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Why you should make health, not weight loss, your ultimate goal

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

In your weight loss journey, health should be your ultimate goal.  It is easy to focus on the number on the bathroom scale but your overall health is the priority.  Putting too much emphasis on weight or BMI can lead many people to make decisions that are actually detrimental to their health in their pursuit of weight loss — such as resorting to fad diets or other unhealthy eating patterns. Thin Does Not Always Equal Healthy …

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How to set and achieve better weight-loss goals

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

When it comes to setting and achieving weight-loss 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 …

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How losing weight could help you save money

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

A healthy lifestyle can help you lose weight, and losing weight can save money! Maintaining a healthy weight can help save thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Some of the benefits of losing weight include fewer doctor visits, fewer required prescriptions, and a reduced risk of severe health issues — all of which can help you save potentially thousands of dollars in healthcare costs. The cost of being overweight An unhealthy weight …

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6 ways your weight affects your health

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Obesity is a serious epidemic in the U.S., and affects more than one-third of all Americans. At Garcia Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, our goal is to help our patients not just lose weight, but build their health and extend their longevity in the process. We fully believe that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can promote other positive changes throughout the body, and help increase an individual’s lifespan as well as healthspan — the …

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The 7-minute workout that will help you lose weight

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Research has discovered a 7-minute workout ideal for those short on time who want to lose weight. Despite our best intentions to exercise and lose weight, sometimes there are factors that prevent us from making it to the gym during the week or going for daily 30-minute runs in the neighborhood. Do 7-minute workouts really work? With short workouts increasing in popularity among Americans, researchers set out to investigate the effects a 7-minute workout would …

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Should you stop weighing yourself?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Losing weight isn’t easy. It requires a daily commitment to making healthy choices and sometimes doing things you might not feel like doing — like exercising every day. So it makes sense that you want to see proof that all your hard work is paying off. But if you’re relying on the number on the scale to give you that proof, you may be disappointed. Weighing yourself every day may actually do more harm than …

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Is your job making you fat?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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How your sleep habits could be keeping you from losing weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

When it comes to losing weight, most people understand the importance of exercising and eating a healthy diet. But there’s one other key area that many people overlook: sleep. Research shows that most people don’t get enough of it, and while that may sound like nothing an extra cup of coffee can’t fix, being sleep deprived can have a big impact on your health — and your waistline. Unfortunately when we’re busy, adequate sleep is …