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Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet
     

Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet

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by Robert Kushner, Nancy Kushner
 

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For the First Time Ever a Weight-Loss Plan Tailored to Your Personality

One simple quiz reveals the key to losing weight forever!

Dr. Kushner has already helped thousands of people lose weight. Now, in his first book, he reveals to you the true secrets to successful weight-loss. His book will help you uncover your personality diet “type” and

Overview

For the First Time Ever a Weight-Loss Plan Tailored to Your Personality

One simple quiz reveals the key to losing weight forever!

Dr. Kushner has already helped thousands of people lose weight. Now, in his first book, he reveals to you the true secrets to successful weight-loss. His book will help you uncover your personality diet “type” and make the needed changes suited to your distinct profile. By taking the personality profile questionnaire, you can find out which behavior patterns are holding you back—and then tailor an individualized exercise and diet plan that addresses those behaviors.

Just follow these simple steps:

- Take the Personality Quiz

- Calculate your score

- Identify your eating, exercise, and coping patterns

- Discover simple ways to change these patterns

- Lose the weight...for good!

Whether an “Unguided Grazer”—who does not eat on a set schedule—or a “Hearty Portioner”—who puts too much on the plate—you can shed unwanted pounds and keep them off for good by following Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"....it's readable, and most important accurate-more than you can say for most diet books." —Shape, March, 2003

"...all of the plans encourage permanent, healthy lifestyle changes...Dr. Kushner's practical advice is right on the money." —Fitness, April, 2003

"USA Today includes Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet as one of their diet book picks that "pound for pound could be just the ticket to a healthier life." —USA Today, January 8, 2003

"The upbeat tone and the psychological approach add to the book's appeal..." says Publisher's Weekly PW Forecast about Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet.Publisher's Weekly, January 6, 2003

"Glamour gives Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet 4 ½ stars (out of 5) and this praise: "A 66-question quiz helps you figure out what traits... are causing you to gain weight. Jam-packed pages of practical, easy-to-follow eating strategies." —Glamour, January, 2003

Publishers Weekly
Kushner, medical director of the Wellness Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, believes that diets don't work unless they match the dieter's personality. Even before determining which diet personality they have, people need to understand how "scaling up" has impacted their lives. This means looking back and seeing their weight losses and gains over a period of years. Then, people can answer a questionnaire designed to show their diet profile. These questions focus on type and time food is consumed, exercise program and coping strategies; readers can then see which diet and exercise profile best describes them. Among the eating profiles are nighttime nibblers, mindless munchers and deprived sneakers. For each of the various profiles, Kushner offers advice on following a diet, coping with stress, exercise and more. His suggestions will resonate with readers familiar with self-help books. For example, when discussing people with low self-esteem, the author suggests focusing on self-affirmation and spelling out their positive traits, even if they have to ask a friend to help them list these qualities. There are some "scaling down" recipes along with suggestions for healthier eating, but the book does not offer a meal-by-meal diet. The upbeat tone and the psychological approach add to the book's appeal, but some dieters may prefer a specific eating program rather than having to design their own plan. (Jan.) Forecast: Key author appearances will generate some buzz, but whether the book will outshine the other new entries in the crowded diet arena remains to be seen. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312288099
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/18/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Robert F. Kushner, M.D., is the medical director of the Wellness Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he uses this revolutionary program on a daily basis. Professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, board certified in internal medicine and nutrition, and listed in the database Best Doctors in America, 2001-2002, he is also the author of nearly one hundred scientific articles on nutrition and obesity. Dr. Kushner enjoys both an international and national reputation and platform and is frequently quoted in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Time, Mademoiselle, and Men’s Health.

Nancy Kushner, R.N., M.S.N. is a nurse practitioner with twenty years of experience. She is a former director of education and program development for a health care agency. The Kushners live in the Chicago metro area.

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Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is sound advice enveloped in both warmth and sensitivity. I liked the 'nibbles' scattered throughout the book and other practical suggestions, such as how to obtain and wear a pedometer. I am having such fun in my daily walking and competing with myself for 'steps instead of miles.' As a health educator who taught Nutritional Smorgasbords to elementary school children and also to groups of school nurses encouraging them to include this concept of healthy eating in their school programs, I am delighted to see this much needed book in furthering the education of the public and in such a clear and kindly tone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is sound advice enveloped in both warmth and sensitivity. I liked the 'nibbles' scattered throughout the book and other practical suggestions, such as how to obtain and wear a pedometer. I am having such fun in my daily walking and competing with myself for 'steps instead of miles.' As a health educator who taught Nutritional Smorgasbords to elementary school children and also to groups of school nurses encouraging them to include this concept of healthy eating in their school programs, I am delighted to see this much needed book in furthering the education of the public and in such a clear and kindly tone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I've read every diet book ever written. They're all the same. You follow a specific plan for a while, you lose weight and then as time goes by, you drift back to your old habits and gain it back. This book focuses your weight loss on whatever habits caused you to gain weight in the first place. It's more personalized than any other diet book I've ever picked up. And it works. I'm losing weight while getting control of my eating and exercise habits. I also have more energy and don't feel like I'm depriving myself. This book is filled with so many healthy snacking options and great recipes. I also find the nibble on this sayings to be very motivating. I always wondered why I kept gaining my weight back. Now I know why and am doing something about it. -------------------------------------------------------- ----------------
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will admit that the gimmicky title made me a little skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised. There were no gimmicks. Instead, I found real help and a lot of encouragement. I really like the way the quiz directs you to find the treatment that will work for you. What Dr. Kushner recommends makes sense to me. I also like that I only have to follow the tips that apply to my patterns. The recommendations are easy to follow and practical. I've never met Dr. Kushner but I feel like he really understands me and my problems. I love how positive this book is. It's not like a regular diet.