Duke Diet & Fitness Center Programs
The DFC holds the international gold standard of excellence for residential weight loss programs. The core program includes a multiple-week stay; graduate and additional programs provide ongoing support as needed.
Click a program for a general description of our options. Clients who are unsure how much time to allow for their DFC experience are invited to discuss their needs and goal with our admissions staff or treatment staff. We will be pleased to guide you in your decision.
NEW CLIENT PROGRAMS
Our four-week program is our most successful, and it is recommended for first-time particiants who have more than 30 or 40 pounds to lose and who may have associated health conditions. For those who are unable to attend for this length of stay, two-and three-week programs are also available, tailored to your needs and goals. Clients participate in day-long activities on the premises of the DFC from Monday through Friday, and arrange for residence at local hotels. On the weekends, clients practice the skills they learn during the week with guided support from their DFC team. The unique combination of intensive residential experience and on-your-own practice provides you with the opportunity to develop real-life strategies and habits in a supportive, safe environment before returning home.
Intensive Evaluation and Planning Program
If you have only a limited opportunity to get away, we offer a five-day intensive program that provides a thorough assessment and recommendations for your treatment. Helps you understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and gives you the opportunity to learn and practice new strategies and habits for life and to begin to see health benefits; our most popular and recommended for first-time participants
For participants who have completed the four-week program and would like to stay longer, they may purchase an extended stay on a weekly basis for up to a total three month-stay. Particularly beneficial for those who are severely affected by obesity and lack of physical conditioning and will benefit from prolonged and intensive treatment
Family Member Support Program
For close friends and family members who do not struggle with weight themselves but wish to visit the Diet & Fitness Center to learn how to support your new lifestyle
A wonderful way to reinforce your program, get back on track (if needed) and learn new strategies for staying healthy
A range of services after your stay, such as lifestyle coaching, and ongoing informational newsletters
LEARN MORE: For more information or to speak to an admissions coordinator, call 1-800-235-3853 or use our online contact form.