Dr. Robert Kushner Offers Unique Holiday Eating/Coping Advice.

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Dr. Robert Kushner, renowned obesity and weight loss expert, believes that different eating and coping strategies are needed for people of different PERSONALITY TYPES to truly enjoy the holidays and keep control of their weight.

Below is Dr. Kushner’s seasonal holiday eating advice for some of the most frequently occurring personality types. You can find out your own DIET PERSONALITY type by visiting http://www.Diet.com.

People pleasers need to learn that it’s not only ok, but essential, to put themselves first this holiday season. Remember:

-Taking care of your health is the greatest single gift you can give to those who love you

-This holiday month, resolve to treat yourself as you would your best friend or biggest client.

-Self-care is not self-indulgent; it’s a personal responsibility.

The most important lesson for the Persistent Procrastinator is that no one has to give up everything this holiday season. Moderate changes in eating habits and exercise can bring about significant weight loss results. Dr. Kushner suggests:

-Setting smaller, more reachable goals in December.

-Not putting off until January 1 what you can start today. Why not start your first “New Year’s resolution” this week?

Emotional Eaters can simply plan ahead to prevent overeating. Know ahead of time how you’ll beat the blues if they come along this holiday season. For example:

-Treat yourself to a holiday theater performance.

-Volunteer at a nearby nonprofit and meet new people.

-Visit the diet.com online support community message boards where dieters offer each other support.

The holidays are a dream-come-true for the Hearty Portioner in all of us! A few strategies can help us keep the calories in check:

-Use smaller plates and bowls to limit portion sizes.

-Slow down while eating so you become more mindful and grateful for what you have.

-Fill half of your plate with lower calorie salads, vegetables and fruits, with the main course protein and with the starch side dish.

Log onto to http://www.diet.com and find out your own unique Diet Personality.

About Dr. Robert Kushner

Dr. Kushner, Medical Director of Diet.com, is also author of the American Medical Association's Obesity Treatment Guide for Physicians. Dr. Kushner’s individualized Personality Diet approach has been proven to help people lose weight and keep it off successfully. Dr. Kushner is also Medical Director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Institute and President of the American Board of Nutrition Physician Specialists.

About Diet.com

Diet.com offers a highly personalized weight loss program using a validated personality test, customized weight loss strategies, and an energizing social networking model. A partnership between renowned weight loss expert, Dr. Robert Kushner and veteran online community pioneers, Diet.com sets to establish the new standard of online weight loss service which is trusted by users, endorsed by experts, and proven to deliver lasting results.

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