The Duke Online Weight Loss Program

After receiving my free weight loss plan from Jillian Michaels, I felt like researching to see what other online dieting programs are available.

Next stop: The Duke Diet

Duke Diet - Get Your EvaluationLike Jillian, Duke offers a free initial assessment of your weight situation and goals. I took it. The result:

“Your current weight is too low for us to recommend that you lose weight. However, our program can also teach you how to incorporate healthy eating habits and exercise into your life — which is important for everyone. Please discuss your weight and health goals with your doctor, who can advise you how to proceed.”

It looks like Duke’s program is for serious losers, not for people like me who only want to get rid of 10-15 pounds to look a bit letter and to fit into old clothes.
Nonetheless, I’m still invited to join:

“While we don’t recommend a goal weight for you, we would like to encourage you to improve your lifestyle with our online program. As a member, you’ll get all the tools and support you need to improve your lifestyle. You’ll have access to our renowned Duke experts, plus 16 online tools! “

These are the tools:

  • Personalized Meal Planner
  • More than 400 Recipes
  • Personal Recipe Box
  • Shopping List Tool
  • Nutrition Guides
  • Eating Out Guide
  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Message Boards
  • Custom Fitness Plan
  • Exercise Video Library
  • Weight Tracker
  • Lifestyle Journal
  • Food Log
  • Calorie Calculator
  • Fitness Calculator
  • BMI Calculator

The price of Duke Diet & Fitness online program is similar to Jillian’s, $4 per week, with the first week free.

What I like about this program:
The medical expertise brought in by the team of specialists in various areas such as nutrition, fitness, behavioral health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
Duke is one of the top universities in the world. Their research and development resources are huge, therefore I trust they thoroughly test programs like The Duke Diet & Fitness.

What I don’t like:
The Duke Diet website looks no different than any other weight-loss site out there. It doesn’t pass the trust and reputability of the Duke University to the reader. However, I believe one shouldn’t judge the Duke program only by looking at their site.

If you want to give it a go, here’s the link: We’ll Help You Trim Down: Based on proven weight loss approach. Now online to help you

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