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4 ways your hormones can make you gain belly fat

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

Many women resign themselves to the fact that getting older means weight gain. They assume because so many women gain weight as they approach menopause, that this is a normal part of aging. To add insult to injury, this menopausal weight gain is often focused on the belly area. Belly fat is not only difficult to hide, it’s also dangerous for your health. In fact, this type of fat, known as visceral fat, is linked …

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Are you gaining weight even though you’re exercising?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

We all know exercise is hard work. You have to find the time, energy, and motivation to push your body physically. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows that the hard work of exercise is well worth it for both physical and mental well-being. That’s why it can be frustrating if you’ve been sticking to an exercise plan but the number on the scale isn’t budging. After all, shouldn’t weight loss be a natural result …

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Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

Weight loss is a complicated and often difficult process. You’ve probably tried diets or exercise programs only to find that they simply didn’t work. No one wants to waste their time with diets that don’t work! This has led to a common question in the weight-loss world: should you diet or exercise to lose weight? The answer is both. But, don’t worry — you don’t need to eat tiny meals and sweat for hours at …

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6 ways to overcome the emotional challenges of weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jennifer Berry July 31st, 2019

If you’ve decided it’s time to lose weight, congratulations! As you begin your journey, you might be looking forward to changes in your future. Perhaps you’re thinking about a favorite pair of jeans you want to fit into or the extra energy you’ll have to do things you’ve been putting off. But what many people don’t anticipate are the emotional challenges, both good and bad, that happen when a person loses weight. Getting healthier is …

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From the doc: Psychology of weight loss often goes overlooked

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. July 31st, 2019

Your mental state plays a huge role in your degree of success with any weight-loss program. Mind and body are deeply connected in ways that even experts do not yet fully understand. Consider phenomena like the placebo effect, in which a person experiences an improvement in symptoms simply because they think they are getting treatment. Or think of a time when you had anxiety or nerves that made you sick to your stomach. When your …

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How a daily routine can improve your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 26th, 2019

Do you ever feel like you’re in survival mode, just trying to get through whatever the day brings you? Do you lack structure to your day? This can add stress to your life, and chronic stress can make it much harder to lose weight and get healthier. If things feel out of balance in your life, and you’re finding it hard to lose weight or meet your health goals, there is good news: creating a …

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From the doc: How important is exercise for weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. June 26th, 2019

For years, we’ve all been told that exercise is the key to weight loss. That if we simply spend enough hours sweating it out at the gym, we’ll be able to burn enough calories to reach our goal weight. Many diet plans focus on creating a caloric deficit. One pound is equal to 3,500 calories; therefore, to lose a pound, you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories though a combination of diet and …

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10 ways to lose belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 19th, 2019

You may think of belly fat as uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unsightly, but did you know it’s also dangerous? Carrying extra fat around the midsection poses greater health risks than just being overweight in general, because it surrounds the internal organs. Of all the places on your body to carry excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat …

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5 ways to start your day to promote healthy weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

When you’re trying to lose weight or adopt healthy habits, look at each day as a new opportunity. If you get started on the right foot, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. That’s why morning habits can make or break your efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Though many people don’t like to get up in the morning, it’s actually an ideal time to give yourself momentum as you make it …

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What is CBD oil used for?

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

CBD oil has soared in popularity recently as it has become legal to purchase and use in many states. CBD is arguably the fastest growing natural health product on the market today, and it may offer benefits for a variety of health problems. But what is CBD oil, and is it right for you? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural plant extract found in the cannabis plant — a family of plants that includes …