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6 Benefits of Getting Regular Facials

In Aesthetics, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 21st, 2020

No matter how well you treat your skin at home, there’s something about a professional facial that always leaves your complexion glowing. Even for those super blessed individuals who don’t have blemishes, hyperpigmentation or severe acne, regular facials can still be beneficial in keeping the skin healthy and free of unwanted debris.  Professional facials are the best way to find out what makes your skin unique and how to treat it going forward. Moreover, facials …

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The Guide to Healthy Carbs

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss January 20th, 2020

Anyone on a weight loss journey will tell you that carbs are bad. There are countless no-carb or low-carb diets out there that stress how horrible carbs are for weight loss. In reality, some foods with a high-carb value are actually very healthy. The trick is to understand the difference between a good carb and a bad carb while keeping moderation in mind as well.  Carbs are a much-needed macronutrient that help sustain the body …

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Delicious Dessert Alternatives

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss December 17th, 2019

Is 2020 going to be the year you cut back on sweets? It certainly can be with these delicious dessert alternatives! Your sweet tooth doesn’t have to derail your weight loss goals any longer. Cutting back on sugar is easier than you think, and you don’t have to sacrifice taste. Read on to discover delicious desserts that are safe to go back for seconds. Yogurt Parfait Can’t imagine dessert without your favorite ice cream? Give …

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Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 17th, 2019

Are you tired of making the same New Year’s resolution every year? You’re not alone. Most Americans abandon their resolution by February due to the unrealistic expectations they set for themselves. You may be surprised to hear that how you word your New Year’s resolution affects your ability to stick with it. Motivation is a mind game, but we know this year is your year to crush your goals. Here’s a tip to help: Focus …

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Following Through With Your New Year’s Resolution

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss November 20th, 2019

Are you guilty of setting a New Year’s resolution only to completely abandon it by February? You’re not alone. Making a commitment to yourself is hard, but knowing exactly how to approach your goals can make all the difference in helping you achieve them.  The Garcia Weight Loss team understands it can be challenging to stick to your resolution, especially ones related to our own health. That’s why we’ve outlined the best ways to approach …

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4 Fad Diets to Avoid in 2020

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 21st, 2019

Fad diets are ineffective diet plans typically brought to fame by celebrities. They have been around for years, but lately, it seems they are popping up all over the place. You see them in your favorite magazines, all over your social media timelines, and even your best friend swears her juice cleanse helped her lose 10 pounds. In reality, these fad diets are just that— a passing fad.  Most fad diets only lead to temporary …

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Is Strength or Cardio Better First?

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 19th, 2019

Beginning your weight loss journey consists of two key things: diet and exercise. With the help of the Garcia Weight Loss team, constructing your personalized diet plan is easy. Drafting a solid exercise routine, on the other hand, takes commitment to understanding your body and your specific goals. One question we hear a lot is whether strength training or cardiovascular activity is better to do first.  Is Strength or Cardio Better First? There is no …

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4 Best Places to Run in Tampa Bay

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 13th, 2019

We encourage our patients to get up and get moving during their weight loss journey. We provide comprehensive nutrition programs for our patients, but exercise is just as crucial to weight loss as diet. Without physical activity, you may not see the results you want in the time frame you desire.  Running, jogging or brisk walking are all terrific exercise options to get the blood flowing and the heart racing. To keep things exciting, we …

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7 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

It is easy to get bored with your workout routine and decide it is no longer worth participating in. When we don’t see the results we want fast enough, or we find the gym monotonous, we quit. It’s just human nature for the beginner to lose motivation after the first few months. Falling off the wagon is okay as long as you always remember to get back on. If you’re guilty of giving in to …

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National Diabetes Month

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 1st, 2019

November is National Diabetes Month! In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this year’s focus is on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Adults with diabetes are almost twice as likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. This link is startling considering over 30 million Americans have diabetes, but 1 in 4 people are unaware of their condition. That is why the Garcia Weight Loss team is happy …