Thanks to everyone who joined us for the launch of The Plan by Aoife Hearne in Eason O’Connell Street yesterday evening. If you were unable to make it we’ve picked some of the Q&A highlights that Kathyrn asked Aoife on the night. Check them out below:
I absolutely love my job, it’s very rewarding helping people change their lives.
The fact is only 2% of people will be successful on a diet. People focus on what they are denying themselves, food they can’t eat, things they can’t do.
Instead of focusing on avoiding certain foods, you need to focus on wellness and lifestyle change. Look at the bigger picture of changing habits and behaviour. There is loads of tips and advice in the book.
I am a strong believer in one family one meal and making the healthy choice the easy choice. Most importantly you have to plan, plan, plan!
The 80% rule - Stop eating when you are 80% full. There is a hunger scale in the book to help.
Know WHY you want to do it and remind yourself every time you feel tempted:
• Make healthy habits easy to do
• Keep a food diary
• Eat regularly
At the end of the day weight loss comes down to calories in and calories out. Not all calories are created equal. All of my recipes and meal plans are calorie controlled – so all of the work has been done for you!
So many people are carb-phobic! No strong enough evidence to suggest we should avoid them. They are an important energy source but be smart about your choices – choose wholegrains, high fibre and aim for ¼ of your plate. When you have a balanced approach, no food is off limits.
You don’t need it! Do things that take the lowest level of motivation. If it’s the easy option you will do it!
Check out some of the photos below from the launch and the full album on Facebook.