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From the doc: The benefits of fasting

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. October 10th, 2018

Have you ever tried fasting? Intermittent fasting is a hot topic in the weight-loss and wellness communities, but it’s not without controversy. Some medical professionals warn that fasting diets are nothing but a dangerous trend, but the benefits of fasting have been extensively studied and are well documented. Before starting any type of fasting diets, make sure you understand how to do so safely, and get the approval of your doctor. Fasting is nothing new. …

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10 ways sitting too much is bad for your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sitting too much is bad for your health. The average adult sits for 8-10 hours per day, which can increase the risk of health problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, back problems, and poor circulation. But here’s something you may not have known: sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from any cause, even if you exercise. That means you can’t sit at …

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Your guide to a low-glycemic diet

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

Have you ever tried a low-glycemic diet? A low-glycemic diet is one that focuses on foods with a low glycemic index, which is a number that indicates a food’s effect on blood sugar levels. The lower a food’s GI, the more slow and steady its effect on blood sugar levels. At Garcia Weight Loss, we have found that a low-glycemic diet is the best approach for promoting healthy, sustainable weight loss and other positive changes …

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How to fast for the best results

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

Interesting in trying a fasting diet? Studies show that periodic fasting is associated with numerous benefits, including weight loss, cellular rejuvenation, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, and increased energy. Making fasting a regular part of your routine could lower your risk of disease and even extend your lifespan. But before you dive into the world of fasting, make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare — not just so your fast is …

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8 health benefits of red wine

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Do you enjoy an occasional glass of red wine? You’ve probably heard red wine offers health benefits.  Red wine is packed with antioxidants and other compounds that are good for your heart, improve cholesterol levels, and may even help you live longer. So go ahead, pour yourself a glass at the end of the day — just make sure to keep your wine consumption to no more than two glasses per day to avoid the …

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Weird weight-loss tips that work

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 20180 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. We’ve gathered some weird weight-loss tips that work! The weight-loss market is flooded with useless products and methods largely ineffective at helping you slim down, …

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What are your non-scale victories?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

There are many benefits from losing weight. Standing on the scale is just one way to measure your weight-loss success, and it doesn’t tell the whole story. Weight constantly fluctuates, which is why you shouldn’t be discouraged when you’re falling a bit short of meeting your weight goals, or even if you gain a few pounds. Instead of focusing entirely on what the scale tells you, set a series of non-scale victories that will help …

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Are you eating the right diet for your genetics?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Your DNA and genetics play a huge role in how you lose weight. It’s important to find a diet that’s right for you genetic make-up. A wave of recent research is supporting what many doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals have suspected for a long time: there is no one ideal diet that works for everyone. Using data obtained from the Human Genome Project, researchers are studying hundreds of different genetic variants and how they …

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Tap into your emotions for weight-loss motivation

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 6th, 20180 Comments

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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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Many of us sit in a car to commute to a desk job, and then rush home to make dinner, help the kids with their homework, do some laundry, and get ready to do it all again the next day. How are we supposed to work in our recommended 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise? Unless we make exercise a priority, it’s likely to be the first thing we let slide. Follow these 10 …