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Congratulations!  You’ve taken the first step in revealing a new you! Now that you’ve started our Medical Weight Loss Program, now what?  Did you know that there specific foods you can eat that can help with your weight loss journey with us?  Adding certain foods to your diet interacts with Phentermine to maximize fat burning results.

Water: The first thing you should do is develop a plan to drink 8 full glasses of water a day. It may sound like a lot if you are not an avid water drinker. Try to divide them throughout the day.  For example, drink a full glass as soon as you wake up and another before you head to work.  When you arrive to work, try to drink another glass before lunch.  Have water for lunch and another one afterwards.  Chilled water tastes better and is easier to absorb for the body, or if you want something warming, green tea is an option that counts similarly as water does.

Protein: When dieting, it is important that you consume enough protein. One reason for this is that high-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. Protein is doubly important if you’re exercising as well as dieting, to make sure you’re losing fat and not muscle. Your body uses protein to build lean muscle, which not only makes you stronger and more toned but also burns calories even when you’re not active, unlike lazy fat, meaning your metabolism works at a higher speed. Try lean skinless chicken, turkey, eggs and low-fat dairy such as Greek yogurt.

Fiber: While fiber is not a magic weight-loss weapon, healthy high-fiber foods make you feel full, so you can resist eating more food than you need. Although phentermine will help suppress your appetite, when you are hungry, opting for high-fiber food means that your appetite will be satisfied with fewer calories and fat. Great sources of fiber are beans, whole grains and brown rice, nuts, baked potatoes (but you have to eat the skin), berries, bran cereal and vegetables.

Fruits and Vegetables: The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food with fewer calories. Most fruits and vegetables are filling while also being naturally low in fat and calories. Choose whole fruits over juices to maximize the fiber content and always make sure your vegetables are cooked healthily and served with healthy dressings.

Alkalizing Foods: To maximize the effects of phentermine it is necessary to have an alkaline urinary pH (7.5 to 8.0), as this means the phentermine will be excreted from your body at a slower rate. Almost all fruits and vegetables are alkalizing so they will help you maintain the alkaline levels in your body, and therefore you will feel the effects of phentermine, such as higher energy levels and a suppressed appetite, for longer throughout the day. Other alkalizing foods are almonds, chestnuts, tofu, stevia, cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, chili pepper, and all herbs.

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