Aoife Hearne of Operation Transformation on vegetables

OT Dietician Aoife Hearne“We want children to eat in response to their own internal cues for hunger.”

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Every family has at least one horror story of a perfectly civilised Sunday lunch descending into open warfare just because of a humble vegetable left untouched, unloved and uneaten. In the vast majority of cases aversion to vegetables is a childhood phase that we tend to grow out of. It’s been a lifelong challenge however for Operation Transformation leader Shane …

Operation Transformation's Lorraine O’Neill“I think I have a mind block about pushing myself in exercise.”

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Most hairdressers have heard it all before, but Ray D’Arcy managed to surprise Lorraine O’Neill today when he told her that the Cavan word “foosie” was in the Collins English Dictionary. For real. Well, it’s on probation, but it’s there. The salon owner and Operation Transformation 2020 leader let the word drop a few times in her chat with Ray before …

David Cryan from Operation Transformation‘I’m feeling brilliant and I’m looking okay as well.’

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The 12th series of Operation Transformation is almost at our door and is currently looking for applicants. One of last year’s fan favourites, Garda David Cryan, joined Ray D’Arcy to give him an update on how life has been treating him since he stepped off those very public scales. David told Ray that he started the show weighing 19st 5 ½ lbs (123kg) and that during the course of the programme, …

Operation Transformation – First weigh-in‘I couldn’t believe how nervous I was.’

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Series 11 of Operation Transformation is nearly upon us and today saw this year’s leaders step on the scales for the first time. Dietician Aoife Hearne and Series 11 Leader David Cryan joined Ray on the Ray D’Arcy Show to fill him on what viewers can expect when they tune in to the first episode on RTÉ1 tomorrow at 8.30pm. David is a Garda Community Sergeant in Dublin …

Meet the Operation Transformation Series 11 Leaders‘The lycra’s not too nice to be looking forward to!’

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After a lot of anticipation and several frantic dashes across the nation by Kathryn Thomas, all of the Series 11 Operation Transformation leaders are now in place. The final 5 joined Ray in studio on The Ray D’Arcy Show to tell him how they’re feeling in the run-up to the show. On the team this year are Mary Diamond from Mayo, Wayne O’Donnell from Cork, Felicity Moroney from Dublin, …

Operation Transformation‘We did notice in the applications that we were seeing more and more people who are bigger’

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The final two Operation Transformation leaders for Series 11 were revealed live on The Ray D’Arcy Show today. Guest-host Brenda Donohue was joined in studio by one of the show’s experts, Ciara Kelly. Ciara echoed the other experts in her approval of the new direction the show is taking, focusing on more than just the number on the scale. Each expert will undertake an essay on an aspect of health …

Operation Transformation‘My sporting interests kept me a bit stable and I was always kind of around the 15 stone, maybe 16. It got to 19 there a few months ago.’

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The third leader of Operation Transformation Series 11 was revealed live on The Ray D’Arcy Show today. Trainer Karl Henry joined Ray in studio to welcome Leader 3. Karl has been with the programme since it began 11 years ago. He told Ray that his excitement for each new series has never waned because it’s a little different every time. “It’s evolved every single year. I think now we’re the thing that everybody waits for in January. It’s their New Year’s resolution, almost. Operation Transformation comes …

Operation Transformation‘It’s definitely a dream come true for me’

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The second leader of Operation Transformation Series 11 was revealed live on The Ray D’Arcy Show today. Ray was joined in studio by one of the show’s experts, Psychologist Eddie Murphy. Eddie described the “sense of raw honesty” he witnessed during the assessments the potential leaders went through on Monday. He told Ray that the show has “moved away” from simply “the weight on the scales” and will focus …