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7 hidden causes of weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 13th, 2018

Most people would agree that losing weight is no easy task. It takes long-term commitment and dedication to lose excess pounds and keep them off. A big part of this effort involves eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. But sometimes, you may find that weight loss just isn’t happening, even though you’re working hard to be as healthy as possible. In some cases, people may have a hard time losing weight despite a healthy …

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Best foods for weight loss: Load up your plate with these fruits and vegetables

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 14th, 2018

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. But it can be hard to get all of your recommended daily servings. When trying to decide which ones to buy, are there some that are better than others? And are there any that are actually ideal foods for weight loss? The answer is yes. Certain fruits and vegetables, in addition to supplying your body with important vitamins, minerals, …

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10 foods that can cause a weight-loss plateau

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 13th, 20180 Comments

Have you recently stopped making weight-loss progress? It could be your diet. Certain foods can cause a weight-loss plateau, even if you’ve otherwise been making healthy choices and exercising regularly. Many foods generally touted as healthier options — such as granola bars, diet soda, and rice cakes — could actually be stalling your weight-loss progress instead of helping you reach your goals. Fortunately, scaling back on these foods or avoiding them altogether can help you …

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Use your phone to achieve your health goals

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss August 13th, 2018

Smartphones get a bad rap these days. So many people are seemingly addicted to their screens, and many health experts say that smartphones encourage sedentary lifestyles and other unhealthy habits. But a smartphone can be a powerful tool to help you achieve health goals if you use it properly. Try these tips for using your smartphone to help you stay on track and build healthy habits: Get active Exercise apps are available for all ages …

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10 signs you may have leaky gut syndrome

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss August 3rd, 2018

Do you suffer from leaky gut syndrome? This common health condition can cause a range of health symptoms, from headaches to digestive problems, and it’s closely linked to dozens of other chronic health issues. The term leaky gut is fairly new within the medical community, and many physicians don’t recognize it as a legitimate health issue. But leaky gut has long been called by another term: intestinal permeability. It’s very common for anyone eating a …

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10 tips for keeping an awesome weight-loss journal

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 2nd, 2018

You probably already know that a weight-loss journal is a way to track what you’re eating and drinking each day. But it can be much more than this. A weight-loss journal is an indispensable resource on your path to better health — if you know how to use it to your advantage. Follow these tips to create a journal that will serve as a guide and inspiration as you work toward a healthier you. 1. …

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3 things to do when starting a new diet plan

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 2018

If you’re thinking of adopting a new diet plan, it’s important to give yourself the best possible start. While you may have an idea of what and how much to eat, there’s much more to this journey than food choices. Before you dive into a healthier lifestyle, it’s best to mentally prepare yourself for the journey so you can push through any bumps in the road. Use these tips now and keep them in mind …

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From the doc: Proper portion control for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that if you eat a lot of “healthy” foods, you’ll drop pounds. But losing weight is, unfortunately, not that simple. How much you eat matters just as much as what you eat. This is where portion control comes in. Portion control means that no matter what food you’re eating, you pay attention to how much you’re consuming in that serving. You know the portion size that is …

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How to make dermal fillers and Botox last longer

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 20180 Comments

No matter how well you take care of your skin, everyone eventually develops facial wrinkles. Fortunately, many of the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany aging can be reduced or softened with aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you maintain a youthful appearance, but these treatments offer only temporary results. Before you make the decision to proceed with either (or both!) of these …

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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 20180 Comments

Medical treatments for chronic disease and even weight loss are focusing more and more on the need to prevent and reduce chronic inflammation. Studies show that inflammation is a common underlying factor in all major degenerative diseases — including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes — and that it can also cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The good news: inflammation is linked to several diet and lifestyle factors. By making key changes in …