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.