weight management

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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Strive to be a ‘B’ Student to Manage Weight Better

By Dr. Kushner / October 25, 2020 /

A common misperception my patients struggle with is thinking they have to strive for perfection in order to be successful managing weight. But this perfectionistic mindset only sets you up for failure because eating and exercise rarely go perfectly each and every day. Since managing weight tends to be a lifelong endeavor, I encourage all…

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3 Tips to Healthier Meal Planning

By Dr. Kushner / October 1, 2020 /

Are you hoping healthier meals will decrease your risk factors and lessen your chances of having to go on blood pressure or diabetes medications? Whatever the reason, if you’ve recently made a commitment to eating better, then healthier meal planning is most likely on your to-do list. Here are 3 tips to make meal planning…

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Are You a Candidate for a Weight Loss Medication?

By Dr. Kushner / August 26, 2020 /

Being overweight is due to multiple factors that are not your fault or something you can will away. Biological underpinnings exist for why you weigh what you do and why it’s hard to lose weight and keep it off. Although lifestyle modification (that involves eating healthier, getting in more physical activity, coping better with stress…

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How to Talk to your Primary Care Provider (PCP) about your Weight

By Dr. Kushner / July 19, 2020 /

If you’re like my patients, most likely the Covid-19 pandemic has made you re-evaluate your health habits and even inspired you to better manage your weight. If you’re serious about getting help to do so, a good place to begin is by reaching out to your PCP. You see weight management really is a team…

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Weight Journey Reflections Can Lead to Better Health Habits

By Dr. Kushner / July 12, 2020 /

Each person has his or her own weight story to tell that encompasses one’s personal journey and struggles managing weight. I am a big believer in the value of helping people reflect on their journey and more specifically on the life events that impact it, as it can bring new awareness to the experience. Whether…

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Tips for Safe Social Fitnessing

By Dr. Kushner / July 3, 2020 /

As we welcome the good news that many gyms are re-opening, we’re also wondering, “Is it safe to go back?” And yet a robust physical activity and exercise program are critical for maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. Though exercise has so many physical and emotional health benefits that include lowering stress and improving your mood, going…

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Boost Accountability and Motivation for Better Health Habits

By Dr. Kushner / May 26, 2020 /

The science of habit formation tells us that being accountable to others can be a powerful motivator to maintain healthy habits. And yet during the pandemic, many of us have lost the “others” who kept us accountable as walking buddies, fellow group exercisers, motivating personal trainers and work colleagues who share your passion for healthy…

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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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Healthy Living Tips Apply Now More than Ever

By Dr. Kushner / March 18, 2020 /

With the coronavirus outbreak, this is a stressful time as we are all doing what we can to decrease our chances of catching the virus as we wash our hands more, touch our faces less and practice social distancing. Though I am not an infectious disease expert, I am an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and…

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