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“I have lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved.”

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My instructor and the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program have changed my life! And I’m 62, that’s kinda hard to do. I’ve lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved. My doctor was floored and wanted to know all […]

Limit Ultra Processed Foods to Better Manage Weight

A recent study1 found that people ate 500 calories a day MORE when they ate ultra-processed foods. This study was conducted in a testing facility where adults were served either foods that were ultra-processed including hot dogs, tater tots, sugary cereal, chips, cookies, and pudding OR unprocessed foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, unsweetened yogurt, […]

“I lost 17 pounds in the course of this program” – Raj

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Raj: “I recently participated and completed the Eat Smart, Move More and Prevent Diabetes program.  The program was very well organized and time was provided for participant feedback in every class.  The program had a wealth of information which I am sure I […]

Impact of Mindful Eating on Weight

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 hunger, satiety, […]

Cancer and Obesity: How to Reduce Your Risk

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.  Cancer and Obesity: How to Reduce Your Risk Recently I read a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet […]

Recording Now Available – Diets: Fad or Fact

Recording Now Available: Diets: Fad or Fact Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University You asked, we listened! Based on your feedback, the next webinar will focus on various popular diets and the evidence (or lack thereof) behind them. Diets covered will include Whole30, Paleo, Detox, Low Carb, and […]

Why Employees Participate in Corporate Wellness Challenges and Activities

Employees participate in wellness challenges for a lot of different reasons. A strong wellness program or challenge should include components that incorporate many of those reasons. Provide Opportunities to Make Healthy Changes Screenings, wellness challenges, wellness fairs, and disseminating health-related information via company networks are good starting places to help employees be more aware of […]

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Featured in The Guardian

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program focuses on mindful eating, or choosing and savoring food without distractions such as computers or television. Mindfulness is paying attention to your surroundings and being present in the moment, eating with awareness and only eating when eating – not watching television or working on the computer. For […]

“Eating the Med Way, I Truly Feel Fantastic”

We are thrilled to introduce our guest blogger, Susan. Susan is participating in our current Mediterranean Diet webinar series and has experienced incredible results. She shares her story below. Way to go, Susan! “A friend had introduced me to the Mediterranean lifestyle last spring. She had tried to talk to me about it after my labs […]