Six Factors to Fit

Fight Weight Loss Boredom, Boost Motivation Now

By Dr. Kushner / November 16, 2020 /

No matter where you are in your weight loss journey, it’s not uncommon to find your motivation waning over time. Because weight management is typically a lifelong endeavor, boredom can easily set in or life can get in the way of your best intentions. Either way, there are strategies that can work across the board…

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Set Up Your Home for Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / November 9, 2020 /

It seems eating temptations to ‘eat now’ or ‘eat more’ are everywhere – in the office, at social gatherings, near store cash registers or when driving by billboards and restaurants. But what about inside your home? Your home is the one environment you have control over and as I tell all of my patients, you…

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Tips to Manage Menopausal Weight Gain

By Dr. Kushner / October 15, 2020 /

Some of my most frustrated patients are women requesting help for weight gain and changing body shapes that develop during their menopause transition years. And though each woman’s personal story and weight journey differs, what they share is a feeling of powerlessness to take back control. If this sounds like you, know that though I…

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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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Use Progressive Meal Planning to Sneak Healthier Foods into Your Diet

By Dr. Kushner / June 23, 2020 /

With so many food choices to make in a given day, time and time again you may feel overwhelmed to make the best and healthiest choices. But healthy eating is not about choosing between good choices and bad choices. Instead, it’s about finding foods that you enjoy and taste good – and then sneaking healthier…

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Tame Unplanned Snacking with One Simple Strategy

By Dr. Kushner / April 10, 2020 /

You finish your lunch or dinner meal, leave the kitchen and soon you find yourself back in the kitchen hunting for more snack foods. Unplanned snacking, either out of boredom or stress, can quickly derail your healthy eating program. As an obesity medicine expert, you might be surprised to know that if you’re someone who…

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3 Surprising Ways to Make Meal Planning Easier

By Dr. Kushner / March 8, 2020 /

What are your plans for lunch today? How about dinner? Are you a planner when it comes to your meals and snacks or do you just wing it as the day goes on? Planning your meals and snacks is one of the most important things you can do to eat more healthfully and better manage…

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Using Science to Target Weight Loss with a Personalized Approach

By Dr. Kushner / February 17, 2020 /

You decide it’s time to get healthier and lose weight. You’re done with quick-fix diets and ready to change your lifestyle for the better. But Where Do You Start? How Do You Know Which Lifestyle-Based Strategies Will Be Most Helpful To You? Helping individuals focus on the issues personal to them and their weight struggles…

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Conversation with Dr. Kushner about Six Factors to Fit

By Dr. Kushner / January 3, 2020 /

Why did you write this book? As a young doctor interested in diet, nutrition, and weight control, I learned that if I wanted to help my patients lose weight and keep it off, merely helping them adjust their carbohydrates, fats, or calories wasn’t enough. I also needed to become an expert in helping them take…

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