You don’t need to travel to the Duke Diet center to take advantage of the program. Everydayhealth.com asked the center’s experts to share their top tips for achieving weight loss success — from scheduling meals to getting a grip on emotional eating.
Here’s a tip:
Keep a Food Journal
Jotting down what you eat — in a journal, on your iPhone, or in an Excel spreadsheet on your computer — helps you stay aware of whether your meals are balanced, how frequently you’re eating, and how many calories you’re consuming. “If people come back to the center because they’re regained the weight,” said said Christine B. Tenekjian, Duke Diet & Fitness Center dietitian. “It’s often because they stopped monitoring what they’ve been eating.”