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Journey Through Weight Loss

Front Desk at Carrington Medical Center in Trussville, Alabama

Letter to Santa: 'Tis the Season to Get Healthy'

Dear Santa, I don’t know if you can remember me or not. It’s been many years since I have written you - Marie from Jacksonville, Florida, AKA Marie from Center Point, Alabama back then. First, I want to apologize for not staying in…
Front Desk at Carrington Medical Center in Trussville, Alabama

My Journey Through Weightloss

Patient “A” Intro Bio Hi!  I was asked by Dr. Liliya to share my weight loss experience.  I would love to share my experience as I definitely think that many could benefit from working with her. However, as I share, I would like to…

War On Cupcakes 

War On Cupcakes

I am Dr. Liliya Slutsker, a board-certified physician of pediatrics and obesity medicine.  I want to share with you a short story. I was in my office seeing patients as I do during my daily routine.  The door opened, and one of the supervisors…

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Creamy Gingerbread Oatmeal

1 Packet Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal5 oz. HOT water (not boiling)1 packet Gingerbread Cookie P/S1/8 tsp cinnamon3 oz. cold water Instructions Prepare Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal according to package directions. In a separate…

Sweet Autumn Soup

Sweet Autumn Soup 1 packet Cream of Chicken Soup 1 packet Pumpkin Pie P/S 9 oz. of HOT, not boiling, water 1/16 tsp sage 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper 1/16 tsp garlic powder Add black pepper (optional) 1 oz. ground turkey…
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Carrington Medical Spa: 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and we are creating a tradition to offer our patients a wonderful array of specials during the month of December.  Our Twelve Days of Christmas promotion is sure to offer a variety of health and…

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Try a festive healthy weight loss recipe this holiday season with Carrington Medical Spa’s weight loss protein shakes: “Gingerbread Cheesecake” Ingredients: 1 Packet Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake 1 Packet cheesecake 4.5…

WEEK 44

WE HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!🎃 This week on the menu we have Pork Chops with Rosemary-Brown Sugar Sauce served with Smoky Roasted Baby Carrots. This super quick and easy meal looks and sounds healthy and delicious! PREP…

Week 42

Our delicious recipe on the menu this week is Seared Chicken with Mushroom Gravy, Goat Cheese Polenta and Asparagus. This sounds so good we can almost taste it🤤 PREP TIME: 10 min COOK TIME: 25 min TOTAL: 35 min INGREDIENTS: CHICKEN…

WEEK 41

This week on our menu we have a delicious recipe for Sweet-and-Salty Honey-Glazed Chicken and Broccoli with Hot Soba Noodles🍗🥦🍯   PREP TIME: 15 min COOK TIME: 15 min TOTAL: 30 min   INGREDIENTS:…

Week 40

Tomorrow is October 4, which just so happens to be National Taco Day so of course we had to include them on our featured meal of the week! On the menu we have Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos with a Fresh Tomatillo Salsa that go perfect together!…

WEEK 39: Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs

This week's featured meal is Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs with Pear and Orange Toss. This is such a quick and easy meal that would be perfect for tailgating or watching football with friends. Not to mention its delicious and low calorie!😉   PREP…

Week 38

This week on the menu we have Spaghetti with Slow Cooker Meat Sauce and Lemon-Parmesan Romaine Salad. Although this meal requires a longer cook time, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser and family favorite!🍝 PREP TIME: 20 min COOK TIME:…

Week 36: Sheet Pan Teriyaki Shrimp with Broccoli & Peppers

This week's meal is Sheet Pan Teriyaki Shrimp with Broccoli and Peppers and Cilantro-Cashew Rice Noodles on the side! This is a great meal to prepare for guests as it looks as delicious as it tastes!   PREP TIME: 15 min COOK…

Week 35

This week on the menu we have Grilled Chicken and Summer Veggies with Lime Pesto. This is the perfect meal for the end of the summer and for this upcoming Labor Day weekend. This is a super quick and easy meal that you will love to make before…

Greek Ham Roll-Ups

Week 34 We are so happy to start posting our weekly low carb recipes again! This week on the menu are no cook Greek Ham Roll-Ups. With only 8 carbs, these can either be eaten as a quick, easy snack or as a tasty lunch. Prep time:…
Week 21: Pork Chops Marsala and Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

Week 21: Pork Chops Marsala Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

What’s better than a pork chop recipe? This is a wonderful dinner with yummy flavors for a rainy day! The recipe includes fresh vegetables including baby spinach, mushrooms and red potatoes. The recipe is easy, delicious, and healthy. I hope…

Meal 17: BLT Chicken Panzanella Salad with Basil Dressing

The month of May brings us several occasions along with springtime in full bloom,  Cinco De Mayo, Mother's Day and Memorial Day are all just around the corner!  It is the perfect time of year for a great salad and it doesn't have to be complicated!…

MEAL 16: Cherry-Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

This meal has the feel of the holidays but is perfect for anytime. CHERRY-BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS 6 (6-OZ) Bone in pork chops 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 (10oz) jar of all-fruit spreadable…

Meal 15: Bacon Deviled Eggs with Salad Kabobs

Another great springtime (anytime) favorite is Deviled Eggs. Here in the south, it is a staple at potluck meals and picnics. Pair this easy, low carb recipe with salad skewers for a fun, portable lunch great for any occasion! Eggs are nutrient…

Why Should You Get Botox or Fillers?

Mirror, Mirror tell me the truth. Why do I want to look younger? Why do I want to look prettier? It weighs on you when you look at the mirror and you do not seem to be happy. How we can help? The aging process brings with it a number…

Meal 13: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Parmesan Grits

This week on the menu we are bringing to you a Southern favorite with a twist. We all love the classic shrimp & grits; this week we have Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Parmesan Grits. This is a meal that you and your family will be sure to love. At…

Meal 12: Ancho Chile-Rubbed Steak with Corn Salsa & Smashed Garlic-and-Herb Potatoes

Today on the menu we have Ancho Chile-Rubbed Steak with Corn Salsa & Smashed Garlic-and-Herb Potatoes! This delicious meal is one that we are sure that your family will enjoy! We have tons of great recipes at Carrington Medical Spa, and…

How Bad is Soda for Your Body

Ask Dr. Liliya My dear friends and neighbors! Last week I was asked the question How bad is soda for your body? This has not been my first time being asked this question.  One lady even said that she read somewhere that drinking one soda…

Meal 11: Flank Steak with Scallion Butter & Charred Cauliflower with Parmesan

At Carrington Medical Spa we are advocates of creating a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating habits. If you would like more information on how we can help you please give us a call at (205) 508-5723! This week on the menu we have Flank…

ASK THE DOCTOR: ACID VS ALKALI

Apple cider vinegar or alkaline water? What to pick? I was giving a talk about weight loss to a group of people and my main idea was – regardless what path you choose to lose weight, it will come to counting calories and being accountable…

Meal 10: Spicy Bourbon-Brown-Sugar-Glazed Salmon & Kale, Sweet Potato, and Cranberry Salad

This week on the menu we have Spicy Bourbon-Brown-Sugar-Glazed salmon & Kale, Sweet Potato, and Cranberry Salad. This is a low-calorie meal that you will be sure to love! Spicy Bourbon-Brown-Sugar-Glazed Salmon & Kale, Sweet Potato,…

TIPS FOR STOPPING FOOD CRAVINGS!

Carrington Medical Spa is dedicated to helping you live a healthy lifestyle! One way to start your healthy life is to stop food cravings. A craving is a hankering for a specific food, usually the type that is not part of your healthy eating…

Sunrise, Sunset…For What Goes in Between, Which Sunscreen is Best?

Overview The cold days are almost over, and we are all looking forward to warm, sunny days of spring. We long for sun: it is essential for living: beneficial for our mood, our body (synthesis of Vit D). However, UV radiation is responsible…

Meal 9: Chicken with Herb-Shallot Pan Sauce & Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli and Tomatoes

Eating healthy does not mean the meal cannot taste delicious. On the menu this week we have Chicken with Herb-Shallot Pan Sauce & Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli and Tomatoes. The staff at Carrington Medical Spa is sure that you will enjoy this…

MEAL 8: Southwestern Chili

The staff at Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you are staying warm during these winter days! Enjoy one of our delicious and healthy chili recipes, that you will be sure to love.   Southwestern Chili   Prep time: 25 min Cook…

Ask Dr. Liliya Slutsker: Lupus

My dear friends and neighbors! Creating a healthy lifestyle through clean eating, nutrition, and exercise is my passion. However, today’s question is about Lupus. Lupus has many faces, and it’s a long conversation. I would try to answer…

Meal 7: Thai Chicken and Bok Choy Stir-Fry & Coconut Cauliflower “Rice”

Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you are enjoying our healthy meals every week! We are excited to share healthy and delicious meals with you and your family. This week on the menu we have Thai Chicken and Bok Choy Stir-Fry & Coconut…

A Letter from Dr. Slutsker

My dear friends and neighbors, I am writing this letter to inform you about interesting facts regarding health and to increase your interest towards creating a healthy life style. You probably are aware of the increasing health problems…

Meal 6: Teriyaki Chicken Thighs & Crispy Edamame and Tangy Coleslaw

We hope that everyone has enjoyed the holidays! Let's not forget that eating healthy does not mean that your meals can't be delicious! Enjoy our Meal of the Week Teriyaki Chicken Thighs & Crispy Edamame and Tangy Coleslaw Prep…

Meal 5: Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce & Marinated Cucumber Slices

Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. Don’t forget eating healthy does not have to be bad. Try one of our delicious low carb meals that you will be sure to enjoy! MEAL 15: Beef Satay…

MEAL 4: Andouille, Chicken, and Shrimp Jambalaya

We hope that you all are enjoying this holiday season. Please take a look at one of our Low Carb meals that you are sure to enjoy! MEAL OF THE WEEK Andouille, Chicken, and Shrimp Jambalaya  Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30 min Ingredients: Andouille,…

MEAL 3: Winter Spinach Salad

Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you have enjoyed our weekly meals. It is the perfect time to enjoy a tasty Winter Salad. You will be sure to enjoy this healthy, quick and easy meal!   MEAL 3: Winter Spinach Salad   Prep…

MEAL 2: Seared Ham Steak with Apples & Roasted Tomatoes with Arugula

The staff at Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let us not forget about our healthy journey!  Enjoy one of our Low Carb meals, that you will be sure to love!   MEAL 2: Seared Ham Steak with Apples…

Surviving the Holidays

As the holidays approach, we tend to spend more time with family and friends.  Holiday gatherings can create inconsistencies in our diet, causing fatigue, sleep disturbances and the dreaded weight gain.  Whether hosting a gathering, eating…

CLEAN 15 Saves Your $ and Health!

Making healthy grocery shopping choices will score high on mom's priority list. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, it does if you're making smart shopping choices. The apple happens to be number 4 on the Dirty Dozen list report…

MEAL 1: Chicken Chili Verde with Tomato, Cucumber & Radish Salad

Carrington Medical Spa is committed to be advocates of heathy eating habits! During this holiday season don’t be tempted by the holiday feasts. Enjoy one of our Low Carb meals, that you will be sure to love!   MEAL 1: Chicken Chili…

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