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Sid Smart is a children’s picture book series that teaches children how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The series is written and illustrated by qualified teacher and qualified health and fitness professional: Richard Tiller.

Sid Smart – Eating (the first book in the series) is available now!  For more information follow the link…

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NEVER skip breakfast! A nutrition tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

Sid Smart, the character from the book about health and nutrition, eating a good breakfast and wearing a crown. Artwork showing the message 'breakfast like a king'.
Eat a good breakfast!

I’m sure you’ve all met someone who is trying to lose weight and skips breakfast.  Their theory is quite logical: ‘If I don’t eat, I will burn off my body fat rather than food in my stomach.’ Unfortunately, it’s not that simple…  The body has not eaten all night and not done anything, so naturally the metabolism has slowed down (that means the body is burning less calories).  Now, before you start tucking into that lovely lunch, you need to make sure your metabolism is back up and firing.  What’s the best way to get your metabolism up and ready?  Yep, a good, balanced breakfast! A good breakfast will jump-start your metabolism so you can absorb all those nutrients you get from your food and so you can burn off more unwanted calories.

Let’s say an average female basal metabolic rate (BMR) is 58 kilocalories an hour.  During the night your BMR may drop to around 40 kilocalories an hour.  When you wake there will be a slight increase when you get up and moving but it will still be lower. So, you’ve skipped breakfast and have carried on with your lower BMR when you have a high calorie lunch with your friend.  Guess what happens.. your metabolism won’t be able to adsorb all the nutrients and burn off all those unwanted calories.

However, if you have a had a good, balanced breakfast, your BMR will be raring to go.  You will have stoked the flames of the fire and you will be burning back at around 58 kilocalores an hour when you tuck in to that burger.  If you have an active job, BONUS!  If you have been to the gym, BONUS! Activity also raises your metabolism as BMR represents how many calories you burn at rest.

For all of you who don’t worry about your body fat percentage, you still need to eat a good breakfast.  You need a good breakfast to feel energised and ready for the day!  Don’t even get me going on skipping breakfast before training…

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

References:

Brynne, C. (2018). How Does Breakfast Affect Your Metabolism? Healthy Eating. [online] Available at: https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/breakfast-affect-metabolism-8697.html [Accessed 9 November 2018].

Cespedes, A. (2018). Does your metabolism slow down at night? [online] Available at: https://www.livestrong.com/article/489157-does-your-metabolism-slow-down-at-night/ [Accessed 9 November 2018].

Do you want to teach your child how to live a healthy lifestyle?

Do you want to teach your child about how to live a healthy lifestyle? The children's book Sid Smart can help; it teaches children about health and nutrition.

Sid Smart is a children’s picture book series that teaches children how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The series is written and illustrated by qualified teacher and qualified health and fitness professional: Richard Tiller.

Sid Smart – Eating (the first book in the series) is available now!  For more information follow the link…

CLICK HERE

A gym tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A cartoon of a man sitting on an exercise bike reading a newspaper. The caption says you get out what you put in. Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
You get out what you put in.

I always have a little chuckle to myself when I see people enter the gym with a newspaper.  Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t train at the correct level whilst reading.  I’m not saying you have to always ‘beast’ yourself but even if you are doing low-intensity fat burning on an exercise bike, you should be monitoring your heart-rate or speed…  Training in the right zone is important and that takes concentration.

Also, multi-tasking is not very mindful.  I believe in focusing on one thing at a time so I do it to the best of my ability.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A digital art picture of a martial artist standing in a stance. Inspired by kickboxer and blood sport. Art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition
Stand strong

More martial arts art! I love the gracefulness that martial arts both requires and harnesses in it’s practitioners.  The ultimate form of dedication, self-discipline and self-control.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Do you want to teach your child how to live a healthy lifestyle?

Do you want to teach your child about how to live a healthy lifestyle? The children's book Sid Smart can help; it teaches children about health and nutrition.

Sid Smart is a children’s picture book series that teaches children how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The series is written and illustrated by qualified teacher and qualified health and fitness professional: Richard Tiller.

Sid Smart – Eating (the first book in the series) is available now!  For more information follow the link…

CLICK HERE