- Reconnect and be more aware of our physical cues for hunger and fullness to help us start and finish eating in a more controlled manner.
- Have a more positive relationship with food and eating
- Give us the confidence that we can make the most suitable choic
- Check in with yourself before you eat — am I eating for hunger, boredom, stress, etc.
- Eat at the dining table — turn off the TV, computer, and phone while eating.
- Take a few deep breaths to calm yourself before you begin to eat.
- Eat slowly — put your fork or spoon down between bites:
- Slowly and thoroughly chew each bite.
- Wait until you completely swallow each bite before you pick up your utensil for the next bite.
- As you chew, notice the texture, smell and the taste of the food.
- Pause in the middle of your meal and rate your fullness level. You don’t have to end your meal at this point. This is just a time to check in with your body and taste buds.
As part of the Keeping Cork Healthy campaign, the arena clinic are offering free consultations to the community. If you have queries on the above, get email firstname.lastname@example.org
A creamy rice pudding i one of the great treats. You need to use short-grain rice, which plumps up as it cooks. This is definitely a forgotten pudding and it’s unbelievable the reaction we get to it every time we make it at the Cookery School. It’s always the absolute favourite pudding at my evening courses.
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
100g (31/2oz) pearl rice (short-grain rice)
50g (2oz) sugar
Small knob of butter
1.2 litres (2 pints) milk
1 x 1.2 litre (2 pint) capacity pie dish (it’s important to have the correct size dish)
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4.
- Put rice, sugar and butter into a pie dish. Bring milk to boil and pour over. Bake for 60-90 mins. The skin should be golden, the rice underneath should be cooked through and have soaked up the milk, but still be soft and creamy. Time it so that it’s ready just in time for pudding. If it has to wait in the oven for ages it will be dry and dull and you’ll wonder why you bothered. Serve with softly whipped cream and soft brown
This week, modern pentathlete and Mardyke Arena UCC Emerging Talent Programme athlete Hanna D’Aughton on how she is adapting to the current situation and maintaining her fitness.
“Like everyone, I had to adapt to a different routine. Being a modern pentathlete, I was faced with a lot of changes. With no access to the pool, horses or fencing halls and with competitions cancelled, I had to be creative in my training.
“I’ve been connecting online with my teammates in the Emerging Talent Programme, Pentathlon Ireland, Dolphin SC and Leevale AC, building my own fencing mannequin and finding new running routes.
“I’m staying positive and taking this time as an opportunity to reflect on my training and see how it can be improved, as well as looking at my diet and recovery. Obviously, there have been tough days and this is where online platforms have become a great source of motivation.
“My coaches from all sports have been amazing at keeping me motivated, from Skype fencing lessons to time trials and group workouts.
“Staying connected is my advice for staying optimistic in these difficult times. I’m lucky to have a brother who challenges me and keeps me company in work-outs and runs.
“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to normality but for now all I can do is to control what I can, enjoy some time in the sun and train to the best of my ability.”
Join in with Free Fitness Classes Online There are fitness classes cnline via the Mardyke Arena UCC Facebook page. Schedule: Monday – HIIT – 6pm; Tuesday – Legs, Bums & Tums – 6pm; Wednesday – Pilates for all – 6pm; Thursday – Legs, Bums & Tums – 6pm; Friday – HIIT – 1pm
Sports inclusion for people with disabilities plus another great recipe and more exercise tips