"I have been a client of Jason's since he opened Anatomie 7 plus years ago. It has been one of the best decisions I have made for my overall health physically, mentally, and even spiritually. I was 47 when starting and turning 55 this year. Jason and his trainers have kept me on track with my personal fitness goals during this time period. I train 2 days a week at Anatomie but Jason and his team also evaluate and keep my workouts outside of Anatomie on target to help me meet and even exceed my goals.

I really like that they stay current with whats happening in the training and fitness industry, and how they take the whole approach from workouts, nutrition, supplements and listening to their clients.

I would highly recommend Anatomie to any one who is serious about their overall health now and in the future!"

- Nick Keenan

"Come for the abuse and stay for the results"... that is the slogan I use for this amazing process. Jason and his team have a system that works and it is tailored to each client. The intensity is unlike any other. I am short on time and these 30 minutes are the worst and best all at the same time!"

- Mark Estee

"Over the years I have worked out at various gyms in town. I put in the time at the gym chatting with friends while weight training and watching TV during my cardio work outs with the usual mediocre results. I increased both my commitment and effort to getting healthy by working out with other private trainers in town and obtained very good results. However, none of these results compare with what I have achieved by working out with the Trainers at Anatomie. I am in the best shape of my adult life. The Trainers have helped me achieve my fitness goals with a very demanding but efficient 30 minute workout. Most importantly I have done this injury free at Anatomie. Thanks to Jason, Sean, and Cody for providing the training expertise, efficient system and motivational support to help me reach my goals."

- John Thayer

"If you are a busy professional who enjoys a vigorous focused workout to keep you sane (and in those tight jeans), Anatomie is the place for you. You will enjoy the undivided attention of one of their excellent trainers for 30 minutes, and you will definitely see results! Scheduling your workouts is easy, as is changing them online when necessary, making it simple to maintain a consistent workout routine. If you start working out at Anatomie regularly, you will be amazed how quickly people will start to compliment your new physique! If you're a busy person like me and want maximum results for the time spent, it's a great investment in yourself."

- Jennifer Smith

"As a restaurant owner and new father I kept making excuses for not getting back in shape. After joining Anatomie I realized how much could be accomplished with high intensity workouts. Three half hour sessions a week has made my goals attainable. The great crew of trainers has kept me accountable and eager to get in for my next session."

- Christian Christensen

"As a busy professional who has minimal free time, and values the little time she has, anatomie is the perfect gym for me. I've been going to anatomie for over a year and have nothing but good things to say about it. The trainers without exception are all fabulous, friendly, educated, and motivating. The flexibility of scheduling that Anatomie affords me, along with the personalize touch, is perfect for my lifestyle. I get more hard work done in 30 minutes there than I ever got done my own in over an hour. and Jason and his team will address each aspect of fitness- not just exercise - but also diet and lifestyle modification. The results speak for themselves. Thank you Jason and your team for a great experience."

- Sharon W.


The Problem with Low-Fat Foods and Low-Fat Diets


The Problem with Low-Fat Foods

Low-Fat foods:

  • Often lower in calories, but people assume they can eat more.
  • Studies have shown up to 245 calories more are eaten if it was known that food was “low fat” (this is more than the amount of calories burned in a 45 min bout of aerobic exercise).
  • Belief about calorie content also affects the way you feel after eating. You will feel hungrier more quickly after a low fat meal because you know that it’s low in fat.
  • Or, we think we can get away with more food after eating a low fat meal.
  • Low fat foods can help promote weight loss, however it is important to guard against the tendency to eat more food later on. Low fat does not mean all you can eat.
  • Also, there are often more trans fats in low fat foods.
  • Low levels of trans fat in meat and dairy are formed when oil or fat is trans­formed into a semi-solid or solid state through hydrogenation.
  • USDA hydrogenated oil = solid at room temp.
  • Partially hydrogenated oils = liquid at room temp. Partially hydrogenated oils are usually higher in trans fats.
  • The idea behind hydrogenation was to transform oils into products used for spreading (i.e., to replace butter). Hydrogenation occurs by heating oil to extremely high temperatures, mixing it with nickel powder, and forcing hydro­gen through it. Foods appear creamier, spread more easily, and have a longer shelf life than most oil.
  • Fats used by many restaurants for deep frying are also hydrogenated and less likely to become rancid.
  • Hydrogenated oils are used instead of saturated fat because they are almost as stable and people are concerned about saturated fat.
  • They interfere with the metabolism of essential fatty acids. AJCL reports trans fats can destroy natural essential fats, inhibiting the desaturation of linoleic and linolenic acid.
  • Trans fats raise lipoprotein (linked with CHD) seen in people with relatively high lipoprotein levels to begin with.
  • Some say concern about trans fats is exaggerated because they make up only a small portion of our fat intake. However, it is difficult to tell from food labels exactly how many trans fats you are consuming. If you see partially hydroge­nated oil on the label, you know the food contains some trans fat, but don’t know how much. Anyone concerned about health might choose a product low in satu­rated fat and cholesterol without realizing that it’s also high in trans fats. Public perception remains that saturated fats are bad so manufacturers will continue to use hydrogenated oils, and they remain “invisible” on labels.
  • Some estimate trans fat consumption at 8-13 grams daily, while others put this figure much higher.
  • Many ready-made, low-fat meals, i.e., Weight Watchers, contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
  • Rather than choosing what to eat based on what a food doesn’t contain, i.e., fat, base choices on what it does contain. Choosing foods high in nutrients, i.e. fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, is always a better choice.

Problems with Low-Fat Diets

Low-Fat diets:

  • Tend to restrict choices of foods – foods commonly included are meal replace­ment bars, ready-made meals, and low-fat desserts. These all contain ingredients which can potentially slow fat loss.
  • Certain types of low-fat foods can trigger hormonal changes that stimulate your appetite, promoting excessive food intake in overweight people. Studies show a low-calorie diet deriving 35% of the total calories from fat will help you keep weight off longer.

Tips To Avoid Overeating!

High fiber foods, like vegetables and fruit, lead to a greater feeling of fullness. For example, 44g of broccoli has only 12 calories and is high in fiber and minerals, while a fat-free cookie weighing 29g has 127 calories. Keep this in mind for snacking, as well as when you are loading your plate.

Continue to use a diet diary. Whenever you feel a lack of control or feel emo­tions and stress around eating, it is an especially good time to keep track of food consumption. This will help to shed light on the triggers causing you to eat and serves as a good “check-in” about what you are actually consuming (sometimes if we know we have to write it down we may choose not to eat it).

Use smaller plates to put food on. Using smaller plates will leave you feeling as though you’ve eaten more, and portions will look larger causing you to eat less. When eating foods that are easy to “overdo,” such as potato chips, put a small por­tion on a plate vs. grabbing from the bag. Always keeping in mind that at least half of your plate should be vegetables.

Enjoy each bite. Savor the taste and texture of your food and don’t swallow until the flavor is gone

Drinking water before meals will help with a feeling of fullness and will begin to stimulate digestion. Studies have shown that several factors af­fect when you begin to “feel full;” one of them is volume. Drinking 8-16 ounces of water before eating will put more volume in your stomach, decreasing the amount of room for food. A tasty way to enjoy this approach is by adding lemon to your water to stimulate digestion. Between meals, drinking water is an excellent way to ward off cravings and satisfy the urge to eat when you’re not really hungry.

Brushing teeth after every meal can deter you from eating again. This works well for avoiding late night snacks after dinner.

When snacking, use a spoon or fork and avoid finger foods. This will slow down your eating and cause you to eat less.

Confine all eating to the dining room or kitchen table. Sitting down to eat in the same place trains you not eat while doing other activities such as watching TV. Also, such surroundings create a sense of calm that increases the ability to digest your food.

Watching TV can be a “prime time” chance to overeat or eat when you’re not hungry. Associating eating with activities such as reading the paper or watching TV can be a problem because this association encourages you to feel like eating even if you’re not really hungry. Try to sit down somewhere comfortable to eat your meals without any distractions. This creates a calm space for proper digestion that isn’t tied to any activity you do at other times of the day. During commercials, do short exercises such as, walking around the room, jogging in place, stretching, or abdominal exercises, to avoid snacking.

Don’t give away or throw out old tight clothes. We all hold on to clothing that just “doesn’t quite fit” anymore. If these clothes fit you at a time when you loved your body, don’t throw them out! Keep them around and try them on whenever you are feeling like throwing in the towel with your exercise and nutrition program.

Remember how hard you are working! Your Anatomie workouts aren’t easy, especially if you are working on your diet and lifestyle as well – give yourself the acknowledgement you deserve! Start to relate to your body in a way that has you questioning the quality of the things you are doing and putting into your body. Remember, your body deserves the best! It feels so great to be healthy and fit…way better than junk food tastes!!!

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