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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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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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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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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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