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Health Habits Silver Lining during Pandemic?

By Dr. Kushner / April 28, 2020 /

When we come out the other side of this pandemic, many of us are wondering – how will life be different? As an expert in weight management for the past 4 decades, I’ve been watching different diet trends come and go. Now that we have all been social distancing at home with restaurants and health…

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Manage Stress during Stay at Home Order

By Dr. Kushner / April 20, 2020 /

With emotions high during the Covid-19 pandemic, feeling stressed may be your new normal. You may feel overwhelmed, have a lack of focus and concentration, have worrisome thoughts that cloud your head or be aware of tension in your neck and shoulders. This may lead to trouble sleeping, turning to food or alcohol for self-soothing…

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Tame Unplanned Snacking with One Simple Strategy

By Dr. Kushner / April 10, 2020 /

You finish your lunch or dinner meal, leave the kitchen and soon you find yourself back in the kitchen hunting for more snack foods. Unplanned snacking, either out of boredom or stress, can quickly derail your healthy eating program. As an obesity medicine expert, you might be surprised to know that if you’re someone who…

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3 Tips to Manage Stress Eating during the Pandemic

By Dr. Kushner / April 3, 2020 /

A change in routine and heightened stress levels during the Covid-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for stress eating. Here are some ways you may be affected. Instead of going to work and eating a planned lunch, you may be taking repeated kitchen breaks with kids at home – leading to unplanned snacking. Instead…

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Health at Home Tips during this Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

By Dr. Kushner / March 28, 2020 /

You may be surprised to know that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, most of my patients have been ‘showing up’ (by phone) to discuss their health and how to improve it. This, of course, is in the midst of social distancing and isolation, fears of getting the virus, losing jobs and paychecks, difficulties…

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Healthy Living Tips Apply Now More than Ever

By Dr. Kushner / March 18, 2020 /

With the coronavirus outbreak, this is a stressful time as we are all doing what we can to decrease our chances of catching the virus as we wash our hands more, touch our faces less and practice social distancing. Though I am not an infectious disease expert, I am an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and…

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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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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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