This is a photo of my morning muesli on the days I don’t feel like my usual green goddess power smoothie. But this ain’t your conventional muesli or breakfast cereal, because there are two major differences that can make several kilo’s difference to your hips! I’m talking about the fact that most conventional breakfast cereals contain up to 30% sugar or up to 40 grams of sugar per 100 grams – that’s a whopping 2 tablespoons of the white stuff!! To give you a comparison, my home made muesli pictured above, contains just 7 grams of sugar per 100 grams – not that you would even need to eat a 100 gram serve because it is so much higher in plant protein, thanks to containing no grains – other than a small amount of buckwheat kernel’s and no added sugar or dried fruit, other than a few low sugar goji berries, which are also rich in antioxidants. Check out the get recipe in the latest edition of my ebook here
Breakfast cereals have long been a source of hidden sugar since being introduced to lure us away from our original breakfast of eggs and bacon. They were touted as ‘low fat’ and a quick and convenient way to start your day, but what the food manufacturers didn’t tell us, is that breakfast cereal was going to be responsible for a shift in our health and waistline that contribute to the beginning of a worldwide disease epidemic. I’m referring to diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Dieticians and Dr’s told us we needed more fibre in our diet and cereal made from wheat was the best source. Fact – Fibre is essential for good digestive health Fiction: fibre from grains such as wheat are NOT the healthiest source of fibre for your body. Food manufacturers then took advantage of the whole grains = healthy fibre claim and drove the push to start your morning with a big bowl of cornflakes or nutri grain, topped off with a healthy glass of ‘vitamin C packed orange juice’…..ummmm….WRONG AGAIN. The only thing commercial fruit juice is packed with is sugar!
If you don’t believe me, then I suggest you take a little wander to your pantry and pull out your cereal box and fruit juice bottle and turn to the back and take a look at the nutritional panel and see just how much sugar it contains per 100 gram or ml serve. You should be aiming for no more than 6 – 8 grams per 100 grams or mls of any food. If you’re eating a muesli made from raw oats or just plain porridge, or a low sugar cereal like weet bix – and you’re not adding any honey or table sugar, you may be thinking you’re making a healthy choice because you’re escaping high levels of sugar, but as you have probably gathered from my previous posts on gluten, sugar is not the only enemy we are facing, with so much of the food we eat now days. Gluten can also play havoc with a lot of peoples health, and gluten intolerances have now reached epidemic proportions. Now some of you may be able to tolerate cooked oats vs say raw oats or wheat gluten, because the gluten content in cooked oats is a lot less, meaning some folks are able to tolerate them. But to establish your true gluten sensitivity and the impact it is is having on your health, you will need to follow the recommendations detailed in my e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days My program will also show you how to heal your gut to eliminate the effects of food intolerances such as bloating, flatulence and IBS, not to mention weight gain and fatigue.
So give it a whirl, because it may just be the best 28 days you ever give your body and the reward will be well worth it.
Here’s what a few folks have been saying lately after completing the program …
“Wow, the Eat Yourself Healthy program has been an amazing experience! I have found such a huge difference in cutting out gluten and cow’s dairy (a little sheep’s yoghurt here and there), my eczema has settled right down, and my brain fog GONE! I am finishing my final semester in nutrition and its just what I needed to get through the next 3 months. In fact, I’m already making plans to do another 28 days in November! Thanks again Sally x”
The EYH program switched off all my sugar cravings and two months on I still don’t want to eat it! I have tried to make changes before but failed, but through Sally’s program I found it so much easier because it tells you exactly what to do and to eat. Now my eyes are whiter, my skin is clearer and I lost weight that I hadn’t been able to shift through just exercise”
“This is my second time doing Sally’s EYH program and I’m finding the results of the detox stage so quick the second time round because I have stuck to the eating program since last year, so I can really notice the long term impact it is having on my health. My boyfriend has decided to jump on board with me this year as he see’s how good I feel and how I bounce out of bed in the mornings now and wants to be part of that!