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The 10 best diets for your heart

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss February 15th, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesHeart disease is the #1 cause of death for most ethnic groups in the United States, and the standard American diet — based on highly processed, conveniently packaged, high-sodium food — is a major contributing factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that heart disease is responsible for approximately 610,000 deaths every year — about one out of every four deaths. The good news is that many risk factors for heart …

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How losing weight could help you save money

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss February 9th, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesNot only can an active and healthy lifestyle help you lose weight, it can also benefit you financially. 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 …

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6 tips for a heart-healthy diet

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesMaking lifestyle changes to improve your health, lose weight, and take care of your heart is a lifelong project that can be compared to a marathon rather than a sprint. If you approach it with the mindset that you can just make temporary changes, you’ll likely soon fall back into old habits and undo whatever progress you’ve made. Making significant improvements to your health requires adopting healthy habits that you can stick with for the …

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10 healthy habits to adopt now

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesWas one of your New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change …

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Why targeted fat loss doesn’t work

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss January 5th, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’ve gained a few extra pounds around your middle after splurging on your favorite desserts this holiday season, you may decide to start doing crunches and sit-ups to tighten your midsection. If your goal is to eliminate excess fat from your upper arms, you may think that push-ups, pull-ups, and other upper-body movements can give you the sculpted arms you desire. While these may seem like no-brainer solutions that can help you meet your …

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How to make New Year’s resolutions that last

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 1st, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesOnly eight percent of people of who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick to them, according to researchers from the University of Scranton. That’s because many people who make resolutions tend to set unrealistic goals that leave no room for trial and error. Someone with unrealistic expectations can easily experience setbacks within the first few weeks of the New Year, and revert to their previous unhealthy habits and behaviors until January 1 rolls around again. …

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5 weight-loss tips for the new year

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesWeight 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 second week of February. Have you committed to losing weight this year? Make this your best year yet by …

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10 foods nutritionists never eat

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss December 11th, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesCurious about which foods the experts refuse to put in their bodies? Nutritionists may not necessarily always agree on what constitutes a healthy diet — in part because differences in our genetic makeup influence how people respond to and process different foods — they do tend to agree on certain foods that they simply won’t touch. Here are 10 foods that nutritionists avoid at all costs. 1. Artificial sweeteners Sugar-free is always better for you, …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 28th, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not to mention make it more difficult to reach your health …

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10 tips for avoiding holiday overeating

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 17th, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe following is an excerpt from our new e-book, Creating a Healthy Holiday Season. Download your copy now and get more great strategies for making healthy choices during the holidays! It can be incredibly easy to overeat during the holiday season. The spreads at holiday parties and buffets can present a wealth of tasty food options that could be detrimental to your waistline, such as cookies, fondues and cheese dips, chocolate fountains, fried appetizers, and …