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The Ketogenic Diet and Diarrhea and 3 Keto Smoothie Recipes by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

If this is your first time visiting our website 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 at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

In today’s article I am going to give you a few recipes that are loaded with awesome nutrition, will help satisfy your appetite and cravings and assist you in achieving your weight loss goals.

I am also going to discuss a topic – question that many new patients coming into our office are asking me about. And this question is about the Keto Diet or ketogenic diet. It seems that many new patients coming into the office have already started some type of ketogenic diet on their own and are suffering from diarrhea. And they have no idea why this is happening.

So, in this article after I give you the recipes for the smoothies, I will review why some people may initially experience diarrhea on a ketogenic diet, when they try doing on their own. The smoothie recipes will be for three of my favorite smoothies and they are the Keto Banana Avocado Fat Bomb Smoothie, Keto Blackberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie and my Keto Blueberry Cavern Smoothie recipe.

Here are the recipes:

Keto Banana Avocado Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • 1 cup of coconut milk – full fat
  • 1 small banana – either fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • Place everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!

Keto Blackberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • 1 cup of full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy.

Keto Blueberry Carob Smoothie

  • Full fat coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Frozen blueberries – 1/4 cup
  • Carob powder – 1/4 cup
  • Solutions 4 protein powder – 1 scoop of chocolate, mocha or vanilla flavor.
  • Liquid Stevie to taste.
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!

So, there you have it, 3 of my favorite recipes for smoothies that will help satisfy your appetite and cravings, provide you with excellent nutrition and help satisfy your sweet tooth.

Now I am going to get into a somewhat sensitive topic and that is why do some people suffer from diarrhea when they first start the ketogenic diet. In my experience one of the main causes of diarrhea on the ketosis diet is that people are eating too many saturated fats.

The ketogenic diet does focus on eating good healthy fats, but your body has to adapt this way of eating overtime. Eating foods that contain good healthy fats such as salmon, avocados and olive oil are excellent when you are following the ketogenic diet, but they are also quite good for you even if you are not following a ketogenic diet. Eating these types of natural foods that are normally part of our everyday diet is usually not the problem. Eating these natural foods should normally be part of everyone’s diet plan. They promote better overall health, wellness and will help you lose weight.

But when people begin the ketogenic diet in addition to eating these regular healthy foods like salmon and avocados, they supplement with additional fats like coconut oil, MCT oil and frill oil. And sometimes all of this additional fat is too much for the body to handle. You see when you eat fatty foods your body produces more bile.

This is a normal healthy function that goes on in our body every day over lives. When we eat any type of fatty food are gallbladder automatically produces more bile and that helps the process of digesting our food. However, when people start supplementing with extra fats the body may produce extra bile that serves as a lubricant for our intestines and colon and this can cause diarrhea.

So, one of the easiest ways to help with diarrhea when starting a ketogenic diet is to decrease the amount of saturated fats that you are eating. Simply try to reduce a few of the extra oils that you have added your diet such as frill oil, coconut oil, MCT oil and any other extra oils that you may be consuming. And try not to add any extra fat to your diet; for example – try not to add extra butter to your meals just to add some additional fat.

Another thing that I have found with new patients coming into the office is that they have added bulletproof coffee to their normal daily routine. And since doing this they have been having diarrhea almost immediately after finishing their cup of bulletproof coffee. And this exemplifies my point that consuming too many fats can be causing your diarrhea. Stick with the normal fats that are in your everyday normal diet and you should be fine.

I hope that you enjoyed this article. If you, a friend, coworker or a loved one are looking to lose weight I invite you all to call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

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Ketosis Recipes for Fast Weight Loss by Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Doctor

Hello and welcome to our website. In today’s article I’m going to give you 3 great recipes for ketosis friendly smoothies. If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information about our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, I invite you to call and schedule your free consultation with us. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule you for your free weight loss consultation.

would like to thank all of you for referring your family members, friends and coworkers to us. Over the years our practice has grown, and we have you are wonderful patients to thank for our success. We do our best to treat everyone like family. Ketosis and intermittent fasting are 2 of the most popular health trends today. So much so that there are now conferences specifically on fasting and ketosis.

And I have recently attended one of these conferences. And I must tell you that I was very impressed with all of the scientific information on fasting and ketosis and the benefits of each and of course the proper way to follow these practices. There are of course pros and cons to fasting and ketosis and there are many different types or protocols for fasting and ketosis type diets. If you are considering these types of nutritional protocols and need help, just call I will gladly help you put together a program.

Please note that losing weight does not require that you must fast or follow a ketogenic diet but if you are interested in these types of program, I can definitely help you with them.

Throughout the years our patients have had tremendous weight loss success just by following a regular diet plan and not going to extremes. We like to work with people and develop a plan that is simple and easy for them to follow. We want to make a plan that you can follow for the rest of your life and not only lose weight but also maintain that weight loss. So again, if you would like to schedule a free weight loss consultation just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule your free consultation.

Here are the smoothie recipes:

Chocolate Strawberry Ketosis Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop of our Solutions 4 protein powder
  • Blend and enjoy!

Frozen Peach Ketosis Smoothie

  • 1 cup hemp milk
  • ¼ cup of frozen peaches
  • 1 tsp of mct oil
  • 1 scoop of our Solutions 4 protein powder
  • Blend and enjoy!

The RAN Frozen Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 scoop of our chocolate Solutions 4 protein powder
  • Blend and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy the smoothie recipes.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy ketogenic recipe give this a try:

Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl

  • 4 ounces of cooked chicken (cooked rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket is fine)
  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower rice (you can also get this from your local supermarket)
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber
  • Olive oil and vinegar and season to your liking. You may also use any type of sugar-free salad dressing.

If you are in a rush for time you can use a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket and you can even purchase the cauliflower rice from your local supermarket. I would start by heating the cauliflower rice in a pan stove and then add 4 ounces of your rotisserie chicken. Just warm everything nicely and then plate it, and your cucumbers and your dressing and you’re all set for a great dinner.

I hope that you enjoy all of these recipes and if you, a friend, loved one, coworker or family member need help losing weight or help with improving overall health and wellness please call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-821-7336 for your free consultation.

Intermittent Fasting Made Simple by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

Because I am getting so many questions from our weight loss patients about intermittent fasting, today’s article is going to be about simplifying the whole approach to intermittent fasting. So many people coming into the office for help with weight loss are already practicing some type of intermittent fasting but they are making it very complicated. Intermittent fasting is actually very simple. The easiest form of intermittent fasting is to eat when you are hungry. You do not have to follow any type of timetable and eat 5 or 6 times a day, you just eat when your body tells you to eat. Please make sure that you discuss any type of dietary changes with your family doctor or visit us. To schedule your free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336.

So let’s first start with defining what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent fasting is not really a diet, it does not tell you specifically what type of foods that you should be eating. Intermittent fasting is simply periods of eating and fasting. Basically it’s a time table or pattern of eating.

When I consult with weight loss patients and they are interested in doing some type of intermittent fasting program what I usually do is have them start out with eating 3 meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner people can snack on vegetables. Some of the questions I get from people about intermittent fasting is if they can take their vitamins and supplements while practicing intermittent fasting. In my personal experience taking your supplements and vitamins is fine while practicing intermittent fasting. As far as beverages go, I usually recommend that people stick to water.

With intermittent fasting there are two very important things that you need to remember. The first is that this is a fasting protocol. It is a series of short fasts followed by eating. The second important thing is that you have to be mindful of the type of food that you are eating.

So many people coming into the office now are practicing some type of intermittent fasting. But the problem is that they are eating tons of starchy carbohydrates like pizza, rice and potatoes. This totally defeats the purpose of intermittent fasting. Because it will force your body to produce a tremendous amount of insulin and this is commonly called insulin spikes.

The purpose of intermittent fasting is to limit the number of insulin spikes our body experiences during the day. Please remember that even though you have reduced the number of times you are eating during the day you still cannot eat whatever you want. Personally, my meals are usually made up of a large amount of vegetables, a modest amount of protein and good healthy fats like olive oil, avocados and ghee.  

I do not consider my personal diet a low carb diet because I eat at least 5 to 7 cups of vegetable a day. And vegetables can be considered a carbohydrate. Vegetables are good carbohydrates as compared to starchy carbohydrates like pizza, pasta, rice and potatoes. Our bodies require the nutrients In vegetables to maintain normal function of all the systems in our body. So regardless of any timetable or schedule that you may set for yourself; please remember that your meals have to consist of a healthy balance of vegetables, healthy protein and good healthy fats. Also please keep in mind that there are many eating timetables and protocols for intermittent fasting.  So you have to find the one that is best for you. Just because your best friend might be following a particular intermittent fasting pattern does not mean that it’s going to be good for you.

There are several different models of intermittent fasting. The most popular type is simply choosing 8 hours during the day in which you will be eating all or most of your food. There are also models in which you choose a 6 hour window and even a 4 hour window to eat most of your meals. I find that starting out with eating breakfast, lunch and dinner is the easiest and most successful model to follow when beginning intermittent fasting. After following the 3 meals a day model people usually try the 8 hour model that is so popular. 

When a person first comes to our practice and is interested in intermittent fasting we will usually have them start with eating 3 meals a day. We see how they do with that eating schedule and then we can tweak the diet as time goes on. If you are attempting to practice intermittent fasting on your own please do not be overly aggressive, start slowly. Do not go from eating five or six times a day down to just one meal a day or even worse… going days without eating. You should really be working with a health and nutrition coach and that’s why we are here for you. If you, a friend or loved one need help with improving overall health and wellness and losing weight I invite you all to call and schedule a free consultation with us. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.