7312 E Deer Valley Rd, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Are You Losing or Gaining Weight? Count Your Calories

These days, people are very conscious of what they eat. If you want to keep track of what you're eating, all you have to do is add up your calorie numbers.

Calorie is a unit for measuring energy. While cars need gasoline to run, we need calories from our food to go about our day. They fuel our body so it can perform its basic functions like the beating of our heart or breathing.

An average person needs from 1,000 to 1,400 calories a day. That's just enough to sustain the energy requirements of the brain, heart and other organs. An additional 400 to 600 calories is also needed to fuel minimal physical movements.

To lose weight, you'll have to consume fewer calories. Conversely, if you consume more, you''' gain weight. We gain a pound of fat every time we consume an excess of 3,500 calories. To illustrate this, let's assume that you need about 2,000 calories every day. However, you have been eating close to 2,600 calories each day for six days. If you'd add that up, you'd get an excess of 3,600 calories above your daily 2,000-calorie requirement. This means you have gained a pound of fat as a result of the excess 3,600 calories. To balance this, run, jog, swim or lift weights. Burn the excess calories by sweating them off.


Healthcare Designed Around Your Needs

Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

Patient Reviews

This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story


by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."