RSVP Magazine

Feel Low? Then Get Your Supplements From Natural Foods!

With the days fast closing in and the little sunshine we get about to disappear, you might be planning on getting some supplements to see you through the winter months. But before you reach for that vitamin bottle, have you ever considered that you would be far better off getting your requirements from natural foods? […]

On A Diet? Check Out The Top 9 Fat Loss Factors

If it was as easy as eating healthily and exercising you’d already look and feel the way you want to look and feel, and therefore you wouldn’t be reading this right now. But it isn’t. There is more to it and you know it. In fact, there are 9 key factors that have been keeping […]

Fatgirl Slim: August 2012

I have a wee bit of a confession to make. I wasn’t as dedicated to the old diet lark as I should have been this month. That’s a bit of an understatement actually – I actually fell off the wagon quite spectacularly. And in doing so, I even got on my own nerves. You see, […]

Eat Better, Think Smarter; The Foods to Help You Improve Your Brain!

The right foods can dramatically improve your intelligence (IQ), mood and memory, and they give other amazing mental benefits to children and adults of all ages! David McDonagh, dietician, fitness trainer and creator of System 10 Weight Loss ( tells us what to eat to make us sharper and improve our mental wellness. Did you […]

5 Food Tips For Lean Legs and Happy Faces!

By Anna Aparicio Thin, but not too skinny, and not to muscly either. Slim hips, cellulite-free and toned thighs, small calves, skinny ankles… When it comes to talking about our legs, we seem to have what we want pretty clear. Jennifer Lopez’ legs, maybe? We all have different body types and are genetically predisposed to […]

Hot Tips for a Hot Beach Body!

We know… more exercise and less cake. But isn’t there anything else we can do to look and feel a little better this summer? These hot tips from Anna Aparicio will have you slipping into your bikini before you can say beach!   FAST & LOOSE From about 4am till10am, the body is in detoxification mode. […]

Insomnia, IBS, Depression, Memory Problems? Help is At Hand!

Sometimes when we look for the solution to a problem, we overlook the answer that may be right under our noses, and consuming better nutrition is often just that. Many health conditions, aches and pains, explained or unexplained that you suffer from, can be greatly improved with better basic nutrition. You might think that you […]

Fatgirl Slim July 2012 – Diary of a Reluctant Dieter

July 2012 So two things that I achieved this month: (A) Finishing the mini-marathon and not coming in last, waheyyy! This is my fourth time walking the Dublin 10km marathon, and as I mentioned last month, on the other three occasions I romped home in the last ten people. This meant that the musicians along […]

Be Flush Not Flash With Your Cash! Our Top Tips!

These days your money goes down the plughole faster than Tom Cruise’s marriage But with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can stretch your euro further. We teamed up with Sinead Van Kampen from to let you in on the easiest ways to stay flush.   Fashion 1. A lot of people are employed […]

Fix Your Metabolism – The Real Weight-Loss Miracle

The Only Real Weight Loss Miracle – Fix Your Metabolism!  By David McDonagh Would you like better and faster weight loss? What about eating more but losing more? What about doubling your weekly weight loss results? What about dramatic results in stubborn fat areas like lower stomach, hips, thighs and backs of arms? What about […]

Seven Day Detox Plan

with Karen Barody, health  and fitness expert with The Hospital Group With so many supposedly failsafe detox diets out there, including Gwyneth Paltrow’s three-week cleanse programme that was slated by its followers, it’s hard to know which diet plan is best to choose. Karen Barody has put together a seven-day detox plan especially for RSVP […]

Beauty And The Fridge

We don’t know about you, but we at RSVP are beauty junkies. We have drawers, baskets and bathroom shelves brimming with countless beauty products. They all promise the same thing – smooth, flawless, clear, line-free skin and luscious, bouncy, shiny hair.  However, are you aware that most of us have a host of beauty products in our fridge, […]

Eat to Beat The Menopause

By David McDonagh   The menopause is a natural part of life but for many women, it can prove a very difficult time that lays the foundation for future illness and disease. Simple food changes can make the menopause a much smoother and safer time in life. These same changes can get rid of the […]

Vote for Vitamin D

By David McDonagh. Virtually every illness and disease has vitamin D as a factor in it! It is amazing for bone health, joint problems and osteoporosis. It is critical to help prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer, two of the most common cancers of all. It is great for blood pressure. It can help prevent […]

Gut Reactions: Self-Help for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most frustrating and confusing of digestive disorders experienced by both women and men. 65% of cases are female with over 35s being the most common age group affected. It is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life, with some […]

Weight for It – with Aisling Holly – MD of The Hospital Group

MD of The Hospital Group Aisling Holly discusses the growing cosmetic surgery and weight-loss industry in Ireland, how celebs maintain their looks, and why Irish women are queuing up to have the most intimate procedure of all!   It’s almost like selling confidence in a bottle. It really gives you that feel-good factor to be […]

Fatgirl Slim – June 2012

DIARY OF A RELUCTANT DIETER Andrea Smith June 2012 So three stone down now and it’s the little things I’m noticing really. My rings, which have been wedged onto my fat fingers for years, are now too loose. I was always around 17 and a half stone for most of my adult life, but over […]

Fatgirl Slim – May 2012

DIARY OF A RELUCTANT DIETER This month was the maintenance phase of my diet, where I came off the initial 28-day phase of the HCG diet* and followed a programme designed to maintain my weight for a month. It was a pretty dodgy time for me to be dieting though, especially as I went to […]

Fatgirl Slim – April 2012

DIARY OF A RELUCTANT DIETER Andrea Smith April 2012 You know the way your head can tell you one thing, but your heart tells you something else? Well this month I’ve learned a new variation on that one. While my head is 100% committed to this weight-loss programme I’m on, there are times when my stomach […]

Fatgirl Slim – March 2012

DIARY OF A RELUCTANT DIETER March 2012 REASONS FOR DIETING: I’d like to have sex again before I die. Men don’t fancy really fat women – unless they’re one of those weird, feeder types! If, by some miracle, I was to find a date,   it would be nice if we didn’t look like Jack Sprat […]