Tag Archives: “Philadelphia Diet Doctor”

Keto Recipes for Fast Weight Loss by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

In today’s post we are sharing 3 Keto Smoothie Recipes for a Keto Chocolate Cinnamon Smoothie, Keto Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie and a Keto Banana Nut Smoothie Recipe. I also want to congratulate all of the new patients that joined our practice this past January as part of their New Year’s resolution. Almost everyone has been in for their 4 week follow-up visit and I must say that everyone’s success has been overwhelming! So I want to congratulate all of you and also thank you for trusting us to help you lose weight and achieve your health and wellness goals.

If this is your first time visiting us and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program just call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule you for your free weight loss consultation.

Now, here are those delicious recipes:

Keto Chocolate Cinnamon Smoothie Recipe

  • Coconut milk – 1 cup, unsweetened
  • Solutions 4 Chocolate Protein Powder – 1 scoop
  • Fresh cinnamon  – 1/2 tsp
  • Flax seeds – 1 tbsp
  • MCT oil – 1 tsp to 1 tbsp
  • Blend and enjoy!

Keto Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

  • Coconut milk – 1/2 to 1 cup unsweetened
  • Strawberries – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Greek yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Flax seeds  – 1 tbsp
  • MCT oil – 1 tsp to 1 tbsp
  • Blend and enjoy!

Keto Banana Nut Smoothie Recipe

  • Banana – 1 small
  • Kale – 2 handfuls
  • Macadamia nuts – ½ cup
  • Unsweetened Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Blend and Enjoy!

I hope that you enjoy all of these recipes as much as we do. If you or someone you know, needs help with losing weight and / or achieving better overall health and wellness just call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Keto Diet and Intermitent Fasting Part 1

If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like information on our medical weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule your free weight loss consultation. This article is part 1 about the basics of following a keto diet and combining it with Intermittent fasting. This article is not intended to be used as medical advice and before starting any type of nutrition plan you should discuss it with your Physician. If you have any health issues such as diabetes do not attempt these diet plans without being supervised by a medical provider.

Many people are looking to follow a ketogenic diet and they’re looking to combined it with intermittent fasting. What I have found to be the easiest way to begin intermittent fasting is trying not to eat breakfast. A general rule of thumb can be that you simply eat only when you are hungry.

So if you are not hungry first thing in the morning you do not have to force yourself to eat.  Many new people come into our office thinking that they are following an intermittent fasting program that they designed themselves and they are not losing weight on their own. For most of these people the reason why they are not losing weight is that they are eating when they are not hungry.

They are still following the model that has everyone eating 6 times a day. You see, when you have a good healthy dinner and then you go to bed your body is fasting while you are asleep.  when you wake up in the morning your body should normally be in fat burning mode. That’s right, your body it’s starting to burn its own fat.

Then when you have that big breakfast that causes your insulin levels to rise and this causes your sugar levels to decrease which will will make you hungry a few hours later. When you wake up in the morning, if you are hungry or not really depends upon what you ate the night before.

If you are eating the right types of food for dinner, you really should not wake up hungry the next morning. If you are eating the right foods and following an intermittent fasting eating protocol you should wake up in the morning not being hungry.

When I personally first started intermittent fasting I didn’t really get hungry until 11 a.m. . So for me my first meal of the day was at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and dinner.  As time went on and my body adjusted to this way of eating I pushed my first meal of the day back to 12:00 noon, then 1pm and now I have my first meal of the day at 2 pm .

If for some reason I wake up very hungry in the morning I have a breakfast consisting of good healthy protein, good healthy fats and vegetables. If I do not have time to prepare a proper breakfast I will make a protein drink with our protein powder mixed with a cup of water, a teaspoon of MCT oil and 2-3 handfuls of a leafy green vegetable.

People who are practicing intermittent fasting for some time and our now  an advanced level of intermittent fasting have a goal of eating 2 meals a day and some eventually go to one meal a day. Many of our Intermittent fasting people eat 2 to 3 meals a day with the allowed snacks but most people follow our Pseudo-Intermittent fasting diet. With this program people eat all of the food groups for an 8 hour period and outside of those 8 hours you can eat your protein, vegetables and healthy fats but try to avoid your starchy carbohydrates like bread, pizza, pasta, rice, etc… and fruit.

I hope you have enjoyed this article.  Next week I will be posting part 2. In part 2, I will review some of the better food choices for a ketogenic diet.

If you are looking to lose weight or improve your overall health and wellness I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Keto Advanced Weight Loss by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia Philadelphia PA

Hi everyone in today’s article I’m going to share with you some of our Keto Advanced weight loss smoothie recipes. If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program I invite you to call and chat with Lisa and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will happily schedule your free consultation.

The recipes I am sharing with you today are: Keto Cinnamon Yogurt Smoothie, Keto Banana Nut Smoothie and our Keto Nut Berry Smoothie Blend. In these recipes I have listed unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk but you are free to use any of your favorite non-dairy beverages and any amount to make the smoothie to your preferred consistency. And if bananas cause too much of a sugar spike you can replace them with a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of blueberries, blackberries or raspberries.

Here are the recipes:

Keto Cinnamon Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk – unsweetened
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cinnamon
  • Combine everything into a blender and enjoy!

Keto Banana Nut Smoothie

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts
  • Vanilla extract to taste
  • Combine everything into a blender and enjoy!

Keto Nut Berry Smoothie Blend

  • Almond milk – 1 cup unsweetened
  • Macadamia nuts – ¼ cup
  • Raspberries  -½ cup
  • Greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • Flax seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Monk fruit extract to taste
  • Combine everything into a blender and enjoy!

I hope that you enjoy these recipes and please share them with your family and friends. If you or someone you know and care for are looking to lose weight and need assistance I invite you to call and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa can schedule your free weight loss consultation.

How To Burn Fat and Kill Your Cravings by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia Philadelphia PA

Happy new year! Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you enjoy our first article for 2019.

If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule your free consultation.

Our medical weight-loss program consists of FDA Approved prescription appetite suppressant weight loss medications, vitamin B-12 injection therapy, diet shots, like the shots and of course we counsel you want a proper nutrition – diet planned and exercise plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals. So, if you’re looking to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellness call us now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation.

In today’s article I am going to give you three delicious recipes for keto smoothies. In the smoothies I do have fruit as ingredients to make sure that follow the proper portion sizes that I have recommended here. For the banana, make sure that are using a small banana, preferably one that fits across your palm and for the other fruits I recommend 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. Make sure that you do not use more than 1/2 cup of any fruit. It would be even better if you only used 1/4 cup but if you are like my lovely wife and like your smoothies a bit on the sweeter side, you can use 1/2 cup.

The recipes are for a Keto Coconut Banana Avocado Smoothie, a Keto Banana Flax Smoothie and a Keto Blueberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie.

While the children were home over the recent holidays these were some of the favorite smoothies that everyone enjoyed for breakfast. And to be totally honest with you the smoothies helped me stay on my diet plan and helped lose weight over the holiday season. I stress eat just like most people and over the course of September, October and November I gained an additional 20 pounds. This put me at a little bit over 200 pounds and it caused a big spike in my blood sugar levels. And if you are one of our weight loss patients you know that I am diabetic and that I have to work hard at maintaining a lower blood sugar level.

So, I picked one of the best times of the year to go on a diet! On December 1st, I decided to start and follow my weight loss plan. And as of writing this article today I am 177. The smoothies were one of the main ingredients to my weight loss plan. They are creamy, loaded with good healthy fats and they satisfied my cravings thus eliminating my appetite. Please give them a try and next time you’re in the office let me know what you think. And if you have any other ideas for recipes for smoothies please let me know and I could post them here on our blog.

Here are the recipes:

Keto Coconut Banana Avocado Smoothie

  • Unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup
  • banana 1 small
  • hemp seeds 2 tablespoons
  • chia seeds 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 of a small avocado
  • bok choy 1 handful
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy.

Keto Banana Flax Smoothie

  • Coconut milk 1 cup
  • banana 1 small
  • Chia seeds 1 tablespoon
  • flax seeds 1 tablespoon
  • hemp seeds 1 tablespoon
  • spinach 1 handful
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy

Keto Blueberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • Coconut milk 1 cup
  • frozen Blueberries 1/2 cup
  • hemp seeds 2 tablespoons
  • coconut oil 1 teaspoon
  • spinach 1 handful
  • Just combine everything into a high-powered blender and enjoy

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. If you, a friend, loved one or coworker need assistance with losing weight and improving your overall health and wellness I invite you to call us now and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us now at 215-821-7336 schedule your free consultation.

Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 

 

 

Low Carb Keto Holiday Smoothie Recipes by Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia

Hello everyone,  I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season! In today’s article I am giving you 3 great low carb Keto Smoothie recipes to help eliminate your appetite and cravings and help you lose weight.

The recipes are for a Keto Creamy Peach Banana Nut Smoothie, a Keto Banana Boysenberry Fat Bomb Smoothie and a Keto Banana Goji Berry Fat Bomb Smoothie. If this is your first time visiting our website and you are looking for a  medical weight loss doctor in Philadelphia or Bucks County Pennsylvania I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. You can dial one number for both office locations and the number to call is 215-821-7336.

Here are the smoothie recipes:

Keto Creamy Peach Banana Nut Smoothie

  • Hemp milk 1 cup
  • frozen peaches 1/4 cup
  • Banana – 1 small
  • coconut oil 1 teaspoon
  • flaxseed 1 tablespoon
  • almonds 1/4 cup
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!

Keto Banana Boysenberry Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • Coconut milk 1 cup
  • banana 1 small
  • Boysenberries 1/4 cup
  • Macadamia nuts 1/4 cup
  • small avocado ½
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!

Keto Banana Goji Berry Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • Coconut milk 1 cup
  • banana 1 small
  • Goji berries 1/4 cup
  • Macadamia nuts 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 of a small avocado
  • Combine everything into your blender, blend and enjoy!

I hope you all enjoy these recipes.

If you a friend, loved one or  coworker is looking to lose weight I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule your free medical weight loss consultation.

Wishing you and your family a joyous and happy holiday season!

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

If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our Philadelphia medical weight loss program, I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and we will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

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

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

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

Here are the recipes:

Keto Banana Avocado Fat Bomb Smoothie

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

Keto Blackberry Hemp Fat Bomb Smoothie

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

Keto Blueberry Carob Smoothie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit our site at https://wakeupskinny.com/

Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia, Suite B1 Philadelphia, PA 19136 215-821-7336

Intermittent Fasting Made Simple by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ketosis Recipes For Maximum Fat Loss by Medical Weight Loss Philadelphia

Hello everyone, in today’s article we are going to give you three great recipes for ketosis smoothies. The recipes are for our Creamy Ketosis Smoothie, our Very Berry Green Ketosis Smoothie and our Strawberry Cream Cheese Ketosis Smoothie. If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our program just call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free weight loss consultation.

In your free weight loss consultation, we will review your medical history with you, medications you are taking, review your eating habits and exercise routines, check your blood pressure, height and weight, calculate your BMI, measure your oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood, and perform a regular physical evaluation. After that we will discuss the various options for your weight-loss program. So once again, to schedule your free weight loss consultation just call us at 215-821-7336.

The ketosis diet and intermittent fasting are two of the most popular topics in the healthcare, wellness and weight loss world. And the ketogenic diet helped me when I was first diagnosed as a diabetic. These three ketosis smoothie recipes were part of my nutrition plan that helped me lower my HgbA1c from 12.4 to 5.6.

With that being said here are the recipes:

Creamy Ketosis Smoothie

This recipe has nuts as an ingredient so if you are allergic to nuts do not make this recipe or just leave out the nuts.

This recipe makes 2 servings

  • Solutions 4 chocolate protein powder – 2 scoops
  • Avocado – 1 ½ – 2
  • Hemp milk – 3 ounces
  • Heavy cream – 3 ounces
  • Your choice of any Nut butter – 2 tablespoons (I like organic peanut butter or almond butter)
  • Ice cubes – 10
  • Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and enjoy!

Very Berry Green Ketosis Smoothie

  • Heavy cream – 6 ounces
  • Spinach – 1 handful
  • Berries – ¼ cup
  • Solutions 4 chocolate protein powder – 1 -2 scoops
  • You can add water, 3 – 4 ounces if you like.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and enjoy!

Strawberry Cream cheese Ketosis

  • Heavy cream – 3 ounces
  • Hemp milk – 3 ounces
  • Solutions 4 chocolate protein powder – 2 scoops
  • Cream cheese – 2 ounces
  • Strawberries – ¼ cup
  • Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and enjoy!

I hope that you enjoy these recipes and that they assist you in achieving your health, wellness and weight loss goals.

If you, a friend, loved one or coworker need help losing weight I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. To schedule your free weight loss consultation just call us at 215-821-7336.

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.

 

 

Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia Common Pitfalls of The Ketosis Diet

If this is your first time visiting our website I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-821-7336 and Lisa would gladly schedule your weight loss consultation.

In today’s article I am giving you two really great recipes for 2 awesome treats. Both recipes are low in carbohydrates and low in sugar and are suitable for a low carbohydrate or ketosis type diet.

I am also going to review four of the most common mistakes that I see people making when it comes to a low carbohydrate or ketosis type diet. In this blog I always like to provide recipes and discuss trending Health topics. I am reviewing the mistakes in doing the ketosis diet today because it is a hot topic in the weight loss and fitness world and also many new patients coming into our office are trying to follow a ketosis diet. And these other mistakes that I see most people coming into her office doing. So I hope you enjoy these recipes and I hope you enjoy the information on ketosis.

Creamy Berry Smoothie

  • heavy cream – ¼ cup
  • cream cheese – ¼ cup
  • Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • berries = 1/4 cup
  • milk – one half to one cup
  • ice cubes – 5 to 6
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender, blend and enjoy.

Pumpkin Spice 1 Minute Low Carb Cake

  • egg – 1
  • almond flour – 1 tablespoon
  • pumpkin spice – 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • stevia – 1 to 2 packets
  • flax seed, ground – 2 tablespoons
  • butter – 2 tablespoons

Take a microwave safe bowl and add your butter to it and then melt the butter in your microwave. This should take approximately 30 seconds. Then add the egg to the bowl and whisk the egg and butter. After that just add all of the other ingredients and mix them thoroughly together. Place the bowl in the microwave for about 60 seconds or so. You may prefer cooking the cake a little bit longer. Just make sure that the egg is totally cooked. When it is cooked the way you like it, let it cool down and then enjoy.  You can top this with some sugar free whipped cream. You can make your own whipped cream just by taking heavy cream and use a hand mixer to mix it until stiff peaks form, You can use stevia to sweeten the whipped cream. To make a totally decadent treat you may top this with berries.

Here are the most common mistakes I see when people are following a Ketosis diet:

One of the most common mistakes that I see with people doing a ketosis diet is that they’re eating too much protein. When you eat too much protein that can also increase the amount of insulin that is produced by your body and this will put you into fat storing mode instead of fat burning mode. Everyone thinks that on the ketosis diet you can eat as much protein as you want but that is totally wrong. Most people need approximately 3 to 6 ounces of protein per meal. If you are 20 years old or younger and your metabolism is higher you can probably eat more protein. And if you are doing heavy weight lifting you may want to consume more protein.But for most of us 3 to 6 ounces of protein per meal is sufficient.

The second most common mistake that I see on the ketosis diet is that people stop eating vegetables. Vegetables are a necessary part of your body because they provide you with a multitude of vitamins and minerals especially potassium. Potassium is necessary it is an important electrolyte that helps regulate the muscles of the body and it also helps flush fat out of your body.

Mistake #3  is that people are actually eating too many carbohydrates. You have to be careful for the sugar in foods such as fruit, vitamin water, rice, pasta and bread. You have to be especially careful reading the ingredients of all the beverages that you are drinking. Many of the drinks that people are consuming are loaded with sugar and this will definitely keep you out of ketosis and cause you to gain weight. But don’t worry about counting the carbohydrates in your vegetables because when it comes to vegetables you can eat as many as you want. If you can keep a food log and track the amount of carbohydrates you or eating throughout the day you may be surprised how many carbohydrates you are truly eating. That’s why I usually recommend that people keep a food journal or diary. And after the first month or so  you usually developed good healthy habits and automatically choose the right type of foods and the proper portion sizes.

Mistake #4 is that you can be too concerned with your body weight. Often times when following a ketosis diet your body is losing weight but developing muscle at the same time. So I usually recommend that people pay more attention to their physique, to their waist measurement and how their clothing is fitting. Many times a person  may not be losing that much weight on the scale but they are rapidly dropping dress sizes.

I hope that you enjoy these recipes and I certainly hope that you enjoyed this information on the common pitfalls of the ketosis diet. If you, a friend, coworker or loved one would like help losing weight, I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule your free weight loss consultation.