So thanks to Hannah of Mums Days who recently spoilt me with several gifts for my birthday, one being the book Eat Pretty, I have quit chicken and am eating, well, everything to make me feel (and hopefully) look my best.
My kids, Oliver (4 nearly 5 and Alexander, 2) have never been the greatest of sleepers (they take after me) but sleep patterns seemed to have gotten worse towards the end of the summer with a serious lack of structure, outbreaks of tonsillitis for my toddler and a period of nightmares (my eldest and I to be honest) pre-school starting! We were all shattered! Fast forward to Oliver starting and settling in at school (he's so happy), a more structured routine and a few dietary changes and the boys are sleeping better than ever. So, I wanted to share what has worked for us.
Ok I realise it's a a BIG Hollywood-worthy TITLE, a grand old statement but it's the truth, really-changing my diet has changed my life! I know, I know, I've written about my relationship and complete and utter love affair with food a lot here (along with sharing my recipes) but hear me out (again) recently I've had an epiphany, a change of heart somewhat, a shake up in my fridge and life.
Brain food for the babes.
Nothing of course replaces healthy, seasonal food-tonnes of fruit and veg, lean meat, pulses (you get the picture) but vitamins help ensure I get everything extra I need, especially at times of sleep deprivation (always), times of PMS (oh those dreaded days come weeks) and much needed sun rays in a bottle when Blighty can't provide the real thing!
So like the millions of others, I too have succumbed to sampling this 'new' (I say new, but it's based on ancient principles of fasting) diet from Dr Michael Moseley. Like many, I watched his Horizon documentary: 'Eat, Fast and Live Longer' on BBC2 in total awe, rewatching it with my mother, both resolute we would give it a go.