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The 7-minute workout that will help you lose weight

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss

Despite our best intentions to exercise and lose weight, sometimes there are factors that prevent us from making it to the gym during the week or going for daily 30-minute runs in the neighborhood. Fortunately, new research has discovered a 7-minute workout ideal for those short on time who wish to maintain their fitness levels and weight-loss progress. Do 7-minute workouts really work? With short workouts increasing in popularity among Americans, researchers set out to …

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10 things you should know before getting your face waxed

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss

Waxing your face can provide you with smooth, hair-free skin for up to several weeks. Waxing is often much more convenient than shaving, as it pulls out unwanted hair by its roots and produces results that last significantly longer. But before you decide to get your face waxed, there are 10 things you should know about this procedure that can help you maintain positive results for as long as possible. 1. Is waxing painful? Waxing …

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7 foods that will help you lose weight over the holidays

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss

The average American gains nearly one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to research on holiday weight gain. While one pound may not seem like much, that one pound can easily turn into several more when you develop the habit of indulging and overeating. Fortunately, you can ramp up your intake of fat-burning foods during the holidays to stave off weight gain while continuing to enjoy your favorite holiday goodies! Here are seven foods that …

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10 foods nutritionists never eat

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss

Curious about which foods the experts refuse to put in their bodies? Nutritionists may not necessarily always agree on what constitutes a healthy diet — in part because differences in our genetic makeup influence how people respond to and process different foods — they do tend to agree on certain foods that they simply won’t touch. Here are 10 foods that nutritionists avoid at all costs. 1. Artificial sweeteners Sugar-free is always better for you, …

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How to motivate yourself to exercise based on the Four Tendencies

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Have you ever noticed that it’s easy for you to do certain things that other people struggle with? Or maybe you find that you can complete a task only when someone else is relying on you to get it done? The reason may have to do with how to respond to inner and outer expectations, according to best-selling author and human behavior researcher Gretchen Rubin. When conducting research on habits and happiness, Rubin noticed several …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss

It’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not to mention make it more difficult to reach your health …

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From the doc: Q & A with Dr. Garcia about cravings

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Dr. Garcia, talk to us about cravings … What’s your best advice when you’re hit with a serious craving and you’re trying to stick to eating healthy? Dr. G: Well, the first thing to do when you get a cravings is to drink an 8-ounce glass of water and wait a little bit to make sure you are hungry, not just thirsty. Thirst is often masked as hunger. Drinking your water and waiting 20 minutes …

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The 6 best tips for losing weight after 40

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss

Losing excess weight after you turn 40 can be difficult due to a slowed metabolism and loss of muscle — meaning you may have to work harder at losing weight than those who are younger. But a series of simple hacks can boost your weight-loss efforts and help you slim down without your having to modify your fitness routine. Are you over the age of 40 and working toward losing weight? Follow these six weight-loss …

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Best and worst exercises for fat loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss

Surprisingly and contrary to popular belief, not all exercises are ideal for weight loss. Staying physically active is key to maintaining good overall health, but doesn’t always necessarily lead to fat loss — especially if you overtrain, use poor form, or become injured. Weight-loss and fitness experts say that the secret to losing fat is to practice a fitness routine that combines cardio exercise with strength training. Together, these two types of exercise can help …

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7 things to do BEFORE you try to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss

Exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods are healthy behaviors that can help you reach your weight-loss goals. But before you hit the gym or go on a diet, there are steps you can take to set yourself up for success and help you meet your goals. Without proper planning and execution, your fitness routine, diet, and new healthy lifestyle could backfire and halt your weight-loss progress altogether. Looking to lose excess weight? Follow these seven …