It's that time of year again when the party invitations start flooding in: the work do, family get-togethers and meeting up with old friends are all on the agenda, and that generally means alcohol. Alcohol is high in calories (1g = 7kcal). However, a little knowledge means you can minimise the damage and still enjoy a glass or two over the festive season. Why not try these non-alcoholic cocktails as an alternative to your usual beverage?
BSc, Dip Dietetics MSc in Health Sciences, Dip Allergy, MINDI
Indi says advice from 'Nutritonal Experts' should carry 'Buyer Beware' Warning
The Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institution (INDI) has issued a warning about taking advice from some ‘nutritional experts’ at face value. According to its President Richelle Flanagan, while undoubtedly well intentioned, many ‘nutritional experts’ are not adequately qualified or subject to regulation.
Paula is delighted to welcome qualified dietitian, Eimear Walsh, to Medfit.
Medfit is the first and only medical fitness facility of its kind in Ireland. We utilize the latest fitness technology and combine it with medical sports science and nutrition to get you the positive results you want to see in your levels of health and fitness. Our 7 week weight loss programme targets 2lbs weight loss per week (1 stone in the 7 weeks). Many of our members have accomplished this through dietary management and exercising on our cardiovascular and strength endurance circuit.
Most of us grow up thinking about our weight in lbs or kgs. Measuring your weight alone tells you little or nothing about your health. Your total weight doesn't distinguish whether the lbs/kgs come from fat or muscle (lean body tissue). At Medfit we measure your lean body tissue, total and visceral fat level and your metabolic age. The scales also give your Body Mass Index (BMI), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and total body water. To assess your fitness, you need to look beyond weight alone and instead regularly monitor your body fat. Reducing body fat and building muscle is associated with numerous benefits such as greater strength, reduced likelihood of injury, and a higher, more efficient metabolism.
To make an appointment or find out more information about what Medfit can offer you visit their website athttp://www.medfit.ie/
Keep in mind that research on these matters is on-going and is subject to change. The information presented is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. It is intended to provide ongoing support of your healthy lifestyle practices.