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Comment #4935822 by Elle Cooney

Elle Cooney Apr 1st 2016, 9:42 AM #

I’m currently one of those statistics, and it’s very scary. I’m on the way down in terms of weight and have lost a fair bit since overhauling everything last November, but it’s difficult. I didn’t pile on the pounds in a short period of time, it happened from over eating slightly every day for years and going out on the beer at the weekend. I would say 90% of my slow but steady weight gain was due to portion size, not masses of fizzy drinks and sweets. Just a slice of bread or an extra piece of cheese here and a big plate of pasta or rice there.
Moving on from that is a lot harder than saying “oh I won’t drink coke because that’s what made me fat”, it’s a complete change of day to day life and that’s not easy. It took me a long time before I snapped out of it, so I have a lot of sympathy for people who haven’t gotten there yet.

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Latest research shows Ireland's obesity problem is only getting worse

Latest research shows Ireland's obesity problem is only getting worse

A new study from The Lancet said that this will occur by 2025. Men in Ireland have the highest BMI in Europe.

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    Apr 1st 2016, 2:21 PM

    Completely agree Elle. It takes time, but once you see the results it makes sense. I lost over 3 stone by cutting out that extra slice of bread, using correct portions of pasta and rice, substituting it with extra veg. Add to that not using public transport, getting everyone on my bike, and I lost the pounds. I’m very trim now, and it feels great. Good for you for making the change.

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