Breaking Weight Loss Barriers for a Better Life

Welcome! My mission is to inspire and empower you to manage weight better while taking charge of your health habits - as outlined in my book

Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!

World-Renowned Weight Management Expert

Using a personalized, habits-based approach, Dr. Kushner has been breaking weight loss barriers with customized plans for almost 40 years.



As the author (or editor) of 15 books, 65 book chapters and nearly 237 scientific articles on overweight, obesity and nutrition, Dr. Kushner has a unique skillset to help you reach your weight loss goals.

If you’re tired of going on and off diets, you’ve come to the right place. Through my latest research and development of the scientifically - validated Six Factor Quiz, I discovered the 6 factors that end up being major barriers to successful weight management.

Once you know your factors, I can personalize a plan that will help you lose weight and feel better.

The Power of Healthy Living: It’s Never Too Late!

You can take control of your lifestyle, eat better, move more, be less stressed, feel better and lose weight if you target your personal factors that create the greatest barriers to YOUR lasting success.

In Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!, let us take you by the hand and show you the way.

Are you ready to try a refreshing and novel way of tackling your weight that starts with YOU?


Recent Posts


3 Mindset Tweaks to Manage Weight Better

When managing body weight, you’re probably laser-focused on how your weight is changing day to day or week to week. This most likely applies whether or not you’re also taking obesity medications. Though I advocate tracking body weight as a good self-monitoring tool, weight is only 1 metric of health. If you’re someone who loses motivation easily…


Self-Care is Not Just for Weekends!

Self-care is your ability to give your mind and body what they need in order to stay healthy and feel well. This includes eating well, being active, de-stressing, getting enough sleep, and engaging in leisure-time activities that bring you joy and help recharge your batteries. In my 40 + years treating patients, I’ve found that those…


Social Prescriptions to Enjoy Better Health

What does it mean to be healthy? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “health is not merely the absence of disease but is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” In Christina Caron’s recent New York Times article, When the Prescription is for a Dance Class, not a Pill, she describes a…


Put Health Goals into Action

Having health-related goals is one thing. Being able to follow through with them is another. To help my patients put health goals into action, I encourage them to think about the steps they can take up front to set themselves up for success. Here are 3 STEPS YOU CAN STAR TAKING TODAY to improve your…

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