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Glucose monitoring - celebrity trend or wellness essential?

Celebrities have been wearing them for a while, but when Vogue publishes two articles on blood sugar in a week, that’s a confirmed trend. But why are people who don’t have diabetes suddenly wearing these little devices and why does blood glucose matter so much to them?

Glucose monitoring - celebrity trend or wellness essential?

Menopause metabolism-myth busting

Menopause is not something to be ashamed of. Rather it's time we celebrated and supported women through this natural life stage. And it’s definitely time we stopped treating menopause like an illness that can be cured.

Menopause metabolism-myth busting

A nudge away from the fudge - Jarlath Regan on Limbo

Limbo is a weight loss programme, and while Jarlath wasn’t trying to lose weight, he found that he quickly made some healthy changes to his everyday habits. He wrote about the experience for Ireland’s Business Post Magazine in early October.

A nudge away from the fudge - Jarlath Regan on Limbo

A healthy mind in a healthy body

Every Limbo experience is different as the program is individualised for each member's body. In just over four months, Dermot has lost 28kg. We asked him to reflect on his experience of Limbo so far.

A healthy mind in a healthy body

Parenting means looking after yourself first

A guest blog from founder Pat Phelan. "The rule - put your own oxygen mask on before you start helping the kid next to you. Otherwise you’re both f***ed."

Parenting means looking after yourself first

Could stress be stopping your weight loss?

When you've changed the way you eat, exercise and sleep, but not achieved the weight loss you want, the next thing you might need to address is stress.

Could stress be stopping your weight loss?

Why dieting doesn't work for long

Don't be tricked by the 'summer body' trend. People try on average between 55 and 130 diets in their lifetime and even when they are successful, the weight loss is hard to maintain. Here's why.

Why dieting doesn't work for long

Losing weight pulled me back to health

Darren lost 11kgs in my three months with Limbo and says he has a totally different level of energy, a renewed appreciation of things and a better relationship with food.

Losing weight pulled me back to health

My four-year old told me I needed to lose my belly

Daithi lost 8kg in 3 months after his daughter suggested he should lose his belly. She set him on a journey which led him to Limbo and a series of lifestyle changes.

My four-year old told me I needed to lose my belly

I lost my dad early – I didn’t want the same for my kids

Eric always worried his fate would be affected by his weight. By day 45 in Limbo, he had lost 8.5kg and he’s feeling like he’s changed for good.

I lost my dad early – I didn’t want the same for my kids

A new wardrobe and permanent lifestyle changes

After 126 days in Limbo, Mary had lost 20.5kg and dropped several clothes sizes. She confidently recycled her old clothes because she knew she'd made permanent changes that would keep the weight off.

A new wardrobe and permanent lifestyle changes

The calorie myth – why our construct of food energy is broken

Counting calories sounds simple - eat less than you use and you’ll lose weight. There are two major issues with using calories in this way.

The calorie myth – why our construct of food energy is broken

How cold showers can burn fat

Can cold showers really help you lose weight? It’s one of the topics you’ll hear Limbo members discussing regularly, whether they love or hate the process, because they see the proof that it works. Let’s look into the science behind it.

How cold showers can burn fat

Modern life, Stone Age metabolism

We're navigating a modern world with a Stone Age energy system and understanding that will help you get to sustainable weight loss.

Modern life, Stone Age metabolism

Apple's glucose monitor - inevitable, not imminent

Apple will eventually include a blood glucose monitor in its watch. It's big news for health, and not just for diabetics. But don't expect it soon.

Apple's glucose monitor - inevitable, not imminent

Welcome to “lifestyle intervention” version 2.0

In the world of weight loss, the phrase “lifestyle” is a loaded term. It's time to fundamentally rethink it.

Welcome to “lifestyle intervention” version 2.0

Weight loss injectables – the cons outweigh the pros

Yes, the drugs work. But there's a big catch - stop taking them and the weight comes back. It's a life sentence.

Weight loss injectables – the cons outweigh the pros

The future of weight loss is data, not pharma

A quick history of the main approaches to weight loss and dieting from the 1800s to today.

The future of weight loss is data, not pharma

Why we don’t talk diet with our doctors

Nutrition and lifestyle are associated with many chronic conditions, so why do we never discuss our diets with our doctors?

Why we don’t talk diet with our doctors

For a healthier cold and flu season, think Vitamin D not C

There are plenty of traditional beliefs out there to trip you up this cold and flu season. For example – there’s not much point in increasing your vitamin C intake right now. Instead, focus on vitamin D.

For a healthier cold and flu season, think Vitamin D not C

Fast Food 30 - the story behind the book

Fast Food 30 is a new book that tells you how to lose weight by navigating your way through the world of fast food and quick service meals. It was based on Limbo's research.

Fast Food 30 - the story behind the book

Weight loss shows belong in the past: Operation Misinformation

Oh dear, is it ‘new year new me’ time already? You know, that time when celebrities used to push their new weight loss DVDs. It’s also time for a new series of Operation Transformation, which – just like DVDs – should be consigned to the past.

Weight loss shows belong in the past: Operation Misinformation

The importance of protein in losing weight

When we think of weight loss we think about reducing our consumption, but in the case of protein it is important that we maintain a good level of intake to support weight loss and essential functions around our body. However, that doesn’t mean a diet of steak 3 times a day, the key is a range of protein sources.

The importance of protein in losing weight

John's revolution: 15kg lost and a brighter future

John's Limbo journey took him from serious illness to feeling more energised, and more healthy. He believes that he has given himself every chance of a longer, healthier life.

John's revolution: 15kg lost and a brighter future

How the food industry hacks us for profit

The big food industry uses a variety of tricks to bypass our common sense, making it more difficult to make well-informed purchasing decisions.

How the food industry hacks us for profit