Reasons, Risks and Rewards: Learn the Basics of Body Weight
People are overweight for many reasons, from overeating and lack of physical activity, to 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 long-term, successful weight management.
Healthy Eating: Where Weight Loss Starts
You hear it over and over: “Eat healthy.” But what does it mean and how do you do it?
The harmful effects of an unhealthy diet are well-documented, with more than 35% of the U.S. population now classified as “obese.” We’re surrounded by processed foods filled with sugar, salt and fat. Learn how to identify—and eliminate—these unhealthy foods from your diet. We give you the strategies through nutrition consultation, information and tools you need to build a diet that centers on healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit. And, yes, you can do it!
Hunger Cravings: What to Do About Them
Crafting a healthier diet won’t happen overnight. It’s a step-by-step process that requires commitment and support from you, your family and from your team at Olivera Weight Management.
With the combination of an FDA-approved appetite suppressant and individualized, one-on-one office visits, we will help you stick to your plan and break the cycle of hunger cravings that can make changing the way you eat so challenging.
Being Active: Finding an Activity Level That Works for You
Doctors have been preaching “diet and exercise” for years. But once you’re trapped in a hunger craving cycle and your weight limits your ability to be physically active, feeling healthy enough for regular daily exercise can be difficult.
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 the 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!
Lifestyle Factors: Stress and Other Issues that Impact Weight Management
The stress of our fast-paced world can cause a number of problems associated with weight gain including overeating, lack of proper sleep, and the desire to comfort ourselves with foods like ice cream, snacks, and sweets. Lack of sleep also leads to less physical activity, further complicating the ability to lose weight and keep weight off.
We will provide you with strategies to better manage stress and associated issues that can improve the success of your weight loss effort and your ability to maintain a healthy weight.