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From the doc: Use a food journal to identify patterns and triggers

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Do you keep track of what you eat and drink? A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 1,600 people found that those who kept a daily food journal lost twice as much weight over 6 months compared to those who did not journal. Tracking what (as well as when and why) you eat can reveal important insights into your personal habits and nutrition. You may discover that you’re eating more than you realize, you reach …

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Keys to weight loss are commitment and patience

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 2018

The real keys to weight loss are commitment and patience, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Without these two components, any weight-loss progress you make will most likely stay temporary — preventing you from achieving and maintaining your long-term weight-loss goals. Good nutrition, fitness, and proper sleep are all vital components of weight loss success.  These three components help burn fat, speed up your metabolism, and boost immune system function. Practicing these …

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Feel like quitting? Read this first!

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 2018

Feel like quitting? Losing weight is hard work but don’t give up! Making changes and getting weight loss support will get you to your goals. When you commit to losing weight, you’re also committing to changing your diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and taking better care of yourself in general. If at any point in your weight-loss journey you feel like quitting and giving up, know that you’re not alone, and that there are …

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Tap into your emotions for weight-loss motivation

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 6th, 2018

Tapping into your emotions to determine your primary goal behind losing weight can help you stay motivated so you can reach your goals even faster. When regular exercise and a healthy diet fail to help you reach your weight-loss goals, you may feel tempted to throw in the towel and give up. But sometimes, the key to losing weight is discovering your true motivation behind weight loss. Why do you want to lose weight, and …

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How to stay motivated to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Fifty-one percent of American adults say they want to lose weight, but only half of those people actively work towards their goals. We get it: weight loss requires a daily commitment, and when healthy fat loss happens at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week, it can take a long time to reach your goal. During some weeks, you may even gain some weight back, making you wonder if it’s all worth it. But don’t …