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10 tips for keeping an awesome weight-loss journal

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 2nd, 2018

You probably already know that a weight-loss journal is a way to track what you’re eating and drinking each day. But it can be much more than this. A weight-loss journal is an indispensable resource on your path to better health — if you know how to use it to your advantage. Follow these tips to create a journal that will serve as a guide and inspiration as you work toward a healthier you. 1. …

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From the doc: Proper portion control for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that if you eat a lot of “healthy” foods, you’ll drop pounds. But losing weight is, unfortunately, not that simple. How much you eat matters just as much as what you eat. This is where portion control comes in. Portion control means that no matter what food you’re eating, you pay attention to how much you’re consuming in that serving. You know the portion size that is …

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How to make dermal fillers and Botox last longer

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 20180 Comments

No matter how well you take care of your skin, everyone eventually develops facial wrinkles. Fortunately, many of the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany aging can be reduced or softened with aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you maintain a youthful appearance, but these treatments offer only temporary results. Before you make the decision to proceed with either (or both!) of these …

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Top 5 fasting mistakes

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 21st, 2018

Fasting has become a popular way to lose weight and build health in recent years, and for good reason. Today’s advanced fasting methods can boost weight loss, trigger cellular repair, and increase cognitive performance without subjecting yourself to the “starvation diets” that may have been used in the past. Nonetheless, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the idea of fasting, and it does require some strategy and planning. You can take full advantage of …

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Get your beauty sleep: How sleep benefits your skin

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

It’s no secret that you look your best when you’re well rested: The concept of beauty sleep has been a part of popular culture since the 1800s. A lack of sleep can result in obvious outward effects such as dark circles and puffy eyes, but that’s not all. Being sleep deprived can cause long-term detrimental damage to your skin. Keep these beauty benefits in mind next time you’re tempted to stay up late binge-watching a …

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7 reasons your weight may fluctuate — that have nothing to do with body fat

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’re working out and eating right. Yesterday, the scale was your friend, but today the number has actually risen. You really believed you were on the right track, but now you feel deflated. Does this situation sound familiar? Although frustrating, fluctuations in weight are normal and should be expected. Most of the time, these changes are the result of natural functions of your body and don’t require you to make any changes. Understanding why these …

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7 reasons you can’t lose those last 10 pounds

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’ve worked hard to get healthy, but those last ten pounds are sticking to you like glue. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is discouraging. But don’t give up! First of all, remember that hitting a plateau — or even regaining a few pounds — is perfectly normal. Your weight can fluctuate a few pounds even within a single day, depending on what you eat or even the time of day. It’s also possible that your body …

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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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10 healthy alternatives to soda

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 19th, 2018

Addicted to soda? You’re not alone. Despite soda’s health risks, one-third of Americans drink at least one soda every day. But giving up your soda habit is a lot easier said than done. One of the best things you can drink is just plain water. But sometimes you want something a little more appealing. These 10 healthier alternatives will help you meet your hydration goals without sacrificing flavor. 1. Water enhancers Water enhancers, sold as …

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The 10 worst drinks for your body

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss January 18th, 2018

We put a lot of emphasis on eating healthy foods, but the beverages you drink are just as important when it comes to meeting your health and wellness goals. Some drinks can contain more calories than an entire meal, not to mention loads of sugar, artificial ingredients, and other unhealthy additives. It doesn’t help that many beverage labels are misleading. You may think you’re making a healthy choice by choosing a drink that reads “all …