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bariatric

Can bariatric surgery help me lose weight?

With the Ireland’s growing obesity crisis, many people are turning to costly weight loss surgery, but how effective is it? Gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric balloons – to name the most commonly performed procedures – appear to offer a solution to the problem of obesity by physically restricting the amount you can eat. Morbidly Read more…

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Spice up your foodpacks

Spice up your LighterLife foodpacks

There are lots of great things you can do to add a bit of variety to your LighterLife Foodpacks, without compromising their nutritional value… On any of our LighterLife plans – Total, Lite or Fast – you can add salt, pepper, red Tabasco sauce and tablet sweetener. Plus, if you’re on Lite or Fast you Read more…

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happiness

10 Ways to increase happiness

Plan a holiday Celebrate your achievements with a trip away. A journal by the Applied Research in Quality of Life found that when we start planning trips we experience happiness much like when we are actually on the holiday itself. The anticipation of your trip and could last up to eight weeks so why not Read more…

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating and your 5 a day

Healthy eating and your LighterLife journey involves letting go of the pounds but more importantly understanding your relationship with food and establishing new helpful habits that will help you maintain your weight. Management clients often come to me and explain how they just don’t understand how they can eat 5 portions of fruit and veg Read more…

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Hunger gauge

The Hunger Gauge

The Hunger Gauge – When we were younger  we were pretty in tune with our physical hunger, we knew when we needed food and when we didn’t. However as we grow up the lines seem to blur, we start to conform to what other people want of us, they tell us how much we should Read more…

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carbs

Good Carbs & Bad Carbs

Carbs seem to be getting alot of bad press these days! We need carbohydrates in our diet, but just which carbs should we be eating? and how much? it can all be very confusing. At LighterLife, we apply what we know about food and hunger to help you manage your appetite and related cravings for Read more…

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ketosis

What exactly is ketosis?

Ketosis – what exactly is it? Restricting carbs to switch the body into it’s ‘fat-burning’ mode – or ketosis – is an increasingly popular way to lose weight. Yet despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of ketogenic diets, they are often still regarded as faddish, dodgy or even dangerous. We explore the facts. On a ketogenic Read more…

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metabolism myth

Does dieting affect your metabolism?

Changes to your metabolism during weight loss is a much misunderstood phenomenon. Metabolic rate is mainly determined by your weight; the heavier you are, the more you can eat without getting fatter. Think of the amount of fuel a Rolls Royce uses compared to driving the same distance in a Mini. As far back as Read more…

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