The Duke Diet: How They Will Help You Lose
Plan On Succeeding
For almost four decades, the program at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center was out of reach for those individuals who couldn't afford the money or the time needed to participate in the grueling, month-long treatment program. But that's all changed with the release of the book and the digital version of the diet at www.dukediet.com. Now everyone can put the successful program to work.
The components that the program is built upon are healthy eating, regular activity and behavioral strategies. Although the three-pronged approach can work for anyone, it's not exactly a one-size-fits-all program. The Duke Diet and Fitness Center recognizes that each individual has different needs. While some people may prefer to use a low-carb plan to lose weight, others might stick to the traditional low-fat way of eating.
As far as fitness, one person may be in the proper condition to do aerobic activity, while someone suffering for arthritis may have to start with a gentler activity, such as walking. Dr. Eisenson explains that with The Duke Diet, there is something for everyone at every different stage in their lives. The program also takes into account if a person has a medical condition.
One of the hardest concepts for many dieters to grasp is the behavioral element of any given weight-loss program. It's no different with The Duke Diet. The behavioral strategies are the glue that holds the entire process together, says Dr. Eisenson.
"It's woven throughout the book," he explains. "The behavioral skills that people find helpful make it real in their world. The book has patient vignettes and conversational pieces that are done in the classes to bring it to life. Many people have the notion that if you tell them what to eat and how to exercise, they'll do it. But it's not enough for most people to be determined.
"They need something specific. They have to be able to outsmart the problem. You can't outsmart obesity through diet, exercise and willpower alone. You need to have strategies."