Diet and Life Style Recommendations from the Irish Cancer Society Practical Pointers to help prevent Cancer!


Cut down on foods high in calories, fat and sugar.

In every 100 grams of food:
Healthy Eating Tips from Elaine McGowan Weight Loss Clinic

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and pulses

Limit your intake of red and processed meat
Try to have 1 meat free day per week

Eat less salt

Do not use dietary supplements as a replacement for healthy food

Use the Food Pyramid to help you plan your meals every day

Make a food diary to stay on top of what you’re eating (use an App such as myfitnesspal or go to

Limit your alcohol intake

Aim for at least 30 minutes physical activity everyday

Keep weight within healthy BMI range – 18.5- 24.9 weight (kg) / height (m2)

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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.