You are trying to make yourself healthy by losing weight so accept the fact that this is going to be a journey and then it’s going to take time and it requires persistence, dedication and repetition. Be honest with yourself and set realistic goals. For some reason many people set these outrageous goals and then when they don’t achieve them they become discouraged and they stop eating well and exercising.

Let’s be kind to ourselves and let set small goals and over the course of time these tiny baby steps become giant steps. And of course the more days of the week that you perform some type of cardiovascular exercise the more conducive it is to achieving your weight loss goals. It is usually recommended that people perform some type of cardiovascular exercise at least 3 – 4 times a week.

In review in order to focus on losing weight, losing pounds and inches it is usually recommended that you perform some type of low intensity cardiovascular physical activity. Then for phase 2 we can begin the exercise routines that are designed specifically for toning your musculature. And that is another article so stay tuned.

Remember to schedule your complementary weight loss consultation call now 215-821-7336.

2018 Rapid Weight Loss Plan by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

In our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, we use high-quality appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B-12 injection therapy and sound nutrition and exercise protocols. This combination of weight loss pills, good nutrition plans and safe exercise regimens has helped many people lose weight. The weight loss pills are designed to help control your appetite and even though you may not be hungry you still need to eat and follow a proper nutrition plan.

So, in today’s article I’m going to give you a meal plan that should help you achieve your weight loss goals when used with our weight loss program.

For most weight loss patients, it is usually recommended that you eat three meals a day and two good healthy snacks. For snacks we like vegetables, especially celery, cucumbers and carrots. However, you may also eat a low glycemic fruit as a snack.

For breakfast it is recommended to eat 2 ounces of protein, 1 portion of good healthy fat, and 1 portion of a good carbohydrate or 1 portion of a low glycemic fruit.

Then we have a snack in between breakfast and lunch.

For lunch it is recommended to eat 4 – 6 ounces of protein, 1 – 2 portions of a good healthy fat and 4 ounces of vegetables.

And then we have another snack in between lunch and dinner.

For dinner it is usually recommended to eat 4 – 6 ounces of protein, 1 portion of a good healthy fat, 1 portion of a starchy carbohydrate and 4 ounces of vegetables.

I just want to make a note that even though I have 4 ounces of vegetables at both lunch and dinner you may eat more than 4 ounces of vegetables at both lunch and dinner. Vegetables are an excellent source of healthy nutrition and usually I try to eat at least 4 – 5 cups of vegetables a day. Especially leafy green vegetables. It’s no surprise that people that eat lots of vegetables enjoy excellent overall health and wellness.

For general calorie recommendations it is not recommended that females eat less than 1000 calories per day. For men, usually it is not recommended that men eat less than 1600 calories per day.

Your age, height, weight, lifestyle activity level and exercise routines usually help determine the number of calories you should be eating for the day.

I hope you enjoyed this article. If you need help losing weight and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your complementary consultation.

3 Guilt Free Recipes to Help You Lose LBS & Inches by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

medical weight loss in philadelphia weight loss diet doctors weiThis article is for all of our wonderful patients in our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program that came in this past Saturday and requested that I post a recipe for chocolate brownies, chocolate ice cream and good healthy protein bars that taste like dessert. So here our recipes for a Paleo Chocolate Brownie, Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream and Paleo Cookies and Cream Protein Bars. And the best part is that you don’t have to bake any of these goodies. If you are new to our weight management program I invite you to call and schedule a consultation with our weight loss team. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your consultation now.

Here are the great recipes:…

Brownies – Paleo Style

  • Ingredients For the Brownie Batter:coconut flour – 1 cup
  • cocoa powder – 1 cup
  • Total solutions 4 protein powder – 2 scoops chocolate
  • butter – 1 cup
  • sugar free maple syrup – 1.5 cups
  • mashed sweet potato – 1 cup
  • sugar free almond milk – 1 teaspoon
  • For the frosting you can use any sugar free chocolate frosting.

DIrections:

Take a 8 x 8 inch pan and line it with parchment paper. Mix the protein powder, cocoa powder and mashed sweet potato in a large bowl. Make sure that it’s smooth and not lumpy. In another bowl stir in the syrup and butter. You might have to microve them a bit so it mixes nicely. Combine the ingredients of both bowls and stir until it’s combined nicely. Now just pour the mixture into the pan and refrigerate. Allow it to become firm then add the frosting over top. Set it back in the refrigerator to set a bit more… Then enjoy!.

Cookies and Cream Protein Bars

I have to tell you that this is a fantastic recipe and it’s especially good after a good workout. And these protein bars are going to be gluten-free, dairy free, sugar free and vegan.

  • Ingredients:
  • coconut flour – 1 cup
  • almond flour – 1/2 cup
  • total solutions 4 vanilla protein powder – 1/2 cup
  • Stevia or any other type of sweetener – 2 tablespoons
  • vegan – gluten-free – dairy free – sugar-free chocolate sandwich cookies – 2 – 3
  • any type of not butter – 1/2 cup
  • sugar-free maple syrup – 1/2 cup
  • any type of dairy free milk such as sugar-free almond milk – 1 tablespoon

Let’s start by taking a lower baking dish grease it and then line it with parchment paper and then grease the parchment paper and set this bowl on the side. Then take the granulated sweetener, protein powder, sugar free chocolate cookies that we have broken into large chunks or larger crumbs in the flour until a large microwavable safe bowl and mix itre. In another microwave safe bowl add the liquid sweetener and butter until it’s totally melted. Then pour your mixture into the dry mixture and stir it until everything mixes nicely together. It should be a bowl of large crumbs. Next add your milk preferably a couple tablespoons at a time while stirring it will form a nice thick batter. Now all that we have to do is take this mixture and pour it into your baking dish and press it down. Then just refrigerate this for at least 30 minutes.

Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Ingredients:
  • banana – 2 – 3 bananas
  • any type of not butter such as cashew or almond butter – 1 – 2 tablespoons
  • cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons

First cut your bananas into slices and place these into the freezer and give them time enough to freeze. Your bananas have to be frozen before you begin making this recipe. Now and your frozen bananas into a blender and blend them for about 8 test 10 seconds and then pour in the almond butter and cocoa powder. After that I usually like to polls the blender so that everything blends together nicely. Then just pour into a bowl and enjoy.

If you need help or loved one needs help losing weight call us and schedule your weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336.

Or for more information on our Philadelphia weight loss program just give us a call and we can tell you all about it. Call 215-821-7336.

Our program includes an initial medical consultation and evaluation and we may use weight loss pills, diet pills, appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B12 injections, sensible meal plans, exercise plans and even meal replacement programs. We will do our very best to help you lose weight and improve your health and wellness. We also have programs for improving muscle mass and with the proper nutrition most people experience a nice boost in their energy levels.

Call us now and let us help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

The Best Fruits for Maximum Weight Loss by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

fast weight loss in philadlephia diet pills doctor supervisedIf you’re looking to lose weight or maintain your weight loss you should be eating fruits that are relatively low in carbohydrates. And even though these fruits are lower in carbohydrates if you are weight loss resistant or insulin resistant you have to be very careful in the amount of fruit that you are consuming on a daily basis.

If you need help achieving your weight loss goals and/or  improving your overall health and wellness I invite you to call us and schedule a free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be happy to schedule your free consultation. In addition to helping people lose weight we also provide aesthetic medicine procedures such as Botox and  we can also help you improve your athletic performance  and increase your energy levels through the use of Optimum Nutrition.

Here is a list of the top low carbohydrate  fruits:

  • Raspberries, ½  cup of raspberries has approximately 3 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Blackberries, ½  cup of blackberries has approximately 4 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Strawberries, 1/2 cup of strawberries has approximately 6 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Blueberries, ½  cup of blueberries has approximately 6 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Plum, 1 medium size Plum has approximately 7 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Kiwi, 1 medium sized kiwi has approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Cherries, 1/2 cup of cherries has approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Cantaloupe, 1 Cup diced cantaloupe has approximately 11 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Peach, 1 medium sized Peach has about 13 grams of carbohydrates.

So there you have it, a list of the best low carbohydrate fruits.

if you need help losing weight or improving your overall health and wellness or athletic performance I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336

How They Get Thin Fast with Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

fast weight loss in philadlephia diet pills doctor supervisedIn our Philadelphia medical weight loss center we try to provide the best FDA approved weight loss medications, appetite suppressant medications diet pills weight loss pills and of course we do use the vitamin B-12 injections and instruct you are patients in good solid nutritional plans and exercise plans to help you lose weight and achieve your health and wellness goals.

And every time I am talking with one of our patients I am always getting feedback as to what they are trying to do; either burn extra body fat, told their muscles up a bit or you may be trying to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. And of course I’m always getting requests from our patients for certain types of recipes, some patients might ask for extra smoothie recipes while others might be asking for more recipes on low carbohydrate recipes or just low-calorie recipes. For the past couple weeks everyone has been asking me for more smoothie recipes. It seems that our weight loss patients are looking for recipes that are quick and easy to make and going to provide them with lots of good healthy powerful nutrition. And also help satisfy their hunger and cravings.

So with that being said, today I am giving you some really great smoothie recipes loaded with vegetables and fruit that should provide your body with a tremendous amount of healthy nourishment and help satisfy your hunger and your tastebuds at the same time.

Now, please be aware that for  beverages in the smoothies I used different types of nut milks, and if you are allergic to nuts you definitely do not want to use these beverages you can use any other type of beverage to replace them. To make it nice and easy you can use water.

I am going to give you some on additional ingredients you can add to any of these smoothies. For extra protein you can use a low-carb low sugar type of protein powder such as our solutions for awesome fantastic wonderful protein powder meal replacement powder, hemp seeds, grass fed gelatin and way. For healthy fats you can use coconut oil, flax oil, coconut butter, avocados, Chia seeds, flax seeds, and extra nuts and seeds.

And here are some additional flavor boosters and super foods that you can add to the smoothies as well: Chia seeds, fresh ginger, hemp seeds, acai powder, cacao or cacao nibs, maca powder, ground flax seeds, spirulina, bee pollen, shredded coconut, cinnamon, vanilla extract, vanilla bean, chlorophyll and lucama powder.

Lots of these ingredients can be purchased at your local supermarket and especially at your local health food store.

Spinach Bomb

  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • Blend and enjoy.

Nutty Kale Smoothie

  • 3 cups of kale
  • 2 cups of unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 cup of berries either fresh or frozen
  • Blend and enjoy.

The Not for Breakfast Only Smoothie

  • 3 cups of collard greens
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of mango chunks
  • Blend and enjoy.

Amanda Smoothie

  • 3 cups of lettuce
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of Kiwi
  • Blend and enjoy.

Peace and Harmony Smoothie

  • 3 cups of dandelion greens
  • 2 cups of iced green tea
  • 1 cup of papaya
  • Blend and enjoy.

Macy’s Smoothie

  • 1 cup of watercress
  • 2 cups of Kefir
  • 1 cup of are ready slices

The Skinny Smoothie

  • 2 cups of celery
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches
  • Blend and enjoy.

The Spa Smoothie

  • 2 cups of cucumbers
  • 2 cups of full fat unsweetened Greek yogurt preferably organic
  • 1 cup of BlackBerries fresh or frozen
  • Blend and enjoy.

So there you have it, some really great recipes that will help give your body a tremendous boost of good healthy nutrition, help satisfy your appetite and cravings and help improve your overall health and wellness. All in addition to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. If you, a family member, a friend, a coworker or loved one need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. And please remember that in addition to helping weight loss we also provide additional services like Botox, fillers, and nutritional cleansing programs and programs designed to help improve energy and overall health and wellness. So call us now and schedule your free consultation call us at 215-821-7336

Why You Can’t Lose Weight No Matter How Hard You Try? The Real Reason by Philly Diet Dr

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If you have been trying to lose weight and no matter what you do you just cannot seem to lose any pounds or inches then this article is a definite must read for you.

In today’s world most of the people are just like you. Everyone is on a diet, everyone is doing low-carb or high fat and no carbohydrates or they are doing a low-calorie diet. And then we have other people that are doing nothing but smoothies and drinking juice all day long. Other people just eat fruit. And then we have people that are vegetarians but they only eat a small amount of vegetables and most of what they eat are starchy carbohydrates like pizza, pasta and rice. In fact most of us eat more bad starchy carbohydrates than any other type of food.

Most of us are eating bread, pasta, rice and potato chips and crackers all day long. Almost all of these foods are not even food. They are products made by man and there are man-made manufactured foods. They are not natural real food. They have nothing but calories and sugar and they provide no nutritional value to you.

Instead of eating all of those potato chips, pasta, bread and pizza eat some carrots, celery, lettuce, cucumber, bell peppers and broccoli.

And the problem is the so-called nutrition experts, the authorities told us along time ago that we should be eating lots of grains. But the problem is when they made this statement and said that this is the way to true health and wellness they really did not do enough research to look into the type of effect it has on our body’s chemistry. Eating nothing but bad starchy carbohydrate type of foods does nothing but increase your blood sugar level. And when your body has excess sugar floating around in your bloodstream your insulin levels go very very high and the only thing that the body can do is to store this excessive amount of sugar ias body fat. And the reason why it does this is because the sugar is very dangerous, It causes a tremendous amount of damage to the various organs and systems of your body.

And if your hormones are not in the proper balance in your body you are just going to be sick and overweight. And honestly it’s not your fault. You were just following the guidelines that have been set forth by the so-called experts in the field of health wellness and nutrition.

So again I want to tell you that if you have been doing everything that you have been told to do and you’re not losing weight it’s not your fault. You have just been given wrong information and wrong instructions and directions. Now in order to truly be healthy you have to get your  hormonal levels under control. And one of the easiest things that you can do is to control this by the foods that you are eating

One of the most important hormones in your body that will have an effect on whether you are fit and trim or overweight and fat and sick is insulin. Insulin is one of the most important hormones in your body. When your insulin levels are excessively high they put you into fat storage mode. Meaning everything that you eat is going to be stored his body fat.

This means that in order to stay fit trim and healthy you have to keep your insulin levels at a relatively normal level throughout the course of your day. And the way that you do this is to control the amount of foods that you eat that turn into sugar. And as you may have guessed the type of foods that turn into sugar are your bad starchy carbohydrates that are processed and man-made such as your bread, pasta, rice, pretzels, potato chips and all those other yummy snacks that we love to snack on.

Now of course I am a firm believer in eating good healthy food and that includes lots of vegetables, every color of vegetable and every type. Vegetables are a carbohydrate but they are nutritious healthy carbohydrates that are loaded with good nutrition and healthy fiber that will help to keep us healthy. And if we are healthy most of the time our weight will be controlled.

So for me the perfect diet would consist of lots of vegetables, a modest amount of good healthy protein, a small amount of good healthy fats and a little bit of fruit and your other starchy carbohydrates.

So you see that I am not totally against your starchy carbohydrates like bread and pasta it’s just that I believe that we should be eating much less of these types of food than we are eating in today’s society.

A few paragraphs up, I told you that hormones control your health wellness and the amount of weight fat etc. that you have on your body. And this is another key point because as we get older our amounts of hormones decrease in quantity over the period of time.

And this is the reason why most of us hit a certain age usually somewhere in the mid 30s and we start gaining weight every year. First we may start out just by gaining a couple pounds a year and then that increases to as much as 5 pounds or 10 pounds a year. Then we finally wake up and realize that we are 60 or 70 pounds overweight and we need to do something about it.

You see you when we were younger and we had an abundance of hormones; they helped burn that extra sugar out of our body. They helped keep the insulin at lower levels. But as we get older and our body’s natural hormones level decrease our body is not able to burn up that extra sugar like it did when we were younger.

This is why you are now gaining weight even though you are eating the same type of food, following the same diet plan and even exercising the same way as you did when you were much younger.

Losing weight and being fit and healthy just comes down to eating the right types of food in the proper portion sizes.

And please do not forget that calories do matter.

We have lots of people coming to us from other medical weight loss centers and they were told to eat a high-protein low-carb diet and that they could eat as much meat protein and cheese as they want.

But this is not healthy and it’s not true. Your body can only handle so much protein and process it properly. Excessive amounts of protein do you turn into sugar just like your bread and pasta.

I know some of you were probably reading this article and just shaking your heads in disbelief because if you would have been given this information long ago you would not be overweight now.

So now that you have the right information let’s get you on the right path. Let’s start developing healthy lifestyle habits. Little changes over the course of time that are going to add up to lots of pounds lost and a healthier and more fit you.

Trying to do all of these changes at once can be a little bit overwhelming so I advise you to start out slowly.

If your hormonal system is totally out of balance it’s always a good idea to work with a Weight Loss center. Especially one like ours where we have medical physicians that can assist you with the use of prescription weight-loss medication appetite suppressant medication.

The government has realized that obesity is a major health crisis in this country now. And it’s my belief that that is why the FDA has approved quite a few new weight-loss medications over the past several years.

In the past most weight loss pills were only meant to be taken for a short period of time but now we have newer weight-loss medications that are approved by the FDA for long-term usage.

So while some people may only need to be on the weight-loss medications for short period of time others may need to take them for the rest of their life because of hormonal issues. And that is why the pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars in research and development of these drugs to help with this major health crisis. And that is why the FDA is now approving these weight-loss medications for long-term use.

Now there are certain qualifiers that have to be met in order for the physician to prescribe these medications for you. Some of them are your BMI, your height, your weight, your waist circumference, your pant size, your dress size, if you or family member have the following illnesses: diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypothyroidism and sleep apnea – difficulty sleeping

The weight-loss medications to a great job of controlling the appetite and hopefully limiting your cravings but you still have to eat the right types of food to and that is why we spend quite a bit of time reviewing good healthy eating nutrition plans with our weight-loss patients. And getting some exercise – physical activity is also highly recommended.

If you need help with losing weight or just trying to improve your health and wellness give us a call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and we will happy to schedule your free consultation.

Flatten Your Belly Fast With These 4 Smoothie Recipes by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

medical weight loss in philadelphia weight loss pills diet pillsToday I have to take the time and thank all of the patients in our Philadelphia medical weight loss program and our Bucks County weight loss program who have referred all of their family members, friends and coworkers to our program so that we may help all of them lose weight and improve their health and wellness. THANK YOU!!!!!

This past week has been one of our busiest weeks ever especially during this time of year. And I have to attributed to our wonderful patients and the few days of sunshine and high temperatures into the 70s.

Because of the unusually hot weather lots of our patients were wearing their warm weather clothing and showing off their new slim and trim sexy bodies! And when everyone asked them what they were doing they were kind enough to give our weight loss program some of the credit for their success and gave everyone are contact information and told him to call us for the free medical what was consultation. I have to say that at least 70% or more of our new patients this week came from referrals from our weight loss patients. So for this I give all of you my heartfelt thanks.

One of our new patients, Tamika, was so excited to join our program this week. She told me that she has been exercising with one of her coworkers, Brenda(who has been one of our weight loss patients) and while Brenda was losing lots of weight, she herself only lost a few pounds. So she finally asked Brenda if she was doing anything else to help her lose all of that weight and Brenda told her about our weight loss program. And our weight loss program was the only thing that she was doing differently. So again thank you Brenda and everyone else who has referred people into our weight loss program.

If you would like more information on her medical weight loss program I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be happy to schedule you for your free consultation. Our weight loss program includes FDA approved medical weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications, vitamin shots, instructions on our rapid weight loss diet plan and exercise plan.

In this article I am giving you 4 more delicious smoothie recipes to help blast away blast away fat. The recipes are for Apple Berry Dream Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Berries Apple Smoothie and my favorite Doc’s Favorite Smoothie.

Apple Berry Dream Smoothie

  • Spring mix greens – 1 handful
  • spinach – 2 handfuls
  • water – 2 cups of water
  • frozen blueberries – 1 cup
  • Apple – one Apple with the court in seeds removed – cut into quarters
  • banana – 1
  • Stevia – 1 packet Stevia
  • ground flax seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • 1 scoop Solutions 4 protein powder
  • Place all of your greens into the blender and blend until it becomes liquefied and then stop the blender and add all of the of the ingredients then place the lid back on your blender and then continue blending until everything is creamy smooth.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Spring mix screens – 3 handfuls
  • 1 scoop Solutions 4 protein powder
  • water – 2 cups of water
  • apples – all too small apples with the core and seeds removed and cut into quarters
  • banana – 1 small banana
  • frozen strawberries – 1 cup
  • Stevia – 2 packets, you can add more if needed
  • flaxseeds – 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • Combine all of your vegetables into the blender and blend until it becomes liquid than stop the blender add the rest of the ingredients, placed the lid back on top of your blender and blend until it’s creamy smooth.

Berries and Apple Smoothie

  • Spinach – 3 handfuls of spinach
  • water – 2 cups
  • Apple – 1 small apple cord seated and sliced into quarters
  • blackberries – 1/2 cup of BlackBerries
  • blueberries – 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • ground flaxseed – 2 tablespoons
  • 1 scoop Solutions 4 protein powder
  • Stevia – 1 – 2 packets or more if needed
  • First blend all of your greens and then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you have a deliciously creamy smoothie.

Doc’s Favorite Smoothie

  • Spinach – 2 handfuls
  • Kale – 2 handfuls
  • frozen peaches – 1 cup
  • banana – 1 small banana
  • water – 1-2 cups
  • 1 scoop Solutions 4 protein powder
  • ground flax seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • Stevia – 2 packets or more depending upon your taste preferences
  • combine all of the vegetables into the blender and blend and when this is liquefied add the rest of the ingredients cover your blender and continue blending until everything is nice and smooth.

I hope you enjoy these recipes. Remember for more information on her weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.