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

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 9

Please–Don’t Watch Your Weight! By: Ann-Marie Giglio You hear it all the time.  Your doctor wants you to lose weight.  Your friends are worried about losing weight (maybe because their doctors told them to).  Marie Osmond, Jennifer Hudson, and so many others are in your face about lost weight.  (How much you wanna bet they hired

Apr 22, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 6

Small Changes This week we’re thinking about small changes to our diets. Diet = the food you eat.  Look it up.  That’s what the definition is. Has anyone taken soft drinks out of their diets yet?  How about just removing one or two that you currently drink during the day and replacing with water?  If

Mar 25, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You be Fit in a Year? FIY Week 5

Take Stock of Your Eating Habits By: Ann-Marie Giglio The next step — keep track of what you eat. Write it down. Every bite. These things that you eat are your diet.  Not Marie Osmond’s or Atkins’.  Your diet is simply the food you consume.  Look it up in the dictionary.  Diet = what you

Mar 18, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Weight-Loss: The Biggest Lie

I can barely stand the month of January.  Everywhere I turn, or everything I turn on, is blaring at me about losing weight.  Sensa, Jenny, Nutri-Systems, SlimFast, and worst of all, Weight-Watchers, are all yelling at us to lose weight.  Even our doctors are saying it. I guess we really can’t call it a lie

Jan 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Losing Weight is Not a Goal!

I hear this from people all the time:  “I want to lose __ pounds.” My response is always the same:  “And then what?” Why?  Because losing weight is not a goal.  It’s a temporary and finite experience. And it’s integral to the yo-yo experience.  Sure you feel good for the accomplishment.  But how long does

Jul 03, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

Feeling a Bit Off?

Things have a way of catching up with us. Take Daylight Savings Time.  That always throws me off.  My circadian rhythm does not like it and I spend at least a week, this year bit more, trying to re-stabalize and sleep properly. And where I live, it’s pollen season.  We have a pretty intense time

Apr 24, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

Why Do You Need A Personal Trainer?

I get asked this all the time. The simple answer is because your health is personal.  Every body is different, so why should your health plan be like anyone else’s?  You can get on a machine and work it, or do endless squats, but will it accomplish the goal you yourself are actually after?  What

Feb 15, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

A Chemical by Any Other Name…

…tastes just as sweet as before its name change.    And is still the same test-tube cocktail it was before the name-change. The-sweetner-formally-known-as-Aspertame is now called:  AminoSweet. That’s a much better name, wouldn’t you agree?  Sounds so–what?–why downright HEALTHY!!  Aminos are good for you, right?  And if they’re sweet, hey, does it get any better? Ajinomoto,

Jun 10, 2011 / by corematters / No Comments