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Is it really JUST the turkey that makes me sleepy on Thanksgiving?

At my family’s Thanksgiving meal there are three rules.  One - don’t stop eating. Two - take a bite and pretend to like your Aunt’s new favorite vegan dish. Three - mark your territory on the couch for your inevitable post meal coma nap.

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: How to Stay Motivated During the Winter Season

By: Duke Diet and Fitness Intern- Marie Peaslee

Occasionally, staying motivated to exercise is challenging, especially during the holiday months. We often discover that it is difficult to find the time.  When we have the free time, we tend to sit on the couch and have a Netflix binge instead of exercising. Although this can be a daily struggle, we usually can find the time during the warmer seasons to exercise. However, the winter months keep us inside, in our pajamas, with hot chocolate, and movie marathons. How do we combat the extra cozy with the exercise?

Making Meals Mindful

An Overview of Mindful Eating

 What exactly is mindful eating?

Overcoming Obesity with the DFC

A little over a month ago, three staff members spread the word about the Duke Diet and Fitness Center to the obesity medicine practitioners attending Obesity Medicine Association’s Overcoming Obesity conference in Washington, DC. Attending the conference were Dr. Sofia Rydin-Gray (Director of Behavioral Health), Ms. Dina Lumia (Director of Client Relations, Sales and Coaching) and myself. We met with what is a rapidly growing group of clinicians who are treating obesity in communities across the U.S.

Is Gluten Bad for Me?

Written by Alyssa Baird, Meredith College Dietetic Intern 

Gluten has become a hot topic in nutrition, but how many of us actually know what it is or why we are avoiding it?

Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. This means it is also in related products including semolina, durum, and farro. Gluten is like a glue that helps hold food together and makes your favorite bread airy and fluffy. 

So, why should you avoid it?

The short answer is - you shouldn’t! That is, unless you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance/allergy.

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At my family’s Thanksgiving meal there are three rules.  One - don’t stop eating. Two - take a bite and pretend to like your Aunt’s new favorite vegan dish. Three - mark your territory on the couch for your inevitable post meal coma nap.Growing...
By: Duke Diet and Fitness Intern- Marie PeasleeOccasionally, staying motivated to exercise is challenging, especially during the holiday months. We often discover that it is difficult to find the time.  When we have the free time, we tend to sit...
An Overview of Mindful Eating What exactly is mindful eating?Mindful eating creates a state of mind where you concentrate on being present and fully experiencing the current moment of eating. This includes focusing on all of the sensations of your...
A little over a month ago, three staff members spread the word about the Duke Diet and Fitness Center to the obesity medicine practitioners attending Obesity Medicine Association’s Overcoming Obesity conference in Washington, DC. Attending the conference...
Written by Alyssa Baird, Meredith College Dietetic Intern Gluten has become a hot topic in nutrition, but how many of us actually know what it is or why we are avoiding it?Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. This means it is also in related...

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Is it really JUST the turkey that makes me sleepy on Thanksgiving?

At my family’s Thanksgiving meal there are three rules.  One - don’t stop eating. Two - take a bite and pretend to like your Aunt’s new favorite vegan dish. Three - mark your territory on the couch for your inevitable post meal coma nap.

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: How to Stay Motivated During the Winter Season

By: Duke Diet and Fitness Intern- Marie Peaslee

Occasionally, staying motivated to exercise is challenging, especially during the holiday months. We often discover that it is difficult to find the time.  When we have the free time, we tend to sit on the couch and have a Netflix binge instead of exercising. Although this can be a daily struggle, we usually can find the time during the warmer seasons to exercise. However, the winter months keep us inside, in our pajamas, with hot chocolate, and movie marathons. How do we combat the extra cozy with the exercise?

Making Meals Mindful

An Overview of Mindful Eating

 What exactly is mindful eating?

Overcoming Obesity with the DFC

A little over a month ago, three staff members spread the word about the Duke Diet and Fitness Center to the obesity medicine practitioners attending Obesity Medicine Association’s Overcoming Obesity conference in Washington, DC. Attending the conference were Dr. Sofia Rydin-Gray (Director of Behavioral Health), Ms. Dina Lumia (Director of Client Relations, Sales and Coaching) and myself. We met with what is a rapidly growing group of clinicians who are treating obesity in communities across the U.S.

Is Gluten Bad for Me?

Written by Alyssa Baird, Meredith College Dietetic Intern 

Gluten has become a hot topic in nutrition, but how many of us actually know what it is or why we are avoiding it?

Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. This means it is also in related products including semolina, durum, and farro. Gluten is like a glue that helps hold food together and makes your favorite bread airy and fluffy. 

So, why should you avoid it?

The short answer is - you shouldn’t! That is, unless you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance/allergy.

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