Take Control! Top Tips for Weight Management


Record everything you eat and drink in a diary

Plan meals in advance

Do not store unhealthy foods and snacks in the house

Eat before you become hungry

Do not go shopping on an empty stomach

Avoid fried foods

Use less butter or try low fat spread

Replace whole milk with low fat milk

Increase foods high in fibre, e.g. fruit, veg, pulses, brown rice, pasta and wholemeal bread

Eat a wide variety of foods

Drink plenty of water

Eat slowly

Limit time spent in front of the tv/computer

Try to take regular exercise

Finally it is important to remember that losing weight takes time. Long term healthy eating habits are the best way to lose weight, crash diets tend to cause large weight loss but quick weight regain.

To make an appointment to discuss your weight loss needs and concerns, please contact your nearest Elaine McGowan Dietetic Clinic.

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.