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Your guide to a low-glycemic diet

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

Have you ever tried a low-glycemic diet? A low-glycemic diet is one that focuses on foods with a low glycemic index, which is a number that indicates a food’s effect on blood sugar levels. The lower a food’s GI, the more slow and steady its effect on blood sugar levels. At Garcia Weight Loss, we have found that a low-glycemic diet is the best approach for promoting healthy, sustainable weight loss and other positive changes …

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How to fast for the best results

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

Interesting in trying a fasting diet? Studies show that periodic fasting is associated with numerous benefits, including weight loss, cellular rejuvenation, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, and increased energy. Making fasting a regular part of your routine could lower your risk of disease and even extend your lifespan. But before you dive into the world of fasting, make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare — not just so your fast is …

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

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss April 12th, 2018

There’s a prevailing assumption in our culture that thin equals healthy. Thinness is perceived not only as the primary desired body type, but also as the healthiest. But this isn’t always the case, and re-evaluating our perceptions of what it means to be healthy is an important step in making significant progress toward our own health goals. Many people with enviable physiques aren’t actually healthy on the inside, and a thin person who eats a …

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The 10 best diets for your heart

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss February 15th, 2018

Heart 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

Not 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

Making 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

Was 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

If 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

Only 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

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