RSVP Magazine

Amy O’Riordan tell us about her 7 stone 5LB weight loss journey

  In 2011, in my first year of blissful marriage; my handsome, healthy, witty, strong husband became very ill. My rock, my love, my best friend. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which was at a borderline Stage 4. My world could have crumbled, but together, with the strength […]

Three tips from Weight Watchers for staying supermarket savvy

Whether we stick to it or not, we are all well aware of the golden rule of supermarket shopping: never shop for groceries on an empty stomach. Not only do we end up spending €40 more than we budgeted but we end up with a trolley full of tempting treats and food we will never […]

It’s official. This is the best diet for losing weight

Going vegetarian could be the key to losing weight faster. Meat-free diets came out on top in a recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This was the world’s first attempt to compare multiple diet studies to work out if there is any benefit to becoming a vegetarian. On average, vegetarian dieters lost an extra two kilos […]

PART 2: Beat the Binge – The 80/20 rule and Cheat days

Last week we brought you beating the binge part 1 which you can read – here  and now for some more super, handy tips. Break the cycle! Restricting your calories the day after a binge achieves nothing and actually restarts the cycle of deprivation and binge eating. Change your mind-set! Think moderation, not deprivation. One […]

8 Ways To Control Emotional Eating

Identify your triggers What triggers your emotional eating? By identifying the usual situations that drive you to food you can begin to address them and do something about it. Identify the emotions you’re feeling Figure out exactly what it is you’re frustrated about. Is it money, family, a relationship? Rather than ignoring the issue and […]

The Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

We all know green tea has health benefits and many of us force ourselves to drink it because the taste takes some getting used to but are we actually aware of the extent of the health benefits of green tea. Here is just a few of the vital ones: 1. Green tea aids weight loss […]

Kerry woman’s Amazing 9 stone weight loss

Kerry native Johanna King lost over 9 stone and 5 pounds and she chatted to Anna Daly of Ireland AM earlier this week about her phenomenal weight-loss over the past two years. Johanna revealed that she felt her weight gain started around the beginning of secondary school.  Johanna then went on to explain that as […]

Benefits Of Losing One Pound Fat

We sometimes believe that losing a pound of fat is nothing more than skipping a meal or drinking loads of water on a given day but as you can see from the above picture, losing a pound of weight (and keeping it off ) is a remarkable achievement. You sometimes forget how much a pound […]

Find out how you can beat Binge Eating

First of all, I want to make a distinction between binging and binge-eating disorder. ‘Binging’ refers to eating past satiety once in a while and is something we all do. ‘Binge-eating disorder’ is a clinical condition that can be defined as recurring episodes of binging with each episode marked by a complete lack of control. […]

Three tips from Weight Watchers for dining out

No matter how many positive steps you take towards your target weight during the week, when it’s easy to stick with your healthy eating routine, things can go a bit haywire at the weekend. But weekends don’t have to mean you fall off the bandwagon. There are plenty of ways you can still stick with […]

Irish Weight Watcher Leader shares her top three tips for success

Galway Weight Watchers’ leader Siobhan Day decided to help other women gain confidence and lose unwanted weight after she herself lost 3 stone 7 pounds with the group. Here, Siobhan shares her top three tips for success with RSVP magazine to help get your week off to a healthy kick start following the bank holiday […]

The Small Diet Changes That Can Add Up to Big Weight Loss

There’s no one-size-fits all approach to eating better. But if you want to lose weight, here’s a list of five simple diet tweaks that can ultimately make a huge difference. The strategy: Start with just one change, and when it feels like part of your usual eating routine, add another. Once that change feels like […]

Weight Watchers Top Three Tips to kickstart your Monday morning

Whether it’s taking care when you’re eating out or trying to start some positive eating and drinking habits that will eventually come naturally, Weight Watchers share their top three tips this week to kick your week off to a healthier start. Drink more water Okay, so we’ve all heard this one before. But really, if […]

Cheat your way to getting a bikini body without the work

It can be hard to find the time to get in shape before your holidays – prepping healthy food, going to the gym, fitting in a run, etc. BUT looking amazing in a bikini doesn’t require hard work at all!   Here at RSVP we’ve come up with a few simple tips to help you […]

Weight Watchers’ little tips for a big difference

After another weekend of unavoidable indulgence, it’s time to get back to our healthy eating plans. Finding it tough to find the inspiration? Weight Watchers share another top three tips to help you kickstart your healthy week. Small, manageable changes help make the bigger difference in the end! 1. Avoid multi-tasking while you eat. If you have […]

Why You Can’t Lose Weight But Your Friends Can

We all have a friend who can eat anything and not put on a pound, while some of us can’t even look at a lettuce leaf without piling on the weight. And now  a new study confirms what many frustrated dieters already suspected: Your metabolism might make it tougher for you to lose weight than […]

Weight Watchers Leader Siobhan Day shares her weekend food diary

Siobhan Day, a mum of two from Co. Galway, became a Weight Watchers leader after losing 3 stone, 7 pounds with the group. Here, she shares her weekend food diary to help give us inspiration for planning our meals for the week ahead! For Siobhan’s full story, and before and after pictures, pick up the […]

Reasons You Shouldn’t Try to Lose Weight Before Your Wedding

While you might think that losing a few pounds before your Big Day will help you look picture perfect, crash dieting can wreak havoc on your life. Here’s why you shouldn’t cut calories before you walk down the aisle: 1. It can make dress fittings a nightmare. While normal weight fluctuations won’t drastically affect the […]

Revealed: Food That Helps You Lose Weight As You Age

Nuts, chicken, seafood and yoghurt are among the food you should be eating to avoid putting on weight as you age, according to a study. Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts examined the diets of 120,000 men and women in the US over 16 years. […]

Make the most of your weekend leftovers with these Weight Watcher tips!

We all have a tendency to indulge in more than enough snacks over any given weekend, but thanks to Weight Watchers and their handy tips, we’ve found the perfect solution to make the most out those snack leftovers! Waste not, want not! Bananas: Don’t throw out an old bunch. Use overripe bananas to make banana […]