As both the National Director of febfast and a self-confessed ‘happy drinker’, I find myself thinking, debating and writing about alcohol every day. In conclusion? We all spend a lot of time and money on drink, but a month off the booze is priceless.

Alcohol – time to rethink?


Let’s start with a fact no one wants to read: alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide. Bam. Read that line again. That’s 3.3 million people each year, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation released today. It should be a wake-up call.

Those of us of drinking age are consuming 17 litres of PURE alcohol each year. Alcohol is killing more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined. It’s such a pervasive issue, yet alcohol use remains a relatively taboo subject. Sure, we are all concerned…

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The Ladder


One of the beneficiaries of FebFast in 2014 is The Ladder. They do an amazing job helping young people aged 16-25 to break the cycle of homelessness. As you can guess, issues related to alcohol and drug misuse can often creep into a young person’s life to complicated matters further. Here’s some more detail about their work:

“By improving life skills, supporting education, employment and training activities and linking young people to their communities, our programs and individual services have been specifically designed to grow their talents, skills and capacities and help them articulate their future…

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Welcome to March! Post FebFast, now what?


So you did it! February. 28 days. FebFast. Job done.

Maybe there was the odd slip along the way, maybe it was the longest month known to mankind, or maybe the month was an easy glide through skies of rainbow doves. Either way, a new month and a new dawn lies ahead.

So now what? Well, we’ve asked some seasoned FebFasters exactly that question. Most of the answers relate back to the process of self-awareness that the “month off” typically brings. Here are some tips:


Sure, you might have had the first celebratory beer/bubbles on March 1, but a…

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Sweetened without the guilt! Cooking without sugar!


This blog brought to you by our pals at Natvia, the official sponsor of FebFast Sugar.

It’s almost the final week of FebFast. That deserves celebrating right? And for those on FebFast Sugar, we’re thinking celebration = cake!

Here are two guilt-free recipe ideas for a big bash. Shhh, they’ll never know it’s sugar free.

Red Velvet Cupcakes, by Jo B, Recipes By ‘Us Plus More’

These classic red velvet cupcakes are highly versatile and perfect for any occasion! A lovely textured cake, light and fluffy so check out the recipe…

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How to eat less sugars


This post brought to you by our pals at Natvia, the offical sponsors of Febfast Sugar.

On average, Australians consume around 30 teaspoons of sugars a day. That’s approximately 10, 950 teaspoons in a year. It’s not really a surprise given the white stuff is in almost everything we consume! Now, we’re not saying that you have to go military style, cold turkey on yourself. What we’re hoping to do is to highlight that baby steps may be more effective in helping you wean off your heavy intake of sugar.

Here are the top 3 ways on how…

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