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The Healthy Weigh

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.

The Incredible Edible Egg

By Alyssa Baird, Dietetic Intern at Meredith College

Have you ever heard to avoid the yolk of an egg due to the cholesterol content? The delicious yellow middle of an egg we have been told to avoid may not be so bad after all. 

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By Abigail Meyer, Dietetic Intern, North Carolina Central University and Duke Diet & Fitness CenterThose cookies in the break room sure look tempting, don’t they? And those potato chips in the vending machine are so conveniently located right down...
By Sofia Rydin-Gray, PhDBehavioral Health DirectorWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner you may be struggling to come up with creative ideas of how to show your partner and other loved ones how much they mean to you.  How about you ditch...
Can’t seem to drink enough water? Are you busy and forget to drink enough throughout the day? Is drinking water ‘not your thing’?Drinking adequate water throughout the day can be challenging even though we all know it’s important. Everyone needs...
My name is Lauren Benning, and I am a medical student conducting research at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (DFC) to monitor the outcomes of the residential style weight loss program. I authored a policy concerning the labeling of packaged food items...
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...

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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.

The Incredible Edible Egg

By Alyssa Baird, Dietetic Intern at Meredith College

Have you ever heard to avoid the yolk of an egg due to the cholesterol content? The delicious yellow middle of an egg we have been told to avoid may not be so bad after all. 

Pages

Take the First Step.

Whether you have questions about the Duke Diet and Fitness Center or are ready to take the next step into lifelong wellness, we’d love to hear from you. Call us at 800-235-3853 or fill out the below form. One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly to answer your questions or get you started. 
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