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 …

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 …

Use A Smaller Plate (Efficiency Hack #13)

So, through experimenting with the 4-hour body diet and looking at diets and my health in general, there are a couple of things that I’ve done which have helped along the way. One which I told you about last week is using a bottle to make sure I drink enough water. Another, which I wrote about previously is making the decision that if I’m going to be restricting so much what I put into my body, then I may as well make it as good as it can be (A Simple Thought That’s Helping Me Be More Healthy), but another … 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 …

Moderation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Sides of Moderation

Moderation has become such a buzzword but… is it justified? “Everything in moderation” seems to be the key to a healthy life and solving obesity rates. Moderation in food habits. Moderation in drinking habits. Moderation in exercising habits. Why Is Moderation So Praised? Moderation is the holy grail of nutritionists for 2 main reasons: no excess and variety. If you remain moderate, you avoid excess. You pay attention to the size of your portions. Consequently, you won’t put your body under too much stress (alcohol, sport, sugar…). You’ll still have all of this, but in small quantities that should not … Read The Full Article …