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How to set and achieve better weight-loss goals

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC February 16th, 2019

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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5 weight-loss tips for the new year

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Make this your best year yet by following these five weight-loss tips that can help you stay on track! Weight loss ranks among the top three most popular New Year resolutions Americans make every year. Research shows that the second week of January is usually the busiest time of year for new gym memberships, but that roughly 80 percent of new gym-goers will drop their fitness and weight-loss routines just one month later by the …

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Why having written goals is important

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

It turns out, there’s a science to goal setting, and taking the right steps can greatly increase your likelihood of accomplishing what you want to. One of those steps is writing your goals down. It’s that time of year when we start thinking about goals for next year. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Research suggests that roughly 50 percent of Americans do, but only about 8 percent actually achieve them. It may sound simple, but …

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From the doc: Why the first 10% you lose may be the most impactful

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 2nd, 2018

How much weight do you want to lose? Fifty pounds? One hundred? When looking at the big picture, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. Research shows that the first 10% you lose may be the most impactful. Like any other major goal, weight loss is easier when you break it down into smaller, achievable steps. That’s why we recommend focusing on losing just 10 percent of your body weight. Depending on how much you weigh …

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From the doc: Advantages of journaling

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Keeping a weight loss journal can be a powerful tool for helping you reach your health and wellness goals.  Writing down your progress in a weight loss journal is a proven way to aid your weight loss journey. When many people think of journaling, they think of keeping a diary — writing down things that happen to you and how you feel about them. Some of the highest-achieving people use journaling to track progress toward …