weight loss success

Weight Loss Success Depends on Finding and Keeping Motivation

By Dr. Kushner / November 2, 2021 /

Whether you have in internal drive to lose weight to improve self-confidence or feel better, or you are encouraged to lose weight by your health care provider to improve your diabetes or hypertension, sustained motivation is a key factor for long-term success. However, it’s not uncommon for motivation to wax and wane at different points…

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Make Your Home a Safe Haven for More Healthful Eating

By Dr. Kushner / October 4, 2021 /

Whether it’s the foods on your kitchen counters, eye-level in the fridge or in bowls on a cocktail table, we know that tempting food cues in your environment can lead to overeating. Too often, patients tell me they have no willpower and don’t understand why they can’t say no to all the tempting foods around…

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Self-Weighing Without Self-Judgement

By Dr. Kushner / September 3, 2021 /

Self-monitoring is one of the most important behavioral strategies for improving the healthfulness of your lifestyle. If, for example, you want to lower your blood pressure, you may purchase a blood pressure monitor so you can self-monitor at home. Reaching a health goal is easier to accomplish if you measure it on a regular basis.…

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Treat Yourself Better to Better Manage Weight

By Dr. Kushner / August 14, 2021 /

Emotions can be high for anyone experiencing lifelong struggles managing weight. At the same time, common feelings of self-doubt or blame along with self-critical thinking can keep you feeling bad about yourself while also sapping the energy you need to better manage weight and improve your health habits. When it comes to weight management, we…

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Newly Approved Drug for Chronic Weight Management: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Kushner / June 12, 2021 /

The most effective medication for overweight and obesity that we’ve seen, semaglutide 2.4 mg (released under the trade name Wegovy®) has just been approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. This is the first medication for obesity approved by the FDA since 2014. Compared to other weight loss drugs currently on the market which…

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The Universal Strategy to Help You Eat Healthier & Boost Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / March 21, 2021 /

The unhealthiest eating takes place when you are hungry, stressed and unprepared. Think of this as the ‘triple threat’. Hunger + stress + being unprepared = poor decision making and overeating Planning ahead will put you back in control of your everyday eating and your health. When taking a patient history, I always ask patients…

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To Boost Health and Manage Weight, Mindset Matters

By Dr. Kushner / March 6, 2021 /

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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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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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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“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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