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Madi Johnson

An easy dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight? AND one that serves as a great lunch the next day? These Greek Bowls are just that. They can be made in advance to meal prep for that week’s lunches but they can also be put together quickly for a last-minute dinner (and if there… Continue reading »

My criteria for a weeknight meal: Quick. Easy. Healthy. How can I get a plate on the table in a short amount of time, cook while keeping an eye on my busy infant, and make sure it’s a dish I feel good about eating? I have a few recipes that fit the criteria and that… Continue reading »

Mindful eating is an evidence-based strategy to maintain or lose weight, as eating mindfully helps us pay attention to what and how much we are eating. Mindful eating strategies include paying attention to our hunger levels (as the Grinch would say, “am I eating because I’m bored?”), eating slowly with awareness of each bite, and… Continue reading »

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase… Continue reading »

The annual (and free) Eat Smart, Move More, maintain don’t gain Holiday Challenge consists of many resources for participants, including healthy holiday recipes. And someone has to TASTE those recipes to make sure they are actually delicious and easy (and healthy)! Each year we hold a Taste Test to determine which recipes will be included in… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Kimyetta, as she completed the program:   “When I first started the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program, weighing in at 220 lbs, I was unhealthy, eating unhealthy and not much energy to complete my day. When my job sent… Continue reading »

Sparkling water has been on the rise in recent years, with more brands and more flavors popping up all the time. Sparkling water is a great alternative to soda, as it is bubbly and refreshing without any added sugar or artificial sweeteners. However, make sure to double check the label of your sparking water as… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, David, as he completed the program:   “I attended all 15 sessions and really enjoyed my instructor’s positive attitude and knowledge of weight, diet, strength, and flexibility concepts. I lost 26 lbs by tracking and thinking about the interaction of diet,… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Maggie, as she completed the program: “One day I received an email from our HR Department that said our company would like to pay for the Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less program.  I was not sure if I was able… Continue reading »

We are excited to introduce our guest blogger, Doranna Anderson. Doranna is the Comprehensive Cancer and Control Program Consultant for the Cancer Prevention and Control Branch at the NC Division of Public Health. When I read a recent post from the Prevent Cancer Foundation about how they started a Salad Bowl Day at their workplace I thought… Continue reading »