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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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Dieting Around the Holidays

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 17th, 2019

The holidays can be a stressful time between buying gifts, booking trips and planning events. Adults in western societies gain an average of 1 pound during the holiday season and historically never drop that new weight upon entering the new year. Following that pattern, the holidays are easily a significant contributor to our annual weight gain.  Dieting around the holidays can seem impossible due to the seemingly constant holiday parties and potlucks, but we believe …

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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 …

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Exercising With a Busy Schedule

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 4th, 2019

Everybody knows that exercise is an integral component of a healthy lifestyle. We ought to be doing it daily, especially if our goal is to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Despite this fact, most of us are hard-pressed to find the motivation to get to the gym every day. What is our excuse? Time.  We tell ourselves we don’t have the time to work out. We tell others that our schedule is too …

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Healthy Halloween Snacks

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 30th, 2019

Halloween season brings a whole lot of unnecessary sugar to the table. We’re here to show you ways to stay healthy and on the right track during this spooky time of year. Halloween party food doesn’t have to be filled with processed sugars and fats. Check out these healthy Halloween snacks that are guaranteed fun and tasty! Boo-nana Ghosts Peel a couple of bananas, cut them in half, and insert popsicle sticks. Dip them into …

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Women’s Health and Fitness Day: A Focus on Women’s Health

In Health and Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 24th, 2019

The last Wednesday of every September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! Today is about assisting women to achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise. We want to help spread awareness of the importance of physical fitness for women and maintaining a healthy weight. We want to start by bringing awareness to the alarming issue of obesity. Obesity in the United States is a prevalent and ongoing healthcare concern. According to the …

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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 …