When you come in you are:
- Evaluated by a M.D.
- Given weight-loss pills – appetite suppressant medications to help control your hunger and cravings.
- Given a vitamin B12 injection that will help boost your energy levels.
- Given a diet plan that has been designed specifically for you.
And we have support materials like this website and our YouTube channel where we are constantly giving you lots of delicious recipes that range from: smoothies, appetizers, entrées, desserts etc.
We now have over 380 recipe videos on youtube. In our weight loss program you see a medical doctor that will evaluate you and make sure that you are doing the right type of program to help you lose weight.
And in order to design the most perfect weight loss nutrition plan for you we also have you fill out a metabolism profile questionnaire and take into consideration your age, overall health and level of physical activity. Your plan is designed specifically for you.
Because of our medical training we realize that for you to lose weight it’s not just about counting calories, points and portion control. All of the other things that I mentioned above like your age, level of physical fitness and any health issues that you might have all need to be taken into consideration in order for you to effectively lose weight and keep it off.
Most people, (even most other weight loss programs) do not realize that people with certain type of health issues like diabetes, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, perimenopause, postmenopause all require a very specific type of diet program if they want to be successful at losing weight. So really that’s another major benefit of coming to our medically supervised prescription weight loss program.
No one understands this better than me, because I am a diabetic. And as a diabetic there are lots of foods, that my wife can eat, but I can’t eat them, because they will just make me fat and make my diabetes worse.
So I am happy that Oprah is finally doing a weight loss program that allows her to eat real food and is similar to our program except that we are Doctors and give our patients weight loss pills, vitamin B12 shots, etc…
In fact, we have lots of patients that come to us either while they are doing or after they have tried programs like Weight Watchers, Nutri-system, Jenny Craig, Dr. Oz’s rapid weight loss plan, Medifast or any type of weight loss or diet plan.
And the reason they come to us is because the appetite suppressant medications make it very easy for them to lose weight.
The weight loss pills help control your appetite, cravings and binging and enable you to make sensible decisions about what you are eating.
And often-times because of our medical training when someone comes to us while they are doing another weight loss program and they are not totally happy with the results we usually tweak that program and then BAM they start losing weight again.
So in conclusion with our local weight loss program you are:
- Evaluated by a Medical Doctor
- Given Weight Loss Pills Appetite Suppressant Diet Medications
- Given a Vitamin B12 Injection
- Given a Specific Diet Nutrition Plan
- Given an Exercise Plan if You are Able To Exercise
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that we do not charge you a new member fee or a new patient fee like so many other weight loss programs now do.
We do not have any contracts either.
We are here for you as long as you need us, and that’s it.
Some people might see us once or twice over a month or two and others might see us a bit longer, it all depends on how much weight you need to lose.
And if you are doing a weight loss program like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Dr. Oz’s rapid weight loss plan, Medifast or any type of weight loss or diet plan it’s usually perfectly fine for you to work with us and even take the weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications.
Of course when you see the medical doctor he will only give you weight loss pills if he believes they will be safe and effective for you.
Call us now and schedule a totally free medical weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336.
For this new year of 2016 so many of us will have a New Year’s resolution of losing weight. So if you are looking to lose weight while eating delicious and hunger killing meals here are 4 scrumptious recipes that will satisfy your tastebuds and your cravings.
Now this first recipe is definitely one that you will not see in most diet plans but if you are one of our weight loss patients you know that we are nothing like the majority of other medical weight loss programs in the area. We use only the finest quality weight loss appetite suppressant medications, weight loss pills and tablets and we spend a tremendous amount of time continuing to educate our patients and giving you foods and recipes that are delicious and will help you achieve your weight loss goals.
One of my favorite meals as a child was my Mom’s Shepherd’s Pie. Nothing compared to the stuffed tummy and love I felt while eating this. So here is an under 400 calorie recipe for one of my most favorite meals in the world.
Chicken Shepherd’s Pie*
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
- 3 cups of cooked chicken breast, diced
- 1 cup of red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup of red onion, chopped
- 20 ounces of frozen mixed vegetables
- 3 cups of mashed potatoes, prepared according to the package directions
- ½ cup of low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Mix the cornstarch with the broth and heat until this is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the chicken and then place this mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 9” baking dish. Cook the vegetables until almost tender then spread the vegetables over the chicken mixture. Next cover this with the prepared mashed potatoes. And then top with the cheddar cheese. Finally heat under the broiler until the potatoes start to brown and the cheese melts. This makes approximately 6 servings each with about 350 calories.
Fried Chicken Dinner*
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 4 tablespoons of dry bread crumbs
- 4 small red potatoes cut into quarters
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 4 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- ¼ cup of honey
- 2 tablespoons of low-sodium chicken broth or water
We are going to start by creating our oven to 450°F and then coat a large baking sheet with nonstick olive oil spray. Then butterfly the chicken by cutting each piece in half horizontally, slicing it almost through to the other side but not cutting it completely. Next we open a chicken breast have to make one thin piece. And brush Dijon mustard over both sides. Place the seasoned breadcrumbs in a shallow dish and add chicken breast and turn to coat each side. Then place the chicken onto the baking sheet and spring chicken breast with the nonstick vegetable olive oil spray. We are going to bake this for approximately 8 – 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked all the way through. While the chicken is cooking you’re going to place the red potatoes in a microwave safe container with a lid adding olive oil and toss to coat the potatoes with the olive oil. Then cover and microwave on high for about 5 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Place the broccoli in a microwave container with a lid, cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes until the broccoli is crisp and tender. In a small bowl whisk together the hunting and a chicken broth and then place the chicken on individual plates and drizzle the honey mixture over top. And make sure you serve the potatoes and broccoli as side dishes. This makes 4 servings each with about 395 calories.
Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables*
- 10 ounces of whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cups of zucchini that are cut into strips
- 12 ounces of sliced mushrooms
- 2 cups of broccoli florets
- 1 cup of chopped onions
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 cups of cubed and cooked chicken breast
- ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 cup of sliced roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup of parmesan cheese
Cook the linguine or spaghetti according to the directions you find on the package. Then in a skillet heat the oil and add zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, garlic and basil. Stir until the zucchini is crisp and tender, this should take approximately 2 – 3 minutes. Next drain the pasta and return to the saucepan. Stir in the skim milk, chicken, zucchini mixture, and black pepper and then heat thoroughly. Add tomatoes and cheese – toss everything together and serve. This makes approximately 6 servings each with about 377 calories.
Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli*
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into ½ inch strips
- 1 ½ cups of broccoli florets
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup of white wine
- ¾ cup of low-sodium chicken broth
- ½ pound of whole-wheat bowtie pasta cooked
- Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic for about one minute starting it constantly. Next we should add the chicken and cook until it’s well done. Then add the broccoli and cook until it’s Chris and tender then add basil, black pepper to taste, wine and chicken broth. We cook this for about 5 minutes and add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet and toss to mix everything together. We heat this for about 1 – 2 minutes. This makes approximately 4 servings with each serving having about 417 calories.
So there you have 4 great comfort food recipes that taste great and will satisfy the biggest appetite and help take inches off your waistline.
If losing weight is one of your New Year’s resolution for 2016 I invite you to give us a call for a totally free medical weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 for your Free Weight Loss Consultation
*These recipes were taken from the book “500-400 cal recipes by Dick Logue” it’s a really good weight loss book and I suggest that you purchase it if you are looking for great meals that are under 400 cal.
It always seems that from October all the way through the end of January it’s the most difficult time of year to not gain weight. Here are 3 tips to help you lose weight during the Holidays.
It’s an especially difficult time if you’re trying to lose weight. I hate to admit it but I even gained a few extra pounds over the Thanksgiving holiday. Why did I gain weigh? Because I am NOT able to resist my wife’s wonderful cooking and baking. Honestly, now just while writing this article I am thinking about the totally delicious banana bread with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips that she made.
And of course I cannot forget the pumpkin pie, coffee cake, sweet potato pie and chocolate pudding and banana pie that she made for our Thanksgiving feast. I must confess that I had more than one slice of each of these yummy goodies. And yes I did gain weight. But because I have my weight loss program in place, (the same program that I give to all of our weight loss patients), I was able to get back to my normal weight after a few days. So I decided to write this article and share a few tips that will hopefully help you avoid gaining weight during this holiday season.
Weight Loss Tip Number 1:
Skip eating breakfast. Yes you did read it right. I said do not eat breakfast for a day. On a day like Thanksgiving when you know you are going to be eating a humongous feast, it’s probably best to not eat breakfast that day. This is similar to the Protocols of intermittent fasting. With intermittent fasting you give yourself approximately 16 – 18 hours between your dinner and your lunch. The theory is that during this period of time your body will be burning all of your extra body fat. For example if you start your dinner at 7 p.m. at night you should finish around 8 p.m. Then you don’t eat until 12 noon the next day so you will be fasting for approximately 16 hours or so.
It’s really remarkable that when you do not eat for 16 to 18 hours that your body will actually increases its production of growth hormone and anabolic hormones. And these hormones increase your body’s ability to burn fat.
Simply stated when you do not eat for about 16 to 18 hours your body turns into a super efficient fat burning machine.
This will also decrease your body’s blood sugar levels. And it will even decrease your body’s cortisol levels. High levels of Cortisol in our body is known to be one of the major causes of most diseases that we suffer from.
So what I plan to do for the next holiday is to wake up have a nice cup of decaffeinated coffee with some heavy cream or half and half a packet of stevia for breakfast. After this I will try not to eat until dinner time, when I can almost eat as much as I want. I just have to be careful not to eat too many starchy carbohydrates and desserts that will turn into sugar.
We don’t want too much sugar in our bodies because when there is too much sugar in our body – insulin levels spike and this causes everything we have eaten to be stored as body fat.
Now if I get hungry and I really need to eat something at lunch time I try to keep it to healthy proteins like chicken, beef or fish and lots of leafy green vegetables like romaine lettuce and spinach. The easiest thing for me to eat would be a Cobb salad with some chicken and a very nice olive oil and vinegar dressing with oregano, salt, pepper, garlic etc.
Then after I finally eat dinner I will try not to eat for at least 12 hours. This way I give my body time to digest everything properly and help balance out my blood sugar levels. This should also help my body burn all of the excessive calories from the food that I consumed from overeating at the holiday dinner. Every time that I have done this I did not gain any weight during the holidays.
But this past Thanksgiving not only did I eat a humongous amount of food at dinner time but for breakfast I enjoyed some more of my wife’s delicious cakes and pastries. But like I said I just got back into the program the following day and I lost the weight in a couple days.
Weight Loss Tip Number 2:
Go for a walk after dinner. If you go for a nice walk after your big holiday dinner or if you play a game of football or basketball with the family your body should burn up all of the extra sugar and calories that you have eaten from your holiday meal. The more you move the better it is.
Just remember after the big feast you want to be active because the more active you are the less weight you will gain. If you are too stuffed to be active after dinner all you have to do is wake up a little earlier the next morning and go for a walk – walk outside, on a treadmill or even in the mall or ride a bike. This will also help you burn sugar, calories and fat.
Weight Loss Tip Number 3:
Eat 4-5 vegetables a day. This includes at least 2 cups of leafy green vegetables a day. This will help stuff your tummy with healthy food so there is no room for foods that make you fat.
Leafy green vegetables contain lots of nutrients to improve our overall health, decrease our appetite and help us live a skinnier, healthier and happier life.
I hope you enjoyed these weight loss tips and if you need help losing weight I invite you to call us for a free medical weight loss consultation.
Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation now.
With our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program there is no need to sacrifice and suffer by dieting and not eating during the holidays. SO if you are looking to lose weight and enjoy the holidays here are two delicious recipes that will help you lose weight while enjoying the holidays.
- Blueberry CheeseCake Smoothie
- 2 ounces full fat Philadelphia cream cheese
- 3/4 cup full fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup of blueberries
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened nondairy milk – almond or coconut
- Stevia to taste
- Vanilla extract to taste – I like approx a 1/2 teaspoon
- Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy smooth.
- Pumpkin Pie Weight Loss Smoothie
- 1⁄4 cup flax seeds
- 1⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened pumpkin purée
- 1 tablespoon powdered Stevia
- 6-9 drops of liquid Stevia
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
- Blend everything together then refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and they make your holiday season a bit sweeter. If you need help with losing weight – call us and schedule your FREE Medical Weight Loss Consultation in our offices located in Philadelphia and Bucks County. 215-821-7336
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If you are one of our Weight Loss Patients in our Philadelphia or Bucks County Medical Weight Loss Program you know that I have dropped over 80 lbs and have kept it off all while eating real food. No diet bars or meals that taste like cardboard for me. I have enjoyed delicious food all while losing 80 lbs of fat. And yes our patients get to lose weight and eat delicious real food just like I did.
So being able to enjoy these great recipes made losing all that way simple and easy especially since the weight loss pills and appetite suppressant medications do a fantastic job of helping control hunger and cravings.
Here are a few of the wonderful foods I enjoyed to help me lose all of that weight and keep it off.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Yummies
- 4 ounces chopped cocoa butter
- ¼ cup full fat butter or coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter – sugar free preferred
- 2 tablespoons stevia (truvia, splenda, equal, xylitol)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Start by melting the butter, peanut butter and cocoa butter together and mix it all until it’s nice and smooth. Then mix in the stevia or any other sweetener that you are using until it is all mixed nicely. You can then spoon this out onto small cupcake sheets and refrigerate until they are firm and ready to eat.
Low Carb Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie
- 4 large strawberries
- 1/4 cup sugar free vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup sugar free almond milk
- 2 tablespoons flax seed ground
- 1 scoop protein powder chocolate or vanilla
- 1-2 packets of stevia
- Blend until smooth.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Smoothie
- 4 tablespoons of sugar free pudding cheesecake flavor
- 2 cups of leafy greens – spinach – kale
- 1/2 to 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
- 1-2 packets of stevia
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of ice
- Blend until smooth
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I did. If you are looking to lose weight call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule a consultation so that we may help you reach your goals. Have a fantastic day.
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Congratulations to Michelle for losing 50 pounds over the past few months with our medical weight-loss program. We are especially proud of Michelle because not only is she going through menopause but she also has a hypothyroid condition as well.
Michelle stuck to the weight-loss plan that we gave her and she only walked about three or four days a week. She said that she really enjoyed the variety of foods and all of the recipes that we give our patients. Every week we post another 2-5 recipes here on this website, on our YouTube channel and even our Google plus page.
So in our continued effort of helping our patients lose 3-5 lbs a week; here are a few more tasty weight-loss recipes.
When I spoke with Michelle today she told me that her two favorite recipes are the cookie dough recipe and low carb pizza with the works. So in celebration of her tremendous weight loss success here are the cookie dough recipe and the pizza with the works recipe.
Low Carb Cookie Dough
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 4 tablespoons of stevia, truvia or splenda
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 3-4 squares of sugar-free chocolate broken into pieces
- 1-2 tablespoons baking powder
- 5 tablespoons of ground almonds
Start by placing the butter in a large bowl and put this in the microwave until the butter is melted. Then take the bowl out of the microwave. But please make sure that you do not burn yourself because the bowl will probably be hot. Be sure to use a towel or oven mittens when removing the bowl from the microwave. Next add all of the other ingredients into the bowl with the melted butter and mix everything nicely until it’s nice and smooth. If you like, you can then place this in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds to 60 seconds and this will melt the chocolate and give it a gooey consistency. After the chocolate is melted nicely carefully take it out of the microwave let it cool down a little bit and you can enjoy. But make sure that it’s cooled down because you don’t want to burn yourself, your tongue or lips.
You can also make little ice cream treats with this recipe. By rolling the mixture into little balls and place them in the refrigerator or freezer.
Low Carb Pizza With the Works
Who doesn’t love pizza? But for most of us Pizza is totally off-limits because – as much as we love Pizza, it loves us back. Because it stays with us as body fat. But with this Pizza recipe you can enjoy eating pizza and not worry about getting fat.
- 8 ounces of Mozzarella Cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
To make the pizza dough… Coat a Frying-pan with one or two teaspoons of coconut oil. If you are using a solid form of coconut oil allow it to liquefy. And then in a separate bowl whisk your eggs, then add the cheese and mix everything together nicely. Now we just add the egg cheese mixture into the frying pan and we cooked this over a medium heat until it’s semi-firm. At this point place the pan with the cheese and egg mixture into the oven and bake for approximately 5 to 8 minutes at 375°. And then remove this from the oven. Be sure to wear oven mittens so that you do not burn yourself.
This is just the beginning now let’s get started with the pizza toppings. We’re going totaling Italian here, so we are going to top our pizza with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, cheese and marinara sauce.
Here is everything that we need: 1-3 ounces of sausage, 8-11 slices of pepperoni, 3-4 tablespoons of chopped green peppers, a half cup any cheese or cheese mixture/blends that you like and finally a cup of marinara sauce.
We are going to start by adding to another Frying-pan the sausage and let this cook until it’s nice and brown. After approximately 10-11 minutes add the peppers and let this cook for another 2 to 4 minutes until everything is cooked nicely. Just make sure that your sausage is thoroughly cooked. Now take the marinara sauce and spread the sauce over your pizza dough. Next we add the cheese, pepperoni and finally the pepper and sausage mixture. There you have it! A fantastic pizza with the works just like you would get in South Philly.
I hope you enjoy these recipes.
If you need help with your weight loss I ask you to give us a call and schedule a free consultation to see if our medical weight loss program can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Call 215-821-7336
Even if you have worked with another medical weight-loss doctor in the past or if you are eating right and exercising and possibly even working with a personal trainer but you’re still not totally happy with the way you look or feel. I invite you to give us a call for a free consultation.
You see our weight-loss program is a bit different from most of the other weight loss programs in the area because we have a multi-facted approach to help you lose weight.
We provide you with the finest quality weight-loss pills and appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B12 injections and we also spend time with you to determine what would be the best nutritional approach to help you lose weight.
Dr. Duffield provides you with the finest medical weight loss care and Dr. Kenny focuses on nutrition and holistic wellness. So in our practice you’re getting the best of two worlds so to speak. You’re getting the best medical weight loss care and you are also getting the best holistic wellness type of care to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Many people who come are doing almost everything right and they only need a few minor changes to their overall routine to achieve their weight loss goals. While others might need a total overhaul. So whether you are someone who just needs a couple tweaks here and there or someone who needs a complete overhaul we are here to help you.
Just give us a call and schedule a medical weight loss consultation.
Call us now at 215-821-7336
Hello everyone, it’s approaching the end of August and the end of summer is quickly upon us – with children going back to school and workloads returning to normal. And if you’re like me you may have just taken one of your children back to college.
This past weekend we just took our youngest son Noah to Penn State University for his first year. (If you are one of our weight loss patients, you probably have seen Noah working with us in the office this summer) And yes we are now empty-nesters, except for our 3 dogs who hopefully will never go off to college. So today my wife and I are feeling kind of blah and missing Noah quite a bit and because of this I have decided to make this post about some of my son’s favorite smoothie recipes but of course I will make them weight loss and fat burning friendly.
And yes you can still lose 2 – 5 pounds a week on our medical weight loss program while enjoying these delicious recipes. I am going to give you some of Noah’s favorite summertime fusion tea recipes because tea is especially good for speeding up your fat burning metabolism, detoxing your body and improving your overall health and wellness.
Summer Blast Iced Tea*:
- 4 teabags – green tea or black tea
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1/2 cup of agave
- 1/4 cup of crushed fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup of unsweetened orange juice
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
- ice cubes
- 1 1/2 quarts of carbonated water
Directions: For the concentrate, place the tea bags in a medium bowl and add boiling water and steep for approximately 10 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and add the agave and mint and makes this very well. Mix the fruit juices and 1 quart container. Then add to tea mixture and refrigerate until you are ready to use it. For the tea, fill a 12 ounce glass with ice cubes and then add a half cup of the tea concentrate and fill the glass with carbonated water. This makes about 6 servings.
Tapioca Nut Tea*:
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- 2 black tea bags
- 4 teaspoons of Stevia or any other sugar substitute
- 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 tablespoon of instant tapioca
- 4 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk
- ice cubes
Bring the water to a boil in a medium sauce pan over high heat. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the tea bags in a teapot or in 2 cup heat proof measuring cup. Steep the tea for 4 minutes or until it’s a very dark and then remove the teabags. Stir in the sugar substitute and almond extract and let this cool to room temperature. Then add the tapioca to the remaining 1 and half cups of boiling water and let this boil for 3 to 4 minutes over medium – high heat until the tapioca is translucent and cooked through. Next drain the tapioca and rinse under cold water until it’s cool. And divide the tapioca between 2 tall glasses, poor 2 tablespoons of the unsweetened almond milk and to each glass. Fill each glass three fourths full with ice. Divide T between the glasses and stir to combine and serve this immediately. This makes about 2 servings that are 10 ounces each. If you’d like you can even substitute the black tea with any other type of tea either one of your favorite herbal teas or even a fruit flavored tea. And instead of using the almond extract you can even use vanilla, I have done this and it’s very tasty.
Lime & Ginger Iced Tea*:
- 1 quart of water
- 2 thin slices of fresh ginger – approximately 1 inch in diameter
- 4 green tea bags
- 1/2 cup of Stevia or any other sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice – this should be about 2 – 3 whole limes
- ice cubes
Instructions: Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a large saucepan. Pour the water over the tea bags in a teapot or a 4 cup heatproof measuring cup and let the tea steep for approximately 3 minutes. Next we removed teabags and the ginger. Stir n 1/4 cup of unsweetened sugar substitute and let this cool to room temperature. and now mix the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar substitute with the lime juice and add this to the tea, finally pour the tea into 4 ice filled glasses and enjoy. This makes approximately force servings.
Lemon-Berry Ice Tea*:
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 16 bags of your favorite tea
- 1/2 cup of Stevia or any other sugar substitute
- 3 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice
- 3/4 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice – approximately 5 lemons
- ice cubes
Directions: in a very large pitcher, pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Cover and let this steep for about 5 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar. Next we add to cranberry and lemon juices and chill in the refrigerator for a bit. Serve this over ice and you can always garnish it with a nice slice of lemon or lime. This makes approximately 7 servings that are 8 ounces each.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as Noah does. And I do thank you for reading this article. Typing this article has actually been therapeutic for me and I am not quite as blah as I was before writing this.
If you are one of our weight loss patients I invite you to come back to this blog next week because I try to post at least 3 – 5 great tasting recipes a week that help you burn fat and lose weight.
If you are not one of our weight loss patients and you need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule a free medical weight loss consultation. It doesn’t matter how much weight you are looking to lose, whether it’s just 15 pounds or 200 pounds we have programs that can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals. Call us at 215-821-7336
* The recipes in this post were taken from the book by pil sensational smoothies and drinks
In our Philadelphia weight loss program our goal is to have our weight loss patients lose 2 – 5 pounds per week and we try to make this an easy and tasty process. So here are a 4 great recipes for 400 calorie meals that will make losing weight simple and delicious.
Everyone loves dessert and almost everyone loves a good apple pie so our first recipe is going to be for Apple pie.
- 1/2 cup of graham crackers, crushed
- 5 apples quartered and peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
Spray a microwavable safe pie plate with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Spread the graham cracker crumbs in the plate. Cover with the Apple slices. Sprinkle with the spices. Sprinkle the raisins over top. Pour the juice over this. Cover and microwave for about 15 minutes. This makes 8 servings and each serving had about 81 calories.
*Chile Relleno Casserole
Now this recipe is usually for lunch or dinner but we’re going to add in strict and to it and make it a recipe that’s suitable for breakfast.
- 4 ounces of green chili peppers
- 8 ounces of low-fat cheddar cheese grated
- 4 ounces low-fat Monterey Jack cheese grated
- 1 cup of egg substitute
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 14 ounces of fat-free evaporated milk
- Rinse the chilies and remove the seeds. Place half the Chilies in a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle half of both of the cheeses on top of this and then add the remaining chilies. And top this with the rest of the cheese. Beat the egg substitute, flour and evaporated milk together until its smooth. Pour over the top and bake for approximately 45 minutes in 350°F. This makes approximately 3 servings.
- 4 whole-wheat tortillas, 8 inch
- 2 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese
- 8 ounces of turkey sausage
- 1/2 cup of onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup of red or green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 1 cup of skim milk
Heat the tortillas and place in a small dish such as a Super Bowl that has been sprayed with nonstick oil spray. Top with half of the cheese. Cook fish sausage, onion and peppers and then add them to this dish. Mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over top. Top with the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350°F for about 30 to 35 minutes until the eggs are set. This makes 4 servings
- 1 cup of dates, firmly packed
- 1 cup of apple juice concentrate
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts chopped
- 1/2 cup of coconut
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 2 1/3 cups of whole-wheat flour or almond flour
- 2 cups of quick cooking oats
Blend the dates and apple juice concentrate until smooth; add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and molasses. Blend well and place in a mixing bowl. Add the nuts, Coconut, raisins and flour and mix well. Add the rolled oats and blend, you can use your hands if needed. Spoon this mixture onto nonstick cookie sheet and press with the wet fork or your fingers until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 300°F for about 20 minutes. Each cookie has 86 calories.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do and if you need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule a consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336
*These recipes are from the book 500 – 400-Calorie Recipes by Dick Logue. You should definitely have this book in your kitchen for delicious low calorie meals.
Today August 7, 2015 I have officially reached a milestone. I have lost 82 pounds over the past several months. In the beginning of this year I weighed 247 pounds and this morning I am 165 pounds. I am literally fitting into skinny jeans. And this morning my wife told me I am too skinny. I never thought anyone would ever tell me that I was too skinny.
If you are one of our medical weight loss patients in our Philadelphia or Bucks County office you know my story. And even if you just follow this blog on our website you probably have read some of the very personal articles that I have written throughout this past year. An abbreviated version is I was in a car accident some time ago and herniated the majority of the discs in my spine. Suffice to say waking up with pain each and every day and not being able to do any type of exercise because of the pain caused me to eat, and eat and eat.
Eating, was the only thing that I can do that did not cause me pain. So I just got plain old fat. And I just accepted this as the way life was going to be after the age of 50. But my overeating and lack of any type of physical activity made me not only fat but I was diagnosed with diabetes at the beginning of the year. This made the picture of growing old with my wife and living to see my 3 children hopefully one day give me grand-children a very dark and gloomy picture. Diabetes increases your chances of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure and a multitude of other serious health conditions that can kill you.
This woke me up! I realized that I had to take control of my health. Just because I was over 50 and just because my spine is a wreck – I was not going to accept an early death.
So I set out and researched everything possible on diabetes and the proper nutrition eating plan in the hopes of curing my diabetes. Well it turns out that almost everything that is online and everything that is printed in the pamphlets and all the other materials for diabetes is wrong for me. I followed everything that they said to the finest detail and my diabetes was getting worse, my sugar levels were getting higher.
I have to say I was discouraged and almost lost hope but my Mother always told me that nothing worth having comes easy in life. So I did more research – I dug deep into the Biochemistry of the body and how different foods cause different reactions in our body’s chemistry and our hormones. And I found the answer!
As it turns out all I had to do was tweak the diet that we normally give to our patients who are weight loss resistant. Because of this diet I have lost 82 pounds and my blood sugar levels are normal.
For the record, I think my wife is correct and 165 pounds is a bit too skinny for me. I think I look better somewhere between 168 pounds and 171 lbs. So now I have to tweak my diet just a little. Quite honestly I do not mind fluctuating between 165 pounds and 171 pounds, when I weighed 247 pounds at the beginning of the year.
If you need help with your health, if you need help with losing weight I invite you to call us. It’s not easy to find the answers on your own. It’s not easy to do it alone. Call me and allow me to help you.
Our weight loss program has worked wonders for me. The great thing is that the weight loss medications really controlled my hunger and cravings. This made it easy for me to eat the right foods, especially in the beginning when I first started.
So if you need help with losing weight, if you need help improving your overall health – call us. Call 215-821-7336
Thank you for reading my story. I hope I did not bore you.
Have a wonderful day.
Our medical weight loss program in Philadelphia has been helping people safely lose weight for many years. We have helped thousands of people achieve their weight loss goals and may have possibly helped one of your family members or friends lose weight. We have helped people that weighed over 300 lbs when they started with us and we have helped people that just needed to lose that last 10 lbs.
Our weight loss program is based on clinically proven weight loss protocols and weight loss medications that help reduce your appetite and boost your fat burning metabolism. And when combined with sensible eating plans is one of the safest ways that has been medically proven to help you lose weight.
Our weight loss program is firmly rooted in medical science and our weight loss results speak for themselves.
But with this being said often times it’s hard not to notice all of the glitzy weight loss programs that are being marketed to us. Sadly, the majority of these glitzy programs are based not so much on medical science but the marketing budget of the weight-loss guru that is selling them. It amazes me that these weight loss gurus can write a new book almost every other month. Just go to Amazon and search for weight loss books and click on one particular author and you will be amazed at how many weight loss books that person has written. It also amazes me how their opinions and methods of losing weight change with almost every book. In one book they might be promoting a low-carb high-fat diet, similar to the Atkins diet. And in the next book they could be promoting a weight loss regimen of just drinking smoothies all day long. Then the following month they could actually switch it up to promoting a high carb and low-fat weight loss program. And let’s not forget with each and every new book they come out with they also have a totally new brand of weight loss supplements for you to buy.
So with this being said; I confess I have a library that is filled with these glitzy type of weight loss books. Yes! I am just as susceptible to the marketing as you are LOL. I also read them in the hopes of gaining some new medically sound way of losing weight (to help our weight loss patients) and improving my overall health. Most of the time I’m disappointed because the new book that I purchased is just a rehash of something that has been written or promoted years ago.
My weakness for buying glitzy weight loss products struck again when I was standing in the cashier line at my supermarket and I noticed that in the August 3, 2015 Woman’s World Magazine the main headline stated the following in bold print, “Lose up to 400 Pounds! The Simple Trick Dr. Oz Discovered That Works like Gastric Bypass! Controls Hunger and Cravings!” Of course with a title like that who could resist buying it? So I bought it.
Paraphrasing the article; All you have to do is eat good healthy fats and drink a large glass of water 30 minutes before lunch and dinner. This is their simple trick that works like gastric bypass to help you lose up to 400 LBS.
So all I have to do is eat raw almonds and drink water twice a day and I could potentially lose 400 LBS? Sign me up!
I don’t know about you but this sounds too good to be true for me…
But let’s give them a chance to explain.
Quoting the article from Woman’s World Magazine, “The good healthy fat combined with a large glass of water stimulates a valve at the end of your stomach to close down and then the food must slowly push its way through the constricted valve – so it reaches the digestive tract very slowly, keeping you full longer and preventing sudden rises in blood sugar.” They go on to say that the strongest cravings that we have – are brought on by sudden highs and lows in blood sugar.
Now believe it or not there is some validity to this article. The strongest cravings that we have are usually brought on by sudden spiking and then the quick crashing of our blood sugar. These highs and lows in blood sugar are usually brought on after we eat candies, pastries, cakes and drinks that are loaded with sugar like regular soda. That’s why in our weight loss program we have you eat things like this in moderation.
And in our weight loss plan we know that good healthy fats help reduce your appetite and cravings. This knowledge that good healthy fats help decrease your appetite and also help burn your body fat has been known for years by the medical community. So this is nothing new. And if you have been working with healthcare professionals that specialize in weight loss you would already know this.
It just amazes me how people with huge amounts of money for large marketing campaigns can take something that is known for decades and promote it as the latest and greatest new trick to lose weight, get rid of your belly and get your bikini body.
But be careful! Because eating too much fat is not good. So don’t start eating a pound of almonds two times a day. Nuts are good fats but they are also carbs and eating too many nuts can spike your blood sugar and make you fat. Our weight loss patients know that if you are trying to lose weight you should eat no more than ¼ cup of nuts a day.
You see the article has some good tips but it left out a bunch of detailed information that you need in order to be successful at losing weight and keeping it off.
That’s why you need to work one on one with a healthcare provider who focuses on weight loss.
As of today August 5, 2015 we are offering a free weight loss consultation, for a short time. If you need help losing weight come in for your free consultation. During the consultation we will let you know if you are a candidate for our weight loss program and help you finally lose weight.
If you need help call us now at 215-821-7336.