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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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3 Ways to Fit Self Care into Your Busy Life

By Dr. Kushner / November 8, 2019 /

When helping patients manage their weight, self-care is a topic that comes up daily. That’s because way too often women especially are great caregivers for everyone but themselves. Taking care of yourself is not being selfish. It’s also a reminder that your health and happiness are worth the time and effort. Self care can include…

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“Doctor, What Should I Weigh?”

By Dr. Kushner / October 31, 2019 /

This is one of the most common questions I get in my practice. My answer may surprise you. People come in all shapes and sizes and have different life journeys that bring them to my office. If two of my patients come in with the same weight, height, age and gender, their treatment plan will…

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Do 3 Things to Fight Weight Bias during Your Health Care Visit

By Dr. Kushner / October 23, 2019 /

Too often, patients share comments they’ve received from their health care provider that make them feel shamed about their weight. Examples include: “If you just eat less and exercise more, you wouldn’t be so big.” “You need to stop eating or your knees will never get better.” “If you keep eating so much, you’re destined…

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5 Reasons Why Losing Weight Successfully Is More About YOU Than Your Diet

By Dr. Kushner / September 27, 2019 /

Those who are interested in losing weight successfully spend a lot of time looking at different diet plans to find the one they think will work best for them. You may relate. Maybe you’ve considered trying the Keto diet, intermittent fasting or going gluten-free.  As a weight management specialist who has spent nearly the last…

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How to Start your Own Fun Club & Be Active with Friends

By Dr. Kushner / September 20, 2019 /

How to Start your Own Fun Club & Be Active with Friends Getting your body in motion and being active is not always easy when you have a busy life. Staying motivated to be active and try new things can also be a challenge.  In contrast, if you participate in a fun activity with a…

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Six Factors To Fit FAQ

By Dr. Kushner / September 20, 2019 /

Six Factors to Fit FAQ How is your book different from other diet books? Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You! is not a diet book that you go on and then off of. Instead, it’s a lifelong weight management and healthy lifestyle program all in one, personalized just for you. Most…

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It’s Saturday Night! 5 Healthy Nudges to Help You Stay on Track

By Dr. Kushner / September 11, 2019 /

One of my patients called her regular Saturday night outing “Faturday” because it was the day of the week when she let her guard down and didn’t pay much attention to what or how much she ate. She shared how surprised she was to realize how this one day of the week could undo all…

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