The Best Medical Weight Loss Centers in Chicago and Elmhurst
Reducing your weight means more energy for the people and activities you love.
As one of the Chicago area’s oldest and most trusted weight loss centers, Dr. Arturo Olivera and our staff starts from a fundamental acknowledgement: We know how hard it is to lose and control your weight!
We understand the daily challenges you face in your weight management efforts, which is why over the past 40 years we’ve developed a medically-proven program that combines the use of Phentermine with individual counseling on lifestyle, nutrition, diet and exercise. Our goal is for you to achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.
For patients who may not be eligible for Phentermine as part of a medical weight loss plan, Olivera Health + Wellness now offers a non-pharmacological option for weight loss which addresses contributing lifestyle and chronic health factors. Visit the new Lifestyle Medicine section of our website to learn more.
The Olivera approach is simple, direct and effective. We combine a clinically-proven appetite suppressant with compassionate education and diet and lifestyle advice from our professional medical staff to help you lose weight, live healthier and increase your energy.
Understanding Body Weight Basics
There are several reasons, risks and rewards to consider when it comes to your weight.
People are overweight for many reasons, including overeating, lack of physical activity, and genetic, health and lifestyle factors that can impact weight. Extra weight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea and more.
Weight loss will help lower your risk of developing future health problems. Finding a reduced weight that works for you—a weight you can maintain—is the key to achieving long-term, successful weight management.
It starts with healthy eating
The harmful effects of an unhealthy diet are well-documented, with more than 35% of the U.S. population classified as “obese.” We’ll teach you how to identify—and eliminate—unhealthy, processed foods filled with sugar, salt and fat from your diet. We’ll counsel you on strategies for building a diet centered on healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit.
Reduce your hunger cravings
Crafting a healthier diet is a step-by-step process that requires commitment and support from you, your family and your team at Olivera. A combination of an FDA-approved appetite suppressant and individualized, one-on-one office visits will help you stick to your plan and break the cycle of hunger cravings.
Find an activity level that works for you
We’ll work closely with you to develop a plan for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days a week. As you shed weight, your energy level will improve. Making time for daily exercise is essential to long-term weight loss and weight management. Finding an activity level that suits your physical abilities is the key to building that exercise habit!
Embrace a healthy lifestyle
Stress can cause a number of problems associated with weight gain, including overeating, lack of proper sleep and the desire to comfort ourselves with snacks and sweets. We will provide you with strategies to better manage stress, enabling you to successfully lose weight and maintain a healthier, happier existence.