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Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Mary: I am an 81-year-old female and I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.  Even though I tried to eat healthy my A1c numbers never improved.  I was referred to the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program by my primary physician, and started the class at NC State University in October 2019. I reached my personal goal of losing 10 pounds at the end of Part 1.  In… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Helen: “I recently finished Phase 1 of the program. My smart goal for Phase 1 was to get below the prediabetes A1C number before my 2020 physical. Last year I was 5.8 and last week I was at 5.6. Not a huge difference but significant enough.  Taking this class has educated me on many levels. After my husband’s death, I ate my way through grief. It wasn’t… Continue reading »

Weight management is a complex topic because food is complex. From a nutritional standpoint, the goal of food is to provide the necessary nutrients to perform our everyday tasks. But, food is so much more than simply a means to an end. Food has the ability to trigger a memory, bring people together, provide comfort, and even explore different cultures. For these reasons and many more, weight loss can be difficult. Researchers in the field of nutrition have been trying… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Susan: “I participated in an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class throughout 2019.  I learned so many things about choosing healthy habits and, as a result, really changed the way I look at diet and exercise.  I achieved my goal of losing 5% of my body weight.  I also gained confidence in my ability to live a healthier lifestyle.  The most significant thing that came out… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Julie: “I have struggled with being overweight most all my life. However in the last 6 years I put on about 40 pounds I could not lose. I maintained about 217-220 for the last 6 years (from my mid 40s until now at 50). After having no success with Weight Watchers and never being able to get under 200 pounds I worked with my doctor for the last… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Sandra: I started this program in the Spring being pre-diabetic with a 5.9 A1C level. After less than three months my level dropped to 5.5 and I believe it will be lower at my next appointment. I have lost 4 inches from my waist. Most of all I don’t have the fast food cravings and lack of energy. I make healthier food choices and have the energy… Continue reading »

The new year is here! We often find ourselves starting the new year by making resolutions hoping that the new habit sticks with us every day for as long as possible. But unfortunately, most of these resolutions are forgotten within a month or two. Do you remember seeing a packed gym in January or February and then slowly as the year passes by the gym gets less crowded? Instead of making a resolution, setting a new Goal is a better alternative as… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Elaine: “When I finally woke up to the fact that the way I was living was driving me right toward the diabetes that is in my family history, there it was an email from Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! This program came at a time when I was ready to do something about my health and it’s been an amazing tool. I love the information, the… Continue reading »

Traveling and eating healthy is not always a winning combination. How can you stick to your healthy goals and still travel to see friends and family? When you are driving to your destination, it is a bit easier as you can pack a cooler or bag lunch for your trip. Bring along yogurt, peanut butter sandwiches, fruit, cut vegetables, whole-grain crackers, and bottled or sparkling water. How about coming back? Not so simple. In a recent trip to Asheville to present at a conference I… Continue reading »

Fall has arrived! Thank goodness!! It’s the time of cool air, football, pumpkins and a steady train of holidays that involve food. Halloween is one of the first stops on the train and is one that often derails our healthy habits. Consider these 5 ways to stay healthy this Halloween. 5 Ways to Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween: Leave it on the porch. Instead of sitting and passing out candy, leave the candy bucket on the porch and walk… Continue reading »