1. Top Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping

    665728_448226461879674_1327986522_oMistake #1: You go to the grocery store following a workout.

    Most of us have heard the old adage about not grocery shopping when we’re already hungry, right?  But what about after a workout?  Oftentimes we are ravenous after working out.  By the time you have cooled down and got your shopping cart, guess what?  Hunger can strike.  Pretty soon, we are loading our carts up with “quick fixes” knowing we need to replace that lost glycogen!  The quick fix may not be a “healthy” quick fix.

    Plan:  Try to eat directly after your workout or carry a small post-workout snack.  Also remember to plan exactly what you are going to buy and stick to that list.

    Mistake #2: You buy a food simply because it’s organic.

    Just because a food is “organic” doesn’t mean it’s healthy or that it’s good for you. Organic chocolate or organic desserts are still “chocolate” or a “dessert”.  They still contain calories and fat.

    Plan: Read the nutrition label, as you would any other food label.  How much fat, sodium and sugar does it contain?  What are the serving amounts, etc.

    Mistake # 3: Purchasing various products because they are “made with real fruit.”

    Just because a product shows fruit on its label, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s made with fruit.  Oftentimes dyes and artificial sweeteners are used to give it a “fruity” flavor.

    Plan:  Try to eat whole pieces of fruit.  If the product you are eating doesn’t contain “real” pieces of fruit, do not buy it.

    Mistake #4: You avoid frozen produce and assume it’s not as nutritious as fresh.

    Despite good intentions we find that we have several items in our crisper that are now wilted because we did not have the chance to use them this week.

    The Plan: Stock up on frozen produce—it stays good for up to a year.   Frozen food can still be nutritious and they taste great.  We don’t have to worry about looking for produce that is “in” season.  We can enjoy it year round.  Farm fresh produce, on the other hand, may have travelled for several weeks, been exposed to light, heat and many handlers before reaching your table.

    Mistake #5:  Buying Anything from the Checkout Lane Aisles

    The items conveniently located at the checkout lanes are designed for impulsive shoppers.  They are things like, wrapped snacks, little gadgets, soft drinks and convenience type items.  The items here have a higher markup than most items.

    Plan:  Most items have a generic version that can be found in another section of the store-which will be far cheaper. So avoid the last minute impulsive purchases!

    So the next time you are in the grocery store, remember to try to put your family’s money toward purchases that will not only satisfy their appetites and nourish their health but that will save you a whole lot of money and prevent excess waste.


  2. Meet Marcia K.

    MARICA KEENER

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    Elite Fitness Professional
    Your Personal Best Training Studio
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    BBA Human Resources
    ACSM-Certifed Personal Trainer
    FAS – Functional Aging Specialist
    CertifiedWellness Coach: Wellcoaches
    AHA-CPR

    Specializing In:
    Wellness Coaching

    Marcia says, her life long struggle has always been her weight although when she came to Your Personal Best she was at her heaviest ever. She believes totally in everyone’s ability to make small changes leading to greater changes. She has a passion for working with people to assist them in becoming healthy and enjoying a better quality of life. That is what YPB has done for her. Over the last year and a half, she is not sure what would have happened to her physically without YPB in her life. It is important to her to teach the gift of health to others.

    Marcia’s Strengths:

    • Has faith in the link between all things, i.e. body-mind-spirit.
    • Is energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence.
    • Enjoys the thrill of turning strangers into friends.
    • Likes to figure out the best way to get things done.
    • Takes responsibility for anything that she commits to, whether large or small, feels emotionally bound to follow it through to completion.

  3. Meet Lisa W.

    LISA WRIGHT

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    Owner/Director of Operations

    Board Chair, L.G.W. Fitness, Inc.
    ISSA – Certified Fitness Trainer, FAS – Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR

    Specializing In:
    Sports Nutrition
    Low Back Conditioning
    Fitness and Pregnancy
    Physiology and Exercise
    Fitness and Fibromyalgia
    Shoulder Complex: New Advances
    Fitness, Posture and the Aging Spine

    Email: lisa@ypbtrainingstudio.com
     

    Lisa ran and taught aerobics classes in 1997-98, but struggled with “Skinny Fat”. She discovered resistance training and more importantly, Right Nutrition in late 1998 which led her into the sport of Natural Body Building. She won awards in three shows and had the privilege of judging several shows her own. Lisa continues to run, cycle, lift weights 2-3 times a week and train as a cyclist to maintain a “toned” and functionally strong body at 53 years old. She founded Your Personal Best Training Studio in 1999, is a mother of two daughters and is helping others to achieve their personal best!

    Lisa’s Strengths:

    • Can create alternative ways to proceed. Quick to spot relevant patterns and issues.
    • Go with the flow. “Now” person who can take things as they come, discovering the future one day at a time.
    • Likes to figure out the best way to get things done.
    • Has faith in the link between all things, i.e. body-mind-spirit
    • Enjoys the thrill of turning strangers into friends.
    • Focuses on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence.

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