A Fast Realisation

A feeling of anguish, distress and guilt empowers me. My fast is for a measly 19 hours, where I begin and end each with the equivalent of a feast and I complain of starving. These are the daily struggles faced by millions of people throughout the world. Each of my fasts are comparable to a drop in the ocean of the angst felt by my fellow brothers and sisters in need of our compassion.

As the day draws closer to dusk, I often refer to myself as “starving”, my mind is frequently consumed with selfish thoughts, I have forgotten the primary aim of fasting. My fast is water for my dehydrated soul. An awakening and gratitude for what I have, and many others pray for, a way to empathise with the less fortunate and compassion for those in need of our help. It isn’t about me at all, it is about creating an awareness of others, what I can do for them?

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Sugar Free Month Challenge

I don’t want to abandon sugar entirely for the rest of my life, life is for living and I don’t want to give up everything I enjoy. Research suggests it takes 21 days to form a habit, to ensure I have tried my best at exercising restraint by limiting my intake of sugar, I am going to partake in a sugar free month. At the end of the month I will update you on how my sugar detox went, what I noticed and what it has taught me?

Benefits of a sugar detox

Younger looking skin. An increase in sugar levels leads to glycation – a process which hinders the repair of collagen . Research suggests that reducing sugar prevents premature wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity.
Improved energy that lasts throughout the day. Increasing your sugar intake results in a rapid surge of energy followed by a crash. Whereas increasing protein and fat intake means steady energy throughout the day.
Bye belly fat and hello weightloss. Visceral fat around the abdomen accumulates overtime due to an of increase insulin throughout the body. Reducing sugar can help reduce pounds and subsequently reduce infuriating stomach fat.

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In Pursuit of Coffee-ness

The good news is coffee has several health benefits
I am not going to lie, I have had several moments of weakness where I’ve attempted to quit coffee. I feel shame and guilt for even trying (bar pregnancies of course). Coffee has several health benefits (she says, as she throws back coffee…gulp…bliss). Below I’ve highlighted 8 reasons to drink coffee – do it !

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