Blog Archive

Fat Genes Nov 7th, 2019

       I speak often with my patients about "Fat Genes".  I make it sound simple, but in fact it is very complicated and we are only at the beginning of understanding how our genetic makeup contributes to our body size, weight, and health.  Our distant ancestors had the...

Stuck and Reframe Oct 31st, 2019

       My patients tell me every day that they just want to have more energy, look better, be able to wear more stylish clothes, get into a smaller size jean, feel better, breathe easier, lower their abnormal medical markers, feel like they did years ago, be more confident,...

Weight Loss and Exercise Oct 24th, 2019

   Many of my patients hit the gym hard 4-6 days a week and complain that they can't lose a pound.  Animal and human studies have shown that our ability to lose weight with exercise is a complex genetic and biochemical process.  In fact our athletic ability is based mostly...

Constant and Never Ending Improvement Oct 17th, 2019

       Many years ago I learned of a philosophy that spoke of Constant Improvement of ourselves.  The concept is sound and would seem to lead us all to become the best persons we could possibly become.  The practice of this Constant and Never Ending Improvement however, is difficult....

Why? Oct 10th, 2019

       If your struggling with weight loss, it could be a medical issue.  You may have a metabolic or hormonal imbalance that makes your body resist fat burning. It could be a psychological barrier regarding food that has you stuck. There are many reasons and most of them...

Eating Out - Weight Loss and Restaurants Oct 3rd, 2019

       We all love to eat out at restaurants.  Just try to get into a restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night. There's usually a waiting line ( Weighting Line ).  In my experience with patients who are working on getting thinner, eating out is a major source of...

Vacations and Weight Sep 25th, 2019

       We all love vacations.  It's a time to relax, get things done, travel, see new places, and spend time together.  What it shouldn't be is a weight gain nightmare.  Why do people gain weight so often when on vacation?   The most common mechanism for putting on some extra pounds...

Appetite Suppression Sep 18th, 2019

    The best diet in the world for weight loss is the diet you can stay on.  Since overweight syndrome and obesity are genetic disorders, it is reasonable that our appetite signaling mechanisms are also genetically programmed.  You've most likely noticed that some people stop eating food much earlier...

Routine Sep 12th, 2019

 Weight loss is a job that requires dedication.  It requires focus. It needs a routine.  Following people who are working on weight reduction demonstrates this fact.  When someone's life is steady and based on a routine, they are able to follow a pattern of healthy diet, daily physical activity, and...

Crush The Fat Genes Sep 5th, 2019

Being overweight takes the wind out of our sails.  We tire out more quickly, have less energy, feel full and bloated a lot, and have difficulty doing the things we did years ago.  We avoid getting our picture taken and don't feel good about the look of our body.  We...

Attitude and Motivation Aug 29th, 2019

    Weight loss is a job that requires dedication.  It requires focus. It needs a routine.  Following people who are working on weight reduction demonstrates this fact.  When someone's life is steady and based on a routine, they are able to follow a pattern of healthy diet, daily physical...

The Mental Component of Weight Loss Aug 22nd, 2019

We know that the body weight issues confronted by America are due to a complex aggregation of factors.  Our genetics play a major role, but do not determine our body size outcome. Our resultant biochemistry, metabolic functions, and hormonal balance are large factors in how we process, store, and utilize...

Stress Eating Aug 15th, 2019

Stress much?  Sure, we all live stress filled lives.  In fact, without a bit of stress we'd get less done, be less motivated, and our lives would be somewhat dull.  Problem is, we usually perceive that the stress is reeking havoc on our life, and only in some cases is...

Let's Not Fool Ourselves Aug 7th, 2019

   The magic to long term weight control is consistency.  Being consistent with a daily, sound, lower volume diet, and exercise on a regular basis is crucial to staying lean.  Sometimes we have to create routines and programs for ourselves to be able to create new habits.  Unfortunately, most people...

Frame of Mind Aug 1st, 2019

       How we see the world and how we show up in the world make the difference between success and failure in our endeavors.  But be clear, a person is not a failure.  Failure is an event and how we approach any event in life determines whether it...

Go The Distance Jul 24th, 2019

 We overestimate what we can accomplish in one month, but we underestimate what we can accomplish in a year.  With weight loss, we all want to lose every excess pound of fat we have in the first month (if not the first week).  That's not realistic and we logically understand...

What, How Much, and When Jul 17th, 2019

         The American diet is poor. We all know that. Most people do make attempts to eat more healthy foods.  What we eat is extremely important to our health. It's only one of the components of eating well.   What?      We should all be eating...

Willpower Part 2 Jul 10th, 2019

Many people believe  they don't have enough willpower to lose weight.  They are wrong.  First of all, losing weight is not about willpower.  Secondly, most everyone already has the willpower needed to lose all the excess body fat. The problem isn't lack of willpower; it's difficulty committing to the process...

4 Minute Mini-Walks Jul 4th, 2019

Do you hate to exercise?  I have a patient that says she’s allergic to sweat?  Whatever your reason for not wanting to exercise and there are thousands we can come up with, it is imperative that you must increase your physical activity if you plan to get and maintain a...

Willpower Jun 26th, 2019

Most people think that to lose weight you must have willpower.  That’s somewhat true, but I’m going to tell you why you already have the right amount of willpower to get the job done. Have you ever graduated from a school? Have you ever held a job? Have you been...

Hi, I'm Dr.Oliver Jun 22nd, 2019

Hi,       I'm glad we could spend time together today in my office. I'm Dr. Greg Oliver. My job is to partner with you to improve your health and help you achieve your wellness goals. Our focus is on assisting you to achieve your ideal body weight and to...

Exercise and Weight Loss Oct 3rd, 2018

Have you ever tried to lose weight by only exercising and not changing your diet?  Most of us at one time or another decided that we would exercise daily and vigorously to lose the weight.  Unfortunately, after a week or two we were sore, tired, and had not lost weight;...