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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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Do this One Thing to Find the Best Snacks for Weight Loss

By Dr. Kushner / October 15, 2019 /

Snacking has gotten a bad rap. Maybe it’s all those energy dense and “can’t stop eating em” snack foods like chips, candy and cookies that keep calling your name but really don’t do a good job of filling you up or satisfying your hunger. Or maybe it’s all those restrictive diet plans that discourage snacking…

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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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Do This ONE THING for More Healthy Lifestyle Motivation and a Better Mindset

By Dr. Kushner / September 11, 2019 /

Do This ONE THING for More Healthy Lifestyle Motivation and a Better Mindset At a recent Obesity Action Coalition Your Weight Matters Convention, research psychologist Dr. Jason Lillis, gave a great talk titled, Using Your Values to Empower Healthy Changes with Acceptance-based Therapy. Dr. Lillis began his presentation unconventionally by talking about death. He asked…

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Not a Health Club Fan? No Problem – Do These 4 Things Instead!

By Dr. Kushner / September 11, 2019 /

Not a Health Club Fan? No Problem – Do These 4 Things Instead!   You may relate to some of these comments I get from patients: “I joined a health club once but didn’t use it enough to get my money’s worth.” “Doc, I just don’t have the time or money to join a health…

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3 Simple Ways to Start Eating Better – Today!

By Dr. Kushner / September 10, 2019 /

3 Simple Ways to Start Eating Better – Today! One of my goals as a clinician is to make healthy living easier for people. With so much conflicting advice in the media, there’s a lot of confusion about what to eat and more importantly how to build better eating habits into your lifestyle.  Sometimes, it’s…

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