Dr. Kushner

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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5 Ways BYO (Bring Your Own) Can Boost Healthier Eating and More Enjoyment at Social Gatherings

By Dr. Kushner / November 27, 2019 /

We all have our likes and dislikes and our own ways of doing things. But when it comes to trying to make healthy food choices and especially at social gatherings, healthy eaters may feel like they’re swimming against the stream. Whether it’s a birthday or holiday celebration, a barbecue or just a friend or family…

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3 Ways Graphing Your Weight Journey according to Life Events Gives you New Insight and Future Direction

By Dr. Kushner / November 21, 2019 /

Before I help patients develop a personalized weight loss plan, I want to better understand each person’s weight journey – and how they got to where they are today. To do that I use a technique where I ask patients to plot their weight at different times of their life. For most patients, they are…

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3 Ways to Not Let Food Pushers Derail Your Healthy Eating Efforts

By Dr. Kushner / November 13, 2019 /

Holiday time or not, many of my patients tell me about the food pushers in their lives who make it hard to eat healthfully. Who are the food pushers? Food pushers are most often people you know who prod you to eat more or eat foods that you know are less healthy. It may be your spouse who continues to…

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