• dusty_712001
    dusty_712001 Posts: 172 Member
    Before I reduced my carb intake, I would have Fiber One Bran Buds mixed with a little frosted flakes to make it tolerable. It was a great way to increase my fiber for the day.

    ATM, I have reduced my carb intake, but as I gradually bring my carb intake up I will probably do so again.
  • Bobby_Clerici
    Bobby_Clerici Posts: 1,828 Member
    I am VERY selective about which cereals I eat.
    Most have been demineralized and loaded up with sugar.
    Most are very unhealthy - no better than eating a candy bar.

    Absolutely! Old schood cherrios and Fiber One are my go-to these days. Are they they absolute best? Nah, but better than most. Old School Oatmeal is the real winner, IMO.
    There are some whole grained cereals new on the market I enjoy. I just won't eat the sugary ones any longer.
  • Bobby_Clerici
    Bobby_Clerici Posts: 1,828 Member
    Fruit has sugar, did your trainer say not to have fruit, or anything you like? I eat a bowl of cereal like 5 days a week for breakfast and will never give it up, its better then my old breakfast of cold pizza and left over Chinese food =)
    Natural sugar in fruit comes with other nutritionally dense elements as opposed to processed, sugar-loaded, demineralized cereal.
    It's candy.
  • JessyLovesJCS
    JessyLovesJCS Posts: 169 Member
    I just went for a walk to have enough calories for a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with skim milk! :bigsmile:
  • Rayman79
    Rayman79 Posts: 2,009 Member
    Not all cereal is bad. The key is to understand what you are looking at when choosing one.

    My main (not only) criteria is that they are low in sugar, and high in fibre. Fibre is the main thing I look for in my cereal because it is often one element that is lacking in my diet .

    When all is said and done, it is all about balance. If you can fit it into your day and meet your macros and you are getting enough nutrients - there is no harm in eating cereal or any other food.
  • BrunetteRunner87
    BrunetteRunner87 Posts: 591 Member
    I eat oatmeal and cream of wheat, but as for cold cereals I used to eat them and even the healthy ones didn't keep me full long so I don't anymore
  • liog
    liog Posts: 347 Member
    I like Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes by Arrowhead Mills. Only 5g sugar per serving and 4g of protein. I've also been eating too much Chocolate Chex cereal. That stuff is like crack and won't be on the shopping list again for a while. :)
  • Esther50
    Esther50 Posts: 252
    Yup I still eat cereal. All about keeping track. I give up nothing, I just cut back and keep track. But instead of having hamburgers every day, I have fruits and veggies and go from there to figure the rest of my day.
  • AsellusReborn
    AsellusReborn Posts: 1,112 Member
    I like plain cheerios. Occasionally we have muttigrain in the house but that has a little too much sugar for me to want to do that day in and day out. Plain cheerios seem plenty healthy in my mind, they're not sugary or frosted or crap.
  • sarahmcp3
    sarahmcp3 Posts: 31 Member
    I have oatmeal a lot. it fills me up and it has lots of fiber. Sometimes I go on a cereal kick but I try to keep it to low sugar granola type cereals. Like special k. That cereal helps me meet my iron goal for the day since I'm not a huge meat eater.
  • IronMan98
    IronMan98 Posts: 3
    Who can eat just one serving (3/4 to 1 cup) of Wheaties etc. and be satisfied.
  • soleilxo
    soleilxo Posts: 202
    i am obseessed with cereal i dont know why! i can easilyyyy eat 5 bowls i switched to almond milk though so its going to be a lil less in calories next time :)
  • taso42
    taso42 Posts: 8,980 Member
    eating oatmeal right now. don't take nutrition advice from trainers.
  • airangel59
    airangel59 Posts: 1,887 Member
    I do, not every day though. Right now I'm hooked on Fiber One 80, those honey squares are delish. I'm watching carbs (dm2) and I think it's got 10 fiber, most cereals are way too high in carbs for my liking.
  • Nana_Booboo
    Nana_Booboo Posts: 501 Member
    I love my cereals....on occasions. =)
  • apriltrainer
    apriltrainer Posts: 732 Member
    I avoid cereals because the average bowl is ALOT more than what a serving should be. And nope...a cup of cereal doesn't satisfy me at all. When I first started logging I was horrifed to realize I was eating 3-4 cups of cereal! You really got to watch portion control with cereal. I love me some Golden Grahams..but I shall stay away from them!
  • samanthatricia
    samanthatricia Posts: 24 Member
    Yep, almost never eat cereal because 1) it gets soggy so fast and I have to throw out the whole bowl or feel like I'm going to barf, and 2) I'm starving an hour later!
  • Masterdo
    Masterdo Posts: 331 Member
    Oatmeal Crisps, Vanilla Almond, 58g + 2/3 cup milk, every morning :p 313 cals and it's filling until 10h30-11h30, for snack (usually nuts, or sunflower seeds).

    The real deal I think is to establish a routine that works well for you, and stick to it. Then with more experience, you learn how to manipulate that routine to cater for things like unplanned team lunch at work, or a night out, either without busting, or by busting but still enjoying it since you know that tomorrow, your nice little routine will still be there, and you'll enjoy that too.

    Cereals, oatmeal, no breakfast... doesn't really matter as long as it's your choice and you are happy to make it.
  • xoxosarinaxoxo
    xoxosarinaxoxo Posts: 22 Member
    i have kashi go len every day for breafkast
  • hkasel
    hkasel Posts: 69
    I don't really eat cereal, mainly because I don't care for most of them. The only exception is granola. I don't buy granola because I could eat it in very large portions!