Dr. Kushner

3 Surprising Ways to Make Meal Planning Easier

By Dr. Kushner / March 8, 2020 /

What are your plans for lunch today? How about dinner? Are you a planner when it comes to your meals and snacks or do you just wing it as the day goes on? Planning your meals and snacks is one of the most important things you can do to eat more healthfully and better manage…

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Busting 4 Nutritional Myths to Help You Better Manage Your Weight

By Dr. Kushner / March 2, 2020 /

It seems every day you hear conflicting nutritional tips to help you lose weight. Should you avoid all carbs? Is fruit too high in sugar? Are dairy foods unhealthy? Are all processed foods bad for you? Here, I bust 4 nutritional myths to help you eat better and better manage your weight. 1 – Ditch…

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Using Science to Target Weight Loss with a Personalized Approach

By Dr. Kushner / February 17, 2020 /

You decide it’s time to get healthier and lose weight. You’re done with quick-fix diets and ready to change your lifestyle for the better. But Where Do You Start? How Do You Know Which Lifestyle-Based Strategies Will Be Most Helpful To You? Helping individuals focus on the issues personal to them and their weight struggles…

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5 Ways Getting Support will Support Healthy Weight Loss

By Dr. Kushner / February 4, 2020 /

Getting healthy should not be a secret mission. Changing your mindset from “I have to do this by myself” to “Let’s do this together” can go a long way to moving you in the right direction toward weight loss and improved health. Losing weight and getting healthier take commitment and motivation – 2 things that…

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Find Your Personal Path to Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / January 21, 2020 /

This is a busy time of year when patients who come to see me are already motivated to lose weight. Many come in doing intermittent fasting or Dry January- which is in sharp contrast to those doing the keto diet from years past. However, being successful losing weight and keeping it off are not about…

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Don’t Deprive Yourself, Give to Yourself: 5 Ways to Give your Weight Loss Program a Boost

By Dr. Kushner / January 12, 2020 /

It’s the time of year when articles with diet deprivation tips abound, telling you to ‘ban all sugar from your diet’ or ‘eat all foods between noon and 8 PM’. And because losing weight and getting healthier are really important to you, you challenge yourself to follow these rules in hopes that this year will…

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Conversation with Dr. Kushner about Six Factors to Fit

By Dr. Kushner / January 3, 2020 /

Why did you write this book? As a young doctor interested in diet, nutrition, and weight control, I learned that if I wanted to help my patients lose weight and keep it off, merely helping them adjust their carbohydrates, fats, or calories wasn’t enough. I also needed to become an expert in helping them take…

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Book Giveaway on WGN Morning News

By Dr. Kushner / December 23, 2019 /

Thank you WGN Morning News fans for such a great response to our Book Giveaway, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, publisher of Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You! The Giveaway is now closed as winners were randomly chosen and notified. I hope everyone will still stay engaged in…

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6 Energy Boosting Activities for a Healthier and Better You

By Dr. Kushner / December 18, 2019 /

Do you incorporate energy boosting activities into your daily routine? Being aware of your energy level throughout the day can have big implications when it comes to your weight and health. Being sedentary at work for hours upon hours can leave you wanting to do nothing more than grab for a sweet pick-me-up snack or…

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5 Ways Flexibility Can Nudge Better Health and Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / December 4, 2019 /

Though many of us share the desire to be healthier, we don’t all go about it in the same way. Some people are very rigid in their thinking and expect perfection in their health behaviors. However, this is unrealistic and hard to maintain. Others are more flexible in their approach to losing weight and getting…

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