March is National Nutrition Month; Medical Weight Loss & Nutritional Counseling by Certified Nurse Practitioners Available at Women’s Excellence in Oakland County, MI

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Women’s Excellence invites women to celebrate National Nutrition Month with a medical weight loss and nutritional counseling visit with a certified nurse practitioner. Nutrition and weight loss consultations are available at all 3 locations – Birmingham, Clarkston, and Lake Orion.

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It’s been a long Michigan winter and many women put on extra pounds as a result of the holidays and cold weather conditions. WE can help get women ready for summer

March is National Nutritional Month and the certified nurse practitioners of Women’s Excellence have available appointments for nutrition and weight loss consultations. March is a great time to get started with a weight loss program especially with summer and better weather right around the corner. According to Shannon Hill, RN, MSN, CNP, nurse practitioner and nutrition specialist at Women’s Excellence in Menopause in Lake Orion, “It’s been a long Michigan winter and many women put on extra pounds as a result of the holidays and cold weather conditions. WE can help get women ready for summer.”

The certified nurse practitioners of Women’s Excellence utilize FDA approved weight loss medications to facilitate quick results along with counseling on healthy diet and lifestyle changes to achieve lasting results in accordance with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that focuses on balancing calories with physical activity and encouraging the consumption of more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood. The guidelines also recommend restrictions on sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined sugars. Tips for healthier eating include:

  •     Enjoy your food but eat less.
  •     Avoid oversized portions.
  •     Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  •     Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
  •     Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  •     Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

The USDA’s MyPlate site also offers a variety of interactive tools that make it easy for individual’s to get a personalized recommendation for their daily calorie level. Super Tracker help users better understand their energy balance status by keeping track of their dietary and physical activity.

Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan also specializing in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, pelvic floor physical therapy, and midwifery services. The knowledgeable, well-trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence in OB/GYN are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today (248) 693-0543 for Lake Orion, (248) 384-8020 for Clarkston, or (248) 645-0840 for Birmingham or visit

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