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Low-Carb Foods to Satisfy Your Cravings

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 4th, 2020

Pizza, fries and anything with bread are just a few delicious types of carbs Americans love to eat on a daily basis. Carbohydrates are one of the main types of nutrients the body needs (a macronutrient), especially when it comes to energy.  It is important to understand the difference between good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs tend to include leafy greens, mixed berries and cruciferous vegetables, whereas bad carbs come from sugary drinks, sweets …

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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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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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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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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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Journal Your Way to Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 11th, 2019

Keeping a journal to track and achieve goals is an age-old practice that is beneficial across a multitude of aspirations and objectives. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius kept a journal to better himself and maintain spiritual consciousness, Thomas Edison kept a journal to refine his inventions and maintain creative productivity, and you should keep a journal to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While you may think you know exactly how much …