Eat your leafy greens! A nutrition tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

Sid Smart - the protagonist from the children's book about health and nutrition - has turned into the hulk.
Eat your leafy greens!

I still vividly remember my Dad telling me to, “Eat your greens!”.  Well, he was right! Leafy greens are a fantastic food as they have a number of amazing attributes.   Leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, are low in calories but packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.

As a low energy density food, if you are trying to burn fat, adding leafy greens to your plate will mean that you can fill your plate but consume fewer calories over all.

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

References:

Gunnars, K. (2018). The 20 most weight-loss-friendly foods on the planet. [online] Available at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-most-weight-loss-friendly-foods [Accessed 16 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…

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“Brilliant book for children.” (Amazon review)

Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition has had positive reviews on Amazon.
Sid Smart reviews.

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

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

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

Sid Smart 2 – the second children’s book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming…

A hand piecing a puzzle together. Sid Smart 2 - the children's book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming soon...
Sid Smart 2 is coming…

The second Sid Smart is currently being created…  The second book in the series will look at another aspect of living a healthy lifestyle, something as a qualified health and fitness professional I feel very strongly about.

Hopefully it will be available by Christmas.

Using my knowledge gained through obtaining high-level qualifications in nutrition and fitness, I have created my first series of books – Sid Smart.  With charming illustrations and relatable storylines, Sid Smart will take children on a journey which will teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

To buy the first book in the series, Sid Smart – Eating, visit my Amazon author page at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Super sweet potato! Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A cartoon stood next to a sweet potato dressed as superman. Sid Smart the children's book about health and nutrition.
Super sweet potato

Sweet potato is one of my favourite super foods.  They are tasty, versatile and packed with vitamins that have an array of health benefits.  They count towards your five a day, contain more than 70% of our reference intake for vitamin C and contain potassium, thiamine and manganese.

Enjoy them as a jacket potato with your favourite filling, cut them into chips or mash them up to have with your roast dinner.

Sid Smart – Eating is a picture book, suitable for all children from 3 years old and up.

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

My children’s book about health and nutrition is available now!

Reviews

As you can see above, the book has had some excellent reviews.  Reviews really help with the ranking of the book on Amazon.  So, if you buy or have bought one, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review.

The first children’s book in my new series – Sid Smart – is available now on Amazon.  It is available as a paperback or eBook.

In Sid Smart – Eating, follow Sid through a normal school day and see how the food choices he makes affects his day. What will he eat? Will he have a good day? Will he have the energy to learn? Find out if Sid is smart when it comes to healthy food choices…

Using my knowledge gained through obtaining high-level qualifications in nutrition and fitness, I have created my first series of books – Sid Smart.  With charming illustrations and relatable storylines, Sid Smart will take children on a journey which will teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Sid Smart – Eating is a picture book, suitable for all children from 3 years old and up.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Happy Halloween! A digital makeover from the artist and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A werewolf taking a selfie. A digital makeover created by the artist and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Happy Halloween

I gave myself a digital makeover of a werewolf‘s face… I hope you like it.  Happy Halloween.

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