Scientifically Validated Quiz, Decades of Medical Research Come Together to Create Customized Weight Loss Plans Unique to Your Specific Lifestyle

CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently published its new book, Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!, which tailors weight loss plans to fit each person’s lifestyle, habits and mindset.

Designed for both individuals wanting to lose weight and the health care providers who counsel them, Six Factors to Fit brings together Dr. Robert Kushner’s 40 years of insights and evidence-based research and his proprietary, scientifically validated Six Factor Quiz to create customized weight-loss plans that fit each person’s life.

“Each person and situation is inherently unique, which is why one-size-fits-all diets consistently fail,” Kushner said. “Leveraging more than four decades of experience, I’ve learned that you need to address one’s lifestyle challenges, personalize a plan that reflects your specific and unique goals, and understand which of the many barriers — behavioral, psychological and physical — need to be overcome.”

“This is not a diet book,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner, an Academy member and book contributor who was instrumental in developing the book’s meal and snack ideas. “This book helps people get to know themselves, explore new ways of thinking, and use personalized strategies to lose weight, instead of generic advice. Perhaps most importantly, it helps readers feel better and live smarter.”

“At a time of year when people are eating and stressing the most, Six factors to Fit truly provides a new approach to attain weight-loss goals,” said Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN, the book’s co-author.

Robert Kushner is the medical director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medicine and a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and has authored or edited 12 books, 58 book chapters and more than 200 scientific articles on overweight, obesity and nutrition. He is a highly-sought public speaker, past president of The Obesity Society and a founder of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, which certifies physicians in the care of patients with obesity.
Six Factors to Fit is available at Amazon and wherever books are sold. To learn more or to take Dr. Kushner’s scientifically-validated Six Factor Quiz, visit

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Representing more than 100,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at