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Summer Recipes for Fast Weight Loss

Thank you for visiting our site today.  I have 4 tasty and nutritious smoothie recipes for you today. They should satisfy your taste buds as well as your appetite and cravings.

Here are the recipes:

Doc’s Keto Cinnamon Roll Smoothie – this is one of my favorite recipes.

  • Almond milk – 1 cup
  • Avocado – ½ of a small avocado
  • Cinnamon – ½ TSP
  • Vanilla extract – 1 TSP
  • Low carb and low sugar Vanilla Protein Powder – 1 scoop
  • Ice cubes
  • Combine everything in your blender. Blend and enjoy

Lisa’s Banana Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • Spinach – 1 Cup
  • Kale – 1 Cup
  • Blueberries – 1/4 cup
  • Small banana – ½
  • Almond butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Combine everything in your blender. Blend and enjoy

Lean and Green Keto Smoothie Recipe

  • Sugar free Almond milk – 1 cup
  • Kale – 1 Cup
  • Bibb lettuce – 1 cup
  • Green apple – 1 cored and seeded
  • MCT oil – ½ TBSP
  • Combine everything in your blender. Blend and enjoy

Lisa’s Avocado Berry Smoothie Recipe

  • Kale – 1 cup
  • Arugula – 1 cup
  • Boysenberries – ¼ cup
  • Avocado – 1 small
  • Sugar free Almond Milk – ½ cup
  • Combine everything in your blender. Blend and enjoy

We hope you enjoy these recipes. If you are looking for weight loss doctors in Philadelphia and would like  more information about our program call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation. We do our best to make our program simple, effective and affordable.

Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

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At our medical weight loss center in Philadelphia, Dr. Mermelstein and his staff of nurse practitioners and physician assistants help people achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Mermelstein may use FDA approved weight loss medications, various vitamin injection therapies such as vitamin B 12 and other lipotropic injections also known as the Lipo-Shot. When combined with a proper nutrition plan and some type of physical activity most patients do extremely well and achieve their weight loss goals. In our program Dr. Kenny also spends time educating people on the proper type of diet that he believes to be best for them.

Some of the medications that Dr. Mermelstein may prescribe for a weight-loss patient are:

 

  • Phentermine – Adipex,
  • Phendimetrazine – Bontril
  • Belviq
  • Plenity
  • Saxenda
  • Qsymia

Each of these medications work in their own way to help facilitate the weight loss process for people. Phentermine, for example, is one of the oldest weight-loss medications to be prescribed by physicians for patients.

Phentermine helps by giving people a feeling of satiety or being full and not hungry. Phentermine also helps stimulate the body processes that break down fat.

When our patients combine taking phentermine with the diet plan that we give them most people are very successful and lose weight.

If a person also adds some type of physical activity even if it is just walking during the day it provides an extra boost to their losing weight. Even our patients that are not able to exercise much at all because of back injuries, leg injuries or some other type of health issue usually do well as long as they follow the diet plan we give them.

When you come to your office you will fill out a questionnaire telling us about your medical history, any health issues that you may have such as hypothyroidism, PCOS, diabetes and high blood pressure. We also ask that you tell us the medications that you are presently taking. After that you will see the doctor – medical provider and they will review your medical history and medications then perform an evaluation that includes measuring your height and weight, calculating your BMI, taking your blood pressure, pulse and physical assessment.

The doctor will also discuss your goals and after all of that will make the recommendations for the plan that he believes will be best for you. This may include the weight loss appetite suppressant medications. Then you will sit with Dr. Kenny and discuss diet/nutrition and physical activity recommendations. Dr. Kenny has lost 80 lbs on this plan and he has kept it off.

Usually patients are seen once a month unless they need to be seen more frequently because of other health issues they may have.

People are with us for as long as they need to be. Some patients may come to see us for a month or two while others may be with us longer because of the amount of weight that they need to lose. As long as a person needs us, we are here for them.

For your free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336 and we will happily schedule your consultation.

4 Reasons for Stomach Bloating and Belly Fat by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

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In or Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Center people come to us for all different reasons. Most people who come to us need help with losing weight while others may want to lose weight but they also want to improve their overall health and wellness. One of the main complaints that we usually hear from almost everyone is that their stomach is always bloated and / or they just cannot get rid of their belly fat. There are many different reasons why a person may be bloated or not able to get rid of their belly fat and today I am going to discuss a few of them.

Reason Number 1:

One of the most common reasons for having difficult to lose belly fat is that there is too much insulin in the body.When your insulin level is high your body is in fat storage mode. Most of the calories that you are eating during this time or going to be stored as body fat. You start developing abdominal fat also known as visceral fat. This can also lead to your  liver getting fatty and can eventually cause fat to develop around other organs and into our stomachs and causing distended belly. This can also cause a sagging stomach as well. And of course let’s not forget the love handles and back fat. Eating too much high-sugar fruits, starchy carbohydrates, candies and beverages containing sugar can all increase your insulin level and cause you to gain fat.

Reason Number 2:

High cortisol levels can also increase your belly fat. cortisol is produced by your adrenal glands and is considered to be a stress hormone. When you are physically and mentally over stressed your body produces more cortisol and cortisol in turn increase insulin production. And we know that high levels of insulin increases stomach fat. Cortisol turns protein into glucose which causes a spike in insulin production. Because cortisol increases your blood sugar and your insulin you eventually develop a insulin resistance and your body cannot properly control blood sugar; now you can possibly develop Diabetes. So your body is now producing high levels of insulin but it’s not effective in lower blood sugar levels.

Reason Number 3:

Another reason for stomach bloating is that you are consuming too many sugar alcohols such as erythritol. Sugar alcohol can cause stomach bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Personally, I cannot consume large amounts of erythritol. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I was trying to restrict my sugars and starchy carbohydrates. For my birthday, my wonderful wife made me a sugar-free, low carb cheesecake and she used erythritol. When I took my first bite it was absolutely delicious and suffice to say it was my birthday so I indulged a bit too much and I paid the price later.

My stomach was a mess, nothing but pain and gas. I learned this lesson the hard way. If you are maintaining a restricted carbohydrate diet, you have to be careful of overconsumption sugar alcohols. There are other sugar substitutes that you can use. I now use monk fruit and monk fruit extract. If you do use sugar alcohols please use small quantities.

Reason Number 4:

Finally you may just be overeating or eating too many times during the day. When you eat it takes about 4 – 5  hours for the food that you are eating to be processed and go through your stomach. It takes about 5-6 hours for the food to go through your small intestine and then it can take anywhere from 10 hours to 30 hours to go through your large intestine depending on what you ate.

So when you are eating something every hour you could be overloading your system. You have to give your body time to digest all of the food that you were eating. And when you are eating take your time you don’t want to shovel everything and anything into your body as fast as you can. Be mindful of the foods you are eating and the quantity of food that you are eating.

If you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be glad to answer any of your questions. You can also call and schedule a free weight loss consultation.

Nicole Loses 135 lbs With Our Weight Loss Program

Today I want to congratulate Nicole for her 135 weight loss on our program. Nicole is one of our Super Star patients and because of her efforts and dedication lost 135 lbs. Nicole followed our easy diet and exercise plans and took her weight loss serious. If you would like more information on our weight loss program call us for a free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now.

Here are 3 smoothie recipes that patients like Nicole enjoy on our weight loss program.

Keto Strawberry Fat Bomb 

  • 2 OZ Heavy Cream
  • 3 OZ Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Strawberries
  • 1 TBSP Flax Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Ice
  • Blend and Enjoy!

Keto Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • Banana – 1 small
  • Unsweetened cocoa – 1 tsp
  • Sugar free coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Chia seeds – 2 tbsps
  • Blend and enjoy!

Green Apple Smoothie

  • Lettuce  – ½ head – any type that you like
  • Spinach – 2 handfuls
  • Apple  – 1 small cored and seeded
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • Blend and Enjoy!

Orange Apple Smoothie

  • Apple – 1 small cored and seeded
  • Orange – 1 small peeled
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ tsp
  • MCT oil – 1 tsp
  • Monk fruit extract –  to taste
  • Blend and Enjoy

We hope you enjoy these recipes. For your free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule an appointment now.

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.

Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia 2 Ketosis Recipes For Weight Loss Health and Wellness

Now that summer is over, and the children are back in school most of us are getting back to our normal routine. For many, this includes losing the weight we gained over the summer. Many of us enjoyed vacations, parties, celebrations and barbecues and subsequently gained weight. If you are looking to lose weight and would like more information on our weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight was consultation.

Our Philadelphia weight loss program includes a consultation with the doctor, weight loss pills – appetite suppressant medications, vitamin B12 injection therapy and of course proper instruction in a diet and exercise plan. We will give you meal plans in addition to updating this website with recipes that taste good and will help you reach your weight loss goals. We also will review trending topics in health, wellness, nutrition and of course weight loss. One of the most popular recent topics in weight loss is the ketogenic diet.

And that is why our most recent articles have been about the ketogenic diet. In our medical alert loss program, we use different diet plans for different people. Many people are fine following a diet plan that includes a little bit of everything while others may need the to follow a plan that is a bit more specific. I am a perfect example of this because I am diabetic and there are certain foods that I should definitely avoid because they will spike my blood sugar levels way too high. So, whatever your specific needs are we will develop a plan specifically for you.

In today’s article we are going to give you two great recipes to help you lose weight with our weight loss program. Today’s recipes are for a Blueberry Ketosis Smoothie and a Chocolate Banana Cheesecake. These recipes are great if you are following a low carbohydrate diet.

Here are the recipes:

Blueberry Coconut Ketosis Smoothie  XVIII

  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Blueberries – ¼ cup
  • Protein powder – 1 scoop
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut oil or MCT oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Ice – ½ cup
  • Combine in a blender, blend and enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Cheesecake (cupcakes)

I have coconut oil as an ingredient in this recipe but if you do not like the taste of coconut oil you can use refined coconut oil that does not have the coconut taste. This recipe has 2 parts, one for the cake / base and one for the topping.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • cream cheese – 5 ounces
  • butter – 1.5 ounces
  • coconut oil – ¼ cup
  • erythritol – 1 tablespoon
  • vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • optional: banana extract – ¼ teaspoon
  • Mix together

Ingredients for the topping:

  • Coconut oil – ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Erythritol – 1 teaspoon
  • Mix together

Add the cake mixture to a cupcake tray. Use a spoon and fill the cupcake tray with the cheesecake mixture. Make sure to leave room for the topping, so do not fill the cheesecake batter to the top.

Next, place this in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Then take your tray out of the refrigerator and top the cakes with the chocolate topping. Finally place the tray into the refrigerator and leave it until it sets nice and firm. I usually like to leave mine in refrigerator overnight.

I hope you enjoy these recipes. If you would like help losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

 

 

Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor 7 Smoothies to a Skinnier You

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Today we are posting 7 delicious smoothie recipes to help curb your appetite and help you lose weight. For more information on our weight loss program call Lisa and schedule a free weight loss consultation, call 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation now.

These smoothies are low in carbohydrates and sugar and have healthy nutrients to nourish the body.  Combined with our medical weight loss program these smoothies should help eliminate your appetite and help you lose weight. Recipes like these are also good for promoting better overall health and wellness.

Here are the recipes:

Vanilla Berry Smoothie

  • kale – 1 handful
  • berries – 1/2 cup
  • greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • Solutions 4 – vanilla protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • Blend and enjoy!

Creamy Banana Smoothie

  • spinach – 1 handful
  • greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • banana – 1 small
  • Solutions 4 – vanilla protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • Blend and enjoy!

Doc’s Favorite Smoothie

  • kale – 1 handful
  • banana – 1 small
  • avocado – 1 small, peeled
  • Non dairy beverage – 1/2 to 1 cup
  • greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • Solutions 4 – vanilla protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • Blend and enjoy!  

Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

  • sugar free coconut milk – 1/2 to 1 cup
  • avocado – 1/2 small, peeled
  • cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
  • chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Solutions 4 – vanilla protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • ice cubes
  • Blend and enjoy!   

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

  • avocado – 1 small, peeled
  • Non dairy beverage – sugar free coconut or almond milk – 1 cup
  • chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • ice cubes
  • Blend and enjoy!

Creamy Blueberry Smoothie

  • avocado – 1 small, peeled
  • Non dairy beverage – sugar free coconut or almond milk – 1 cup
  • blueberries – 1/2 cup
  • Solutions 4 – vanilla protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • ice cubes
  • Blend and enjoy!

Cocoa Yogurt and Banana Smoothie

  • Non dairy beverage – sugar free coconut or almond milk – 1 cup
  • unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • banana – 1 small
  • Solutions 4 – chocolate protein powder  – 1 scoop
  • Ghee – 2 teaspoons  
  • Ice cubes
  • Blend and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these recipes. If you and friend, loved one or co-worker need help losing weight call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now.

Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor Recipe for Fast Weight Loss Health and Wellness

How would you like to reduce your chances of  suffering from heart attack, diabetes, stroke, certain cancers in a multitude of other diseases? If this peaks your interest, read the rest of this article.   Let me take a moment and invite you to call for your free weight loss consultation if this is your first time visiting our website. Just call Lisa at 215-821-7336 and she will gladly schedule you for free weight loss consultation.

Whether  we like it or not your waist measurement, amount of belly fat has a direct correlation with our overall health. Report after report has told us that being overweight/obese can cause a multitude of health issue such as: heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease and diabetes.

And now studies tell us that having a big belly, a waist circumference of 37 inches or more for men and for women 31.5 inches can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and many other types of cancer.

It gets even worse because  you increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer by as much as 5% for every inch your waist as above these measurements. One of the reasons for this is that your belly fat produces certain type of chemicals – hormones. These hormones increase the inflammatory process in the body and as inflammation increases in the body so those the chance of developing various cancers.

If your belly is protruding or hanging a bit over your pants waistline you definitely need to take this seriously and start taking the necessary steps to reduce your waist size.

Many people think that all they have to do is count calories and they should automatically start losing weight. What they may forget is that calories do matter thought just as important is the types of food that you are eating.

If you are counting calories and decide to eat a candy bar that has 100 calories you have to realize that those 100 calories from a candy bar are not the same as 100 calories from carrots, broccoli or spinach. Each food is processed or metabolized differently by the body. Meaning that  the candy bar after being metabolized by the body turns into nothing but pure sugar. As compared to spinach when processed by the body is turned into nutrients that the body needs to be healthy and to function at peak capacity.

That’s why in our weight loss program we emphasize eating foods that will provide our bodies with great nutrition so that we may lose weight but also hopefully improve our overall health and wellness and enhance the ability of our body to function at optimal capacity. So yes the weight loss medications do a great job of reducing her appetite and cravings and this should allow us to make the proper food choices. And that’s why we believe our weight loss program is so successful.

It’s the powerful combination of FDA approved weight loss medications, healthy nutritional recommendations and physical activity that has helped our patients lose weight.

We do our best to educate our patients on proper healthy nutrition. And every week we like to update this website with recipes and articles on health and wellness.

Here are 4 great smoothie recipes:

The Green Monster Smoothie XVIII

  • Green Apple – 1, Cored and Seeded
  • Celery – 4 Stalks
  • Spinach – 1 Handful
  • Cucumber – 1 Large, Peeled
  • Combine everything into your blender or juicing machine and enjoy.

Morning Pick Me Up Smoothie

  • Green apple –  1, cored and seeded
  • Kale – 1 handful
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Lemon – ½, peeled
  • Combine everything into your blender or juicing machined and enjoy.

Splendor in the Green Smoothie

  • Green apple –  1, cored and seeded
  • Pear – 1, cored and seeded
  • Celery – for stalks
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Lime – ½, peeled
  • Process all of the above ingredients in your blender or juicing machine and enjoy.

Creamy Banana Apples Smoothie

  • Greek yogurt – ½ cup
  • Red Apple – 1, cored and seeded
  • Banana – 1, Peeled
  • Vanilla Solutions 4 Protein Powder – 2 Scoops
  • Spinach – 1 Handful
  • Celery – 3 Stalks
  • Process all of the above ingredients in your blender and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy the smoothie recipes. If you do like them and if you have any recipes that you would like to share with everyone please let me know the next time you’re in the office and with your permission I will gladly post them online.

If you or someone you know or love need help losing weight and improving overall health and wellness I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will happily schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Looking for a Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your consultation.

Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor’s 7 Ketosis Smoothies to Burn Fat Fast

Hello and welcome to our website. If this is your first time visiting our site and you are looking for more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program I invite you to call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule you for your free weight loss consultation.

Today I will be giving you 7 smoothie recipes to help you achieve your target body weight. One of my mentors always emphasized that adding one smoothie made of vegetables and one or two pieces of fruit is a great way to help reduce your daily caloric intake and provide your body with an abundance of healthy nutrients.

I also want to congratulate those of you who have been following our weight loss program and you are safely and steadily losing weight.

I applaud all of you for sticking to your goals and achieving weight loss. Losing weight and keeping a trimmer waistline is beneficial for improving your overall health and wellness, preventing diseases and of course it helps you look good and feel good. So many people come into our program wanting to lose weight to improve their physical appearance. But what they do not realize is that for most of us the whole process of losing weight begins with getting healthy.

And we help you with this by giving you a safe and healthy nutrition diet weight loss plan.  Numerous studies have shown that being overweight/obese leads to a multitude of illnesses and diseases. Being overweight can lead to everything from diabetes, strokes, heart attacks and even cancer.

That’s why the medical associations have banded together and are emphatically recommending that doctors focus on treating obesity. And this can be achieved by focusing on a safe nutritional weight loss plan and adding some type of physical exercise. The weight loss medications help control your appetite and this should help you make the correct food choices and make it easier to follow the diet plan.

The physical exercise can be something as simple as walking and in fact most of our patients started their weight loss journey by focusing on nutrition plan first and doing some easy walking. As the weight loss continued and their health and wellness improved they just added more time to their walks. Insanity type workouts are not needed if your goal is to lose weight. It is important that whatever activity you choose as your exercise is something that you joy doing. It should be something that you easily add to your lifestyle.

Now, here are the seven smoothie recipes I told you about:

John’s Smoothie Recipe

  • Small apple – 1, cored and seeded
  • tangerines – 1, peeled
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • Combine everything in a blender, blend and enjoy.

Banana Peach Smoothie

  • Banana – 1
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • small peach – 1
  • Combine everything in a blender, blend and enjoy.

Morning Smoothie

  • spinach – 1 handful
  • kale – 1 handful
  • bok choy – 1 handful
  • Apple – 1, cored and seeded
  • carrot – 2, peeled
  • celery – 3 stalks
  • small lemon – ½, peeled
  • ground ginger – 1 teaspoon
  • Combine everything in your blender, blend and enjoy.

Meagan’s Smoothie

  • Small lemon – ½ peeled
  • orange – 1 peeled
  • strawberries – ½ cup
  • spinach – 1 or 2 handfuls
  • Combine everything in a blender, blend and enjoy.

Antioxidant Blast Smoothie

  • Banana – 1
  • orange – 1 peeled
  • blueberries – ½ cup
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • kale – 1 handful
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • flaxseeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Combine everything in a blender, blend and enjoy.

Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

  • spinach – 1 handful
  • kale – 1 handful
  • Kiwi – 1, peeled
  • banana – 1, small peeled
  • Combine everything in your blender, blend and enjoy.

Lisa’s Kiwi Blast

  • spinach – 2 handfuls
  • Kiwi – 1, peeled
  • pear – 1
  • Combine everything in a blender, blend and enjoy.

I hope that you enjoy these recipes and make them part of your nutrition weight loss plan. Of course, you can replace any of the fruit and any of the vegetables with foods that you may prefer. If you need some protein you can always add one of our Solutions 4 protein powders to the smoothie.

If you, a friend, a loved one and/or coworker need help losing weight I invite all of you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultations. Just call 215-821-7336 and Lisa will be glad to schedule your free consultation.

Thank you for reading this article and have a wonderful day.

Weight Loss and Diabetes by Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor

PhilaMedicalWeightLossIn today’s post I’m going to give you if you several really great smoothie recipes to help you along your weight loss journey and I am going to review help losing weight can reduce the risk of developing overweight related diseases such as diabetes.

Whether we like it or not we have to face the fact that the bigger our waistline becomes the greater our chances of developing certain diseases like diabetes.

And of course, the opposite of this is also true. If we lose weight or do our best to maintain a proper body weight we significantly reduce the chances of developing diabetes. Usually when a person is diagnosed with diabetes type II, the first recommendations the physician recommends is for the person to lose weight. Studies have shown that small amounts of weight loss can greatly reduce the chances of a person developing diabetes.

And in our office, we see people starting with us that have diabetes and as they work with us their HbA1c levels decrease over time.

If you are under the age of 65 just by losing 7% of your body weight you reduce your risk of developing diabetes by as much as 60%. And if you are over the age of 65 you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 70% or more.

These numbers are significant because reports estimate that as many as 20 million people in this country have diabetes and that approximately 90% of these people are overweight. In the past, most people thought that diabetes was just a disease that you develop as you get older.

But now reports indicate that at least 37% of people 20 years old or older are prediabetic. This goes hand-in-hand with reports that tell us that more and more of the youth of this country are overweight and/or obese. So, you can see that diabetes does not really care how old you are.

Please be aware that no matter your age is extremely important to maintain a proper body weight to help prevent diseases like diabetes. And if you have been diagnosed with diabetes type II losing weight is so very important to help improve your health. Even the smallest amounts of weight loss have great impact. If you have been told that you are prediabetic just losing 2 pounds of your weight can reduce your chances of developing true diabetes by as much as 11%.

Now to help you lose weight and improve your overall health and wellness here are the smoothie recipes.

Green and Fresh Smoothie

  • Peeled cucumber – 1
  • pear, cored and seeded – 1
  • fresh mint – ½ cup
  • peeled lime – ½
  • sprouts – ½ cup
  • Combine everything into a blender, blend and enjoy.

Cool Apple Smoothie

  • Peeled cucumber – 1
  • pear, cored and seeded – 1
  • small apple cored and seeded – 1
  • fresh mint – ½ cup
  • peeled lemon – ½
  • Just combine everything into a blender or a juice machine and enjoy.

Veggie Pineapple Smoothie

  • Kale – 1 handful
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • pineapple chunks – ¼ cup
  • Combine everything into a high-powered blender, blend and enjoy.

Red Melon Smoothie

  • small apple cored and seeded – 1
  • honeydew chunks – ¼ cup
  • watermelon chunks – ¼ cup
  • kale – 1 handful
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy.

I hope you found this article useful and I hope it inspires you to make the necessary decisions to improve your health and wellness.

If you are struggling to lose weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-332-4770 and we will gladly schedule your free consultation. And if you would like more information on our weight loss program just give us a call. Call us at 215-821-7336.

Our weight loss program includes consultations with the physician, nutrition and exercise counseling, FDA approved appetite suppressant medications/weight loss pills and vitamin B-12 injection therapy.

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