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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 …

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Foods for Radiant Skin

In Aesthetics, Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

We all know that the food we eat has a direct effect on our well-being. Junk food makes us gain weight and feel sluggish while healthy food boosts our energy without weighing us down. But did you know that your diet can make a difference for your skin? A radiant, age-defying complexion could be yours by adding these skin-glowing foods to your regular diet. Good Foods for Skin Fatty fish: Fatty fish, such as salmon, are …

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Sleep’s Effect on Wellness

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

We all need our beauty sleep, but did you know getting sufficient rest has resounding benefits for both the mind and body? In fact, lack of sleep can negatively affect our productivity, mood and general well-being. According to the Center for Disease Control, about one-third of Americans report they get less than the recommended amount of sleep per night. Getting the right amount of sleep: Increases cognitive functioning: The brain goes through a self-cleaning process every …

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Don’t Skip Out On Stretching

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

Stretching is just as crucial to a healthy lifestyle as proper diet and exercise, yet most of us are hard-pressed to participate in regular stretching. Exercise and weight training are great for the body but can limit your muscles flexibility and lead to injury. Stretching prevents muscles from pulling and opens the body up to a world of amazing benefits.  Reasons to stretch: Protects the muscles and joints from injury Improves posture Facilitates post-workout recovery …

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Dieting Around the Holidays

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 17th, 2019

The holidays can be a stressful time between buying gifts, booking trips and planning events. Adults in western societies gain an average of 1 pound during the holiday season and historically never drop that new weight upon entering the new year. Following that pattern, the holidays are easily a significant contributor to our annual weight gain.  Dieting around the holidays can seem impossible due to the seemingly constant holiday parties and potlucks, but we believe …