- Health – Nutrition
- Assisting You in Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices
Grace G. Martin, MS, RD, Nutrition/ Wellness, Weight Control: educator “hands-on” experience.
Martin on nutrition provides nutrition programs and counseling for the purpose of assisting clients to improve their health and well-being through healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes.
The nutrition programs are accurate, sensible and are derived from the latest scientific-based information
A registered dietitian: Her interest in nutrition started with her own weight problem, a dilemma that had plagued her for many years.
Tired of endless fad diets that just didn’t work, she set out to learn scientific nutrition principles that would help her achieve a healthy weight, and improve her health in the process. This pursuit led her to obtain a Masters Degree in Food and Nutrition.
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As an adult, she was motivated to lose weight to get a husband, which she managed to do.
But unbeknown to others, she was putting it back on as I walked down the aisle to the altar.
For many years, her weight yo-yoed many times over, but her marriage has remained steadfast.
She experienced what she teachs today — weight loss is a long journey with a destination. It’s not always smooth sailing. Expect road blocks (setbacks, intervening circumstances, challenges etc.) that may slow the trip.
She wants to make a difference in the lives of individuals who want to improve their well-being by making healthy food choices and lifestyle changes.
She has taught nutrition for most of her professional life.
Her teaching experiences include a graduate assistantship at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and 12 years at a Nursing School.
She has taken her training in food, nutrition, weight issues; her skills as a nutrition educator, and her countless “battling the bulges” experiences to new heights in her workshops.
Are interested in making dietary and lifestyle changes for the sake of their well-being.
Medical conditions associated with obesity affects attendance, which ultimately may impact a person’s productivity.
The Solution — What I Can Do to Help Alleviate the Problem:
Contribute to a possible reduction of the rates of absenteeism in your organization that are due to medical conditions associated with obesity.
Provide an opportunity for a possible reduction in health insurance rates as a result of lifestyle changes among your staff.
Help increase productivity as a result of improved staff attendance on the job.
Help improve your bottom line as a result of staff feeling better about themselves, physically and personally, by virtue of lifestyle changes.
Motivate unfit staff to take corrective actions for the attainment of a healthy weight and become fit for personal and health reasons.
Provide staff with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to make lifestyle changes which includes healthy eating and active living.
Prevent overweight/obesity in the workforce by providing information on appropriate lifestyles, healthy eating, and active living.
Understands the anguish of obesity, poor self-image, low self-esteem and how it may affect work place performance and morale; is prepared to show staff how to replace these feelings of inadequacy with a positive attitude, which may improve performance.
“Must Know,” scientifically based information needed to achieve a healthy weight and become more fit; can show staff how to lose a modest 5% to 10% of body weight, and thereby reduce medical risk factors in the process.
Is ready to provide staff with sound, scientifically based “nuts and bolts” information pertinent to successful weight loss, and with the skills to differentiate facts from myths, truth from quackery.
Academic credentials (MS, RD – Master of Science, Registered Dietitian; Certified in ADA Adult Weight Management Program) for credibility on weight loss issues and to make a difference.
You get an expert who has many years of teaching experience in nutrition and nutrition education.
Her experience include teaching at the college level, Nursing School, Community Programs, and at the State Department of Health and Senior Services.
Learn how to succeed at weight loss, and how to keep from regaining weight for years to come. They learn how to identify frauds, quackery and empty promises. They acquire knowledge to make informed decisions regarding weight loss programs.
Discover what they need to know for long term weight loss success; specifically, the rules of the game and how to play it — Eat healthy, live a healthful life, be active and have a positive self-image.
Learn to assess their individual Body Mass Index (BMI) and evaluate the data for medical risks such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
Learn to set realistic goals for weight loss so as not to be doomed to failure. They learn that a modest 5% to 10% weight loss reduces medical risk factors significantly.
Discover small, effortless body movements that when incorporated into daily living can make a BIG difference. They learn easy exercises to pick-up their pace, to pick-up their stride, to make them healthier at any size!
Learn about portion control. They learn the answers to questions such as: What is an appropriate serving size?
What is the caloric content of popular meals at franchise restaurants? At fast-food restaurants?
How can I cut calories and not the taste when eating out?
Learn to make good food choices. They learn to identity nutrient dense foods, namely, foods high in nutrients and low in calories.
They learn which foods make you feel full with low calories. With one’s appetite at bay, fewer calories are consumed.
Learn to decipher food labels, to interpret nutritional information for the most appropriate selection to meet their needs. They discover that low fat is not always low calorie! They find out what statements such as “25% less fat” really mean.
They become a wiser consumer at the marketplace.
Learn about ten medications, including anti-depressants, which cause weight gain as a side effect in some individuals.
Learn how to conduct positive self-talk and improve self-esteem.
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