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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 …

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6 proven ways to get rid of belly fat

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss May 4th, 2018

Belly fat is typically regarded as an unsightly inconvenience, but extra fat around the midsection poses greater risks than simply interfering with the fit of your clothes. Excess fat in the abdominal region — also known as visceral fat — is the most dangerous type of fat you can carry on your body. As opposed to subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat surrounds the internal organs, and can increase the …

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How to start a walking program for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 26th, 2018

Looking for a workout routine that will help you shed weight? Most people think running is the answer for burning the most calories, but that’s not necessarily the case. A 2015 British study found that people who chose walking as their primary form of fitness weighed less than those who followed an exercise regimen based on running, swimming, or cycling. Walking is free, available to everyone, and easy to start. It’s also easy on the …

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The best fruits & vegetables for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. But it can be hard to get all of your recommended daily servings. When trying to decide which ones to buy, are there some that are better than others? And are there any that can actually help you lose weight? All fruits and veggies are generally healthy for your body, unless you have allergies or medical conditions that make …

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How to set and achieve better weight-loss goals

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

When it comes to setting and achieving goals, one of the most important things to remember is to make them realistic. Weight loss is no different — it takes planning, commitment, and time, especially if you need to identify and resolve any underlying health issues that may be contributing to weight gain. Experts tend to agree that two pounds per week is a safe and realistic rate of weight loss (although you may experience periods …

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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

You’re faithfully following a healthy weight-loss plan and paying attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and proper supplementation. You track your water intake and weigh yourself at the same time, on the same day each week. Yet your weight remains the same. Often when this happens, there’s a hidden culprit such as stress or prescription medications. Or perhaps you’re eating foods with hidden forms of sugar. Sometimes, though, stubborn weight that won’t go away is …

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7 reasons your weight may fluctuate — that have nothing to do with body fat

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’re working out and eating right. Yesterday, the scale was your friend, but today the number has actually risen. You really believed you were on the right track, but now you feel deflated. Does this situation sound familiar? Although frustrating, fluctuations in weight are normal and should be expected. Most of the time, these changes are the result of natural functions of your body and don’t require you to make any changes. Understanding why these …

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7 reasons you can’t lose those last 10 pounds

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’ve worked hard to get healthy, but those last ten pounds are sticking to you like glue. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is discouraging. But don’t give up! First of all, remember that hitting a plateau — or even regaining a few pounds — is perfectly normal. Your weight can fluctuate a few pounds even within a single day, depending on what you eat or even the time of day. It’s also possible that your body …

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16 easy ways to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

Weight loss can be challenging. As much as we want to find that one magic secret that makes the weight melt away, there isn’t one. Sustainable weight loss is often a matter of building small, consistent, healthy habits that culminate in big changes over time. The good news is, there are nearly endless ways you can modify your daily lifestyle to lose weight and be healthier. You may be engaging in unhealthy habits that contribute …