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Dreading the Scales

Dread the scales? Smarter ways to know your nutrition strategy is working for you Do the sentiments of looming dread sound familiar as you are about to step on the scales after a lovely holiday away in the sun or a fantastic weekend of wining and dining with family or friend...
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Easter Eggstravaganza: Staying in Control of the “Choc Fest”!

t is Easter time and that often means one thing – an annual chocolate binge! Everywhere you turn you will see Easter eggs lining supermarket aisles.  Switch on the TV and within a matter of minutes an advertisement for chocolate will appear whilst families with young...
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Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As a coach involved with Larne Swimming Club and as a healthcare professional, I am aware of how important a healthy diet is for an athlete. We recently had an ex-swimmer and registered dietitian, Julianne Larkin talk to our swimmers and parents about eating well. Following the...
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Food Misconceptions and Calorie Lies

A calorie is just a calorie.  A calorie of fat or protein or starchy carbohydrate is the same as a calorie of sugar. The above statement is both incorrect, misleading and grossly oversimplified.  However it was seized upon by the sugar industry, who would then compare the...
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Valentines day – no need for sugar

I absolutely love this Valentine’s Day themed ad, it is so good to see at least one ad that doesn’t bring in chocolate or sugar in relation to this holiday. Although I do need to profess my love of good quality, high cocoa, low sugar, dark chocolate, which I enjoy...
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Water vs Sports Drinks in Exercise – How the Food Industry works

In recent years as health and fitness has grown, the big multi-national food/drink companies have responded to create an industry worth over $40 billion globally. Whilst some ultra endurance athletes may need these drinks or gels, for the vast majority this money is wasted....
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Miriam Margoyles, Maleficence and the perils of a dental check up.

Vegging out over the Christmas Holidays I was watching the “Marigold Hotel on Tour” and much loved Miriam Margoyles. In Palm Springs surrounded by rich ladies with molten, waxy faces, post numerous face lifts and other cosmetic procedures. Miriam was asked if she ever...
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LIMITATIONS OF WORLD CLASS DENTAL TREATMENT

Darth Vader, speaking of the Death Star after the destruction of Alderaan “Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” I am no great Star Wars fan,...
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“THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING”

To quote a T.V ad jingle. As we know ’tis the season that we are bombarded with ads for every type of food stuff imaginable and if you are anything like me, you are stuck for Christmas Present ideas. Try a few simple hints to keep it a slightly healthier holiday for all. If...
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