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Enjoy festive food without the guilt, says nutritionist

Food is something we should enjoy without feeling guilty, according to Dr. Marianne Walsh, Nutrition Manager with the National Dairy Council, who has prepared some tips for savouring the festive flavours this season, including a recipe by Chef Brian Mc Dermott to try at home.

"It is about health and wellbeing, not being skinny"

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There are so many bloggers nowadays, there has never been as much information available about the topics which interest us. And the majority of people are concerned with healthy eating. And as a nation, we certainly need to be, as we are heavier than ever. Scary recent figures indicate that 85 per cent of Irish women will be overweight and 57 per cent obese by 2030 while around 89 percent of Irish men will be classified as overweight, with some 48 per cent obese.

Six-week ‘Get Healthy’ programme at Castlebar clinic

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A new six-week weight loss programme at the Connacht Nutrition and Dietetic Clinic, a dietitian clinic located at Unit 14C, N5 Business Park, Castlebar, has proved to be extremely successful.

No ‘one-size fits all’ approach to dietary advice

We have all heard that much used phrase - ‘everyone is different’ - applied in all kinds of circumstances.

Eating well for exams - it’s a no-brainer

You know that feeling when you’re hungry: you get narky and irritable, your mood is low, and it’s hard to concentrate - that’s because your brain is particularly sensitive to food and nutrients. This is no way to be if you are trying to study. As the Leaving Certificate looms, it is important to treat your brain with care - a well-hydrated, well-fed brain will deliver when you try to retrieve some of the knowledge you’ve crammed in there.

Are fad diets safe?

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Will calorie counts on restaurant menus help tackle obesity?

Health Minister James Reilly last week performed the official launch of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s new on-line calorie calculator to help businesses in the food undustry to calculate the calorie contents of their menus.

Galway leads the way with alternative to menu calorie counting

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Galway heart and stroke charity Croí has recently commenced piloting a user-friendly menu labelling system to help customers choose healthy menu options in restaurants.

Croi urge people to adopt holistic approach to losing weight

Dietitians from the heart and stroke charity Croí have advised people keen to lose weight after the festive season that weight management is not about “good” or “bad” foods; celebrity or crash diets; or sudden and unsustainable weight loss.

Make weight management your New Year's resolution with the help of Croi

Weight management is one of the key steps on the road to a healthy you, says local heart and stroke Charity Croí, who are just announcing details of their next series of six week (one hour per week) weight management programmes which take place in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway and at select venues throughout the west of Ireland. The Croí programme is delivered by highly qualified dietitians and each participant is encouraged to keep a food diary and participate in weekly weigh-ins where they receive on-going advice and motivation.

 

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