You don’t need to travel to the Duke Diet center to take advantage of the program. 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:


Rise, Shine, and Work Out


Making exercise a priority is a challenge for most people, but it’s non-negotiable when it comes to weight loss. Sofia Rydin-Gray, Ph.D., assistant director of behavioral health and lifestyle coaching at Duke recommends exercising first thing in the morning so other commitments — work, dinner plans — don’t get in the way. “Some people cannot be successful if they don’t exercise in the morning since it’s often hard to fit it in at the end of the day,” she says.