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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.

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.

Philadlephia Diet Doctor’s Top 3 Keto Smoothie Recipes for Fast Weight Loss

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

In today’s article I am going to give you three excellent recipes for keto smoothies. The recipes are for our keto caramel strawberry cheesecake smoothie, our keto caramel blueberry cheesecake smoothie recipe and our keto chocolate fat bomb smoothie.

 

Here are the recipes:

Keto Caramel Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe

  • Unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
  • Cream Cheese – 1 ounce
  • Heavy Cream – 2 ounces
  • Strawberries – 4
  • Caramel syrup, sugar free – 1 tbsp
  • Monk fruit extract –  3 to 5 drops
  • Ice cubes – 3 to 5
  • Blend and enjoy!

Keto Caramel Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe

  • Cream Cheese – 2 ounces
  • Mascarpone cheese – 2 ounces
  • Almond milk, unsweetened – 1 cup
  • Caramel syrup, sugar free – 1 tbsp
  • Monk fruit extract –  3 to 5 drops
  • Ice cubes – 3 to 5
  • Blend and enjoy!

Keto Chocolate Fat Bomb Smoothie

  • Avocado – 1 small
  • Chocolate protein powder , low carb – 1 scoop
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
  • Almond milk, unsweetened – 1 cup
  • Ice cubes – 3 to 5
  • Blend and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. The keto caramel strawberry cheesecake smoothie recipe and the keto caramel blueberry cheesecake recipe are very filling and I usually have one of these for a meal.

If you, a friend, loved one or co-worker need help with losing weight I invite you to call us and schedule a free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and we will be happy to help you.

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.

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.

For more information or to schedule your free weight loss consultation call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your appointment now.

Medical Weight Loss in Philadelphia 5 Smoothie Recipes to Blast Fat Fast

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In today’s article we are giving you five great smoothie recipes that are delicious and loaded with great nutrition. Before I get into the recipes I want to take a moment and congratulate all of our weight loss patients who are doing a phenomenal job of losing weight, reducing their waistline and improving the way they feel. I also want to thank all of the family doctors in the area who are referring their patients to us to assist them in achieving their weight loss goals.

Medicine now realizes that being overweight and/or obese can lead to a multitude of illnesses and diseases. I have gone into detail about this in other posts on this website, but to name just a few health issues that can hopefully be helped with achieving a healthy body weight are: high blood pressure, diabetes type II and heart disease.

You see achieving a healthy body weight will help you in so many different ways besides just looking great.So if this is your first time visiting our website and you would like more information on our weight loss program I invite you to call us and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call 215-821-7336 and we will happily schedule your free weight loss consultation.

Now here are the recipes:

Kiwi and Apples Smoothie Paradise

  • small apple cored and seeded – 1
  • mustard greens – 1 handful
  • stalks of celery – 7
  • small Kiwi – 1 peeled
  • ice cubes – 5
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender, blend and enjoy!

Peach Party Time Smoothie

  • small apple cored and seeded – 1
  • small peach – 1
  • bok choy – 1 handful
  • celery – 5 stalks
  • Combine everything into a high-powered blender, blend and enjoy!

Pineapple Surprise Smoothie

  • broccoli florets – 1 handful
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • pineapple chunks – 1 cup
  • stalks of celery – 7
  • Combine everything into a high-powered blender, blend and enjoy!

The Kitchen Sink Smoothie

  • kale – 1 handful
  • broccoli florets – 1 handful
  • spinach – 1 handful
  • pineapple chunks – 1 cup
  • carrots – 3
  • combine all of the above ingredients into a blender, blend and enjoy!

All Things a Green Smoothie Plus a Little Sweetness

  • broccoli florets – 1 handful
  • kale – 1 handful
  • bok choy – 1 handful
  • celery stalks – 7
  • mustard greens – 1/2 handful
  • peach – 1 small
  • small apple cored and seeded – 1
  • Just place everything into a blender, blend and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as we do. And if you like you can add ice to any of them. Some of the recipes are going to make a very large smoothie so it might actually be enough for 2 servings.

If you, a friend, a loved one or co-worker need help with 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 be happy to schedule your consultation.

CNN Article Supports Long Term Use of Weight Loss Medications Reduces Risk of Diabetes Heart Disease…

In our Philadelphia medical weight loss center our programs are designed to help people lose weight and also improve their overall health and wellness. Many of the people that come to  our weight loss clinic have tried every type of diet and exercise program out there and they may have lost a little bit of weight but they always seem to gain it back. Our program takes all of this into consideration and we work with the person to design the optimal plan to help them achieve their desired bodyweight.  

We design our weight loss programs taking many things into consideration such as your age, sex, level of physical fitness and of course we have to take into consideration any illnesses or diseases that you might have. All of these things are very important and that is why our program is very successful.

In addition to providing a person with a good nutrition diet plan and an exercise program we also may use weight-loss medications and appetite suppressant medications. More and more evidence is coming out that supports the use of weight loss medication. And even more evidence is being presented that supports the use of long-term use of such medications.

More than ever the medical societies in this country are realizing that many of the illnesses such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke, just to name a few, are related to a person being overweight or obese.

For many people just following a diet and exercise plan are simply not enough to help them maintain a healthy body weight. And with them being overweight comes the risk of developing many illnesses and diseases.  

We see many people coming to see us in our weight loss clinic that are following a sensible eating and exercise plan and yet they are still overweight.  They are doing everything right and yet they are still overweight. And this is the reason why we utilize weight-loss medications in our plan.  

CNN recently published an article on this very topic. In the article they interviewed top weight loss specialist who believed that long-term use of weight loss medications are needed in order for people to maintain a healthy body weight. In the article they explained that a section of the brain (the hypothalamus) controls our hunger, our appetite and our cravings.

This section of the brain is stimulated by hormones made by your stomach, intestines and fat cells. When you eat your stomach, intestines and fat cells releases specific hormones that tell your brain that you are full, and to stop eating.

But when a person is overweight or obese the nerves that connect to this section of the brain become desensitized, therefore our appetite is never controlled, we never get full. In the article these weight loss specialists stated that these nerves become desensitized and damaged, therefore a person will just continue to eat and gain weight.  

And that this is why weight loss medications are necessary; because the body has lost its ability to regulate its hunger.  

In the article the weight loss specialists state that losing just 5% to 10% of your body weight can help improve your blood pressure and reduce your triglycerides and decrease your blood sugar levels and that this can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Just by losing 5% of your body weight you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 50%.  

In summary more and more evidence is supporting long-term use of weight loss medications in order to help people lose weight and also reduce the risk of developing serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer.

If you would like more information on our medical weight loss programs invite you to call us and schedule your free consultation. Call now at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation.

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.

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.