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Top 5 fasting myths

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 15th, 2018

For those who have tried to lose weight on calorie-restricted diets, the idea of fasting is usually not appealing. After all, when you’re hungry and you don’t eat, you feel cranky and tired, and you set yourself up for diet failure. But fasting doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, today’s fasting techniques don’t involve starvation or unhealthy food restrictions at all. The right kind of fasting has tremendous benefits for both health and …

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How your DNA results could help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss June 15th, 2018

If only losing weight were as simple as we’ve been led to believe for years: simply burn more calories than you take in. But for the millions of people who struggle to lose weight and keep it off, we know that weight loss is much more than a numbers game. The problem is, for many years, we simply didn’t know why some people would achieve their weight loss goals effortlessly, while others would do everything …

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5 foods than can boost your mood

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss June 6th, 2018

Life throws things at us that we simply can’t control. Whether it’s a traffic jam, a problem at work, or a cranky toddler, we all know how these little problems can quickly add up and leave you feeling deflated. But did you know that your diet could actually help you deal with life’s daily stressors and keep your mood stable throughout the day? Picking the right foods can go a long way towards increasing your …

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Why strong relationships are important for your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 6th, 2018

When we think of good health, we may picture someone who eats a wholesome diet and goes to the gym regularly. We may have our own personal health goals, such as getting more sleep or eating less sugar. But there’s another aspect of health that may be just as important, but is often overlooked: your social life. Social connections boost health Studies have shown that having high-quality relationships offers numerous health benefits. This can mean …

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10 ways sitting too much is bad for your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sitting all day is bad for your health. The average adult sits for 8-10 hours per day, which can increase the risk of health problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, back problems, and poor circulation. But here’s something you may not have known: sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from any cause, even if you exercise. That means you can’t sit at …

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Your guide to a low-glycemic diet

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

Have you ever tried a low-glycemic diet? A low-glycemic diet is one that focuses on foods with a low glycemic index, which is a number that indicates a food’s effect on blood sugar levels. The lower a food’s GI, the more slow and steady its effect on blood sugar levels. At Garcia Weight Loss, we have found that a low-glycemic diet is the best approach for promoting healthy, sustainable weight loss and other positive changes …

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How to fast for the best results

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

Interesting in trying a fasting diet? Studies show that periodic fasting is associated with numerous benefits, including weight loss, cellular rejuvenation, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, and increased energy. Making fasting a regular part of your routine could lower your risk of disease and even extend your lifespan. But before you dive into the world of fasting, make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare — not just so your fast is …

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From the doc: The benefits of fasting

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

Have you ever tried fasting? Intermittent fasting is a hot topic in the weight-loss and wellness communities, but it’s not without controversy. Some medical professionals warn that fasting diets are nothing but a dangerous trend. But although there are some risks to be aware of, and fasting diets should be carried out with the approval and supervision of your doctor, they can be extremely beneficial to your health when done correctly. Fasting is nothing new. …

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Can essential oils help you lose weight?

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss May 17th, 2018

Essential oils are a popular remedy for curing ailments such as headaches and congestion. Did you know they may even be able to help you lose weight? Research indicates that essential oils can influence several processes throughout the body that are related to weight, such as hunger, stress, and energy levels. Although essential oils don’t necessary promote weight loss directly, by helping to improve your overall well-being in these areas, they can promote healthy habits …

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How to use your FSA to pay for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss May 17th, 2018

Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employer? If you aren’t already taking advantage of this benefit, you may want to consider enrolling. FSAs can be a great way to reduce your taxes by allowing you to use pre-tax dollars for approved medical expenses. And if your doctor recommends that you lose weight in order to improve a medical condition, you may be able to use your FSA funds for a weight-loss …