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5 foods than can boost your mood

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss June 6th, 2018

Life throws things at us that we simply can’t control. Whether it’s a traffic jam, a problem at work, or a cranky toddler, we all know how these little problems can quickly add up and leave you feeling deflated. But did you know that your diet could actually help you deal with life’s daily stressors and keep your mood stable throughout the day? Picking the right foods can go a long way towards increasing your …

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Why strong relationships are important for your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 6th, 2018

When we think of good health, we may picture someone who eats a wholesome diet and goes to the gym regularly. We may have our own personal health goals, such as getting more sleep or eating less sugar. But there’s another aspect of health that may be just as important, but is often overlooked: your social life. Social connections boost health Studies have shown that having high-quality relationships offers numerous health benefits. This can mean …

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Can essential oils help you lose weight?

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss May 17th, 2018

Essential oils are a popular remedy for curing ailments such as headaches and congestion. Did you know they may even be able to help you lose weight? Research indicates that essential oils can influence several processes throughout the body that are related to weight, such as hunger, stress, and energy levels. Although essential oils don’t necessary promote weight loss directly, by helping to improve your overall well-being in these areas, they can promote healthy habits …

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7 unhealthy weekend habits to quit now

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

For many of us, weekends are a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun. No one wants to place rules or restrictions on their days off, but being mindful of destructive or damaging habits could benefit you physically, emotionally, and mentally — and ultimately help you reach your biggest health goals. If you’re guilty of any of these seven unhealthy weekend habits, it may be time to break the cycle and start spending your weekends …

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Improve your health by walking an extra 1,000 steps per day

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss May 4th, 2018

A simple, regular walking routine can be one of the best ways to improve your health. Fitness and health experts typically recommend getting at least 10,000 steps every day to experience real benefits. And with the increasing popularity of fitness trackers, many of us are mindful of how many steps we’re getting every day and challenging ourselves to hit our goals. If you find getting 10,000 steps to be a challenge, look at ways you …

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6 proven ways to get rid of belly fat

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss May 4th, 2018

Belly fat is typically regarded as an unsightly inconvenience, but extra fat around the midsection poses greater risks than simply interfering with the fit of your clothes. Excess fat in the abdominal region — also known as visceral fat — is the most dangerous type of fat you can carry on your body. As opposed to subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat surrounds the internal organs, and can increase the …

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From the doc: The importance of getting enough sleep

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss March 23rd, 2018

When we’re busy (and we’re all busy), adequate sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice. We tend to think that we can stay up late and get up early to accomplish more without suffering too many consequences. But a lack of quality sleep has detrimental effects beyond just feeling groggy and needing more coffee to get through the day. Quality sleep is actually as essential to the human body as food and …

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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

You’re faithfully following a healthy weight-loss plan and paying attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and proper supplementation. You track your water intake and weigh yourself at the same time, on the same day each week. Yet your weight remains the same. Often when this happens, there’s a hidden culprit such as stress or prescription medications. Or perhaps you’re eating foods with hidden forms of sugar. Sometimes, though, stubborn weight that won’t go away is …

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The 6 best tips for losing weight after 40

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 25th, 2017

Losing excess weight after you turn 40 can be difficult due to a slowed metabolism and loss of muscle — meaning you may have to work harder at losing weight than those who are younger. But a series of simple hacks can boost your weight-loss efforts and help you slim down without your having to modify your fitness routine. Are you over the age of 40 and working toward losing weight? Follow these six weight-loss …

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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 …