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# Weight Loss

All time
# no shame
"I'm really scared": The side to weight loss you rarely see
Matt Diaz has lost 270lbs.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?
David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?
# dennis the menace
A pizza-loving dachshund lost 3 stone after ditching human food
Just look at him now.
# Exercise
Here's how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders lost
It’s a combined total of almost 10 stone.
# Fitness
3 ways to shift stubborn fat around your middle, thighs and arms
But it’s not going to be easy.
# Humiliation
'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis
This comes in a new study from Slimming World about the abuse faced.
# Weight Loss
Leo Varadkar appears on Operation Transformation
The health minister is a keen runner.
# the time diet
Eat whatever you want and lose weight*
*As long as you eat it in a 9 to 12 hour window and you’re a mouse.
# Weight Loss
1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time
Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.
# slimming world
'The bath cracked under my weight': The motivation to lose 20 stone in just three years
Bríanán McEnteggart was named Slimming World’s Woman of the Year today.
# Fighting Fit
Guy loses 9 stone, surprises his parents with his weight loss
Hmmm, there’s something different about you.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: A Facebook experiment, a Lindsay Lohan lawsuit and a dog weight loss app
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Breaking
This is an actual news headline that was published today
Shocking revelations.
# shape up
Confirmed: Diet soft drinks do actually help people lose weight
Participants in a recent study who drank the diet beverages actually lost weight than those drinking water who were on the same diet and exercise plan.
Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic
Alexandra Potter said she dreamed of playing for her county like her heroes Bernard Brogan and Stephen Cluxton, but Bulimia Nervosa soon took over.
# matcha
This is the 'new coffee' that Ireland is becoming obsessed with
Matcha green tea has seen a surge in popularity this year.
# Fitness
What is CrossFit and why can't people stop talking about it?
Need a routine to get you fit, strong, fast and lean? This way…
# Diabetes
"A real breakthrough": Study finds exercise will effectively fight heart disease in diabetics
Doctors previously lacked definitive evidence that such treatment was effective.
# Weight Loss
Link between anorexia and dental braces needs to be explored - report
A study of the condition in an Irish hospital found that it is developing a younger age and becoming more common in males
# you can do it
UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens
The council say the messages will give them a “effective nudge” to lose weight.
# witness the fitness
How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight
Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.
Column: Cut the 'fat talk' in front of kids
Discussing diets and weight loss resolutions may seem normal during January, but remember that impressionable young minds are taking it all in, writes Laura Larkin.
# 100 Days
This video of a woman's first 100 days of exercise will get you off your arse
A bit of inspiration never hurt anyone.
# New Year
Open thread: What are your new year's resolutions for 2014?
Will it be one of the classics or have you got something more unusual planned for next year?
# warning
Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US
Consumers are being warned not to take products in the OxyELITE range.
# Body Image
Concern over teen 'thigh gap' weight loss obsession
Psychologists and sociologists warn that ‘pipe dream’ of particular body shape a danger to teenage girls.
# Illegal Medicine
Pills, liquids and creams among 750,000 doses of illegal medicines seized last year
The Irish Medicines Board said sedatives, weight loss pills and erectile dysfunction drugs were the most detained items as they warn against online purchasing.
# weight in gold
The Dubai diet: Lose weight, get paid gold. Simple.
Where can we sign up?
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Fat avatars, terminator vision and teaching you how to relax
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Gastric Band
New Jersey governor Chris Christie reveals he had gastric band surgery
The Republican governor, tipped to run for the White House, insisted the measure was about ensuring he was there for his family in the future.
# Olympics
The chubby jogger from Nike's Olympics ad has lost a lot of weight
Keep on trucking, dude.
8 New Year's resolutions and 6 tips on sticking to them
What are you promising to change, learn or do better in 2013?
# Getting Fit
Brazil's Ronaldo loses 17 kilos in reality show
“Il Fenomeno” has gone from a 42-inch waist to 37 inches as part of a Brazilian reality TV show.
# Health
9 dieting gimmicks you should stop wasting money on
No, really, put down those toning shoes.
# good for you
20 'superfoods' that everyone went bonkers over
From fruits and nuts to grains and seaweed, what benefits do these so called superfoods have to offer?
# Diet pills
Clinics told to stop advertising 'weight loss' fertility drug
The drug, human chorionic gonadotropin, is licensed for use in fertility treatment, and the Irish Medicines Board said it “advises strongly” against its use for weight loss.
Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.
Kids across the country are seeing their parents spending time, energy and money on yo-yo diets and gimmicks. This isn’t good for them, writes Deirdre Cowman.
# Weight Loss
Pharmacists dispute health warnings over meal replacement products
The Irish Pharmacy Union has disputed claims that over-the-counter meal replacement products can encouarge “a cycle of failure” in people attempting to manage their weight.
# Anorexia
TD calls for debate on blocking eating disorder websites
Sites featuring images of underweight models and ‘The Thin Commandments’ are putting vulnerable people in danger, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.
# Dieting
Dieticians revise calorie calculations: it's now twice as tough to lose weight
US scientists say the previous formula – where cutting 500 calories a day meant losing 1lb a week – was too generous.