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Weird weight-loss tips that work

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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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What are your non-scale victories?

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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 you stay motivated and excited about losing …

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Are you eating the right diet for your genetics?

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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 affect our health — including the way our bodies react to and process food. In the past, nutritional studies have typically been conducted on large …

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Tap into your emotions for weight-loss motivation

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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 how can the answer help you succeed? Tapping into your emotions to determine your primary goal behind losing weight can help you stay motivated so …

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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

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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 …

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Don’t let the Holidays sidetrack you… Have a plan!

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You’ve probably heard that many people gain weight during the holidays.  We don’t believe in being a Scrooge about it, but there are ways to enjoy this time of year without getting derailed.  Here are the top 5 tips from Garcia Weight Loss Plan ahead for parties:  If you’re headed out to a party and know you want some of Aunt Barb’s famous Apple Dapple Cake, make a plan before hand to just have a …

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Dr. G on the Holidays

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It’s time for our second installation of Ask Dr. G!  We spoke to him recently about the holidays, his favorite restaurants in town, and his thoughts on the gluten-free trend. So, Dr. Garcia, what is your favorite holiday tradition this time of year? Well, it’s probably not too unique, but I love Christmas Eve dinner and watching my Grandkids open their gifts on Christmas morning. Well, now you need to tell us what’s on the …

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The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

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You have probably heard of the connection between stress and weight gain.  And yes, there are those of us that when feeling stressed, will head straight to our comfort food of choice.  But, did you know there is also a physiological connection between stress and weight gain? Our adrenal system is conditioned to release cortisol when faced with a stressful situation.  This is old-school fight or flight (which was very helpful in the cavemen era, …