Cocoa Breakin’ My Heart

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As much as I LOVE chocolate (and I really, really do love it), this time of year can be tough for us all, including parents. There are chocolate treats everywhere, and kids expect to get giant Easter eggs, go on chocolate egg hunts, and receive elaborate deliveries from the Easter Bunny… It seems that the […]

Christmas 5 Day LBD challenge

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Tick, tock, tick, tock… It’s just 4 WEEKS til Christmas – can you believe it?! We spend so much time tut-tutting the early decorators, the Christmas ads in October, and the festive treats on supermarket shelves exactly one minute after midnight on Hallowe’en… Then, all of a sudden, the office Christmas party is around the […]

Top 10 fitness gifts for Christmas

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  It’s getting close to that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas gifts for loved ones. We spend time selecting awesome gifts, smugly patting ourselves on the back for putting time and effort into the gift-selection process… only to then not follow through and end up panic-buying whatever is left […]

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

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According to the amazingly funny comedian and social observer Louis CK “the two most boring things to me are civic pride and civic rivalry”. In a kinda snobbish way, I would tend to agree with this view – except for yesterday when my adoptive province of Connacht took on the mighty Leinster at Murrayfield in […]

Strawberry chocs for ever…

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If, like me, you are partial to a Roses sweet (or 10!) at this time of year then I might just have the answer to your chocolate snacking woes. There are some lovely alternative for the festive season that are much healthier, and also guilt free. You can make 10-12 dark chocolate strawberries using about […]

On the first day of Christmas…

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As part of my role as a Unislim weight management consultant, I see that this time of year can really put a strain on your resolve and dedication to eating healthy and staying in shape. No matter how much of an iron-cast will you have, you would need to be made of stone to not […]