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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

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