Weight Management

Book Giveaway on WGN Morning News

By Dr. Kushner / December 23, 2019 /

Thank you WGN Morning News fans for such a great response to our Book Giveaway, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, publisher of Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You! The Giveaway is now closed as winners were randomly chosen and notified. I hope everyone will still stay engaged in…

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5 Ways Flexibility Can Nudge Better Health and Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / December 4, 2019 /

Though many of us share the desire to be healthier, we don’t all go about it in the same way. Some people are very rigid in their thinking and expect perfection in their health behaviors. However, this is unrealistic and hard to maintain. Others are more flexible in their approach to losing weight and getting…

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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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“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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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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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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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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