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Tips for Overcoming Health Habit Procrastination

By Dr. Kushner / September 15, 2020 /

As the weather changes along with family schedules, Fall can be a time for personal renewal and transformation. But the energy you used to put forth toward creating new schedules and healthier self-care practices in past autumn seasons may now be focused on dealing with pandemic-related stress, uncertainty and fears. This can lead to procrastination,…

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Build Skillpower, Not Willpower to Manage Weight

By Dr. Kushner / September 10, 2020 /

If you’re like many of my patients, you may blame yourself for being overweight and feel your lack of success is due to a lack of willpower. But just as I tell patients, I will tell you also. Being overweight is due to multiple factors, is not your fault and cannot be wished or willed…

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Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

By Dr. Kushner / August 15, 2020 /

As food prices soar amidst the coronavirus pandemic, your good intentions to eat more healthfully may be challenged by sticker shock at the grocery store. But preparing family-friendly healthy meals should not break the bank. By making some adjustments before, during and after you shop, less costly healthy eating is within reach. Here are some…

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Nudge Healthier Eating with Family Inspired Cooking and Baking Tips

By Dr. Kushner / May 7, 2020 /

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and with children at home, these are stressful and trying times for families. And yet many families have found cooking and baking to be useful activities to pass the time and put food on the table for loved ones. For this blog, I engaged the advice of our…

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

By Dr. Kushner / September 20, 2019 /

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 group of friends, then being active can feel more like a social…

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