Blog Archive

Achievement Dec 3rd, 2019

Achievement        We are born to win.  Born to grow.  Born to Achieve.  Now, that doesn't mean that everyone does.  I just said we all were born with the potential to move forward, learn, develop, and do good, if not great things.  It doesn't matter what area of...

We Know Too Much Nov 26th, 2019

We Know Too Much        I meet with patients everyday that come to us to lose body fat, reduce weight, and live a healthier life.  I have spent most of my adult life working to resist excess body fat accumulation.  I've been fat and I've been thin and...

Weight Loss Maintenance Nov 19th, 2019

Weight Loss Maintenance        Ok, you are working on your weight and body fat reduction plan or you are approaching your goal weight.  I call this your optimal weight. It's not necessarily your "skinny" weight.  It's the best weight for you to look your best, feel your best,...

The Final Push Nov 12th, 2019

The Final Push        The last two months of the year are when most people gain between 7-12 pounds.  Will that be you?  You've been working on getting leaner this year.  You set some powerful goals, but life happens and things get in the way of achieving the desired results. ...

Fat Genes Nov 5th, 2019

Fat Genes        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...

Stuck and ReFrame Oct 27th, 2019

Stuck and Reframe        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,...

Exercise and Weight Loss Oct 22nd, 2019

Exercise and Weight Loss      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...

CANI - Constant and NeverEnding Improvement Oct 15th, 2019

Constant and Never Ending Improvement        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...

A Compelling Why Oct 8th, 2019

Why?         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...

Eating Out - Weight Loss and Restaurants Oct 1st, 2019

  Eating Out - Weight Loss and Restaurants        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,...

Vacations and Weight Sep 24th, 2019

Vacations and Weight        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...

Appetite Suppression Sep 17th, 2019

Appetite Suppression        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...

Crush the Fat Genes Sep 10th, 2019

Crush the Fat Genes        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...

Routine Sep 3rd, 2019

Routine        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,...

Attitude and Motivation Aug 27th, 2019

  Losing weight is not easy.  It's nearly impossible to achieve with a bad attitude.  What's a bad attitude.  An outlook that focuses on the negative and unpleasant stuff.  A good attitude focuses on the positive and possible.  I know when a new patient starts to focus on things, like "is...

Stress Eating Aug 20th, 2019

Stress Eating        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...

Self Talk Aug 13th, 2019

      We talk to ourselves all the time. We do it so much we don't even think about it. We make comments to ourselves about our daily activities.  We ask ourselves questions and generally hold conversations with ourselves all day long.  We have the ability to control this conversation.  It...

See the World the Way you Want it Aug 6th, 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 succeeds or fails. ...

Healthy Body - Going the Distance Jul 30th, 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...

More on Willpower and Discipline Jul 14th, 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...

More Than Willpower Jul 13th, 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 in...

The Leaner Way to Health 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...