I have never been more convinced that banting was the way to go, until my own weight & health transformation last year. But there has been one thing that has been bothering me since my own transformation…. the health of my children and more importantly what I’m setting them up for in terms of their health as adults. Because right now, we’re laying the foundations for who and what they’ll be as grown ups and Ava especially lives on a diet of sugar ladled muffins and fish fingers.
Of course, I’ve also watched from the side lines as banting and low carb high fat experts, doctors and scientists get vilified in the media and poorly informed individuals sprout off about this lifestyle choice without really ever understanding it at all. But a couple of weeks ago, the writers of Real Meal Revolutions – Raising Superheroes had a copy of their new book delivered to me and this really stuck out for me:
I find it ironic that if you tell your Doctor that you plan to eat low carb during pregnancy, they’ll say it’s unsafe. But if you say you plan to eat a diet based on fresh vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts seeds and a little fruit, they’ll encourage you to stay the course!” – Lily Nichols, author of Real Food For Gestational Diabetes
Meal planner & shopping list done! From Monday we start our children’s #raisingsuperheroes journey! There will be a full review on my blog & the authors of @realmealrevolution have given me a book to giveaway too so you too can start your own kids superhero journey! #realfood #lchf #sugarfree #eatclean A photo posted by Sharon (@blessedbarrenness) on
If I’m honest, I think I love this book even more than the original Real Meal Revolution. For a busy working mom, the recipes and meals are quick and easy to prepare and totally guilt free. I know I’m giving my kids the best food possible to give them the best start in life.
I blogged lat week about the issues Ava’s been having at school with her writing, she’s really struggling and I hope we’ve gotten to the bottom of that problem. But she also has issues surrounding concentration so now seemed as good a time as any to start turning her life around. She is a complete sugar addict and an extremely fussy eater but I feel this is partly my own fault, because for so long, I’ve been quite slack with the quality of the food she eats in my desperation to just have her eat.
Well…. to here and no further!
As of today, she has officially begun her journey to becoming a superhero! I spent the weekend doing meal plans and shopping and prepping a few things before this week starts and from today we began – no sugar, no carbs, no processed foods, no junk. Obviously I can only control so much of what she eats, but I am determined to ensure that the meals she has prepared by me are the best quality brain foods she can possibly get.
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#raisingsuperheroes Day 1 lunch for Ava, salami, cheese, tomatoes, low carb homemade seed rusks & a coconut & blueberry muffin! #realfood #eatclean A photo posted by Sharon (@blessedbarrenness) on
She even wolfed down her dinner tonight – yay! This rarely happens so I know it must have been good! I’ve tried quite a few of the recipes from this book already and they are phenomenal! Easy to prepare, quick and really suitable for the whole family, mom and dad included and not just for your little ones!
How yummy???? @realmealrevolution #raisingsuperheroes A photo posted by Sharon (@blessedbarrenness) on
Would you like to start your own little one on their journey to becoming a superhero? Well now you can! Real Meal Revolution – Raising Superheroes is out now, I’ve spotted the book in all big book stores and even Dischem. But you could also win a copy right here.
Simply follow the entry prompts below to stand a chance of winning.
T’s & C’s – open to South African residents only, competition will close at midnight on Friday, 25th September!