Who I Am
I have been a registered dietitian since 1981. My interest
in nutrition started with my own weight problem, a dilemma that has plagued me
for many years.
Tired of endless fad diets that just didn't work, I set out to
learn scientific nutrition principles that would help me achieve a healthy
weight, and improve my health in the process. This pursuit led me to obtain a
Masters Degree in Food and Nutrition.
In 2002, I introduced “You’re a Diamond in Disguise”
– a motivational song to encourage individuals to value, appreciate and love
themselves for what’s inside – a diamond shining bright.
The lyrics were inspired from the memory of a loving mother, who to
ease the pain from belittling remarks about obesity, would wipe the tears and
say to me, “You’re a
diamond in disguise, a precious gem of perfect shape and size.
Don’t ever believe otherwise!”
As an adult, I was motivated to lose weight to get a
husband, which I managed to do. But unbeknown to others, I was putting it back
on as I walked down the aisle to the altar.
For the next 30+ years, my weight yo-yoed
many times over, but my marriage has remained steadfast. I experienced what I teach 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.
I retired from the NJ Department of Health and Senior
Services, where I served for 15 years as a Public Health Consultant and
supervisor, during which time I conducted statewide training sessions on
I retired to pursue my purpose in life -- to make a
difference in the lives of individuals who want to improve their well-being by
making healthy food choices and lifestyle changes.
I have taught nutrition for most of my professional life.
My teaching experiences include a graduate assistantship at Rutgers University
(New Brunswick, NJ) and Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and 12 years at a
Nursing School. I am currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Raritan
Valley Community College, Somerville, New Jersey.
I have taken my training in food, nutrition, weight
issues; my skills as a nutrition educator, consultant, and my countless “battling
the bulges” experiences to new heights in my workshops.
What I Do
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
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
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
unfit staff to take corrective actions for the attainment of a healthy
weight and become fit for personal and health reasons.
staff with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to make lifestyle
changes which includes healthy eating and active living.
overweight/obesity in the workforce by providing information on
appropriate lifestyles, healthy eating, and active living.
Six Reasons Why I Am the Person to Hire
to Solve Your Problem
You get an expert who has over 25 years of teaching experience in nutrition
and nutrition education. Her experience include teaching at the college
level, Nursing School, Community Programs, and at the NJ State Department of
Health and Senior Services.
Ten Reasons Why Participants Benefit From My
At my program, the
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?
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.
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.
about ten medications, including anti-depressants, which cause weight gain
as a side effect in some individuals.
how to conduct positive self-talk and improve self-esteem.
My fees for services are competitive and affordable.
I will do my very best to meet your budget
requirements. Please contact me to discuss your particular needs. It would be my pleasure to be of service to you.
Thank you. Grace Martin
G. G. MARTIN
GRACE G. MARTIN, MS, RD
P. O. BOX 85
NESHANIC STATION, NJ 08853
Grace G. Martin, MS, RD
Owner and Founder
G. G. Martin Enterprises