Our one-of-a-kind program has changed 50,000 lives.

Learn Healthy Weight Loss Strategies At The Duke Diet And Fitness Center

Duke Diet and Fitness Center is the world’s only residential-style weight-loss program integrated within an internationally renowned academic medical center. For more than 40 years, our unrivaled, comprehensive healthy approach, tailored to individual needs, has helped people achieve sustainable weight loss and transform their lives.* 

At Duke we believe losing weight is not just positive and transformational change, but also about getting the multiple, life-saving benefits that come along with it, like lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar.


Why Is a Healthy Weight Important?


Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is vital for overall health and can help you prevent and control diseases and chronic conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.

What Factors Contribute To a Healthy Weight?



Many factors can contribute to a person’s weight. These factors include environment, family history and genetics, metabolism, and behavior or habits.

Lose weight—and gain so many other benefits. 

Our graduates of a four-week program lose an average of 5 percent of their initial body weight while they’re here. Participants also report significant health and quality-of-life improvements, such as:
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity-related conditions
  • Reduced disability from arthritis and chronic pain
  • Improved endurance, mobility, strength and flexibility
  • A healthier, more balanced approach to eating and activity 
  • Improved ability to manage stress and enhanced mood 
  • A total change of mindset about diet and exercise that works with their lifestyle and enables them to maintain progress at home

If you’re looking for a spa—this isn’t the place. But if you’re ready to get serious about your health; to invest the time, heart, energy, money and personal commitment; and to take your life back, there’s no better place than Duke Diet and Fitness Center. 

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*Individual results may vary

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center combines medical, nutritional, fitness and behavioral expertise.

Collaborate with highly skilled specialists in each of these four areas to create an individualized approach to your weight-loss program.


Expect a comprehensive medical assessment, an individual health plan and ongoing monitoring by physicians, psychologists and behavioral clinicians, dietitians and exercise physiologists. See treatment details


Diet & Nutrition

Develop a healthy, satisfying, sustainable eating plan in collaboration with a registered dietitian, and learn to understand your nutrition needs and the calorie levels to support your weight-loss goals. Learn about nutrition counseling


Fitness & Exercise

Masters-level exercise physiologists and fitness specialists incorporate the latest movement science into their classes, and will help you find a plan that suits your abilities, interests and lifestyle. See exercise options


Behavioral Health

Psychologists and behavioral clinicians will help you set realistic goals, implement them gradually, plan for obstacles, find balance and manage stress and emotions around food and weight loss. Explore behavioral counseling

“I lost 135 pounds in a year and a half, and have maintained my weight loss for 14 years.”



-Marilyn G., 63

Take the First Step Today.

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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With more than 40-year years of experience in delivering wellness and weight loss programs, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center has established itself as one of the leading weight loss and total body health destinations for health conscious individuals seeking a residential style health program focused on natural weight loss.

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