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Eat Smart

Your stomach is rumbling and you eye the clock wondering if you can make it to dinner? The Ziploc snack bag you keep filled with healthy emergency snacks in your desk drawer is empty and you wish you had remembered to fill it. You know you will not have a good workout after work if… Continue reading »

Eating with purpose, paying attention to eating, recognizing hunger and satiety; all of these help define mindful eating. Our recent article published in Current Obesity Reports, and then in The Washington Post, established that mindful eating is a powerful tool to help us eat healthy and manage weight. But how do we go from a fast-paced,… Continue reading »

Can you freeze bread? Yes. My husband and I rarely go through a whole loaf of bread in a week so the freezer is my go-to. We are no longer wasting the end of a loaf, chomping on stale bread, or trying to finish it before it goes bad. Frozen slices of bread works best for… Continue reading »

Move More

I hope you have found something that excites you, motivates you, and keeps you active. I know the gym isn’t for everyone. It hasn’t always been my first choice to stay active. A year ago, I decided I wanted to try to run a longer race and maybe even lose some more weight. I joined… Continue reading »

Recording Now Available: Not All Carbs Are Created Equal Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University We often hear about people trying the Keto diet or a low carb diet, as the category of “carbs” tends to be demonized and misunderstood. However, not all carbs are created equal. Click… Continue reading »

My husband really loves to bike as his primary form of exercise.  Biking is not typically my favorite.  I definitely prefer group exercise classes, but have never done a spin class, as I prefer aerobics-based classes.  So when we purchased the Peloton bike last year, an indoor exercise bike with online streaming classes, I thought… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Evelyn: “I recently connected with a long time friend at a business conference and we discussed lifestyle changes and weight loss.  I shared my weight loss goals with her and she encouraged me to consider enrolling in Eat Smart, Move More,… Continue reading »

Spring into health with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week online weight management program delivered in real-time by a live Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).  In addition to the live weekly classes, participants receive one-on-one support from their RDN instructor through a private online portal. Classes can be attended from home or office using… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Rachel: “I‘ve learned so many great new habits through Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. My online coach was the most encouraging person and her interaction with every member was meaningful. I enrolled two years in a row because it was… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

  The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less team examined the impact of mindfulness, specifically mindful eating, on weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight regain. The results of this research were published in Current Obesity Reports. We are honored The Washington Post has showcased the study results in a recent article. Additionally, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s… Continue reading »

Mindful eating can be defined as eating with awareness, which is compared to eating out of habit or because of an external stimulus (smell, atmosphere, peer pressure). It refers to being aware of one’s physical and emotional sensations while eating or when in a food-related environment. Mindful eating allows a person to pay attention to signs of… Continue reading »

Calling all current and former Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participants! Do you have a friend or colleague interested joining your healthy journey? For a limited time, refer a friend or colleague and receive a FREE “Cook This, Buy That” Meal Planner and Igloo lunch bag! Your friend or colleague can join any of… Continue reading »