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What are your non-scale victories?

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Standing on the scale is just one way to measure your weight-loss success, and it doesn’t tell the whole story. Weight constantly fluctuates, which is why you shouldn’t be discouraged when you’re falling a bit short of meeting your weight goals, or even if you gain a few pounds. Instead of focusing entirely on what the scale tells you, set a series of non-scale victories that will help you stay motivated and excited about losing …

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The Importance of Vitamin D

In Health and Wellness, Supplements by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Typically referred to as the sunshine Vitamin, this multitasker is becoming known as D for Disease Preventer.  This vitamin actually acts more like a hormone, by interacting with enzymes in the body to promote calcium absorption, bone metabolism, and healthy bone remodeling.  Vitamin D receptors are found in all tissues of the body, including the brain, heart, and muscles. However, a large majority of the US population is suspected to have suboptimal levels of Vitamin …

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Don’t let the Holidays sidetrack you… Have a plan!

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

You’ve probably heard that many people gain weight during the holidays.  We don’t believe in being a Scrooge about it, but there are ways to enjoy this time of year without getting derailed.  Here are the top 5 tips from Garcia Weight Loss Plan ahead for parties:  If you’re headed out to a party and know you want some of Aunt Barb’s famous Apple Dapple Cake, make a plan before hand to just have a …

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The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

You have probably heard of the connection between stress and weight gain.  And yes, there are those of us that when feeling stressed, will head straight to our comfort food of choice.  But, did you know there is also a physiological connection between stress and weight gain? Our adrenal system is conditioned to release cortisol when faced with a stressful situation.  This is old-school fight or flight (which was very helpful in the cavemen era, …