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DEFoW 30 day January Challenge

Who is up for a 30 day January DEFoW challenge to mule kick junk in the caramel nuts for the ...
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Have yourselves a DEFoW little Christmas… 

I was asked in supermarket Delhi today, how to keep from eating a pile of junk over Christmas??? Answer = ...
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Don’t Eat for Winter – The BAT Layer Hypothesis

I plan on adding this to a revised edition to Don't Eat for Winter in 2018 but for now I ...
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Spring out your Summer Hunter and Escape the Infinite Autumn

We evolved from primates to be extremely smart upright creatures with amazing abilities agile, fast, nimble, strong, supple warriors in ...
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5 Reasons Why The Sugar Tax Won’t Fix The Obesity Crisis

I presume the recent announcement of a sugary soft drink tax of 30% in Ireland's 2018 Budget is an attempt to tackle ...
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The DEFoW Diet – Getting back to our Roots!

This article was published in the Autumn edition of GIY Magazine 2017 We're now at crisis point in terms of ...
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Be aware of the dangers of fallible expert opinion

I wrote the following letter to the Irish Times on the 27th of September 2017 in response to the an ...
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Spring out Your Summer Hunter and Escape the Infinite Autumn... Don't Eat for Winter!

Spring out Your Summer Hunter and Escape the Infinite Autumn…

I'm so psyched about my new book cover designed by talented artist Lee Grace, a good friend of mine for ...
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Your body is like a church with a lunatic playing the pipe organ

There are so many hormones and chemicals at play in your body after you ingest something it takes a very ...
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Brown Fat – Your Body’s Attic Insulation

BAT-Activation (brown fat activation) has some amazing benefits including fighting obesity, long life, and better circulation, it can: protect from ...
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We are now entering ‘The Sugar Maximum’

It's that time of year again, the summer is coming to an end and all of those lovely solar rays ...
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Why do Low Carb Diets Work

There are many scientific studies showing that low carb diets work, and many scientific explanations behind the processes carbohydrates trigger to ...
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Looking to nature for a solution to the obesity crisis…

Always look to nature for the answers... In early 2016 I looked out my window having been researching diet, in ...
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Passion, Focus, Belief – The keys to unlocking potential

I was asked to speak at the recent IPAV AGM in Powerscourt Hotel about the ingredients required to reach goals and ...
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Top DEFoW tips to get back on the road to fitness!

Become passionate about you, not in a narcissistic way and not just about appearance but about health, vitality, strength, energy ...
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6 sensible tips to keep your sugar levels in check and body tipping away nicely…

Here's a few tips to help you keep your blood sugar levels stable over the course of the day, whilst ...
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Dance, Magic Dance – Glucagon vs Insulin

I've heard some nutritionists suggest that fat storage cannot be caused by carbs through insulin response because protein causes an ...
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Infinite Autumn Escapee – Declan Gilmore

Meet another Infinite Autumn Escapee and champion of Don't Eat for Winter Declan Gilmore.  I didn't know Declan a few ...
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Joey Ifft – US Soldier, lost 19lbs on The DEFoW Diet

The first DEFoW hero, and star of the show today is Joey Ifft.  I met Joey at the pan-American Kettlebell ...
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Escape from the Infinite Autumn

Recently I was contacted about hospital food by a member of the Don't Eat for Winter Facebook page and I ...
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Dylan Condron lost 19.5 stone and beat obesity but now he needs your help!

It's not every day you get to meet a real-life hero.  A couple of years ago I went on a ...
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Today FM Interview with Dermot and Dave

Before I get started into the experience, here's a tweet by Today FM with a little snippet of the interview ...
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Eat too many Easter eggs? Don’t worry!!!

Did you eat one too many easter eggs?  Yeah, me too!  Once you start it's difficult to stop, I was ...
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The difference between ‘going on a diet’ and a ‘healthy diet!’

The word diet? If we were to play a game of word association what kind of words would you think ...
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6 Reasons why we Constantly Battle with Weight…

My theory on weight gain is based on the fact that foods produced in autumn, in particular carbs, cause brain and body ...
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Training Hard but Not Losing Weight? Find out how to get the most out of your work-outs!

It really bothers me when I see people training really hard in the gym, pounding the roads, and putting their ...
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Don’t Fall for Today’s EXTREME Carb Diet

When I think back at how I used to eat I wonder sometimes how I survived.  We've covered a lot ...
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There’s No Starch in March…

What a beautiful day it was yesterday and today is Mother's day another happy day when we will feast and ...
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Breast Milk vs Junk Food – You Won’t Believe the Similarity

One of the major points in Don't Eat for Winter is that in nature, in autumn, the macro-nutrient ratio of ...
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Natures Intention for Sugar vs Modern Society’s Colossal Clusterf***

I've been thinking about a way to show the Don't Eat for Winter theory visually and the graph outlined in ...
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SODA vs SPUD

Ladies and gentlemen... Tonight we have a very special battle in store for you. With all this talk about sugar ...
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What are carbs?

What are carbs is not a silly question, many people get confused so let's tease it out... Carbs are short for ...
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How to Lose Weight/Fat Fast

It might be a bit of a misleading title, because losing fat takes a bit of time and consistency, but ...
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Seasonal Eating on a Daily Basis

Nature used to force us to eat seasonally in stone age times because we couldn't preserve foods long enough to ...
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Don’t Eat for Winter Launch Night a Great Success

The Launch of Don't Eat for Winter by Cian Foley was held at PEAK fitness in Waterford City on the ...
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What does a Controlled-Carb diet mean?

High-carb, low-carb, high-GI, low-GI etc.  That's all you hear these days and foods are now being labelled with things like ...
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Don’t Eat for Winter Book Launch

Press Release When: 10th March 8.30pm, Where: Peak Fitness, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford Cian Foley, IUKL Amateur World Kettlebell Champion, ...
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Overwhelming Response to Book Release

I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the initial response to the release of my new book Don't Eat for Winter. The first ...
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What Does DEFoW do for Men?

After I understood the concept of how carbs (all of which is converted into blood sugar or glucose) affects the body ...
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Does The DEFoW Diet Work for Women???

The short answer is yes. Human beings all take the same inputs. Think about it, as babies, Mother's milk is ...
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First Batch of Books Arrived

I'm so thrilled to receive my first batch of Don't Eat for Winter books today on Pancake Tuesday and my ...
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Welcome to Don’t Eat for Winter

I am so excited to collect the very first batch of Don't Eat for Winter books this week.  The level of ...
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Author of Don't Eat for Winter. 2 time European, pan-American and World amateur kettlebell champion. who went from an obese 115kg to a fit and healthy 78kg through his 5 year journey of discovery around nutrition and exercise. I believe that we will see an avalanche of fat fall from the Earth as people escape from the infinite autumn through The DEFoW Diet concept.