I’m Dee McCahill, an obesity expert, wellness coach and personal trainer who cares passionately about changing my clients’ lives around, permanently.

I have a members-only studio in Northern Ireland catering for obese clients, where I prescribe personalised nutrition programmes, do supermarket tours and give them an understanding of foods. They have 23 exercise sessions to choose from and I focus on building a family unit and life-changing experience for every single member.

I’m working to raise awareness of the Obesity Epidemic we are currently experiencing and, as somebody who is passionate about helping others, I’d like to share my ideas with you.


It is National Diabetes week from Sunday 8th June to Saturday 14th June, 2014 and this year the theme is ‘I Can’.

With the recent news that the UK is the third fattest nation in Western Europe and Britain’s women are the most overweight in the continent, obesity expert Dee McCahill of Million Dollar Fitness is hoping that people will use the week to start to make the lifestyle changes they need to prevent serious health issues.

Dee says: “The link between obesity and Type 2 Diabetes is undeniable – Diabesity is a blend of diabetes and obesity and is in the Oxford English Dictionary. Whether you already have the condition or are at risk by being overweight, you need to step up to the plate and do something about it. If you exercise regularly and eat more sensibly you will be able to prevent or even reverse Type 2 Diabetes if you have the “I Can” attitude.”

Here are Dee’s Top 3 “I CAN” Tips to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

  1. I CAN…. Manage My Weight: Excess body fat, especially around the belly, can increase the body’s resistance to insulin and this can lead to type 2 diabetes.
  2. I CAN…. Exercise Regularly: Around 6-10 hours of physical activity through the week helps manage weight, speed up your metabolism, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.
  3. I CAN…. Stop Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks: Sugary drinks have a high glycemic load, and drinking more of this sugary stuff is associated with increased risk of diabetes. In the Nurses’ Health Study II, women who drank one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day had an 83 percent higher risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to women who drank less than one sugar-sweetened beverage per month.