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The Power of the Mind

Our minds are a powerful thing, but many don't realize how powerful it really is.  New research exploring the power of mindfulness related to weight loss offers some promising results. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used [...]

2018-07-04T09:40:43+00:00June 27th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|0 Comments

Exercise for Weight Loss Myths

Myths about exercise are as common as myths about healthy eating and weight loss in general.  Changing your lifestyle can be challenging enough without misinformation.  Here are 5 common exercise myths you need to know! Cardio machines provide accurate numbers Even if a machine takes into account your weight, height, age and sex, the numbers [...]

2018-06-30T08:46:08+00:00June 20th, 2018|Exercise and Fitness|0 Comments

Olivera Weight Management Welcomes You

If you are looking for a friendly clinic with the tools and expertise to help you lose weight, come see us here at Olivera Weight Management.  Our clinic offers proven tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.  We have two convenient locations:  Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL (Lakeview) and offer both early morning [...]

2018-06-20T06:49:05+00:00June 13th, 2018|Around the Office, Promotions|0 Comments

Simple Summer Salad

Need a quick, simple, refreshing salad recipe?  This Simple Summer Salad recipe offers endless salad options, all taking just 5 minutes to prepare.  Don't worry, this salad can hold it's own as an entree that will keep you feeling satisfied. Simple Summer Salad Makes 1 serving 1 romaine heart, cut into bite sized pieces (or [...]

2018-06-12T21:14:49+00:00June 6th, 2018|Recipes and Cooking|0 Comments

Real People, Real Results: Lindzye

Two months ago, at a regular doctor's appointment, Lindzye was diagnosed with a fatty liver.  Her doctor told her she needed to lose weight to improve this condition.  First, Lindzye considered weight loss surgery, but she was scared.  She didn't want to that the risk.  Lindzye's friends recommended Olivera Weight Management's medical weight loss program.  [...]

2018-05-25T05:44:47+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Testimonial|0 Comments

Six Simple Slimming Summer Tips

Ready to slim down for the summer?  We have six, simple summer-themed tips to get you started! 1 - If you enjoy wine, slim down by mixing your wine with flavored sparkling water or diet lemon-lime soda and add a few ice cubes.  Wine "spritzers," when made with a zero calorie bubbly beverage, cut your [...]

2018-05-19T21:19:26+00:00May 16th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|0 Comments

What is HIIT and Does it Work for Weight Loss?

HITT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a growing fitness trend in the United States.  HITT is an exercise style that incorporates multiple short periods of high intensity exercise with periods of recovery in-between.  The periods of exercise and recovery each last from 5 seconds to 8 minutes.  Generally, a HIIT workout lasts between 20 [...]

2018-06-29T08:55:25+00:00May 9th, 2018|Exercise and Fitness|0 Comments

Dr. Olivera’s Weight Loss Advice

Advice on how to lose weight frequently comes from friends, colleagues, television shows and ads, radio shows, and so on, but few people have actually heard weight loss advice from a physician specializing in weight loss.  Dr. Olivera and the team of medical professionals at his weight loss center have been helping people overcome challenges [...]

Super Simple Stir Fry

If you enjoy stir fry, but want it to be a fast, easy dish to prepare, check out this recipe!  It is very simple and can be adjusted to your preferences very easily. General Recipe Guidelines for Customization: Choose your favorite vegetables and protein, such as chicken breast, steak, tofu or shrimp. In a large [...]

2018-04-29T20:55:16+00:00April 29th, 2018|Recipes and Cooking|0 Comments