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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou’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

Reading Time: 3 minutesLosing 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

Reading Time: 3 minutesExercising 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 November 6th, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesIndulging 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

Reading Time: 3 minutesIs 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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From the doc: 10 foods that help fight stress

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 27th, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnxiety and stress have been shown to cause a number of negative effects on the body, including hypertension, depression, and an increased risk of cancer. Stress can also contribute to weight gain due to its influence on certain hormones that help regulate processes related to blood sugar control and metabolism. In turn, this can lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. The ways that stress leads to weight gain are both …

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6 hidden reasons you’re gaining weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesWeight gain can be ultra frustrating when you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. Gaining extra pounds after having worked so hard to become healthier can be demotivating, and make you want to quit moving ahead with your weight-loss journey. However, there may be some surprising reasons you’re gaining weight that can usually be corrected by making a few lifestyle changes. Are you continuing to gain weight despite exercising and eating healthy? Here are six …

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Why self-care isn’t selfish

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

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs mothers, caregivers, and providers, women tend to put the needs of others before their own. When a child becomes ill, it’s often mom who sacrifices her career to stay home from work. When a spouse feels drained after a long day at the office, it’s often the wife who creates a soothing environment despite also feeling exhausted. Putting everyone else’s needs before your own may show others that you care — but who’s taking …

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How to extend the results of Botox and dermal filler treatments

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesBotox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you look younger, but offer only temporary results. Botox results often last between three and six months, while dermal fillers produce results that can last for up to two years. To get the best results from Botox and dermal fillers, there are several minor lifestyle changes you can implement that can prolong the effects of these rejuvenating treatments. Follow these tips to extend your results …

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10 benefits of gardening

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

Reading Time: 2 minutesGardening is more than just a hobby, and offers a number of lifelong health benefits. This highly therapeutic activity involves lots of movement and exercise, and works all your major muscle groups as you perform tasks such as raking, digging, and planting. Better yet, gardening allows you to produce fresh, healthy foods that drive weight loss and improve overall health. National Gardening Exercise Day is observed every year on June 6. In honor of this …