WSYM The Morning Blend 9/25: ProTeens

26 Sep

Learn more about ProTeen, Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s program designed to how to make healthy food choices.

Tracy joined Bob & Mary from Fox 47’s The Morning Blend to discuss how families can work together to to set children up for a lifetime of healthy decision making starting within the kitchen.  For recipes, visit www.mwlc.com/recipes

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The Importance of Implementing Healthier Habits Earlier in Life

22 Sep

Nearly 1 in 3 Michigan children are overweight or obese.  Choosing convenience foods and sugar filled beverages over healthier options has become the ‘norm’ in many diets of Americans spanning all ages.

In addition to making poor food choices, serving sizes are increasingly exceeding what the body actually needs.  Implementing healthier habits earlier in life can ensure your child’s body is functioning properly while lowering risk of chronic conditions, and they are also more likely to make better choices as they get older.

Ensuring a Healthy Future

  1. Be a role model. Cooking meals at home encourages your loved ones to make smarter choices on their own and also is a great way to dive into healthier choices.
  2. Limit screen time. Signing up for a sport, playing outside or finding other creative ways to play and move around the house can stimulate young brains, endorsing healthier habits. Ensuring children get a break from phones, tablets or video games can positively impact their physical and mental wellbeing.
  3. Stop the Pop. Taste buds crave higher amounts of sugar, perpetuating an addictive sugar craving over time when children are allowed to indulge in sugary beverages on a regular basis.

Healthy Development

  1. Bones. Diets that include nutrient rich foods strengthen bone density and promote growth.
  2. Brains. A balanced nutritional diet helps young brains grow and function. A deficiency of glucose, vitamins, minerals and proteins can lead to a higher risk of mental disorders.
  3. Muscles. Well rounded nutrition also plays an important role in maintaining muscle function and skeletal development.

Lower Risk of Chronic Conditions

  1. Ensuring your child’s nutritional health helps to avoid serious issues later in life. Including chronic conditions such as: obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression and eating disorders.
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Benefits of MWLC Nutritional Supplements

20 Sep

Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Nutritional Supplements are an important part of our meal plans.  They provide lean protein to help stimulate your metabolism for a faster, more consistent weight loss.  Incorporating these products into your weight loss program will increase your weight loss efficiency by up to 30%.

Our Nutritional Supplements also prevent hair loss and nail breakage while you’re losing weight, and help to enhance your skin elasticity so you’ll look as great as you feel!  Available in a wide variety of flavors, our Nutritional Supplements will also provide delicious variety to your food plan!

Learn how to lose weight without feeling deprived!  Check out our Recipes page to see all the delicious ways you can prepare our Nutritional Supplements! 

For MWLC Recipes, visit http://patients.mwlc.com/Recipe

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Introducing MWLC’s TrimXCEL!

20 Sep

Introducing TrimXCEL for appetite control!  

This NEW formula is a unique and proprietary blend, developed by Medical Weight Loss Clinic using 5 ingredients that have been shown to reduce appetite and promote weight loss.

TrimXCEL promotes a feeling of fullness, and increases serotonin to reduce appetite and improve mood and happiness!  This special formula will also help you convert food into energy and enhance your fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

Learn today how TrimXCEL can make your Medical Weight Loss Clinic program the last weight loss plan you’ll ever need!

Book a Consultation TODAY!  https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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STEP OUT: Walk to Stop Diabetes – 8/26/17 at Comerica Park

23 Aug

Jackson Clinic employee Jeannie encourages you to join the Medical Weight Loss Clinic team this Saturday, August 26th at Comerica Park in Detroit for Step OUT:  Walk to Stop Diabetes hosted by the American Diabetes Association.  Patients can earn a free week of Freedom by walking with us!

Click on this link to register for the 8/26 Walk in Detroit or 9/30 Tour de Cure in Grand Rapids  http://mwlc.com/Community_Events.php

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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”?

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