It takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to break one. Yes, we are going to have to work harder to break those stubborn habits, but hey at least it is easier to create new ones! The psychology of habit formation has shown that a habit is created based on your subconscious actions, and changing those behaviours is only possible when we become aware of our patterns and make a conscious effort the change them. We also need to be aware of the restrictions that our self-limi
I was asked yesterday if I stick to a keto based diet and what I thought of it. For those who are unsure, a keto diet is a method of eating that encourages your body to burn fat and is an excellent way of reducing weight. When you restrict your carbohydrate intake to around 50 grams a day your body starts to produce ketones which are a by-product in the breakdown of fatty acids. Water soluble they show up in your urine, so with the use of ketone sticks, easily purchased fro
With two working teenagers in the house I feel like an unpaid receptionist with the number of parcels that I sign for each day. Today was a typical day, four parcels in total and none of them for me. I didn’t think too much of them all at the time, just threw the parcels on their beds ready for when they arrived home from school. It was a Friday and as is typical everyone seems to have something on and it’s like ships passing. The next day my beautiful seemingly innocent bo
Salmon is one of the most delicious and nutritious meals that you can feed your family, a protein source that is rich in healthy fats and anti-inflammatory Omega 3's. Whilst that generalized statement is true, it depends greatly on where the salmon comes from and what it has been fed. Firstly, you need to know that the term “Atlantic” salmon has absolutely no bearing on where it is from, but rather it refers to the species. All salmon that you purchase in Australia that is
An Investigative Clinical Nutritionist qualified in Nutritional Medicine, Alison writes articles relevant to today's lifestyle with the aim to inspire a life of health and happiness.