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16 easy ways to lose weight

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

Weight loss can be challenging. As much as we want to find that one magic secret that makes the weight melt away, there isn’t one. Sustainable weight loss is often a matter of building small, consistent, healthy habits that culminate in big changes over time. The good news is, there are nearly endless ways you can modify your daily lifestyle to lose weight and be healthier. You may be engaging in unhealthy habits that contribute …

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Why having written goals is important

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

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 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 may sound simple, …

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7 things to do BEFORE you try to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 5th, 2017

Exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods are healthy behaviors that can help you reach your weight-loss goals. But before you hit the gym or go on a diet, there are steps you can take to set yourself up for success and help you meet your goals. Without proper planning and execution, your fitness routine, diet, and new healthy lifestyle could backfire and halt your weight-loss progress altogether. Looking to lose excess weight? Follow these seven …

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How to stop emotional eating

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 12th, 2018

Indulging in certain foods for reasons of celebration and comfort is a normal part of human culture. It’s okay to treat yourself to a piece of cake for your child’s birthday, or a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese on a chilly fall evening — even when you’re trying to lose weight. But when you frequently find yourself turning to unhealthy comfort foods at times of stress or boredom, it’s possible you may be using …

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How practicing gratitude can improve your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 30th, 2017

Is giving thanks good for your health? More and more research is indicating that practicing gratitude can have a significant impact on a person’s health and overall well-being. Gratitude helps us feel more connected with ourselves and our environment. It essentially has the opposite effect on the body as stress, which can elevate blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease. Because stress triggers hormones that contribute to weight gain, using a daily gratitude …

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Weird weight-loss tips that work

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 13th, 20170 Comments

If you’ve ever set out to lose weight, chances are you’ve tried at least one crazy fad diet or wacky weight-loss product that failed to deliver on its promise. Sometimes it can be difficult to resist some of these appealing weight-loss methods — especially if you’re aiming for instant results. Unfortunately, the weight-loss market is flooded with useless products and methods largely ineffective at helping you slim down, and that may even hinder your progress. …

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Keys to weight loss are commitment and patience

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 10th, 20170 Comments

Good nutrition, fitness, and proper sleep are all vital components of an effective weight-loss plan. These three components help burn fat, speed up your metabolism, and boost immune system function. Practicing these habits consistently can help you maintain good optimal health and stave off weight gain for life. Yet, many individuals who adopt good habits for the sake of losing weight often revert back to their previous habits at some point in their weight-loss journey …

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Tips for managing stress

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

Stress is an unavoidable part of life — your responsibilities are demanding, you have bills to pay, and it never seems like there are enough hours in the day. But even though it may seem like you can’t get away from stress, you do have more control over it than you may realize. Learning how to prevent and cope with stress in a healthy way is not only important for your psychological health, it can …

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From the doc: Advantages of journaling

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss April 12th, 20180 Comments

Have you ever kept a journal? If not, you may be surprised to learn that journaling can be a powerful tool for helping you reach your health and wellness goals. 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. While this is one form of journaling, there are many other approaches, all of which provide various physical or …