Ireland AM- Healthy Eating during Covid 19

Many of our routines have been turned upside down in the last few weeks, with some of our eating habits out of kilter too. I will be sharing my tips on Ireland AM this Friday morning 1st May after 8.30am on how to stay healthy during Covid 19 and take back control of our diet.

 

If you missed my interview on Ireland AM you watch it on the following link:

https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/809/172171/0/?fbclid=IwAR2zAVe-6ta9DBjC-z65tUuVZIdeK7l8UBIOI6sOzQ24_DqL5wiCq4wZ4Ek

 

 

 

Win six week digital weight loss programme with Orsmond Clinic for you and a friend

COMPETITION TIME!!

Thank you RSVP for first publishing my article on weight gain during lock down, and now, to motivate their readers, giving them the opportunity to get going with our digital weight loss program! Just follow the link below and tag someone who you’d like to share this journey with!

With daily routines turned upside down as we live through these uncertain times, many people have turned to food to comfort eat. Staying healthy, fit and in a routine is more important now that it has ever been but it is hard to main during ‘lockdown’.

RSVP has teamed up with Dr. Eva Orsmond and the Orsmond Clinics to offer two lucky readers a chance to win a free digital assessment plus a 6 week appointment programme with a senior nutritional therapist.

 Speaking about the programme, Dr. Eva said,

As my clinics are still operating via digital consultations, many people are in fact taking this opportunity to get the best out of the time spent in lock-down. They are delighted that now they can really concentrate on their weight loss; after all, there’s no dinners out, drinks with friends, lunchtime meetings with sandwiches, no temptations in workplace kitchen from the biscuits and buns- and no need to deny any invitations to parties or gatherings as there are simply none.  Now is the time to make the most out of this situation by learning new recipes and skills for weight management..

To enter: Simply go to our Facebook page (RSVP) and tag a friend who you wish to go on this journey with.

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/win-six-week-digital-weightloss-21835034?fbclid=IwAR0-cLAqpXmQSb-kqO4GdUXsQM22tj9B3uW0bRwfAqHYlCrAJQNnKNBL-Ys

 

Newstalk Breakfast

 

Thank you Newstalk Breakfast  for having me on this morning to talk about the over consumption over the Easter weekend. If you missed it you can listen back at the following link

https://www.newstalk.com/shows/newstalk-breakfast-234855

Happy Easter and stay safe x

Dr.Eva’s tips on how to avoid weight gain during lockdown

“Now is the time to make the most out of this situation by learning new recipes and skills for weight management”

It’s frightening how our daily routine has turned upside down with the arrival of COVID-19. While this may pose some benefits (spending more time with family, getting a longer rest at night, finally setting up that Skype account to call our relatives), the lack of routine is disastrous in weight management.

We all have a role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. It is also our responsibility to do our genuine best during this difficult time to stop ourselves from spreading. Maintaining a proper meal routine and good habits is paramount. It’s easy to see how the next weeks or months can lead into a deeper crisis in our health care system unless we do now what people still quote me on from saying in Operation Transformation – cop on!

Slippery sliding into bad habits can start already right from the morning – and often continue as a downward spiral. Breaking the fast (aka breakfast) may start slipping more into mid-morning. While physically you may be fine, mentally you’re immediately out of routine. The devil’s whispering of  ‘go on, you didn’t have breakfast yet’ from your shoulder tweaks the brain into choosing something less healthy and quick (after all, you’re busy working and juggling homeschooling). Pastry and cappuccino, toast with jam and tea, kids Coco pops- all seem more appealing to your usual porridge or eggs.

Perhaps you used to pick up a healthy salad for your lunch, or prepared a hearty soup at home and threw in some crackers & cheese in the lunchbox. You had to get dressed and showered to look professional, and felt a whole lot smarter than now, wearing dangerously stretchy PJ’s still at lunchtime. Making a tasty healthy salad at home requires a skill and effort you may not have, and it’s easier and more appealing to make a toasted sandwich. After all, nobody’s watching.

After this, the infamous afternoon slump hits you harder than before. Although you had more hours in the bed, you probably stayed up later, watching TV with its sleep destroying blue light, sipping on a glass of wine (or second, or third, since you had some already while making dinner). It’s only 4pm, so still plenty to get through, and a chocolate bar with a diet cola seems like the best idea.

Before you know it, it’s time for dinner. You’ve perhaps religiously followed the ‘stay home’ advice. Shopping for groceries seems almost life threatening these days, you can’t stay on top of shopping hour restrictions, you can’t get a home delivery in time or you’re worried about how far you can travel for groceries. Fresh food doesn’t last that well for sure, and since you’ve had a hard day trying to juggle working from home with family and spouse, it’s just easier to order a pizza (with all the trimmings). Kids won’t give out, no need to shop, chop and prepare. Everybody is happy- for now. No dishes to fight over and you can slump into the sofa for Netflix heaven.

Time to snack is not limited anymore – in the pre-COVID-19 times, you may only have access to food at designated breaks. Now, your kitchen is the new office, with kids who are constantly looking for food. There’s a constant battle to avoid opening the fridge or cupboard doors in search of a treat. Isn’t it a pandemic after all- everyone is looking for comfort. Constant snacking and eating starts creating a habit that you will regret for months after things return to normal.

And they will. Perhaps not exactly as they were, but you will once again be allowed to move freely and socialise. But will you be the unfortunate one who self consciously enters back to the normal social circles with several new pounds (perhaps accompanied with ones that were already there), or are you going to be like the butterfly, who goes through a beautiful transformation?

How to do it right?

Get your healthy diet routine back together – or in fact, get a better diet to begin with! It all starts with preparation- failing to prepare is preparing to fail! Set time aside before going to the shops and make a plan at least for 3-4 days ahead, for 5 if you are working.

Go on-line and skip all the special offers on junk (and there is a lot), but instead look at the upcoming offers on vegetables and all the healthy stuff. Aim to get at least 600g of vegetables in your day- every day. I’m a huge fan of homemade vegetable soup, which can be done easily and even with a small budget.

Don’t forget the frozen food section either- fish, chicken, healthy burgers, herbs, garlic, vegetables and even chorizo are all there *!

Make beautiful vegetable dips* to enjoy with crudites as snack instead of reaching for the bad stuff like biscuits, or make your own biscuits from healthy, low sugar recipes *

Good quality probiotic yogurt with some high vitamin C fruits make a powerful and satisfying snack anytime of the day.

Make the dinner vegetables interesting and varied, trying something like vegetable curries, stir fries and ratatouille *, and don’t forget the essential protein.

As my clinics are still operating via digital consultations, many people are in fact taking this opportunity to get the best out of the time spent in lock-down. They are delighted that now they can really concentrate on their weight loss; after all, there’s no dinners out, drinks with friends, lunchtime meetings with sandwiches, no temptations in workplace kitchen from the biscuits and buns- and no need to deny any invitations to parties or gatherings as there are simply none.

 

Now is the time to make the most out of this situation by learning new recipes and skills for weight management..

Call us today at 01-282 7500 or email us at info@orsmondclinics.com.

Let us help you to get the best out of the next few weeks – or months.

Be the beautiful butterfly you always wanted to be but never had the time!

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/health/drevas-tips-how-avoid-weight-21829674

Orsmond Clinics during Covid 19

 

During COVID-19 restrictions, our clinics remain open for new and existing clients. We now offer digital service where our clients can choose to have their consultations via Skype or over the phone. We’re delighted to say that people have been able to commit to continuing their weight loss journey with us and we’ve welcomed several new clients on board too!

info@orsmondclinics.com – Dublin
galway@orsmondclinics.com- Galway

Contact us on 01 2827500 for more information

Corona Virus- COVID 19

In light of the restrictions announced by the Taoiseach on Thursday 12th March 2020, Orsmond Clinics will, from Monday 16th March 2020, hold all of our consultations on line via Skype or on the telephone at the scheduled time of your appointment.

Weight will be monitored weekly with your help with accountability measurements in place. Therefore we kindly request a photo of your weigh- in for your chart using your home scales. It’s important now with our current situation that to be mindful of your health and risk factors associated with covid19.

Our clinics in Cork and Flemings Place are closed. We have a courier company available to deliver food at a cost of €12 per order. Clients may place their food orders and pay over the phone. Food will be delivered approximately 48 hours from the collection time. Alternatively, you may place the order, pay and collect food from the hallway in either our Galway or Loughlinstown clinic.

Orsmond Clinics values all its clients and staff and these new procedures will be in place until the government advises us otherwise. Stay safe.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

13th March 2020

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What are you weighting for?

There is no one diet that suits everyone!
In my clinics we offer individualised approaches to losing weight.
Whether it’s fast or slow approach!
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The idea if you lose weight slowly, you are more likely to modify your behaviour in the long term and therefore will find it easier to maintain your weight loss. Slow weight loss does work for some people, but in reality most people lose motivation if they don’t start seeing results quickly and soon go back to their old habits.
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Where the VLCKD (Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diet) is rapid weight loss that gets the results and gets you motivated. It is a total break from eating habits based on the traditional food pyramid, and once you have lost the weight and stopped eating all those excess carbohydrates, you can put the effort into learning new eating habits and sustainable weight control.
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I always tell my clients that there is many ways to get to Rome. It’s not necessarily how you lose excess weight; the most important things is that you make the effort to lose it!
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We have Clinics in Cork, Dublin and Galway. Why not give us a call on 01 2827500 or email info@orsmondclinics.com for more informaion.

Happy Pancake Tuesday

****Happy Pancake Tuesday****

Banana Pancakes
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This is a wonderful combination of banana and egg. Bananas are such high energy foods and eggs are full of essential amino acids. This pancake can be eaten hot or cold – either way, it’s good .
Serves 1
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1 egg
1/2 ripe banana, peeled & mashed well
1 tsp butter or 2 tsp coconut oil, for frying
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Use a whisk to lightly beat the egg in a medium bowl.
Add the mashed banana, mix well and set aside.
Heat a non-stick frying pan. Once hot, add the butter and pour in the banana batter, swirling to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook over a low heat for 3 minutes on each side, then slide the pancake onto a warmed serving plate.
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Approximately 171 kcal, 1.4g fibre and 7.0g Protein per serving

Have you tried our Eurodiet Pancake?
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It is so quick and easy to prepare! It can be enjoyed on our very low calorie ketogenic diet as it is high in protein and low in carbs with only 112kcal per sachet.
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You can also add some of our Eurodiet spreads apricot or strawberry from the Evolution range

New Cork Office

 

To celebrate the move to our new office in Douglas, Cork we are offering a

***FREE ASSESSMENT***

*The assessment will be refunded if a 12 week program is booked and paid for. If a program is not booked the assessment is charged in full. This promotion applies to standard non medical assessments.

We also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Nick Flynn and his team at ‘mycorkgp.ie’ for accommodating
us in their newly opened practice.

Our new Cork address is
Douglas Road Medical Centre,
Douglas Road,
Cork
T12 TV26

Call 012827500 for more information or email info@orsmondclinics.com