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15 tips for avoiding holiday weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 19th, 2018

Holiday weight gain is a problem for nearly everyone. It can be incredibly easy to overeat during the holiday season. The spreads at holiday parties and buffets can present a wealth of tasty food options that could be detrimental to your waistline, such as cookies, fondues and cheese dips, chocolate fountains, fried appetizers, and more. Alcohol consumption can also lower your inhibitions and make you more likely to reach for tempting foods that you would normally …

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It’s all in your genes: How your DNA affects your weight

In Weight Loss by Jennifer Berry December 5th, 2018

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, chances are, you’ve asked yourself at least one of these questions: “Why can’t I lose this weight and keep it off?” “Why was that diet so successful for my friend but not for me?” “Why doesn’t cutting calories work for me?” For decades, we’ve all been told that simply eating less and being more active is the key to lasting weight loss. And in some respects, this is …

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From the doc: The link between gut health and weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. November 30th, 2018

If you’ve read any of our past blogs, you know that achieving a healthy weight is not as simple as eating less and exercising more. We’ve discussed how hormone imbalances play a role in weight gain. We’ve also covered the importance of getting enough sleep and how it affects a person’s weight. And, we’ve shed light on the complex topic of how genetics and DNA affect weight. As research on obesity and weight continues to …

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Do vitamin B12 injections help with weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 5th, 2018

Adequate levels of vitamins and nutrients are important for keeping all systems in your body functioning properly — including functions related to weight and metabolism. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, plays a vital role in many of these processes. Vitamin B12 helps boost your metabolism, improves oxygenation, increases energy, and is often included in many comprehensive weight-loss and wellness programs. What is vitamin B12? B12 is one of the eight B vitamins that help …

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Research shows being overweight increases risk for cancer

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

New research shows that maintaining a healthy weight is critical to preventing cancer in women. Two new studies report that being overweight increases cancer risk, especially for women.  The latest reports are part of growing evidence that suggests a normal body weight is directly tied to a longer lifespan. A recent British study reports that obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women. A study …

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10 proven ways to get rid of belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 10th, 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 visceral fat in the abdominal region 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 risk of serious health issues such …

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Hormones and weight: imbalances that can cause weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

The key to losing excess weight isn’t as simple as eating fewer calories or exercising more. If that were true, everyone who tried to lose weight with these measures would be successful. Unfortunately, many people find that their most diligent efforts to shed pounds simply don’t work, and more often than not, they have no idea why. One important factor in weight loss that is often overlooked is hormone levels. Hormones and weight are closely …

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The top 3 evidence-based weight-loss tips

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 5th, 2018

Have you tried to lose weight in the past, only to become confused and frustrated by all the weight-loss tips out there? There’s a reason that so much weight-loss advice seems to be contradictory: Not everyone responds to different foods and exercises the same way. Your health, and the likelihood of your to body to hang on to excess weight, is largely influenced by your unique genetic makeup. That said, there are some tried-and-true, evidence-based …

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From the doc: How much protein do you really need?

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Eating a high-protein diet is emphasized during the active phase of our weight-loss program. Consuming enough protein while losing weight can help reduce the loss of lean muscle mass. If your protein intake is too low, it can lead to weakness, fatigue, hair loss, and impaired immunity. How much protein to you really need? Protein is an essential macronutrient that is necessary for good health. We all know protein plays an important role in building …

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4 tips to help you lose belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Belly fat is more than a cosmetic issue. Having more fat around the middle is linked to health problems. Belly fat — also known as visceral fat — is associated with a higher risk of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lose belly fat, if you know what triggers it. Implement these lifestyle changes to start slimming your waistline and getting healthier. Get rid …