Month: October 2019

“Doctor, What Should I Weigh?”

By Dr. Kushner / October 31, 2019 /

This is one of the most common questions I get in my practice. My answer may surprise you. People come in all shapes and sizes and have different life journeys that bring them to my office. If two of my patients come in with the same weight, height, age and gender, their treatment plan will…

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Do 3 Things to Fight Weight Bias during Your Health Care Visit

By Dr. Kushner / October 23, 2019 /

Too often, patients share comments they’ve received from their health care provider that make them feel shamed about their weight. Examples include: “If you just eat less and exercise more, you wouldn’t be so big.” “You need to stop eating or your knees will never get better.” “If you keep eating so much, you’re destined…

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Do this One Thing to Find the Best Snacks for Weight Loss

By Dr. Kushner / October 15, 2019 /

Snacking has gotten a bad rap. Maybe it’s all those energy dense and “can’t stop eating em” snack foods like chips, candy and cookies that keep calling your name but really don’t do a good job of filling you up or satisfying your hunger. Or maybe it’s all those restrictive diet plans that discourage snacking…

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