Ann-Marie Giglio

Bah Humbug!

Is your mailbox jammed with advice about how to navigate party buffets or make low-calorie drink choices? Well, if you are on the edge of a diagnosis–pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol–our National 6-week Holiday Binge can tip you into the red. So you want to read all that advice and follow it. But if

Jan 20, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Holiday HELP!

This week officially begins our nation’s 6 weeks of absolute excess. I’m not sure how it morphed into this, but this is what we do. We over-indulge in everything, and try to share the bounty with everyone we know. This can become stressful. My house will be filled by 3 large dogs, a cat, 2

Jan 20, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Who’s Really The Biggest Loser?

TV’s “The Biggest Loser” drives me crazy. Why? I guess the humiliation is a good place to start. Everything is embarrassing. Failure to succeed at working out. Being half-naked at the weigh-in. Getting “bad” numbers. But aren’t they already winners for being there and taking these steps toward better health? I watched a 345 pound

Jan 20, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Should You De-Tox?

I‘ve been approached recently by people selling detox devices, wraps, pills, etc. They want me to sell them to my clients. For the most part, I’m not interested. Why not? 1. If someone truly needs detoxing, and some people do, they need professional diagnosis and care. That’s outside the scope of my practice, and to

Oct 23, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stress: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Usually, we hear about the bad effects of stress.  But it actually has a good side.If you’ve been challenged by a situation or a problem at work, you’ll work hard to find a solution. That’s stress.  When you find the solution, that stress was productive, problem solved, you can stop your stressing, and recover.  When

Oct 14, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Making These Mistakes?

Does the thought of getting back in shape give you a headache? You’ve probably tried a couple of things already.  And now, you just can’t seem to get started again, even if you know it’s the right thing to do. Why is that?  Because your emotional memory is a memory of  failure.  And that part

Jul 03, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Will You Be Fit In a Year – Week 15

Food Labels continued… Onward to the math section of our Food Nutrition label.  Keep in mind that these labels are deliberately confusing.  Manufacturers want you to become frustrated and give up.  They want you to rely on the advertisement all over the package rather than take the time to do the math.  AND they’ve listed

Jun 18, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Will You Be Fit In a Year? Week 14

Read the Label! If we are going to make good choices about food, our choices have to be informed by facts.  Shopping the perimeter of a grocery store, the facts are pretty clear.  We can rely on our senses.   Ripe or unripe?  Fresh or old? Firm or mushy? But to make informed choices in the aisles

Jun 18, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments