Sunday 23 October 2016

Testing fish and chips at my boyfriend's restaurant gave my health kick a battering - Kathryn


Kathryn Thomas and Fair City's Aoibheann McCaul
Kathryn Thomas and Fair City's Aoibheann McCaul
Kathryn Thomas

Being the resident "taste tester" at her boyfriend's fish and chip restaurant has thwarted Kathryn Thomas's healthy eating plans.

Kathryn's boyfriend, Padraig McLoughlin, opened Catch 22 on Dublin's South Anne Street earlier this summer.

Fitness fanatic Kathryn, who recently set up her Pure Results boot camp, was in charge of tasting the deep-fried dishes.

The presenter admits loading up on chips and battered cod before embarking on her boot camp detox wasn't the best idea.

"Before I started at boot camp I was the chief fish and chip taster," she told the Herald.


"Which wasn't the best thing to do before starting the camp. So now I order the tuna salad - that's the only thing I am tasting these days."

Kathryn and her boyfriend met in O'Donoghues on Baggot Street and have been dating since the summer of 2013.

The Operation Transformation host launched her luxurious boot camp at the start of the year. The detox retreat has been a hit with clean-eating gym bunnies.

"We've just finished week eight," she said.

"It has been pretty busy and I've had a good few sleepless nights, but I now know where I went wrong and were I went right."

Participants in Kathryn's camp travel to the scenic south-west to take part in fitness activities.

It has relocated from the West Cork island of Inish Beg to Sheen Falls in Co Kerry because the waiting list was so substantial.


"It's great having such a positive reaction. It's going really well and I'm enjoying it."

Kathryn will cover for Ray D'Arcy on Radio One later this month before heading to Los Angeles for a holiday. "I will probably head over in September. My sister is moving to Venice Beach, so I will spend some time with her."

Kathryn will return to our TV screens this autumn with a new series of The Voice of Ireland.

"I don't know which mentors are coming back, but I'm delighted Una (Foden) is back on board," she said

"We weren't sure if it was coming back, but it got huge ratings. At the end of the day it is all to do with the ratings."

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