Breakfast…or “Dessert”?

4 Aug

Are you starting off your Morning with Breakfast…or Dessert?

Many breakfast foods can be high in calories, sugar, carbohydrates…or all three! Some popular examples of these foods include pancakes with syrup, muffins, glazed donuts, flavored yogurt, granola, waffles with whipped cream and fruit, flavored bagels, and breakfast sandwiches with sausage, cheese, etc.  These “dessert” foods are often disguised as “breakfast” foods.

Did you know that a basic brownie contains 12-15 grams of sugar and a normal 6 ounce serving of strawberry yogurt contains 18 grams of sugar? The yogurt has more sugar than the basic brownie! Plain non-fat yogurts of any brand are always the better option. These yogurts have less calories and sugar per serving and are a good source of calcium.

The quantity of what you eat for breakfast is very important. Read cereal labels carefully. Most cereals are higher in sugar. When looking for a cereal, it is best to pick one that lists whole grain as one of the first ingredients, select sugar free options, and do not to eat more than one serving.

Eggs are an excellent choice for breakfast. Eggs contain the perfect balance of ample fats, carbohydrates, and protein, which will help to give a fuller feeling and suppress appetite longer. Selenium is found in eggs and is a valuable mineral. Selenium neutralizes certain oxidative stress in our body. Eggs also contain lutein, which is an antioxidant that can help to eliminate environmental exposure to free radicals. For breakfast you want to eat something with fiber, protein, and good carbohydrates.

Fruit is another great breakfast option. Fruit is composed of natural sugar, vitamins, and minerals, which will help with immediate energy and stamina.  Fruit is also sweet and will satisfy your cravings for sugar without adding unnecessary fat and calories.  Fruits are also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

So next time you sit down for breakfast, think about whether the food you pick up is really “breakfast”…or is it “dessert”?

Blue 365 Weight Loss and Discount

4 Aug

Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic through the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network member discount program, Blue365? 

Medical Weight Loss Clinic became a discount partner with BCBSM in September of 2015.  Since then, MWLC has had 2,794 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 70,838 pounds (over 35 TONS!) That’s an average of 25 pounds per member.  

This is big news at MWLC!  Why?  Because we are not only helping our patients lose weight, we are improving their health right along with it!

How can you get in on the savings and the same great results?

Simply show your BCBSM or BCN card to receive your Blue365 discount at any of our locations.  Some restrictions do apply.

Book Your MWLC Consultation Here: https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

Diabetes Prevention

2 Aug

Diabetes is on the rise.  Fortunately, losing weight and leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

WSYM: Meridian Twp Farmers Market Saturday 8/5/17

31 Jul

Tracy joined Bob & Mary from Fox 47’s The Morning Blend to discuss a free cooking demo this weekend with MWLC’s Culinary Advisor, Chef Bobby.  Establishing healthy eating habits can ensure long term weight management with maximum health benefits and it’s easier to accomplish than you think!

Join us on Saturday, August 5th at the Meridian Township Farmers Market between 10am to 1pm for a live cooking demo with samples located in the Village across from the bridge. Chef Bobby will not only teach you how to select fresh foods, his lively cooking demonstration will show you how to make healthy, simple and delicious recipes on our plans that everyone can enjoy!

Join the MWLC Walking Team!

31 Jul

Join the MWLC Walking Team Today!

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join the MWLC Walking Team in support of the American Diabetes Association.

This August, we will be part of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk in Detroit and in September, the Tour de Cure Walk in Grand Rapids.

Help stop diabetes! Register today and come get your walk on!

To register, visit: www.mwlc.com/Community_Events and click on the walk(s) you would like to register for.  Please register under the MWLC Team page.

Every walk a MWLC patient participates in will earn them a FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services and a MWLC Team Shirt.  And by making an online donation patients can receive an additional FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services!  Walk registration and/or donations must be made through Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Team Page. 

Thank you in advance for joining our team and your support!

HAP Weight Loss and Discount

26 Jul

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 507 HAP members lose 13,720 pounds!   That’s an average of 27 pounds lost per member!

HAP employees and members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic.  Receive an additional 16% off ALL program services at MWLC, in additional to all advertised percentage discounts.  Present proof of employment at time of consultation.   This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, some restrictions may apply.

FSA/HSA reimbursement assistance is available.

Book Your Consultation TODAY at https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

WJBK Fox2 Detroit: Spicy Quinoa Patty Meatless Monday with Chef Bobby

18 Jul

You can still lose weight by eating healthy and delicious food!  Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Culinary Advisor Chef Bobby joined FOX 2 for Meatless Monday with a recipe that is not only Freedom and Fast Track Meal Plan approved, but full of nutrients and easy to prepare.

Meet Chef Bobby this Saturday, July 22nd at the Royal Oak Farmers Market where you can sample his creations during his live cooking demonstration on the West Patio between 7:30am to 1:00pm.

 

 

MWLC’s New Culinary Advisor: Introducing Chef Bobby

30 Jun

We have some fun news to share with you all this Friday!  We are happy to announce that Chef Bobby Nahra of Lakeland Banquets & Event Center, is now also Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Culinary Advisor!  If you are familiar with WJBK Fox2 in Detroit, you may recognize him as a regular face on Fox2’s Cooking School segment.  Bobby is an accomplished chef with a long resume, cooking for high profile venues, companies and celebrities alike.

As MWLC Culinary Advisor, Chef Bobby will handle media opportunities where food or cooking is involved.  Not only will he also develop new recipes (with and without Nutritional Supplements) for our patients to enjoy, Chef Bobby will also help us show the public that healthy food can be tasty too!

If you are in the Detroit area, please visit the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 22nd on the West Patio.

WSYM: Feel Satisfied and Lose Weight?

26 Jun

Find out how MWLC can prevent you from feeling deprived or hungry during your weight loss journey.  Tracy explains more on Fox 47’s The Morning Blend.