Wired! Food as Fuel: From Chaos to Learning


Wired! Food as Fuel: From Chaos to Learning Miami Moms Blog

Food plays so many different roles in life but at the end of the day it is simply …FUEL.  For our developing children, this fuel is the “thing” that provides growth and development, immune support, focus, and mental clarity.

Did you know that the food you eat can either wire you up or tone you down?

I am challenged when I see a mother give her child a bag of fruit loops, a sip of a Coke, and some goldfish.  Then to make it worse, the kid acts up and the mom goes ballistic.  As you read this maybe you are saying to yourself, “well ya, if the kid acts up we have to control the situation.” However, here is the thing, all of those food choices are interpreted by the body as a sugar and the child is basically reacting from ALL OF THAT SUGAR! Yikes!

Sugar, Flour, Dairy (and of course only for us adults…alcohol) all break down and digest as a sugar. 

Sugar gives us a false sense of energy.  For adults, we handle this differently because our energy is not where it used to be.  As for a child, it is totally different, they already have a ton of energy so when you overload this stuff they have a reaction…

BAM, BOOM, KABOOM, fuel that makes your wired!!Wired! Food as Fuel by Miami Moms Blog Contributor Adita Lang

Now granted, as humans, we all digest foods differently.  Some of us can handle more sugars than others but they are still interpreted as a sugar and our body will still have a reaction, small or big, it will still happen.  Then on the flip side you spend countless hours on homework and grades, all with the mindset of learning.  A child’s brain can not focus when too many sugars are their primary fuel.

So the next time you serve that bowl of cereal with milk or toast and jam, ask yourself…where is the protein and good quality fats? These are the things that will keep your children focused and centered for their day!

Click HERE for some great breakfast ideas.

With Love and Light,


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Adita Yrizarry-Lang is a best-selling author, speaker and holistic lifestyle coach. She’s a mother of 2 which is her greatest claim to fame! Adita is a big-hearted entrepreneur and thought leader. She started out as a fitness instructor over 30 years ago, training other fitness professional in various modalities world-wide. She recognized that individuals were struggling to change their bodies and health, and formulated her 4 Pillars of Health – exercise and movement, food and nutrition, sleep and relaxation, and happiness - as a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Her ferocious appetite to coach individuals and groups to better health has driven her to speak at various Fortune 500 companies, schools, and private organizations on the benefits of quality foods, longevity, and amazing health. Adita’s mission…encourage individuals to live Inspired. She wants to bring out the challenges and offer solutions to make SuperPowers shine and life thrive on! SuperPowers, A Busy Woman's Guide to Health and Happiness and SuperPowers of the Family Kitchen can be found on Amazon or at www.ADITALANG.COM. Follow me on INSTAGRAM @AditaLang