Nicola Greene resorted to using a tape measure to show how much her stomach bloated when she ate out at Christmas parties. The dress she wore on the way out would no longer fit comfortably when she came home because her stomach sometimes swelled by up to six inches.
THERE’S no need to be spooked by the annual sugar splurge at Halloween, says award-winning parenting blogger Cliona O’Connor. The trick is to let them have their treats, then return to a routine of healthy snacking before the saturated fats come back to haunt you.
CELEBRITY chef Neven Maguire was the first boy in his school in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, to do home economics. He is reminiscing about those days with his teacher Mairead McMorrow — “she was an inspiration” — who, in turn, is clearly proud of her famous student.