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Posts Tagged ‘ Weight ’

Gastric Band Surgery Taking Off In Ireland

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39% of the Irish population are overweight. Between 1990 and 2000 there was a 67% increase in the number of overweight people.

Ten years ago, gastric bands were unheard of in Ireland but now they’re becoming a household name.

The procedure, which was once regarded as a major surgery, is performed through keyhole surgery in under an hour. Continue reading

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Test Week – Clean Breaks & Sick Stomachs

I looked into the recycling box – cans of Sprite, Coke, pizzas, spicy chicken slices, ready meals and all the calories and chemicals that come with them. Opened up the fridge and there was a spring onion crawling around a drawer closer to re-incarnation than its edible condition and a clove of garlic that was thinking of rooting in the egg drawer.

The drink and cigarettes are gone. A small sentence but a huge and daunting decision. I’m sure everyone would agree. What about the social occasions I loved and enjoyed? The Sunday nights with the lads, the quick cigarette at the door on Saturday nights? Those few lovely pints while listening to good music and the banter? It sent a cold shiver down my spine and I will admit to shaking a little now as I write.

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