NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is available now!

 

 

Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is a visually-stunning children’s adventure story about a boy who finds himself thousands of miles and thousands of years from home…Ryan is just a regular child who finds himself in a strange but familiar land. With the help of a kind local girl, the confused boy hides and a new friendship is born. Together they begin their quest to find the lost child a way back home…

On their journey Ryan learns a lot about this land as he visits many historical places, sees incredible architecture and meets legendary figures. Eventually the duo finds what they have been looking for, but are they prepared for what is waiting for them?

Suitable for children from 5 years old.

Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is available now on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Sid Smart – Moving is available now!

 

 

Sid Smart – Moving, the second children’s book in the Sid Smart series is available now!

Sid Smart – Moving is a book that teaches children about the importance of living an active lifestyle. As a teacher and qualified health and fitness professional, I have created a series of books, with the aim of educating children on health and fitness matters through stories they can relate to.

In Sid Smart – Moving, follow Sid and see how he keeps himself busy during the school holidays. Will he do enough activity? Will he feel good? Find out if Sid is smart when it comes to living an active life…

Suitable for all children.

Sid Smart – Moving is available now on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

 

Sid Smart is a children’s picture book series that teaches children how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Sid Smart – Eating (the first book in the series) is available now!  For more information CLICK HERE.

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

A picture of a person typing on a laptop. The author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Type, type, type…

The second Sid Smart is currently being created…  I’m just working on the text…

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.

I’m working hard on Sid Smart 2 – the second children’s book about living a healthy lifestyle.

A screen shot of an author and illustrator of a children's book series about health and nutrition.
Sid Smart 2 is in production…

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.

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].

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].

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.

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

Orangutan digital art created by author and illustrator or Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Orangutan

Here is a piece of artwork that I did digitally on my art tablet and PC. Orangutans always remind me of the issue of deforestation. This is a huge issue with many habitats being destroyed. The homes of many creatures like the orangutan, tiger, elephant and rhino are being ruined.

See more of my digital art on my website’s new ‘artwork’ page.

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 nutrition is available now (free eBook with every paperback)!

Sid Smart - Eating children's book cover by an author and illustrator. A cartoon boy eats a banana whilst smiling.

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.

Follow the link below to go to my author page and purchase Sid Smart – Eating:

Click here…