You’re Not Going to Believe What These Plums Can Do

These are Queen Garnet plums. I tasted them on a recent trip interstate. They were $5 a kilo and mild tasting.

Tests have shown high levels of an antioxidant called Anthocyanin(also found in other purple foods like purple carrots and blueberries), known to prevent and treat a range of health problems including obesity and related diseases, such as diabetes.

Obesity is the world’s greatest health problem. In Australia, almost two thirds of the adult population and a third of children are overweight or obese.

Enter the Queen Garnet. Isn’t she gorgeous! Mild tasting and affordable, these little beauties are available fresh, powdered or juiced. May the Lord make us truly thankfulRead More

Epic Battle: Morning Girl versus Night Girl

You know her – Morning Girl; the one who gets up bright eyed, starts her day well with a good breakfast and a workout despite feeling a bit under the weather. She’s the start again girl, the optimistic chick who pulls on her joggers and tries to redeem for overconsumption, poor choices, a late night. She can be a bit Polyanna-ish.  She shops for fresh vege, restocks at the Health food store with a basket over her arm. Maybe she skips. Read More

3 Reasons Why Alcohol was Great in December

1. I gained weight

2. I had the first extended low mood I’ve had in 5 months

3. I felt like having a drink every day after the first

Why are these great reasons?

I obviously wasn’t convinced of the physical and psychological benefits of being alcohol free and needed reminding.

Are you sure it was the alcohol?

Yup. For 5 months my weight and mood have been stable(I’ve been positively, annoyingly happy), my sleep patterns were good and I felt the best I’ve felt in my life. Besides, alcohol is a depressant:

‘Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows the function of the central nervous system. Alcohol actually blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This alters a person’s perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing.’

So I’m glad I had a drink in December because it was a big fat reminder of why not to.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what to hold in your hand at parties, I have some suggestions;

Diet soft drink(my fave Bundaberg Diet Lemon Lime and Bitters or  Gingerbeer)

Sparkling Mineral Water


Someone’s else’s hand

Your wallet, car keys and licence because, lets face it, you’re going to end up being the designated driver.

Happy New Year Party people!