Have you been wanting to lose more weight but aren’t sure where to start?  Here are five things you need to stop doing to lose more weight!

#1.  Stop drinking regular soda. Regular sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of calories in the American diet, and they provide little nutritional value.  What they do contain is more sugar and carbohydrates than what most people should be getting in an entire meal!

#2.  Stop sitting.  Get up and move!  People who are most successful in losing weight and in keeping it off significantly increase their physical activity on a daily basis.  Go for a walk or exercise

#3.  Stop watching so much TV.  The average American spends an average of five hours a day watching TV.  Excessive screen time (TV, computer, etc.) is associated with higher body weights.  How many hours a day do you spend sitting and watching TV?

#4.   Stop mindlessly eating.  Mindless eating results in a higher intake of calories overall.  Don’t eat in front of the TV, take individual servings out of packages rather than eating directly out of the package, avoid multitasking while eating, etc.

#5.   Stop eating beyond fullness.  Eat only until you are satisfied, not until you are stuffed.

If you are trying to lose weight, please consider visiting us at Olivera Weight Management.  We use research-proven strategies, approaches and tools to help our patients achieve successful weight loss.  We offer a variety of services to meet your needs.  In our remote Nutrition Consultations, our Registered Dietitian develops a plan customized to meet your needs without you ever having to leave your home.  Phentermine, an FDA approved appetite suppressant proven to help patients lose weight, is available at Olivera Weight Management for patients who qualify.   We have two locations to serve you: one in Elmhurst, IL and one in Chicago, IL.  For more information on pricing and our other services, please visit our webpage or give us a call at 773-327-6624.  Follow us on Facebook for free weight loss tips, recipes and more.

*Please note, appointments are required for new patients and strongly encouraged for returning patients to minimize wait times.*