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Fat Burning Detox Smoothies by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

First, I’d like to start by congratulating all of our Philadelphia medical weight loss patients and our Bucks County medical weight loss patients on successfully continuing with their weight loss goals during this past holiday season.

The holiday season is usually the time of year when people gain quite a bit of weight. And for those of you that have lost weight over this time or maintained the weight that you have lost, I commend you.

Most of the patients I have seen this week told me that they were never really that hungry because the appetite suppressant medications helped control their appetite. This enabled them to maintain their nutritional diet plan but of course with it being a holiday they did cheat a little bit. In today’s article I am going to give you two great smoothie recipes that should help satisfy your appetite and cravings, help cleanse your body and get your weight loss program back on track. I am giving you the recipe for a Banana Blueberry Kale Smoothie and a Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie.

Here are the recipes:

Banana Blueberry Kale Smoothie

  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Kale – 1 handful
  • Broccoli – 1 handful
  • Banana – 1 small
  • Blueberries – ½ cup
  • Melted coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Combine all of the vegetables and fruits into a blender and blend away. When it’s liquefied pour into a glass then stir in the melted coconut oil and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

  • Romaine lettuce – 1 handful
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Cucumber – 1, peeled and seeded
  • Strawberries – ½ cup
  • Banana – 1 small

Combine the vegetables and fruits into a blender and blend away. When it’s liquefied pour into a glass then stir in the melted coconut oil and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do.

If you, a friend, coworker or loved one would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation now.

Extreme Fat Blasting Green Smoothie Recipes by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

If this is your first time visiting our Philadelphia medical weight loss program I invite you to call for more information and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Our weight loss program consists of appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B-12 injection therapy and clinically sound nutrition and exercise programs.

Through the years, the combination of weight loss medications, solid nutritional plans and safe exercise recommendations have helped people achieve their weight loss goals. The weight loss medications are very effective in assisting appetite control and this should aid you in making the right food choices. It’s important that even though you might not be that hungry, you do need to eat.

And that is why we spend so much time going over nutrition and healthy food choices. Today, I’m going to give you two great recipes for green juice smoothies. Both are loaded with great nutrition that will help satisfy your body’s nutritional needs and help you lose weight. The smoothie recipes are for a Green Juice Fat Bomb and a Mega Vegetable Mix Juice.

Green Juice Fat Bomb

  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Kale – 1 handful
  • Apples – 2 apples cored and seeded
  • Parsley – 1 handful
  • Cucumber – 1, peeled and seeded
  • Ginger – 1 small piece, peeled
  • Broccoli florets – 1 handful
  • Coconut oil – 1 – 2 tablespoons melted

Combine all the ingredients except for the coconut oil into a blender and blend everything until it’s totally liquefied. Then pour into a glass and add melted coconut oil and stir thoroughly.

Mega Vegetable Mix Juice

  • Celery – 5 stalks
  • Carrots – 3
  • Brussels Sprouts – 2 handfuls
  • Broccoli – 1 handful
  • Kale – 1 handful
  • Coconut oil – 1 – 2 tablespoons melted

Once again combine everything into a blender and blend until everything is liquefied. Then pour into a glass and add the melted coconut oil and stir thoroughly.

There you have it, two great super nutrition smoothie recipes. I hope you enjoy them. If you need help losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now.

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.

Philadelphia Diet Doctor’s Comfort Food

If this is your first time visiting our site I’d like to welcome you and if you would like more information about our Philadelphia medical weight loss program that consists of appetite suppressant medications, weight loss pills, vitamin B12 injection therapy, nutritional consulting and exercise consulting I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now. In addition to our in office services we also  try to provide educational information such as recipes, exercise routines  and Health and Wellness tips here on our blog. Today I’m going to give you a great low carb recipe. I am giving you the recipe for low carb waffles.

Here is the recipe:

Waffles:

  • Ingredients:
  • Protein powder – vanilla or chocolate – 1-2 tbsps
  • Stevia sweetener – 2 tbsps
  • Vanilla or chocolate extract – 2 tbsps
  • Eggs – 4
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2 tbsps
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsps
  • Sea salt – just a pinch

Combine all of your ingredients except for the coconut oil and vanilla extract in a blender and blend until everything is mixed nicely together, it should make a very smooth batter. Then add your vanilla or chocolate extract and coconut oil and continue to blend until it’s all mixed nicely together. After that spoon out 3 tablespoons of your batter onto a hot waffle iron and close the lid.  Cook until it’s done. Remove the waffle and then cook the rest of the batter.  You can serve this with some yummy sugar free chocolate sauce or any other sugar free sauce if you like. This recipe makes 2 waffles.

So there you have it; a great comfort food waffle recipe to enjoy on these cold winter days.

If you, a friend, loved one or co-worker need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation.

Low Carb Keto Paleo Bread Recipe by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

medical weight loss in phildelphia diet pills doctors phentermineI hope everyone enjoyed time with friends and family this past holiday week. And yes that does include time with family and friends shopping for those great holiday deals. In today’s article I am giving you a great recipe for a low carb keto bread. My wife made it last week for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it. It was so good they could not believe that it was Keto and Paleo friendly.

Low Carb Bread

  • coconut flour – ½ cup
  • sea salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • Eggs – 6 large
  • melted coconut oil – ½ cup

First preheat your oven to 350°F. Now let’s sift the coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt into a large bowl. Then add the melted coconut oil and eggs while stirring everything together. Mix until it’s smooth. Next take a bread pan, a small one, grease the pan, then fill it with the batter you just made. Only fill approximately  ⅔ of the pan with the batter. Let this bake for about 45 – 55 minutes. The baking time may vary depending on the intensity of your oven.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my family did. If you a friend or loved one needs helps losing weight, I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your appointment now.

10 Smoothie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

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In today’s article I’m going to give you 10 awesome recipes for smoothies to help you reach your weight loss goals, but before I do that I just want to say thank you. I would like to say thank you, to all of our wonderful patients who are losing weight and referring their family, friends and coworkers into our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program. In addition to helping your loved ones lose weight, you are also assisting them in improving their overall health and wellness. More and more studies are being published that link being overweight to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart attack, stroke, etc.

In fact, a recent report by the CDC stated that 40% of all the cancers being diagnosed in the United States are linked to being overweight and/or obese. A few weeks ago, I put an article on the site reviewing this report by the CDC. So when you are helping people fit into their skinny jeans again you are also helping them prevent so many other health issues and diseases. So, I applaud you for this and thank you for referring them into our weight loss program. Now let’s get to these amazing recipes

Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie

  • Frozen strawberries – ½ cup
  • banana – one small
  • small orange – ½
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Pineapple Dream Smoothie

  • frozen pineapple chunks – ½ cup
  • banana – 1 small
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Pineapple and Strawberry Smoothie

  • Frozen pineapple chunks – ½ cup
  • frozen strawberries – ½ cup
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Tropical Extravaganza Smoothie

  • frozen mango chunks – ½ cup
  • frozen pineapple chunks – ½ cup
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Creamy Papaya Smoothie

  • Papaya Chunks – ½ Cup
  • Banana – 1 Small
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Banana Mango Blitz Smoothie

  • grapefruit chunks – ½ cup
  • mango chunks – ½ cup
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Nectarine Banana and Orange Smoothie

  • orange – 1 small
  • nectarine – 1 small
  • 1 small banana is optional
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Apricot Dream Smoothie

  • apricots – 4
  • strawberries – ½ cup
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Pineapple Peach Smoothie

  • peaches – ½ cup
  • pineapple chunks – ½ cup
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Simply Peaches and Cream Smoothie

  • peaches – 2 small
  • greek yogurt – ½ to 1 cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy all of these recipes! If you would like more information on our Medical Weight Loss Program in Philadelphia I invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation.

In our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, we use FDA approved appetite suppressant medications like phentermine / adipex, bontril / phendimetrazine, to assist in controlling your appetite and cravings, vitamin B-12 injection therapy and of course nutrition and exercise recommendations that are designed to help you effectively lose weight.

Being Overweight – Obese Causes 40% of All Cancer in United States

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If you are one of our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Patients or Bucks County Weight Loss Patients, you know that every week or every other week I like to post articles on our site of great tasting recipes that can help you reach your weight loss goals or a review of new studies, reports and/or fitness trends. This week I am going to review and alarming report put out by the CDC that tells us that being overweight – obese is responsible for as much as 40% of all the cancer diagnosed in the United States. Two additional resources that I used were Helio.com and Reuters.com. Both these resources did an excellent job of summarizing the report put out by the CDC.

According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the CDC…

There are 13 cancers that are associated with being overweight and obese and they cause approximately 40% of all the diagnosis of cancers in the United States. According to Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. the director of the CDC, the majority of American adults weigh more than recommended – and being overweight or obese puts people at high risk for a number of cancers – so these findings are definitely a cause for concern. By getting to and keeping a healthy weight, we all can play a role in cancer prevention.

US health officials have stated that this significant increase in cancers caused by being overweight and obese is threatening to reverse the progress in reducing the numbers of cancers diagnosed in the United States every year. It is staggering that in 2014 there were 631,604 people in the United States were diagnosed with the cancer associated with being overweight or obese. It’s quite alarming that the overall rate of new cancer diagnosis sees has decreased since the 1990s but the rates for overweight related and obesity -related cancers have been rising. In routers.com they quote Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC saying that these statistics show that in some cancers were going in the wrong direction.

Dr. Schuchat also stated that at least half of Americans are not aware of this link between being overweight – obese and cancer. And that reports suggest that healthcare providers in the United States need to make it totally clear to patients that there is a link between being overweight/obese and cancer and they must encourage patients to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Justin 2014 alone, these cancers associated with being overweight – obese made up 40% of the 1.6 million cancers diagnosed that year. And they caused 55% of the cancers diagnosed in women and 24% of the cancers diagnosed in men.

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the 13 cancers that are associated with overweight and obesity include: breast cancer – postmenopausal breast cancer, thyroid cancer, gallbladder cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreas cancer, kidney cancer, ovary cancer, cancer of the uterus, colon cancer, rectum – colorectal cancer, meningioma, multiple myeloma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

The CDC recommends that clinicians counsel patients on maintaining a healthy body weight and that they refer patients with obesity to intensive programs. So, they are recommending that maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the key ingredients to improving overall health and wellness and preventing cancer.

Now there are many indicators that will help you to determine what your good healthy body weight. One of them is the BMI. A BMI between 18.5 – 24.9 is considered normal, a BMI of 25 – 29.9 is considered overweight and a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Another indicator can be the size of your waist. From current literature is recommended that females have a waist circumference not greater than 31.5 inches; and men have a waist circumference of 37 inches or less. Your body fat percentages is also a good method to determine what your healthy weight should be. In the office we use these tools to determine what your healthy weight should be.

So aside from being able to fit in your skinny jeans and your bathing suit, maintaining a healthy body weight can help you improve your overall health and wellness and prevent many illnesses. And according to the report put out by the CDC it seems that maintaining a healthy body weight can possibly even help prevent cancer.

I hope you take this information to heart and it helps motivate you to achieve your weight loss goals.

If you need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us now at 215-821-7336 and we can schedule your appointment.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is no longer just for looking good or fitting into your skinny clothes. It’s about saving your life. SO forget about losing 30 lbs in 30 days and focus on lifestyle changes and living to a nice old age.

Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia’s 9 Juice Recipes For Healthy Weight Loss

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In today’s article I’m going to give you 9 great juice recipes. You can turn these juice recipes into smoothies by adding ice or adding Greek yogurt to. If you find that is recipes are too sweet or sour for you, you can always add less of the ingredients or add water.

Here are the recipes:

Good Morning Smoothie Recipe

  • apples – 1
  • kale – 2 handfuls
  • cold-pressed hemp seed oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy! This recipe is loaded with beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium and good healthy essential fatty omega-3 from the hemp seed oil.

Alice’s Favorite Smoothie

  • apple – 1 – 2 large apples
  • grapefruit – one grapefruit
  • lime – one lime
  • Just combine everything into the blender blend away and enjoy! This is another great recipe that has lots of beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Melon Apple Mix

  • Apple – 1
  • Melon – 26 slices of melon
  • Fresh Mint – 1 Small Bunch
  • Place everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!
  • Say Good Night Juice
  • Apples – 1
  • lettuce – ½ head
  • lemon – one half
  • Combine everything into your juicer or blender, process and enjoy! This is a great relaxing recipe and often-times if I am having difficulty sleeping I will make this and it helps me get a good night sleep. Just like most of the other recipes this is loaded with beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Red Monster Juice

  • Apples – 1
  • red grapes – 1 handful
  • nectarine – 1 small turning
  • This recipe is very refreshing and cleansing. Make sure that you use a nectarine that is right to give it a nice sweetness and depending if you like your juices more sour or sweet you can use a green apple if you like a bit more sour of a drink or you can use a nice juicy red Apple if you like a drink to be a bit more sweet.

Cran Apple Special

  • apple – 1
  • cranberries – 1 handful
  • red seedless grapes – 1 handful
  • Place everything into the blender or juicer, process and enjoy! This drink is particularly delicious and also healthy. Cranberries are good for urinary tract issues and are also great for boosting your immune system overall. When I make this juice I usually like to use sweeter apples and grapes to give a nice sweet taste to the cranberries.

Elyse’s Spa Special

  • apples – 1
  • cucumber – one large
  • ginger root – 1 inch
  • fresh mint – 1 small bunch
  • Just place everything into your blender or juicer, process and enjoy!

Sour Grapefruit Special

  • pink sweet grapefruit – 1
  • lemon – 1
  • line – 1
  • If you like sour the recipes this is a great one. Just combine everything into your blender or juicer and process. This recipe has tons of beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Sweetie Pie Grapefruit

  • grapefruit – 1
  • tangerines – 2
  • Place everything into your blender or juicer and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy these recipes.

If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program that utilizes appetite suppressant medications weight loss pills, vitamin B-12 injection therapy, sensible nutrition plans and doable exercise routines we invite you call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia’s 6 Smoothies to a Flatter Belly

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Today I am posting 6 great recipes for you to make smoothies by just adding some ice or you can skip the ice and have great juice drinks. Each recipe makes 2 servings and if you need to limit your sugar intake you can dilute the recipes by adding water or use less fruit for your drinks.

If you are new to our site and would like more information on our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program just call and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 to schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Now, here are the recipes:

Fresh Pear

  • Ingredients:
  • Pears- 3
  • Cucumber- ½
  • Fresh mint- 1 small bunch
  • Chop up pears and cucumber. Add all ingredients to blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

*Tummy Soother

  • Ingredients:
  • Pears- 2
  • Carrots- 2
  • Pineapple- ½
  • Ginger root- ½ in
  • Chop all ingredients, then add to blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

*Pineapple Tang

  • Ingredients:
  • Pineapple- 1
  • Lime- 1
  • Chop pineapple and lime. Place in blender, mixing until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

*Black Pineapple

  • Ingredients:
  • Pineapple- ½
  • Blackcurrants- 1 handful
  • Blackberries- 1 handful
  • Begin by washing off ingredients. Chop up pineapple. Place all ingredients in blender, mixing until smooth. Enjoy!!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Biotin, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron

*Red Pineapple

  • Ingredients:
  • Pineapple- ½
  • Beet (Beetroot)- 1
  • Chop ingredients, add to blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium,Manganese, Potassium

*Pineapple Magic

  • Ingredients:
  • Pineapple- ½
  • Melon- 1 thick slice
  • Guavas- 2
  • Chop all ingredients. Put in blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!!

Nutrients: Beta-carotene, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

I hope you all enjoy these recipes. If you, a friend, family member or co-worker need help with losing weight I invite you to call and schedule your free consultation to see if our program is right for you.

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5 Zero Calorie Hunger Busters by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

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In today’s post I am going to review and interesting Journal article I recently read on things that can trigger your cravings and give you 5 easy tips to help control your appetite.

I recently read an article in the journal Brain and Cognition, and it stated that flipping through food magazines and even watching the ever more popular cooking shows can cause you to salivate even if you are not really hungry. But if you are hungry they can make you feel like you are starving. So have a large bottle of water with you to quiet those hunger pains.

Your feelings and emotions can also trigger your hungry. I know that stress, sadness and grief always make me more hungry.Y

So here are 5 easy tips to help curb your cravings and appetite.

One of the oldest diet tips I know is to fill your tummy with water. Or you can eat foods that have lots of liquid like beef or chicken broth. Snack on celery in between meals because they also contain lots of water. Vegetables are great because they give you lots of healthy nutrition that you body needs

Get Physical, when you start to feel hungry drink some water and go for a walk for 15-20 minutes. You can also ride a stationary bike at home, walk on a treadmill or just walk up and down the steps in your house (but don’t trip!). Some of our patients like to do body-weight exercises like jumping jacks or pushups or just run in place. The exercise will help burn calories and also help to reduce your appetite.

One of Dr. Mermelstein’s weight loss tips is to brush and floss your teeth after dinner to help you not stack after dinner.

Another tip is to enjoy some sugar-free gum. This is a tip that I use, especially when I am really hungry and not able to eat.

My wife’s favorite weight loss tip is to put a few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton swab, then place them in a jar with a lid. When you are hungry just unscrew the lid and smell the peppermint. This should help should help curb your appetite.

I hope you enjoy these weight loss tips! If you would like more information on our weight loss program just give us a call at 215-821-7336