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How ProLon Could Be Your Fasting Solution

In Nutrition, Supplements by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

Intermittent fasting has been shown to have tremendous benefits to overall health, but have you heard of periodic fasting? Also referred to as fasting-mimicking, periodic fasting is designed to mimic fasting in the body while still eating food and having shorter fasting windows. Research shows that controlled fasting is a safe scientifically-supported strategy to improve health, disease risk, and longevity without negative side effects. How Does Fasting Work?  Studies show that periodic fasting and intermittent …

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Health Tips for Burning Fat

In Fitness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

When trying to lose those stubborn pounds, it can be helpful to find fat-burning tricks to eliminate or burn more calories. Whether you plan to lose weight through your workout program, nutrition plan, or both, burning fat is the ultimate goal. Here are five simple tips that will help turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Stick to a High Protein Diet Like any other nutrient, protein is an extremely important part of our diet …

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Exercise to Keep Your Heart Healthy

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD February 10th, 2021

February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. A great way to keep your heart healthy is by exercising. Exercise not only strengthens the muscles in your body, but it also helps your heart muscle become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout your body. How Physical Activity Benefits the Heart Physical activity …

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Dining Out Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

In Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD January 26th, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. From indulgent, intimate meals to delightfully rich desserts, couples around the world will be dining at their favorite restaurants on February 14th. However, for those who are trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle, going out to eat on Valentine’s Day can be daunting.  Whether you are going out to dinner with your significant other or enjoying your own company this Valentine’s Day, …

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Tips to Start the New Year Right

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD January 26th, 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, people are starting to write out their New Year’s resolutions and take charge of their life. Unfortunately, roughly 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, and many people start to lose their motivation by mid-February. Don’t become a part of this statistic this new year. Now is the perfect time to follow these tips to start 2021 off to a great start. Set your priorities When you are seeking to …

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How To Relieve Stress During The Holidays

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 17th, 2020

The holidays are a time filled with joy and a chance to reconnect with your loved ones. However, it may also be a season of stress and anxiety. There are many factors that can cause stress and anxiety during the holidays, such as unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and excessive commitments. The good news is that there are several ways you can manage your stress during the holiday season. Ways to Manage Your Stress The holidays …

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Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 10th, 2020

November is National Diabetes Month, a month that focuses attention on the growing prevalence of diabetes in Americans. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body cannot make or effectively use its own insulin, a hormone made by special cells in the pancreas. Insulin acts as a key to let the blood sugar into the body’s cells to use as energy.  For people who have diabetes, their …

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Celebrating Our Founder, Dr. Jay J. Garcia

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 9th, 2020

Garcia Weight Loss & Aesthetic Centers have decreed November Founder’s Month in honor of our late founder, Dr. Jay J. Garcia. During his birth month, we remember and celebrate all of the contributions he made to positively impact his family and the Tampa Bay community. We invite you to join us in honoring his memory and celebrating his lifetime of success.  A Message From Dr. Garcia’s Family Dear Patients,  We can hardly believe it has …

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How to Survive Thanksgiving & Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 29th, 2020

Fall is a great time to focus on weight loss and fitness. The crisp weather is perfect for outdoor walks and hikes, and there are roughly eight months until you can show off your new and improved body in a swimsuit. It’s all dependent on how you approach the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. If you’re struggling to lose or maintain weight, Thanksgiving might be a holiday you want to skip. While you already know there’s nothing …

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Your Holiday Weight Loss Guide

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 8th, 2020

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not uncommon for dieters to slowly fall off their plan. Many people believe Thanksgiving is the beginning of the end to their weight loss journey, but Halloween is actually when the initial fallout begins. We’ve been conditioned as a society to think it is perfectly okay to cheat on our diet around the holidays. We come up with excuses like, “I deserve this” or “I’ve been good all …