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Cathriona Hodgins Nutrition IconCathriona Hodgins Nutrition

The Circle of Life, Roscommon Road, Athlone

5.0 29 reviews

  • Avatar Brid Gallagher ★★★★★ in the last week
    I attended Cathriona to increase my energy levels and help support my thyroid as well as improve my overall health. Cathriona was very helpful and supportive. I found the supplements and dietary changes manageable and effective. I would … More recommend this service.
  • Avatar Ann marie ★★★★★ in the last week
    I highly recommend Cathriona Hodgins Nutrition.For anyone who wants to get back on track or just want to learn about leading a healthy lifestyle that will benefit their health and wellbeing. I found Cathriona programme excellent and … More was delighted with the support to help me reach my goals.
  • Avatar Fiona Tiernan ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I visited Cathriona for her 6 week plan recently, the reasons why I went to her was to loose weight and to curve sweet and chocolate cravings. Her advice made a hugh difference to my approach to eating heathlier, I found Cathriona very … More professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I was very happy with end results. I highly recommend Cathriona, she gives an excellent service.
  • Avatar Ellie M ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Cathríona is extremely professional and excellent source of knowledge. She is great at explaining how foods are broken down in the body, and simplifying processes which can be understood at any level. I was totally at ease and when I first … More visited Cathríona, and she has been a brilliant support. Her methods are effective and sustainable. Not only did I achieve physical improvements, but mental improvements also. I am now educated and armed with nutritional knowledge on how to continue my journey and how to tackle any events which may have thrown me off my weight-loss journey previously.
  • Avatar Karen O Connell ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Cathriona is a pleasure to talk to, she is very easy to chat to, very informative and gave me some very practical tips and suggestions on additions/supplements to my diet and my children's. And even better they are working a treat. … More I would highly recommend Cathriona. Karen
  • Avatar Carmel Ferris ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Cathriona provided me with in depth information regarding my optimal nutritional needs for my Thyroid. I am four weeks following her programme and have seen a dramatic improvement in my energy levels and overall mood. Cathriona provided … More plenty of practical and sensible food choices, suggested changes that I could make and gave me delicious recipes to try. Thank you Cathriona!
  • Avatar Noreen Dempsey ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Had a very productive consultation with Cathriona recently. Learned a lot of interesting information. She was well-informed, clear in her explanations and generous with her time. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
  • Avatar Ann Brady ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I’m a type 2 diabetic & I signed up for the 6 week program with Cathriona. She has helped me to find foods that suited me & keep my diabetic levels on track. I recently had my routine diabetic check up & I was amazed with such … More brilliant results. I would highly recommend Cathriona as she is very professional in assisting with individual needs & I am very grateful to her.
  • Avatar Megan Higgins ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We found Cathriona very pleasant to deal with. She explained everything really well and gave some great advice. Thanks Cathriona!
  • Avatar Maria Golden ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I completed the 6 week course with Cathriona and cannot recommend her highly enough. Very pleasant and professional from our first phone call to working our way through each week. I lost weight, sorted my IBS out finally, after taking the … More Food Intolerance test. I also feel the benefits from the supplements recommended to support my Thyroid treatment. We looked at my daily meal plan, making small but significant changes, I don't feel hungry or cheated and my overall health and wellbeing has increased...so thank you Cathriona...my time with you was an investment in me, with long term benefits.
  • Avatar Christina Gleeson ★★★★★ a year ago
    I am delighted to have found Cathriona's Clinic, as I have an underactive thyroid and for years felt like I should be managing it differently but didn't know where to start. The one to one service is what I need to finally get … More my health and weight under control. Cathriona is very understanding, great at encouraging me to try different foods that help with my weight loss. I find her a great motivator and can contact her if I have any questions or queries. It's great value for a 5 star service.
  • Avatar ARLENE NAUGHTON ★★★★★ a year ago
    I signed up to a six week weight loss plan with Cathriona at the end of August this year! I wanted to get a plan in place for me for when my kids were back at school after nearly 6 months off since lockdown! I wasn't sure how it would … More go but with the changes made to my diet and meal planning suggested by Cathriona I'm very happy with the results so far and feeling great! I highly recommend a visit to her clinic! Thank you Cathriona ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Avatar Niamh o Leochain ★★★★★ a year ago
    I just completed a six week programme with Cathriona and I am delighted with the results. She is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. In the six weeks, I felt supported and Cathriona's approach was personal and achievable. Highly … More recommend!
  • Avatar Sharon Behan ★★★★★ a year ago
    Cathriona is very professional and informative.
    Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for weightloss.
    Will be using her service again.
    Thank you.
  • Avatar shmiminashie ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have recently connected with Cathriona on a recommendation from a friend and I am looking forward to our second zoom meeting this week. Cathriona is warm, professional and very supportive. I was initially a bit nervous about doing the … More consultation over zoom (im not the most tec savvy person!) but she is so calm and friendly that after 5 minutes it felt like we were chatting over coffee in my kitchen... I am struggling with energy levels and weight loss, and Cathriona really made time to listen to my situation in an open an friendly way, and I have found that after two weeks of following her guidance I am sleeping better...and feeling a lot more positive about my eating habits and motivation...I highly recommend her if like me you want to get on top of unhealthy patterns and take control of your nutrition and wellbeing...
  • Avatar Tania Ferguson ★★★★★ a year ago
    I am so impressed with the results I got after going to a Cathriona for weight loss with an underactive thyroid. I had tried all sorts of diets which never worked for me! She went into such detail with my diet and found exactly what worked … More for me, a solution I never would have found by myself! I have lost a stone with a Cathriona and I am confident I will keep going on the plan she set for me until I reach my goal!
  • Avatar Emmett Lynch ★★★★★ a year ago
    Seen cathriona for nutrition advice to help with my diabetes. My blood sugar readings were in the thirtys some days. She gave me a meal plan and after two weeks my bloods dropped to where they need to be and my energy levels have really … More improved to.
  • Avatar Daiga Rukmane ★★★★★ a year ago
    The decision to visit a nutritionist came spontaneously ,I found Cathriona after searching for nutrition in online. I book in a 6 week plan, couldn't believe after 6th week: 17 pounds down🤩, best experience ever, I didn't feel … More hungry, I build up my energy level every week I got so many advices, recipes for future.
    Thanks Cathriona for good and helpful advices, will see you soon 😊 👍
  • Avatar Niamh Martyn ★★★★★ a year ago
    I went to see Cathriona as I was feeling low in energy and tired a lot. I wanted to see if what I was eating was having a negative impact. As well as doing the food intolerance testing, Cathriona took the time to review my eating habits … More and make recommendations for some changes which have really helped. She is knowledgeable and helpful and I would highly recommend her.

This is so easy, I can eat what I like without counting calories or points. Being mindful of my snacking and eating more, earlier in the day has controlled my appetite. This really suits my lifestyle.

Ann, Athlone | 6 week health program 

Having struggled with trying to losing weight, re-occurring acne and abdominal cramping during my period I’d begun to accept it as just one of those things that you have to endure. It was only when the cramps got severe that I sought help from my GP who referred me to a gynaecologist. Upon examination, numerous cysts were detected on both ovaries, resulting in a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The treatment prescribed was the contraceptive pill.

The treatment helped to control the acne and menstrual cramps however I still struggled controlling my weight. Furthermore, having taken the Pill for well over a year, I decided to stop taking it as I felt long term use of the Pill could not be good for me.

However, once I stopped the treatment, the acne worsened and the menstrual cramps returned. I realised the ‘treatment’ did not solve my problem it just masked it. I also realised that if I was to be symptom-free I would have to continue taking the Pill. I wasn’t pleased about this and looked about finding other ways to overcome my problem.

I had read about nutritional therapy being used to help people to overcome long term conditions for which the conventional route had failed. I decided to contact Cathriona to see if she could help me to overcome the problems I was having. To be honest, I was sceptical as I found it hard to understand how food could treat a medical problem. I had always been told that’s what medicine is for, however, the medicine I had taken for my problem didn’t solve it so I decided to give nutritional therapy a go.

My first consultation with Cathriona involved answering a number of questions not only about my symptoms but also about lifestyle choices including diet and exercise. One of the questions I remember being asked was if I felt tired all the time. I remembered it because this was how I had felt for a long time but put it down to working a full week and general living. I also explained to Cathriona the food choices I made in a typical day and despite excluding sugary and fatty foods I seemed to be unable to shift the excess weight I had, especially around my tummy.

At the end of the first consultation, Cathriona explained that my symptoms (PCOS, constant fatigue and inability to lose weight) indicated poor blood sugar control. She explained in a very simple way why I was experiencing these symptoms and how I could stop these symptoms through small changes in diet and lifestyle choices. As it all made sense to me, I felt relieved that I could finally overcome my problems that had being making life miserable for a long time.

I followed the programme Cathriona recommended, which was very easy to incorporate into my lifestyle, and within a few weeks I felt like a different woman. I had so much energy and was no longer napping after work. My weight started to return to normal, my skin cleared up and the menstrual cramps stopped. I had a second consultation with Cathriona a couple of months later to see how I was progressing and I was delighted to inform her of my new self.

I also contacted my gynaecologist to check my cysts to make sure they hadn’t got bigger. Upon examination, he informed me that apart from two tiny cysts on one ovary all other cysts had disappeared! Not only was I shocked but he said he had never seen anyone with the cysts I had clear up in the way they did.

Today, many years on, I’m still symptom-free and expecting my first baby!

Thanks Cathriona.

Katherine (35) | former PCOS sufferer 

My job entails travelling abroad quite a lot and trying to manage weight while on a chaotic schedule and within different countries was quite a challenge. I am typically the yo-yo dieter, who’s eating pattern was, eat while you get a chance, missing meals such as breakfast or lunch, grabbing a coffee and a bar of chocolate while on the run. The weight was creeping up, my joints were beginning to ach, feeling fatigued, high cholesterol which was quite a concern of mine. I saw Cathriona offered 6 week programs to help people with all of the symptoms I listed but my schedule was not amendable to that type of plan. I called Cathriona and she put a 6 month program together for me with us meeting once per month. I expected to get the usual cut out the fat stuff, lay off the sugary foods but Cathriona’s approach was more on my lifestyle. She has a common sense approach in promoting areas such as eating regularly, watching portion size, ensuring a good balance of protein v carbs, building in snacking to avoid those energy slumps, exercise and having a routine.

Since embarking on this journey with Cathriona I lost 13lbs over the space of a year, cholesterol, down from 7.9 to 5.1, energy levels are up. Managing weight is not a result of the latest craze diet, its about applying common sense to your eating habits and making a lifestyle change. Thanks Cathriona for all you support of the last year – its being a pleasure working with you.

SM, Westmeath 

Cathriona provided a range of nutrition, health & wellbeing talks to our staff over a number of weeks as part of our Wellbeing Initiative for staff. Cathriona is hugely knowledgeable in her field and her talks were insightful and highly motivational and she ensured to cover topics that appealed to a wide variety of staff. We looked forward to Cathrionas visits each week and the delicious samples of healthy snacks she provided. Cathrionas programme was the kickstart we all needed for the year ahead. We would highly recommend Cathriona and look forward to having her back for more inspiration in the future. Thank you Cathriona!

RBK Athlone, Roscommon & Dublin 

Cathriona, Harry’s (3) daily diarrhea has stopped for the first time in a year! Hes a different boy. Taking him off wheat has made a huge difference, thank you.

Maria | Roscommon 

Cathriona’s presentations during a recent well-being day at Elan were very well received, informative and presented in a well structured, professional and relaxing manner. Staff that attended the event found her expertise very helpful and we look forward to inviting her back again at a later date.

Elan | Athlone 

We here at AXA were delighted with Cathriona’s recent seminar on “Healthy Eating for You and Your Family. She gave some great tips on preparing quick & nutritious meals and also provided some delicious snacks and recipes for us to take-away. We look forward to having Cathriona on site again in the near future.

Axa | Dublin 

Thanks Cathriona I’m actually doing brilliantly and can’t get over the difference since I gave up dairy. Im not kidding Cathriona were actually noticing that my legs and stomach area have shrunk and my trousers are very lose around my legs and waist. I am almost completely pain free through out my whole body. I am blown away. I am not running to the toilet now like I used too which is a huge change.

Adeline | Athlone

Cathriona attended our staff meeting to deliver an hour long session on Nutrition to a group of 12 staff. Cathriona’s presentation was very informative and the rapport she built with the group was very interactive. She confidently answered all questions and made the session very practical by including pre-prepared food as well as doing a food demonstration on site. She catered for the needs of all the group.

From a logistics perspective, I personally found Cathriona very easy to deal with and she delivered on all pre-agreed commitments and on this basis I would strongly recommend her for the above type of event.

Ulster Bank | Dublin

Hi Cathriona, just want to thank you again for coming to our Breastfeeding Group in Carrick last week and to let you know we’ve tried lots of your tips in our house. The kids love the energy bombs.

Antoinette | Carrick-on- Shannon 

Thanks so much Cathriona for helping me find the right product for my little girl! It has helped enormously and such a relief to know there is a gentle solution to her on going problem. Fantastic practical advice and ideas to creating a better diet for a fussy eater! Would have no problem in recommending your excellent services to friends, family and colleagues

Caitriona | Ferbane 

I am delighted to report that my migraine headaches seem to have decreased drastically thanks to the wonderful advice from Cathriona. I have stayed off all Amine rich foods and that seems to have done the trick. I had been getting fairly severe migraines lasting 3 days and although I still get slight headaches they now respond to analgesia which the migraines didn’t.

Mary | Athlone