Irish Lamb Stew

12 Dec

Hearty, filling, and guaranteed to warm you up. We hope you enjoy our Irish Lamb Stew!

• 1 Protein
• 1 Vegetable
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

• 1 serving Lamb, cut into bite size pieces
• Onion Powder
• 1 cup Cabbage, chopped
• 2 Tbs. Vinegar
• ½ cup Water
• Pepper, Dried Mint and Oregano
• Artificial Sweetener, if desired

Sauté the lamb in a non-stick pan, then pour off any fat and pat dry. Add remaining ingredients, except cabbage and artificial sweetener. Cover and cook over high heat until steaming. Lower heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add cabbage. Cover and cook 10 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add artificial sweetener if desired at this time. Garnish with cherry tomato and parsley.

Blue365 Discount

5 Dec


Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can now 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 1,627 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 38,893 pounds!  That’s an average of 23.9 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!

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), found that losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

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.

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Chocolate Espresso

30 Nov
A nice warm cup of Chocolate Espresso is the perfect treat on a crisp fall day!


1 Supplement
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

1 Chocolate Pudding Shake Supplement
7 oz. Water
1 serving Coffee

Mix supplement with water and add to coffee.  Enjoy!

Planning a Low-Sodium Thanksgiving

21 Nov

Updated: 10/25/18

Low Sodium Thanksgiving

When selecting ingredients for our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, it’s important to review food labels and make healthy choices.  While the focus in reading food labels is often on fat and sugar content, pay attention to sodium content as well!


Here’s 6 quick tips to help you enjoy a low-sodium, low-sugar Thanksgiving:

1. Select a fresh (not frozen) turkey that is not injected with a sodium brine. Watch out for the words “saline”, “broth” or “sodium”.  Always check the nutrition labels on food and compare brands to select the option with the lowest sodium, fat and sugar content.

2. Highlight the natural flavor in foods by seasoning with fresh herbs, spices and citrus juices instead of salt and butter – do not use any salt-based seasonings.

3. Avoid using marshmallows on pumpkin dishes – opt for cinnamon, clove and ginger instead.

4. Serve baked fruit for dessert instead of pie.

5. Use citrus juices or apple cider vinegar in cooking and topping vegetables, instead of butter.

6. Substitute bread with quinoa in your stuffing dish.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Glazed Squash

21 Nov

Our Glazed Squash recipe is the perfect dish for Thanksgiving!


• 1 Vegetable

• 1 serving Squash
• 1 Cherry Fulfil
• Stevia and Cinnamon to taste

Spray baking dish with Pam. Cut squash into thin slices, put into a mixing bowl. In a small sauce dish, put the cherry fulfil and spices together and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over the cut squash, stir together to coat the squash. Layer coated squash in baking dish. Spread any coating left over on top of the squash in baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes.

What Does 200 Calories of Thanksgiving Foods Look Like?

21 Nov

Updated: 10/25/18

The Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally a day for feasting on delicious foods.  While many of these foods are high in calories, fat and sodium so watching your Thanksgiving portion sizes can go a long way!

Here’s a visual guide from Business Insider, showing what 200 calories of some Thanksgiving favorite foods looks like on a plate.


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Thanksgiving Tips

18 Nov

Updated: 10/25/18

Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips

Thanksgiving can be a challenge when it comes to dieting.  Here are some tips to help you stick to your weight loss plan and still enjoy the holiday!


1. Approach Thanksgiving Day like any other regular day, planning to eat three meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Often individuals will fast the morning of Thanksgiving in preparation for eating a large meal.  Instead, plan to eat three meals – this sets you up for success throughout the day.

2. Remember that it’s okay to have leftovers! One of the biggest perks of Thanksgiving is having leftover turkey and side dishes for several additional meals after the holiday.

3. Keep portions under control. By opting for tinier portions of each dish, you can enjoy trying everything!  Stop eating when you’re full.

4. Make smart choices when preparing the Thanksgiving meal. Swap ingredients with healthier options when you are able.  Mashed cauliflower is a great swap for traditional mashed potatoes.

5. Keep your focus on the holiday and visiting with friends and family – not on the food.

6. Plan ahead!  If you are traveling outside your home for Thanksgiving, ask what is being served ahead of time and plan accordingly.

7. Make sure to stay hydrated and get all of your required water in throughout the day.

8. Maintain physical activity.  Holiday shopping is a great opportunity for walking!

By following these tips this Thanksgiving, you can enjoy your holiday and stay committed to your weight loss success.🍴

Healthy Holiday Stuffing

17 Nov

Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without stuffing! MWLC’s Healthy Holiday Stuffing is here to help you enjoy this holiday tradition.


• 0.5 Vegetable
• 0.5 Fruit
• 1 Starch
• 0.5 Supplement
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

1 serving Diet Bread, lightly toasted and cut into cubes
½ serving Celery, finely chopped
1 Tbs. Green Onion, finely chopped
½ serving Apple, peeled and finely chopped
½ Cream of Chicken Soup Supplement (dry)
Sage, Poultry Seasoning, Pepper and Mrs. Dash to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Add enough water to moisten, but not too much. Place in a small covered baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for at least 15 minutes. (Not recommended to make less than 4 servings. This recipe is for 1 serving.)

Mock Mashed Potatoes

16 Nov

Planning ahead for Thanksgiving? Our Mock Mashed Potatoes are perfect for your holiday banquet! 


• 1 Vegetable
• 1 Dairy
* Suitable for Fast Track Patients

‘Mock Potatoes’
• 1 serving Cauliflower (steamed until very well done)
• 1/2 tsp. Garlic, minced, if desired
• Dill Weed to garnish

‘Mock Sour Cream’ – Freedom Meal Plans Only
• 1 serving Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
• Cumin, Pepper, Garlic Powder to taste

‘Mock Potatoes’
Steam cauliflower until very well done. Drain and mash (with potato masher). Re-warm if needed. Mix in garlic if desired.

‘Mock Sour Cream’ – Freedom Meal Plans Only
Mix yogurt with seasoning to create a mock sour cream. Add 1 Tbsp. mock sour cream to potato mixture if desired.

Add optional garnish and enjoy!