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Fats 101: The Good & The Bad

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 6th, 2019

There’s a reason super low-fat diets aren’t good for you. Our bodies actually need fats to function properly. They should make up at least 10% of our diets. It depends on the person; some people thrive on 10% while others need 20-35%. Unfortunately, the average American diet is much too high in fat – and not the good kind.    So What’s The Difference?  There are two primary groups of fats: saturated and unsaturated. In …

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Are you gaining weight even though you’re exercising?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

We all know exercise is hard work. You have to find the time, energy, and motivation to push your body physically. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows that the hard work of exercise is well worth it for both physical and mental well-being. That’s why it can be frustrating if you’ve been sticking to an exercise plan but the number on the scale isn’t budging. After all, shouldn’t weight loss be a natural result …

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Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

Weight loss is a complicated and often difficult process. You’ve probably tried diets or exercise programs only to find that they simply didn’t work. No one wants to waste their time with diets that don’t work! This has led to a common question in the weight-loss world: should you diet or exercise to lose weight? The answer is both. But, don’t worry — you don’t need to eat tiny meals and sweat for hours at …

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6 ways to overcome the emotional challenges of weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jennifer Berry July 31st, 2019

If you’ve decided it’s time to lose weight, congratulations! As you begin your journey, you might be looking forward to changes in your future. Perhaps you’re thinking about a favorite pair of jeans you want to fit into or the extra energy you’ll have to do things you’ve been putting off. But what many people don’t anticipate are the emotional challenges, both good and bad, that happen when a person loses weight. Getting healthier is …

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From the doc: Psychology of weight loss often goes overlooked

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. July 31st, 2019

Your mental state plays a huge role in your degree of success with any weight-loss program. Mind and body are deeply connected in ways that even experts do not yet fully understand. Consider phenomena like the placebo effect, in which a person experiences an improvement in symptoms simply because they think they are getting treatment. Or think of a time when you had anxiety or nerves that made you sick to your stomach. When your …

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From the doc: How important is exercise for weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. June 26th, 2019

For years, we’ve all been told that exercise is the key to weight loss. That if we simply spend enough hours sweating it out at the gym, we’ll be able to burn enough calories to reach our goal weight. Many diet plans focus on creating a caloric deficit. One pound is equal to 3,500 calories; therefore, to lose a pound, you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories though a combination of diet and …

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10 ways to lose belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 19th, 2019

You may think of belly fat as uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unsightly, but did you know it’s also dangerous? Carrying extra fat around the midsection poses greater health risks than just being overweight in general, because it surrounds the internal organs. Of all the places on your body to carry excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat …

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5 ways to start your day to promote healthy weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

When you’re trying to lose weight or adopt healthy habits, look at each day as a new opportunity. If you get started on the right foot, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. That’s why morning habits can make or break your efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Though many people don’t like to get up in the morning, it’s actually an ideal time to give yourself momentum as you make it …

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From the doc: The benefits of medical weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. April 24th, 2019

Curious about medical weight loss? If you’ve only tried traditional diet plans in the past, medical weight loss will be an entirely different approach for you — for all the right reasons. Medical weight loss is a great option for people who have found traditional diet plans to be ineffective. It’s an approach that combines a doctor’s expertise, your individual health profile, and advanced testing to produce results that are tailored uniquely for you. In …

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Drinking more of these teas may help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 26th, 2019

Tea is perhaps the most widely consumed beverage in the world. But the word “tea” can mean many things. In fact, most supermarkets carry dozens of different types of tea. How do you know which ones are best for you if you’re trying to lose weight? Plenty of research shows that when it comes to weight loss, tea can help you reach your goals. Below are some of the varieties of tea that have science …