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Madi Johnson

Soups are my favorite go-to during the winter season. I love almost any and all soup flavors, but I try to stick to broth-based instead of cream-based to make sure it fits within my calorie budget. I also love the simplicity of soups, many of them are easy to throw together (especially in the crock… Continue reading »

We are excited to share the following testimonial from David, a 2017 Holiday Challenge participant. Way to go David! “Above is a photo of my younger brother Mike and I after participating in the inaugural Turkey Day 5k through Next Generation Performance fitness center in Benson, NC.  My brother Mike was visiting from Ohio for… Continue reading »

As we plan our Thanksgiving gatherings, it’s important to remember food safety. Holiday meals have been linked to outbreaks of many pathogens including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringes and Staphylococcus aureus. Cooking for a crowd larger than normal, whether in the home or in a community kitchen, can lead to mistakes at the expense of food safety. Dr.… Continue reading »

The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge Has Begun! Join more than 23,000 people from across the US and around the world in the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain your… Continue reading »

As a part of the 2017 Holiday Challenge, we are excited to announce a FREE virtual race through Paris! Walk or run past iconic landmarks and quaint cafes all the way to the finish line at the Eiffel Tower (a 26.2 mile route – a full marathon!). Bring your motivation to maintain your weight this holiday season… Continue reading »

ONE WEEK Until The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are… Continue reading »

The Holiday Challenge Taste Test is an annual event in which we determine which recipes will be included in the Holiday Challenge. Each team member chooses a healthy recipe, brings the dish to the event, and we all taste and rate each dish. Only the highest rated dishes make it into the Holiday Challenge. It’s… Continue reading »

The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join… Continue reading »

Don’t Lose Your NC Flex or HSA Dollars! This October, fall into health with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 15-week online weight management program that works because it is NOT a diet – it’s a lifestyle! All weekly classes are held online in real-time by… Continue reading »

For the past few years, I have been making numerous variations of muffin pan quiches. It originated from Eating Well’s Mini Mushroom and Sausage Quiche recipe (which was featured in the Holiday Challenge), but I found that I started throwing in my own vegetable combinations and more often than not opted for a vegetarian option… Continue reading »