SLOAN LUCKIE

Guest Blog by Sloan Luckie

Looking for a way to lose weight, unveil your six-pack abs and/or reduce your abdominal-waist size? Here’s a breakfast tip. Instead of adding fruit to your cereal, add cereal to your fruit. This is a healthy great tasting way to reduce the consumption of processed carbohydrates and sugars contained in many cereals and replacing them with natural carbohydrates and sugars that are contained in fruit.  Most fruit contains water and fiber, which assist with satiety (a feeling of fullness). Fruit also has a natural checks and balances system. The sugar contained in fruit is balanced by its water and fiber content. This natural balance reduces the risk of spikes in insulin.

Here’s how you add cereal to your fruit. Fill your bowl with a variety of fruit such as:

  • Fresh berries– blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries are also a great source of free-radical fighting antioxidants.
  • Bananas– are also a good source of potassium for muscle growth and repair.

Here are a few additional foods you can include before adding cereal:

  • Dried berries and tart cherries– dried cranberries, wild blueberries and tart cherries are good sources of fatigue-fighting iron. Tart cherries also contain anti-inflammatory agents. However, use ½ handful (or less) to limit sugar intake. Consume the organic or all-natural version to avoid artificial colors and flavors.
  • Raw nuts– a handful of pistachios, almonds and/or walnuts is a good source of stomach-filling fiber and heart-healthy unsaturated fats and Omega3.
  • Ground flaxseed meal– a good source of heart-healthy Omega3 and lignans, a plant-based antioxidant. Flaxseed meal is also a good source of fiber, which assist with satiety.

Once your bowl is full with the foods listed, sprinkle about ½ cup (or less) of cereal. Add 1% low-fat milk. Almond milk is a healthy alternative.

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About Sloan Luckie.

Sloan Luckie, a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Public Accountant, is the author of the optimal health workbook, Body Under Construction. Body Under Construction shows how to use nutrition, exercise and sleep to build the body of your dreams, reduce your risk to chronic illness and look and feel your absolute best.

His unique philosophy on building and maintaining optimal health has garnered significant media attention. Sloan has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk” with Marion Brooks, NY1 News with Cheryl Wills, 102.3 FM Radio, graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine, and conducted nutrition and fitness demonstrations for corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and various other groups throughout the United States.

Sloan is 47 years old and lives in Flossmoor, IL with his wife Sherree. They have three children, Chanel 21, Sloan II 10, and Sterling 7 and a granddaughter, Peyton.

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