Known for her straight-talking approach to tackling weight issues, Dr Eva thinks that is exactly what we need - a direct apporach.
"You Irish people are always so nice and good craic. And you're worried that you're offending people. I love all that. Things need to be said the way they are", Dr Eva said, adding, "I would be 26 stone myself if I didn't watch my diet."

"I love food, I love cooking. I like everything in excess. I understand and sympathise with the problem. While I think it's really something we need to fight all the time"

But some people are tackling the issue all wrong:

"I hate when I hear someone saying they go on a diet or they do something...and there's almost like this end in mind, like 'when I get there'. One lady once said to me: 'Just give me your diet, sort me out so I can start living normally like all the rest.' But I'm like 'What is normal? Is it normal for 66% of the nation to be overweight or obese? Is that normal?' This game never ends."

The lesson Dr. Eva wants to teach? Simply moderation, moderation, moderation.
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