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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 10th, 20180 Comments

Medical treatments for chronic disease and even weight loss are focusing more and more on the need to prevent and reduce chronic inflammation. Studies show that inflammation is a common underlying factor in all major degenerative diseases — including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes — and that it can also cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The good news: inflammation is linked to several diet and lifestyle factors. By making key changes in …

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Counting macros instead of calories may help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss June 21st, 2018

We’ve all heard the age-old diet advice to simply cut calories for weight loss. But for the many people who try this type of plan and don’t achieve success, calorie cutting is just not enough. Science is discovering more and more about how well our bodies actually use those calories, and it’s clear that there’s much more to this puzzle than the number of calories you eat on any given day. We know that variations …

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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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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 …