Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic

With two convenient locations in McKinney and Frisco, Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help you achieve your health and beauty goals. Stop by one of our locations where our clinic staff and physicians are dedicated to helping people lose weight.

972.762.3403

Easy Tricks for Portion Control

Portion control is an essential component for weight loss, and many people start out on medical weight loss plans by measuring every serving. However, you may occasionally find yourself without the tools to measure your portion or the need to prepare a meal in a hurry. Fortunately, there are some general guidelines for envisioning the proper portion that will help you keep your weight loss efforts on track. Here is what you need to know. Keep in mind that you should check with your medical weight loss center to determine what constitutes a healthy portion for your specific needs.

Meat and Fish

For most people, three ounces of cooked meat is a good serving size. For chicken, beef, or pork, a three-ounce portion should be about the size of a bar of soap. If you decide to have a burger, make yours about the size of a hockey puck to get that same three-ounce serving. Fish is measured a little differently. You should still aim for a three-ounce serving, which for fish means a piece about the size of your checkbook.

Pasta and Bread

When you’re eating pasta, one-half cup cooked is a good target for your portion. If you don’t have a measuring cup around, plate up a portion that is equivalent to the size of your fist. For bread, pancakes, and waffles, one piece of each is generally a serving, but since pieces can range so drastically in size, it is helpful to still measure them. A serving of bread should be equivalent in size to a CD case. For pancakes and waffles, one serving is about the size of a CD.

Fats

For oil, a teaspoon is a healthy serving. That amount is about the size of the tip for your thumb. For cheese, four small pieces is one serving. These pieces should each be the size of one dice. Peanut butter can be healthy, as long as you restrict the serving to the size of a Ping-Pong ball, which is about two tablespoons.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, you’ll get a complete weight management program, complemented with appetite suppressants and vitamin injections as needed. Call (972) 762-3403 to get answers to your questions about our weight loss program in Frisco.


What to Expect from an EKG

An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, is a non-invasive test that measures your heart rhythm. It can be used to detect a number of different health issues, from arrhythmias to blocked arteries and structural issues. At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we may use an EKG as part of our initial weight loss consultation to help find the best program for you to lose weight. If you are scheduled for an EKG, here is a look at what you can expect.

The EKG Process

EKGs are painless and relatively quick tests. The test will start with you lying on an examination table. The technician will attach a series of electrodes to your chest and in some cases your limbs. The electrodes have sticky patches that help them stay in place, and in some cases the technician may have to shave body hair so that the patches will stick. Each electrode has a wire that runs from it to a monitor. When the technician turns the monitor on to begin recording, you will need to stay very still and avoid talking, which could interfere with the test results. Your technician will also make sure you are warm so that you don’t shiver. EKGs generally take about 10 minutes, although your test could be longer or shorter. Throughout the test, the electrodes will record your heartbeat and transfer information about its pattern to the monitor, which will record it for your doctor to study.

After the Test

EKG test results are available immediately. Typically, you will find out the results of your EKG during the same appointment. The doctor will use the information on the EKG to make decisions about the right weight loss program for you, including whether you should take appetite suppressants or if you need further medical tests to diagnose an underlying medical condition.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we use a variety of tools to support your weight loss efforts and ensure that you reach and maintain your goal weight in a healthy way. To find out more about our medical weight loss plan in Frisco, please call (972) 762-3403.


A Quick Look at Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 Lipotropic injections can be an important part of your medical weight loss program, particularly if you are B12 deficient. Not only can Lipo-B injections help you lose weight, but they can also help to improve your skin, hair, and nails.

Watch this video to see how vitamin B12 shots worked for two patients. Although the patient who was not deficient in B12 did not experience major changes, the other patient found the injections life-changing.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we can help you lose weight in Frisco with a personalized healthy weight loss program and medical support to address issues that are interfering with your weight loss, like a B12 deficiency. To make an appointment, call (972) 762-3403.


Are You Getting Enough Exercise?

Although exercise alone won’t lead to weight loss if you don’t change your eating habits, it can be an effective part of a medical weight loss plan. How do you know if you are getting enough exercise to support your weight loss efforts and overall health? Here is what you need to know.

Understanding Activity Guidelines

To see significant benefits for weight loss and health, try to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. That translates to two-and-a-half hours of physical activity that can be split up in any way you see fit. Even 10-minute increments of aerobic activity will provide health benefits. Try to spread your activity out over the course of the week, and consider adding strengthening exercises that work all of your muscle groups at least two times per week. If you do vigorous aerobic activity, you may only need 75 minutes of activity per week. Generally speaking, fast-paced walking is an example of a moderate-intensity activity, while running is an example of a vigorous intensity activity.

Starting Slow

If you are not accustomed to being active, then the activity guidelines may seem out of reach to you. Keep in mind that every little bit of activity helps. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, even 60 minutes of activity per week can lead to health benefits. Start slow and build up your exercise tolerance until you achieve the recommended amount of activity.

Getting Medical Advice

One of the benefits of going to a medical weight loss center is that the doctor can evaluate your health and determine if it is safe for you to start an exercise program. Be sure to stick to the doctor’s recommendations for the amount of exercise you get and the types of activities that are safe for you.

Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic is dedicated to helping you reach your weight loss goals and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Contact our weight loss clinic in Frisco today to make an appointment by calling (972) 762-3403.


Boosting Your Health with Lipo-B

Achieving weight loss and improving your wellness is not as simple as reducing caloric intake and increasing caloric use. The body is highly sophisticated and its complex systems all work together to support life. One important way to keep the body working at optimal performance is to ensure it has the right nutrition. Vitamin B12 lipotropic injections in the form of Lipo-B are an effective way to support your nutrition while you work through a medical weight loss program.

Lipo-B is a special blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that supports numerous functions of the body, including its metabolism and the health of the liver. Since the liver plays a critical role in processing toxins and fat out of the body, giving it the nutrients it needs is particularly important while you’re on a weight loss program.

Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic is a leading provider of vitamin B12 lipotropic injections in Frisco. Visit us online or call (972) 762-3403 to request more information about our weight maintenance or appetite suppressant programs.


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