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:
Walk Your Way to a Lower Weight
Most people who come to the Duke Diet center have not been exercising regularly, says Gerald K. Endress, a clinical exercise physiologist and fitness director at the center. He recommends using a pedometer as an easy way to rev up your activity level. “If you’re just starting out, figure out how many steps you take each day as a baseline,” he suggests. “Then try to work your way up to 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That’s a great strategy for getting people going, and having that feedback from the pedometer is important.”