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 diet books are one-size-fits-all and focus mainly on your food intake. However, from my almost 40 years of practice, I’ve learned that this kind of generic weight loss advice doesn’t work well for most people. I’ve also learned that losing weight and keeping it off are not just about the carbs and protein in the foods on your plate.
That’s where the factors come in. Through my research, I identified the 6 factors that are major barriers to successful weight management.
These factors have to do with your daily behaviors and thinking patterns that include not just what you eat but why you eat, how you may eat on the go and handle eating temptations, the emotional connection to food that many of us feel, how you handle stress and make time for self-care, how active you are, how you treat yourself and how flexible you are in your goal setting.
Once you know you factors, I can personalize a plan to help you lose weight, eat better, be more active, gain energy, improve your mood and feel better.
Using the principles of successful habit formation to help you create new healthy habits that stick, you learn the tips and tricks of converting your weight-gaining factors into weight-losing habits.
I can be a picky eater. Will I have a problem following the diet?
The Six Factors to Fit program is based on solid nutritional principles and is not about diet fads that eliminate entire food groups.
Instead, using the foundational concepts of calorie awareness and portion control, you learn how to create a visual “fuel” mix of lean proteins, healthy fats, whole grains and fruits and vegetables to keep you feeling physically full and mentally satisfied.
With the nutrition recommendations being spearheaded by our esteemed contributor and registered dietitian nutritionist, Dawn Jackson Blatner, you can look forward to using “progressive meal planning” to ease into a healthier eating pattern and build it into your busy life.
I am someone who needs to see quick results. What can I expect from your program?
You can expect to quickly see which factors have been getting in the way of achieving successful weight loss – one of the problems you may have been hoping other diet plans would help you solve.
You can also expect many “aha” moments as we help you think differently about achieving weight loss success. For example, you’ll learn:
- how one’s desire for the “quick fix” can be a set up for failure
- how to change this self-defeating mindset into a success mindset
Our goal is to make long term weight management easier for you by empowering you with the evidence-based strategies that are tailor-made for you and have the best chances of working.
The habits-based recommendations in Six Factors to Fit are formulated to achieve improved health and long-term weight loss.
Different from other diet plans, there are no restrictive phases to “reboot” or “cleanse” your body. These are not needed (and many are unsound) and only divert your attention from what you need to do to adopt the healthier habits that will help you achieve long term success.
I recommend a healthy pace of weight loss, which is ½ to 2 lbs per week. Contrary to promises you’ve probably read for losing a large amount of weight over a short period of time on highly restrictive diets, consistent weight loss that fits your lifestyle is the best approach.
I hope this FAQ helps you better understand my program.
Enjoy your health!
Robert Kushner, MD
If you want to find out what’s holding you back from losing weight, take Dr. Kushner’s scientifically-validated Six Factor Quiz.
If you’re ready to try a life-changing program that starts with YOU, you can order the book here.
I would or need to rea d your book a d hopefully find a path to get heslthier
Pretty sure you got it wrong. My answers to the quiz to not match my results. Feeling drained, juggling too much, put myself at bottom of list, hectic life/health suffers…I answered “dont agree at all” to all of those questions and scored a 0. Results state that low scores mean in better control, yet the description of my score says i “struggle with juggling responsibility”, and that my health suffers for it.
Same for convenient diner. It says eating is an afterthought, I eat on the go and choose food for convenience and not healthfulness. Those results are not consistent with my answers that scored me a 0 in the category (that also says low score means in better control). So what’s going on?
Pretty sure you got it wrong. My answers to the quiz do not match my results. Feeling drained, juggling too much, put myself at bottom of list, hectic life/health suffers…I answered “dont agree at all” to all of those questions and scored a 0. Results state that low scores mean in better control, yet the description of my score says i “struggle with juggling responsibility”, and that my health suffers for it.
Same for convenient diner. It says eating is an afterthought, I eat on the go, and make unhealthy choices.
I am a Dietician working in Kenya. I am interested in using the quiz to evaluate my patients. How can I work with you?. Please advise