Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Water (aka Why You Should Drink More H2O)

I reckon it’s fair to say that a lot of us take this ‘free raw material’ for granted… Can you imagine a world without water? It wouldn’t be very nice, would it? …but access to good, clean, drinkable water is a privilege and don’t you forget it – and a privilege to relatively few people if you look across the globe. Drinking More Water Drinking more water is definitely a good idea. How many calories? Zero. Well, there you go then. Did you know that often when we feel hungry, it’s actually our body craving water. At least if you … Read The Full Article …

Trans-Fats (aka The Clever Science That Clogs Our Arteries)

Trans-Fats are used by the food industry to make products last longer and cost less. You may have already heard about trans-fats also called hydrogenated fats. You’ll find them in margarines, cookies, fast food,… The Problem With Hydrogenated Fats ‘Slight’ problem…hydrogenated fats are not naturally-occurring fats. They are made artificially by bombarding fats with hydrogen atoms in order to change their molecular structure. Pretty clever science… but not for our body which does not know how to deal with it and cannot eliminate it. Consequently, hydrogenated fats clog our arteries. They also raise the levels of bad cholesterol and decrease the … Read The Full Article …

Health: Sugar vs Fat: Which Is Worse For Our Health?

Weight-gain and health problems can be blamed on lots of things… Stress, Lack of Exercise and of course, Diet… If we look at the latter, two bad boys which seem to pop up more than most are ‘Sugar‘ and ‘Fat‘. People who opt for ‘Low Fat’ or ‘Low Sugar’ produce are usually not doing so because they prefer the taste (and even if they find out they do, that wasn’t the reason they started with). They are doing so either because they want to lose weight, or they want a healthier diet, or both. So which causes us to put … Read The Full Article …

Nature (aka Head-to-Head: Nature Takes On Marketing…)

Are you confused by the ever changing nutritional advice hitting the headlines? You’re not alone… Don’t eat fat, they said. So, you chose low fat food. But later, we learn that fat is not really the problem, it’s sugar. So, you now go for reduced or sugar-free food… only to find out that these food contain aspartame or other sweeteners which keep you hooked on sweet taste. Don’t eat butter, eat margarine. Oh, no, margarine contains hydrogenated fat. Eat soy products, it’s healthy… Later, it is found that soy in high quantity could raise oestrogen levels, interfere with thyroid functions, … Read The Full Article …

Habits: How To Learn ANYTHING (by Understanding How We Form Habits – Pt 2 of 2)

This is the second article in this series (well, hardly a series – its 2 articles) looking at how we form habits and why that is something that’s really worth understanding. Before we go any further, a HUGE thanks to Razwana, Yvonne, Joy, Ross, Adrienne, Jeevan and Annie for sharing their experiences in the previous post. Here we have some pretty good examples and I’m confident that the content in this article will answer any questions concerning why things may have happened the way they did in these specific cases (whether these habits were formed for good or not). If … Read The Full Article …