Weight Loss Specialist

Oliver Family Healthcare

Family Medicine Physicians located in Indianapolis, IN

Being overweight stresses you emotionally and physically, leading to serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Gregory A. Oliver, DO and his caring team at Oliver Family Healthcare in Indianapolis, Indiana help you lose weight at a healthy rate and maintain your new weight for life. For expert support and guidance during your weight loss journey, call Oliver Family Healthcare or use the online booking form to set up a consultation.

Weight Loss

Oliver Family Healthcare

Why don’t diets work?

When you go on a traditional calorie-restriction diet, your body thinks it’s starving. Though you may lose weight initially, as soon as you go off your diet or consume more calories than you burn, your body holds onto and stores the fat to prepare for another starvation period.

Calorie-restriction diets are a recipe for weight gain, not weight loss. Despite all the fad diets out there, approximately 70% of US men and women over the age of 20 are still overweight.

At Oliver Family Healthcare, Dr. Oliver and his team devise a nutrition and exercise plan that nourishes your body and avoids the starvation trigger. Your medical expert also identifies and addresses underlying conditions or risk factors that are contributing to your weight gain.

Why did I gain weight?

Eating more calories than you burn is only one factor that contributes to weight gain. The quality of your food is also crucial because processed foods can trigger inflammation in your body that causes weight gain.

Biological risk factors for becoming overweight include:

  • Food allergies
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • A slow metabolism
  • A family history of obesity

Lifestyle risk factors include:

  • Insufficient sleep
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Using tobacco or abusing alcohol
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Chronic stress

How can a healthcare professional help me lose weight?

Dr. Oliver and the healthcare professionals at Oliver Family Healthcare take a whole-person approach to weight loss. Permanent and healthy weight loss requires changes in your body, mind, and attitude.

During your physical examination, your team member takes a detailed family and personal history and orders tests that identify the underlying conditions contributing to your weight. A personalized weight-loss regimen is then designed to address your needs.

The elements in your personalized weight-loss plan may include:

  • Eliminating allergens
  • Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Learning stress-reduction techniques
  • Creating a fun and sustainable exercise program
  • Prescription medications to resolve underlying health conditions
  • Nutritional supplements to nourish cells and promote health

If you’re ready to go beyond “diets” and experience genuine, sustainable, healthy weight loss, contact the experts at Oliver Family Healthcare. You can call or use the online form.

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