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It’s all in your genes: How your DNA affects your weight

In Weight Loss by Jennifer Berry December 5th, 2018

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, chances are, you’ve asked yourself at least one of these questions: “Why can’t I lose this weight and keep it off?” “Why was that diet so successful for my friend but not for me?” “Why doesn’t cutting calories work for me?” For decades, we’ve all been told that simply eating less and being more active is the key to lasting weight loss. And in some respects, this is …

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From the doc: Why walking is one of the best exercise programs you can do

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Fitness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Did you know walking regularly is one of the best exercise programs you can do? We tend to think of running and other high-intensity exercises as the best for overall health and weight loss, but exercise doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial. In fact, studies show that walking briskly can improve your health just as much as running. In a study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division, researchers looked at …

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How apples may be the easiest diet trick ever

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

It seems that the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may have some  truth to it, because apples are a very healthy choice if you are trying to lose weight.  In addition to being a nutrient-dense fresh fruit that can help regulate blood sugar, apples may also reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent cognitive decline, and could also help prevent certain cancers. What is it about the apple that makes …

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From the doc: Q & A with Dr. Garcia about cravings

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Uncategorized by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Dr. Garcia, talk to us about cravings … What’s your best advice when you’re hit with a serious craving and you’re trying to stick to eating healthy? Dr. G: Well, the first thing to do when you get a cravings is to drink an 8-ounce glass of water and wait a little bit to make sure you are hungry, not just thirsty. Thirst is often masked as hunger. Drinking your water and waiting 20 minutes …

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6 things your food cravings may be telling you

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 20180 Comments

Craving specific foods often indicates that your body is trying to send you a message that has something to do with your current state of health. Your food cravings may be telling you something about your body. Since most cravings people experience are for junk foods like candy, pizza, and donuts, suffering cravings regularly can lead to weight gain and health problems like type two diabetes and heart disease. Do you find yourself frequently experiencing …

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5 reasons you have food cravings — and what to do about them

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

If you’re trying to lose weight, food cravings can be a major obstacle. You know all the rules for healthy eating, but it’s hard to resist when you get a craving for something sweet or salty. You may think that cravings just mean you miss your favorite junk foods, but actually they are often an indication of a nutritional deficiency or other medical issue. The good news is, they can often be controlled through changes …

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Why “everything in moderation” is bad advice for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

What’s the piece of advice you hear most often from well-meaning friends and family when you talk about trying to lose weight? We bet it’s something like “everything is okay in moderation” or “just eat a balanced diet.” But when it comes to your weight and your health, most people’s idea of a “balanced” or “moderate” diet is far too permissive — and following it could destroy your weight-loss efforts. It turns out that more …