Use Self-Advocacy to Boost Health and Better Manage Weight

Though many people may be familiar with advocating for their child, an elderly parent or a cause they care deeply about, they may be less familiar with self-advocacy – or...

From Deprivation Dieting to Enjoying a Healthier Lifestyle

Strict diet rules are hard to follow for long periods of time. Examples may include banning all carbs from your diet or never allowing yourself to enjoy treat-type foods ever...

Want to Get Help from your Primary Care Provider to Lose Weight? Just Ask!

I always ask my new patients how they came to see me. More often than not, they say they asked their primary care provider for help to lose weight. Your...

Make Your Home a Safe Haven for More Healthful Eating

Whether it’s the foods on your kitchen counters, eye-level in the fridge or in bowls on a cocktail table, we know that tempting food cues in your environment can lead...

Can Minutes of Movement Lead to Better Health?

We all know we sit too much – at our desks, in our cars and on the couch. A new study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and...

New Study Validates Six Factor Quiz as Targeted Weight Management Tool

When I set out to develop an assessment tool for people struggling with excess weight and the clinicians who treat them, I wanted to develop a tool that was quick...

Self-Weighing Without Self-Judgement

Self-monitoring is one of the most important behavioral strategies for improving the healthfulness of your lifestyle. If, for example, you want to lower your blood pressure, you may purchase a...

Is Adulthood Weight Gain due to Sluggish Metabolism?

You may have wondered if sluggish metabolism is the cause for weight gain that occurs with age. Data from a fascinating new study show a different story – that as...

Get Dr. Kushner’s Healthy Nudges delivered directly to your inbox