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Healthy Recipes, Weight Loss

October’s Healthy Kale & Gruyere Panini Recipe

October 2, 2014
Healthy Kale & Gruyere Panini Recipe

Healthy Kale & Gruyere Panini Recipe

Fall is in the air and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Sticking to your diet plan can be harder than ever during this time of year when it is so tempting to curl up on the couch, turn on Netflix and enjoy some comfort food.

If you are constantly battling your taste buds and wanting to stay on track with your diet, this healthy recipe from EatingWell.com will be sure to put you back on track!

This Kale and Gruyere Panini recipe is great for lunch or dinner and pairs perfectly with a side dish of fresh veggies! This warm delight will give you the comfort food fix that you need, while still providing you with healthy ingredients.

What You Need

1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2. 1 small onion, finely chopped

3. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4. 1 clove garlic, minced

5. 8 cups chopped kale

6. 1/4 cup water

7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

8. 8 slices country bread (1/4 inch thick), preferably whole-wheat

9. Olive oil cooking spray

10. 1 cup shredded Gruyère or Fontina cheese

11. 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 thin slices

How to Make it

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown (about 5 to 7 minutes). Add vinegar and cook until it is almost evaporated (about 1 minute).

2. Add garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant (about 30 second) then add the kale, water and salt.

3. Stir, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is wilted and the water has evaporated (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.

4. Pre-heat panini maker to high. (If you don’t have a panini maker, a regular skillet pan will do! In fact, you can create your own make-shift panini maker by taking a regular skillet pan and your heaviest pot or pan. Use the heavy piece to push the sandwich down and crisp it up, just as a panini maker would do).

5. Coat one side of each slice of bread with cooking spray.

6. With sprayed side down, spread the kale mixture on 4 slices of bread (about ½ cup per sandwich). Top each with ¼ cup cheese and 2 slices tomato.

7. Top with the remaining bread, sprayed side up. Press in the panini maker until crispy.

Nutritional Value

• Makes 4 servings

• 1 serving: 407 calories; 17 g fat (6 g sat, 6 g mono); 30 mg cholesterol; 45 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 8 g total sugars; 23 g protein; 8 g fiber; 537 mg sodium; 942 mg potassium

Healthy Recipes, Weight Loss

September’s Healthy Eggs Ole Recipe

September 4, 2014
Healthy eggs ole recipe

Photo credit: Jay Wilde

Summer is still in full swing here in Phoenix, AZ. The weather is warm, the sun is shining and bikinis are being worn on the regular. Even though it’s difficult to keep motivated and stay in “beach-bod” shape as the fall months approach, now is as a good a time as any to keep your diet and fitness regimen in check!

For this month’s healthy recipe, we are taking a spicy take on a breakfast dish that is loaded with protein: Eggs Ole! This recipe comes from the mecca of health, Fitness Magazine, and it is simple to make for your busy mornings.

As all fitness freaks know, eggs are one of the go-to options when you are trying to eat a high protein meal while eliminating as much fat as possible. In order to energize yourself enough to keep up your exercise routine, eggs are a must to include into your daily diet.

But don’t stick with the same old, boring hardboiled egg. Switch it up and add a little bit of south-of-the-border to your morning!

One of the best things about this particular recipe is that if you are really wanting to cut back on calories, you can always use an egg substitute instead of real eggs. Regardless of what you choose to add to this simple recipe, you will be sure to start your morning off right, feeling energized!

Try this recipe and many other easy, healthy breakfast recipes from FitnessMagazine.com.

Ingredients


• 2 large eggs (or ½ cup of egg substitute)
• 2 tablespoons of salsa
• 1 tablespoon of guacamole
• 2 teaspoons of hot sauce (optional)

Preparation

• Crack the eggs (or pour the egg substitute) into a preheated, nonstick skillet over high heat, breaking the yolks
• Cook each side for 50 seconds, or until fully cooked
• Top with remaining ingredients
• Enjoy with one handful of baked tortilla chips

Nutritional facts per serving:

1 serving: 287 calories 16 grams of fat 4 grams of saturated

Featured, HCG Diet

HCG Diet—What You Are and Are Not Allowed To Eat

July 30, 2014

The HCG Diet is an easy way to shed nearly a pound a day! How you ask? Let’s begin with giving you a little information on this simple weight loss program. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone during pregnancy that enables women to speed up their metabolism and process food quickly. By following the fat-free diet of 500 calories per day, while receiving your HCG injections, patients have experienced additional benefits such as:

 

  • Higher Energy Levels
  • Faster Metabolism
  • Decreased Hunger

Like any diet, it is important to monitor your eating habits and stick to the approved foods for this life changing program. That’s why we have provided you with a simple list of HCG Diet approved and non-approved foods, making losing weight easier than ever! You can officially throw those second guessing moments out the window and reference this handy list whenever hunger strikes.

Behind The Scenes of The HCG diet

If you are new to the wonders of the HCG Diet, here is a brief overview of just how the program became the hit it is today.

Since the 1950’s Dr. ATW Simeons began to experiment with various amounts of HCG and a variety of different foods. As a natural way to burn calories for women during pregnancy, Dr. Simeons started studying weight management issues and dieting using the HCG hormone. Men and women had the ability to lose unwanted fat faster than dieting and exercising once given the HCG hormone. Come 2008, the HCG Diet helped people lose weight successfully, only then to excel in Professional Health Care facilities by selling the HCG hormone by the bottle in 2010 and 2011.

 

Take a look at The History of the HCG Diet for more detailed information on the discovery and development of this great weight loss program.

 

The HCG Chart

Not only is DreamBody providing you with a list of approved foods, but also food you want to avoid. There are a lot of different factors when it comes to which foods are approved, and which are not, so we thought this was the easiest way to inform you. People who stick to the approved foods during the program commonly lose up to 15-35 pounds in just 20-40 days!  Take a look below and take your first bite into an approved food from the experts at DreamBody.

 

 

Following this guide is an easy way to make this program one that almost anyone can follow. No one should suffer from bland, tasteless low-calorie food. Pick any item from the approved food column and enjoy a great tasting meal.

For Maximum Results

Looks easy enough, doesn’t it? In addition to losing up to a pound a day, many patients also receive cold laser liposuction. While the HCG diet is used to get rid of unwanted fat, liposuction permanently eliminates the additional fat patients who lose an excess amount of weight are left with. Laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that permanently removes fat. The procedure has minimal downtime and is most popular for men and women in the abdomen and hips.

Cold laser liposuction is the perfect finishing touch to your journey of weight loss. Although it is commonly used after finishing the HCG Diet, there are other benefits of this in-office procedure. After a cold laser liposuction treatment, patients experience:

  • Drastic reduction in fat
  • Reduction in cellulite
  • No scarring
  • Minimal swelling or bruising
  • 1-2 days of downtime

Find out just how far the advancement of liposuction technology has come and discover the differences between traditional liposuction and cold laser liposuction from this DreamBody article.

Conclusion

The HCG injection and fat-free diet works to increase your metabolism and decrease your hunger by converting fat into calories. The HCG Diet is a safe way to lose up to a pound a day for both men and women. The diet also uses your midbrain to regulate basic mind functions such as thirst and hunger. By coming in for you scheduled HCG injections and eating a 500 calorie fat-free diet by following the chart above, patients have experienced a new normal weight and new self-confidence, all post treatment. Book your FREE consultation online and lose up to a pound a day with the HCG Diet at DreamBody!

HCG Diet, Lipotropic B-12, Weight Loss

Can You Lose Weight with B-12 Injections?

September 10, 2013

Can-You-Lose-Weight-with-B12-Injections

One of the most common questions we get asked is if you can lose weight with B-12 injections. If you are looking for a simple answer, the answer is yes. Yes, you can lose weight with B-12 injections. However, if you are looking for something a bit more detailed and in-depth, you came to the right place.

About B-12 Injections

B-12 injections are exactly what their name suggests: injections of the vitamin B-12, along with other vitamins, into your body. While B-12 injections alone do not make you lose a large amount of weight, they are often used in conjunction with the HCG diet and/or other weight loss methods which often result in weight loss.

B-12 injections are known to correctly maintain the functioning of the brain and the entire nervous program. We offer three different types of B-12 injections at DreamBody, each one better than the last.

1. The first level of B-12 injections we offer is straight B12 Methylcobalamin. This injection helps to increase the patient’s energy and promote a healthy immune system.

2. The second level of B-12 injections we offer includes amino acids, which help to break down the patient’s fat.

3. The third level of B-12 injections we offer is called the Super B-12. It is a combination of Vitamin C, B-12 and all of the B vitamins. This injection helps promote a better immune system, decrease fat and increase energy.

Depending on the level of B-12 Injections you choose, the injection can actually work to break down your fat. We recommend that B-12 injections be received in conjunction with the HCG diet. Whether the name HCG is completely new to you or you are curious as to what you can expect while on the diet, take a look at our related blog post titled: “What to Expect While on HCG” to learn everything you need to know about the diet.

HCG Diet, Weight Loss

What to Expect While on HCG

July 25, 2013

What to Expect While on HCG

The unexpected can be one of the scariest parts about starting a new diet or making any new changes in your life for that matter. This is especially true for the
HCG diet
program. A lot of people are unsure of what the
diet program
entails, how they will feel while on it and what to expect overall. Because we have helped so many people start the HCG diet and lose weight, we can tell you what you can expect while on this life changing diet program!

To begin, let’s run through the basics of the program. HCG stands for Human Chorionis Gonadotropic. HCG is a hormone that is produced in women during pregnancy to convert the woman’s fat to calories for the baby, which speeds up the mother’s
metabolism
. Even though this hormone is usually found in women, this HCG diet is still also intended for men.

The DreamBody HCG
Diet Program
is always managed by a physician to ensure the patient’s health and safety. You will follow a fat-free diet of 500 calories a day while receiving the HCG injections – this will lead to a 15-35 lb weight loss over the course of 20-40 days. [Quick tip: Always have foods measured out by calories to ensure you stick to the plan.] Additionally, you can expect to feel a bit sluggish at the start of the diet plan which is why we highly suggest supplementing with B-12 injections to boost your energy!

This diet program is unique in the sense that it allows you to
lose the weight fast
. While 500 calories may not seem like a lot, working in conjunction with the HCG injections and
B-12 injections
, you can expect to have energy, lose weight, and feel great!

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.