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Criticism as Dept of Health spends €230k sponsoring Operation Transformation series
Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said services for people with eating disorders are virtually non-existent due to successive government failures.
# Weight Loss
RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight
RTÉ claims the programme has “evolved considerably over the years”.
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# dnp
Two food businesses ordered to close in January, including one selling dangerous weight loss product
One website ‘’ was selling a “highly toxic” product and implying it could be used for weight loss.
# Weight Loss
Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all
New research has shown that skipping breakfast might not have an adverse effect on a person’s weight.
# transformation tuesday
Poll: Do you think before-and-after weight loss pictures can be harmful?
A debate has opened up on social media.
# Naron
This Spanish town is trying to shed 100,000 kilos by 2020
Gone are bacon and fried calamari from the diets of thousands of residents in Naron.
# slim shade
Klopp: I'm sure Carragher needs to lose a bit of weight, not Van Dijk
The Reds boss says they won’t see the best of their record signing until next season.
'I went from dad bod to six-pack in eight months because of a promise I made myself as a child'
‘For those interested in getting in shape and losing weight, I suggest figuring out why you want to do it’, writes Kevin O’Connor.
# Bariatric surgery
Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week
“The funding for more surgery just isn’t there. But there is the need and we’ve identified the need.”
# column
6 key steps for dropping body fat
Follow this advice and great results won’t be far away, writes David Last.
# Weight Loss
Gastric bypass surgery helps obese teens keep weight off but can lead to more surgery
Some suffered vitamin deficiencies.
# no weigh no weigh
Ad for slimming tablets banned after complaint it showed women who were too thin
The ASAI said that the ad mustn’t be shown in its current form again.
'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years'
Jules Coll had gastric bypass-surgery, as shown on RTÉ’s documentary Nine Stone Lighter. She wrote her new book, Flabyrinth, about how the weight loss was just the beginning.
# every body is a bikini body
This Irish blogger's 'honest' bikini selfie is inspiring loads of people on Instagram
“It may not be the ‘bikini body’ I’ve dreamed of, but it’s good enough for me.”
"I'm still falling, still hating myself, still regretting that I let it all come to this"
Jessica Spencer talks about her struggles with her body and the pressure to be thin
# War on Obesity
PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland
One expert said the plan could “be one of the major tipping points in Ireland’s obesity problem.”
# bootcamp
This Irish blogger lost a whopping 17 pounds in one week
Rosemary MacCabe shared the news on Instagram this morning.
'Don't give up just because Operation Transformation is over'
In Alan Mullen’s last column for, he encourages everyone to keep up the hard work – it’ll be worth it.
# Drumroll
Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders have lost
It’s a combined total of 100 pounds – the equivalent of about five car tires.
I'm going to reach my 16 stone goal. Not by being lazy, but with hard work and dedication
This week, Alan says he is looking forward to the Operation Transformation run in Phoenix Park this weekend.
'This is a big week for me. I've finally hit the 19 stone mark'
Last year’s Operation Transformation leader, Alan Mullen, explains why this week was a milestone for him.
Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly
Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.
'I know I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm mentally determined to do it for myself'
When I applied for Operation Transformation I knew what I was getting myself into, writes Alan Mullen.
'Looking back at how much weight I've lost, it makes me realise that you really can achieve your goals'
Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. In week three he tells us how he is staying on track.
Operation Transformation leader withdraws from the show due to health reasons
Dan Kennedy underwent tests at St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where he was diagnosed with severe colitis.
# Weight Loss
What a transformation - this 29-year-old has lost almost nine stone in 10 months
Ciarán Burns opens up to The42 about his weight struggles and the remarkable, life-changing journey he’s been on since last March.
'After training and a strict diet this week, I am three pounds off the two stone mark'
Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.
'I weighed a colossal 27 stone aged 21. I was one of the fattest people ever on RTE's Operation Transformation'
Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.
You can go 'on the dry' this January and help more than just your health
The Irish Heart Foundation wants you to give up the booze this January and help raise money for charity.
# healthy living
Operation Transformation picks its first leaders for new series
The show will get underway again in the new year.
# Yay
Sick of dieting? New study finds low-fat food might not actually help you lose weight
Reduced-fat diets are no more effective than higher-fat diets in reducing weight, a new study has found.
# transformation
'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini
Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.
# out of me like lava
Everyone's talking about how 'teatox' makes you poo like crazy
“I’ve never farted so much in my life.”
# no beer
This guy’s touching guide to losing weight has gone ridiculously viral
People asked for specifics, and they GOT THEM.
# you're not the only one
These women are staring at the sun as an aid to weight loss
It’s all the rage in Hong Kong.
Women in Hong Kong are staring at the sun to try and lose weight
Well, we’ve heard it all now.
# simone anderson
This woman was accused of 'faking' her weight loss photos - her response is going viral
“Every 5am start, every single workout, tear, crying fit – it’s all been worth it.”
# pcos
Do you suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome? New research hopes to help you
Up to one in five women are estimated to be affected by the condition.
# Gotcha
A study which claimed eating chocolate helps you lose weight was an elaborate hoax
Journalist John Bohannon wanted to make a point about studies with little scientific merit making headlines and driving fad diets.
# Weight Loss
Do you need to shed a few kilos before the holidays? Then step this way
There are a couple of simple lifestyle changes that can help you achieve your goals.