How It Works

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less was developed by professionals from North Carolina State University and the NC Division of Public Health. Based on the theory of planned behavior, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is an online weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for weight loss and maintenance. Each lesson informs, empowers and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is delivered in an interactive real-time format with a live instructor. The program is offered to employers and health plans interested in eating smart, moving more, and achieving a healthy weight.

What Makes Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Unique?

Evidence Based
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is built upon evidence based healthy eating and physical activity strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program outcomes are published in peer-reviewed journals to further contribute to this evidence. ...Read More

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Instructors
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less instructors inspire and motivate program participants throughout their journey toward better health. Instructors are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and are trained to effectively engage and empower participants in and outside of class. ...Read More

Live Online Delivery
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is delivered in an interactive online format with a live instructor. Each employee can choose the class time that works best for his or her schedule. We offer lunchtime, late afternoon, and evening classes to accommodate various time zones and work schedules. A new 15-week series begins each month to minimize wait time. ...Read More

Online,
Real-Time Delivery

  • Classes are held online with a live instructor
  • Convenient lunchtime and evening classes
  • Accessible on computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • One-on-one support outside of class
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ESMM Weigh Less timeline

Each lesson includes:

  • Information about why the behavior is important for weight loss/maintenance
  • Practical strategies for adopting the behavior
  • 3-5 minute physical activity break
  • Ways concepts can be adopted by the whole family
  • Opportunity for sharing and celebrating
  • Suggestions for living mindfully
  • Guided discussion of strategy for the week

Participants Receive

Personal Portal

Track your progress, set goals, and communicate with your instructor through the online portal, My Dashboard. Connects with all FitBit® devices for easy tracking.

One-on-One Support

Message one-on-one with your instructor, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, throughout the week for additional support.

Welcome Kit

Each participant receives a welcome kit mailed to their doorstep that includes a program workbook, mindful eating journal, and measurement guidelines.

Tshirt

Participants who attend all 15 classes will receive a free Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less t-shirt in the color and size of their choice.


Employee Wellness

Improve the health of your employees or health care members and enroll your group or business in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Offer Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less to your employees by purchasing class seats in bulk, and receive special group pricing. Each employee can choose the class time that works best for his or her schedule. We offer lunchtime, late afternoon, and evening classes to accommodate various time zones and work schedules.

Create a Culture of Wellness

Improve the health of your employees or health care members and enroll your group or business in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. The process is simple.

  1. Purchase class seats in bulk to receive special group pricing.
  2. Receive customized marketing materials to promote the program.
  3. Employees choose the class time that works best for them. A variety of class times are offered to accommodate multiple time zones and work schedules.

From Our Business Clients

Krista Ariail

“Blue Cross NC has a comprehensive wellness program, TotalYou, where we strive to make the healthy choice the easy choice for employees so that they can bring their best energy to their life and work. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less has been one of our staple programs for employees since 2012. Their online platform allows employees, regardless of work location, to participate in their interactive weight management course. Our annual screening data shows that employees who complete this program lose weight and keep it off—and personal testimonials from employees say the same. We are excited to continue our relationship with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less this year, as well as explore their newest program, Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes.”

Christy Colgan, Health and Wellness Manager
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Explore Participant Testimonials

Learn about the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program from participants themselves. Explore our participant testimonials, which reflect the participant’s journey through the program, whether their goal was weight loss, blood pressure reduction, or a healthier lifestyle.

“I always rode in motorized carts when shopping and if they didn’t have any, I avoided that store altogether. Then I decided to take baby steps and walk as much as I was able and if it got too be too much, I would ask for a cart. Now I go into those stores I avoided and I walk. I went to my doctor in May and for the first time ever, my numbers were phenomenal! My A1C dropped to 5.9. This was so very exciting. And it’s all due to the changes that I’ve made since starting this journey. So here I am, 38.4 pounds lighter with 7 inches gone and a little over 2 sizes down in clothes. Thank you for making this class available to people like myself. I still have a lot to learn, but am excited to see what the future holds.”

Lynda — Employer-Sponsored Participant

“Having a heart attack put it all into glaring perspective. Going into the program, my goal was to lose 10 pounds. I surpassed that goal and lost a total of 15 pounds and have greatly improved my overall health. My initial blood pressure before starting the class was 185/78, now it is 117/69. My waist circumference was 42, it is now 38. I passed my goal for this class, but I am confident I can continue to incorporate all I learned to take off an additional 10 pounds. Keep up the good work, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, and keep motivating and encouraging everyone to eat healthy and move more! It may save their life like it did mine.”

Rick — Employer-Sponsored Participant