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Food to Improve Your Mood: Discover the Science-Backed Connection

July 14th, 2023

Our emotions and mental well-being are intricately linked to what we consume. Our food can influence our mood, energy levels, and overall mental health. In this blog post, we will explore some scientifically proven foods that can uplift your spirits and enhance your mood. Dark Chocolate Indulging in a small piece of dark chocolate can do wonders for your mood. It stimulates ...

Beyond the Scale: The Benefits of Consulting a Behavioral Health Specialist for Your Weight Management

June 13th, 2023

Embarking on a weight loss journey entails physical changes and addressing the psychological and emotional aspects associated with it. Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management recognizes the significance of a holistic approach to weight loss and has a team of licensed behavioral health clinicians. Explore how working with a behavioral health clinician at Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management can significantly enhance ...

The Golden Elixir: Unveiling the Health Benefits of Olive Oil

June 1st, 2023

Olive oil, often called "liquid gold," has been cherished for centuries for its culinary and medicinal qualities. Beyond its delicious taste and versatility, this extraordinary oil offers a plethora of health benefits that have been supported by scientific research. Let's explore the advantages of adding olive oil to your diet and download the Olive Oil 101 Guide

Healthy Salad Combos for a Balanced Meal On-the-Go

January 13th, 2023

By Christine B. Tenekjian, RDN, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center This guide allows you to build a delicious salad that will be a nutritionally balanced, satisfying meal. Most of the salad combinations in this template are 400-600 calories.

  1. Start in the upper left box by choosing a salad base.
  2. Work across the left column, adding components to your salad
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What Is Environmental Restructuring? And How Can It Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

March 24th, 2022

By Elisabetta Politi, RDN, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center. You are in good company if you raised your eyebrows when you first heard of environmental restructuring. In the world of behavioral change, environmental restructuring refers to modifying the physical environment around someone to influence health outcomes. Re-designing a work cafeteria to emphasize healthy foods is an environmental restructuring. The combination ...

Planning for a Healthier Holiday Season

November 22nd, 2021

By: Christine B. Tenekjian, MPH, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC, Dietitian Clinician, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center, and Kim Ha, Dietetic Intern at Duke Hospital. The holidays seem to be right around the corner as the weather becomes colder and the leaves are changing color. With this, there may be mixed emotions of anxiety, joy, and confusion around food. Anticipating and ...

Improve Core Strength and Posture with Chair Pilates

November 4th, 2021

By: Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Team Pilates, a form of exercise and body conditioning that focuses more on muscle tone than building muscle mass, is a great way to strengthen your core. Pilates specifically focuses on isolating and relaxing muscle groups, strengthening them with control and breath. Get the benefits of a Pilates session without any complicated gear with ...

Healthy Convenience Foods that Require No Cooking or Prep Time

October 21st, 2021

By Kira Jennings, MS and Christine Tenekjian, MPH, RDN/LDN, NBC-HWC, Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center In our ever-changing world, many of us are struggling with our lives getting increasingly busy again. We are always seeking convenient foods that require little to no cooking/prep time. Plenty of food options are nutritious and able to contribute to balanced meals for these ...

Your Burning Questions About Heart Burn Answered

July 20th, 2021

By Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Medical Team GERD is the medical term for Acid Reflux, and the common description is’ heartburn.’ This condition has nothing to do with anyone’s heart burning. GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. For various reasons, the stomach's acidic contents leak into the esophagus, where acidity is not tolerated by this tissue. When ...

Meal Preparation: Starting Simple

May 28th, 2021

Meal preparation is the process of planning and preparing whole meals ahead of schedule. The initial time investment for meal planning and preparation can be daunting, but the benefits outweigh the challenges. Meal prep can help you:

  • Control your portions
  • Increase your fruit and vegetable intake
  • Save time cooking during the week
  • Save money. All of these benefits also contribute to
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