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b1982
05-03-2005, 11:07 AM
Everytime i see someone's diet plan, i never see cereal for breakfast...i realize you don't get much protein out of it but basically what ive been doing is eating fiber one cereal (for the dietary fiber) and a protein shake...and maybe a yogurt...

is there something wrong w/ that? i dont believe ive seen that combination on anyone's diet plan...i mostly see eggs/oatmeal, etc

feedback? thanks

CarlP
05-03-2005, 11:19 AM
Some cereals are probably okay, but most of the sugary frosted ones I'm sure are not. Check the ingredients and look for the bad stuff.

Max-Mex
05-03-2005, 11:25 AM
IT's not bad, just not what people chose. I eat it a few times a week. I avoid anything with added sugar though, as Carl mentioned. I eat bran flakes.

waynis
05-03-2005, 01:46 PM
no it's just that other choices might be better like oatmeal and eggs. Also depends on what type of cereal and what's in it. Many cereals have high sugar. If you want a healthy cereal kashi brands are pretty good.

no regrets
05-03-2005, 03:05 PM
I eat Kashi cereal everyday for breakfast

Dedicated
05-03-2005, 03:34 PM
I sometimes have cereal for breakfast, or sometimes for lunch or even late night. Just depends. Usually for breakfast I prefer eggs to be honest.


Like max said, avoid the sugary ones and you will be alright. I usually avoid anything that says "enriched" in the ingredients and anything that has lots of sugar. Try and look for cereal made from whole wheat with little sugar.


Kashi is very good, I'm a big fan of there cereals. There are better choices though, you just have to look. Personally I don't think it makes a huge difference though.

waynis
05-03-2005, 04:00 PM
I eat Kashi cereal everyday for breakfast

which ones? I eat the honey roasted oats cereal. Tastes great and pack vitamins and minerals as well as anti-oxidants like green tea, grape seed extract, ext.

Maddawg
05-03-2005, 04:08 PM
i like oreo O's! That cereal is the best!

Umm ummm good!
http://food.oregonstate.edu/images/pd/cereal_oreo.jpg lol :french:

AzBboy
05-03-2005, 04:55 PM
Most cereals are high GI, because of the fact that cereal is so ''crumbly.'' In the stomach, these cereals are very easily broken down, they just fall right apart (crumbly) so sugars can escape very quickly and get into your bloodstream rapidly. ESPECIALLY avoid puffed cereals. That is basically why people avoid cereals, plus waynis provided a very good point.

DannyboyXJ
05-03-2005, 04:57 PM
I only eat Raisin Bran. Great source of fiber, good source of carbs, plus it's low in sugar and tastes great with a ton of milk.

--Dan.

Owen
05-03-2005, 05:04 PM
I have shredded wheat and bran with soy milk, 4 turkey breakfast susage and 1/2 a cup of pineapple chunks.

CarlP
05-03-2005, 07:24 PM
I have to admit, even though my diet has cleaned up tremendously in the past few months, I still eat poptarts for breakfast. They're probably similar to sugary cereals as far as nutrition, but they're so damn good. :drooling: And at 200 calories each, I can easily eat 1000 calories for breakfast if I drink some milk. I just can't give them up yet.

Unholy
05-03-2005, 08:25 PM
The best tasting one is definatly Cookie Crisp with room temp milk.
Iveseen plenty of high fiber high protein cereals though.

emjlr3
05-03-2005, 09:47 PM
raisin bran is good, along with granola(which btw is so damn calorie dense it is unreal) but i stll prefer my raw oats over anything, sept for late night, love the cereal at night! :)

Guido
05-04-2005, 10:53 AM
I would die without cereal in the morning. I always have Honey Nut Cheerios, Grape Nuts, Special K, or Mini-Wheats on hand. They are reasonably high in protein and contain plenty of fiber.

MrWebb78
05-04-2005, 01:04 PM
I think cereal is bad whilst cutting, but since I never cut, cereal is a mainstay in my diet.

I never have JUST cerea for breakfast though. maybe some eggs or something filling with it. I am addicted to cereal.

no regrets
05-05-2005, 02:47 PM
waynis----I eat the kashi go lean crunch, it's in a purple box. I have never tried any of the other ones because I like that one so much. Can you recommend any others that taste good and are worth trying?

spencerjrus
05-05-2005, 04:42 PM
Anything that has cals without tons of sugar is fine.

waynis
05-05-2005, 05:18 PM
waynis----I eat the kashi go lean crunch, it's in a purple box. I have never tried any of the other ones because I like that one so much. Can you recommend any others that taste good and are worth trying?

I know that one but haven't tried it. Does that have nuts? I'am allergic to peanuts and some other nuts so I try to avoid granola type cereals.

The one I eat as I mentioned is the honey roasted oats. It has some sugar from honey but it's not too sugary by any means. Plus it packs a lot of nutrients. It taste pretty damn good for a healthy cereal In my opinion. I know i've tried others in the past. Forget brands but they were really healthy but just awfull taste.


Another thing to note. A lot of people would say breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it's what jump starts your metabolism and gets you going. I think if your going to eat a breakfast cereal eating one which is healthy, like the honey roasted oats from kashi would be a great choice.

Cra-Z
05-06-2005, 06:43 AM
Yeh, I eat cereal without sugar man. I don't even care how anything tastes anymore I eat so much I just put it into me if it's good.

thajeepster
05-06-2005, 10:06 AM
I, along with a lot of others, just find oats to be more filling in the morning... as well as much more nutritious. Plus you can flavor your oats however you want.. most cereals are pre sweetened.

getfit
05-06-2005, 10:50 AM
I, along with a lot of others, just find oats to be more filling in the morning... as well as much more nutritious. Plus you can flavor your oats however you want.. most cereals are pre sweetened.
:withstupi yep haven't gone near cereal in ages i stick to my oats

completeNewb
05-06-2005, 04:42 PM
what about vector i love that stufff tastes good i hope noones going to tell me it sucks. because it's totally extreme. have you see nthe commercials

waynis
05-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Yeh, I eat cereal without sugar man. I don't even care how anything tastes anymore I eat so much I just put it into me if it's good.

haha that's the way to do it. People complain about taste too much and not enough about the junk they are putting in them. Many times i've ate oatmeal dry.. no milk, no sweetners. Yeah it's sick but YOU do what you have to do. That's what sets us apart from others and why we see better results and are more healthy. :)

Cra-Z
05-07-2005, 05:00 PM
Haha, for sure. Power to the 'eaters'.

galileo
05-07-2005, 05:03 PM
Fiber One is an excellent cereal, particularly with fresh blueberries and low-carb milk. I use it whilst cutting and the extra fiber is beneficial for me.

eric1214
05-19-2005, 12:40 AM
i eat two cups of this for breakfast, best stats in a cereal ive found so far:
kashi go lean

serving 3/4 cup
110cal
1g fat
30g carb
13g protein
6g sugar
10g fiber
480mg potassium

is this a good meal one for the day? or should i switch to oats + some protein

AKraut
05-19-2005, 09:35 AM
I had a bowl of lucky charms pre-workout yesterday. The way I see it, as long as you're accounting for the calories and sugar there's no need to put any food completely 'off limits'.

Cra-Z
05-19-2005, 11:25 AM
I had a bowl of lucky charms pre-workout yesterday. The way I see it, as long as you're accounting for the calories and sugar there's no need to put any food completely 'off limits'.
Man, you should read The Formula: 40-30-30 book by Joyce and Gene Daoust. There's a story about a girl in there who took aerobics classes for like 3 years and ate a banana before every workout. She never lost anyweight because she was just burning bananas. It depends what you want to be burning. Your muscles want to burn fat because there is 9 calories per gram of fat whereas there is only 4 per gram of carbs. So taking in that huge burst of simple carbs creates an insulin surge and your muscles are just burning those colored marshmallows and fancy Cheerios. Since you are probably not a vegetarian or anything I'm guessing your taking in some fat so if your just burning carbs when you work out you might not be able to burn all the fat your taking in. The best thing to do is to take in a well balanced meal about 30 minutes before your workout balancing glucagon and insulin levels burning an optimal level of the best stuff, fat.

P.S. I'm not a nutritionist or anything so feel free to tell me if I'm wrong.

Drai's
05-19-2005, 11:44 AM
There's a story about a girl in there who took aerobics classes for like 3 years and ate a banana before every workout. She never lost anyweight because she was just burning bananas.

If she wasn't losing weight, there was much more to it than the fact that she ate a single banana pre-workout. Come on, use some common sense. I could eat a banana before every workout and lose 2lbs/week or gain 2lbs/week. A banana is like 100 calories...it's not going to make or break anything.

As for eating cereal pre-workout, it's not a bad idea at all. Let's differentiate between cardio and weight workouts though. You really shouldn't eat anything pre-cardio, except maybe a little protein. Before lifting, protein + carbs and maybe even some fat is more than acceptable.

AKraut
05-19-2005, 12:25 PM
It really depends on what you're trying to do. If you are in caloric defecit you are going to lose weight, even if you eat 3 bananas per day.

The reason I chose cereal pre-workout was because I don't eat high-GI carbs at any other point in the day, so some simple carbs and protein before and after lifting are ideal. I'm not saying a natural sugar wouldn't be better, cereal was just an exception, I usually like a piece of fruit or a whey shake with dextrose.

BBar23
05-19-2005, 12:45 PM
I eat cereal almost every morning, then hit the gym...I don't really think its a big deal...i am a sucker for cereal though....if you guys haven't had raisin bran crunch yet, you need to go to the store and buy it right now...it is the sh*t!!

Cra-Z
05-19-2005, 12:52 PM
If she wasn't losing weight, there was much more to it than the fact that she ate a single banana pre-workout. Come on, use some common sense. I could eat a banana before every workout and lose 2lbs/week or gain 2lbs/week. A banana is like 100 calories...it's not going to make or break anything.

As for eating cereal pre-workout, it's not a bad idea at all. Let's differentiate between cardio and weight workouts though. You really shouldn't eat anything pre-cardio, except maybe a little protein. Before lifting, protein + carbs and maybe even some fat is more than acceptable.
She was also drinking a high carb shake after each work out.

Drai's
05-19-2005, 01:04 PM
She was also drinking a high carb shake after each work out.

...

Like I said man, there's a myriad of factors that affect whether or not one loses weight. A banana here and a shake there have their effects, but it's only part of the picture. My example of being able to lose or gain 2 lbs/week still remains viable with a high carb shake thrown into the mix as well.

smalls
05-19-2005, 01:40 PM
Akrout and Drai's a making good points. One meal is not going to make or break your diet. Overal caloric intake is the key. The difference between whey+dex or whey+sugary cereal isnt going to kill you, and is most likely going to be negligable.

Cra-z when reading info written by "nutritionists, specialists" etc, keep in mind these books are written towards the general public. Which we are not, most of our goals are different and they throw alot of bull****. Take in everything with a grain of salt.

hemants
05-19-2005, 01:48 PM
High fibre cereals without sugar are probably a good thing to eat every few days or else you'll wake up one day and say "I never want to eat another drop of oatmeal evAR"

Cra-Z
05-19-2005, 06:44 PM
Akrout and Drai's a making good points. One meal is not going to make or break your diet. Overal caloric intake is the key. The difference between whey+dex or whey+sugary cereal isnt going to kill you, and is most likely going to be negligable.

Cra-z when reading info written by "nutritionists, specialists" etc, keep in mind these books are written towards the general public. Which we are not, most of our goals are different and they throw alot of bull****. Take in everything with a grain of salt.
Yeh, that's pretty true. Actually I did a nutrion lab in Biology and my teacher marked my daily caloric intake just straight up wrong (about 6000) and we had even recorded everything we ate and ****.

Built
05-19-2005, 07:04 PM
...

Like I said man, there's a myriad of factors that affect whether or not one loses weight. A banana here and a shake there have their effects, but it's only part of the picture. My example of being able to lose or gain 2 lbs/week still remains viable with a high carb shake thrown into the mix as well.


And you're a young guy.

Insulin interferes with fat burning.

Women are notorious for becoming insulin resistant as we age. The high carb foods pre and post were clearly NOT helping her.

If for no other reason, these foods would stimulate appetite.

Slim Schaedle
05-19-2005, 09:01 PM
Yeh, that's pretty true. Actually I did a nutrion lab in Biology and my teacher marked my daily caloric intake just straight up wrong (about 6000) and we had even recorded everything we ate and ****.

FYI, A biology lab professor and nutritionist can be two very different things, each skilled in different areas. My point, for example, parallels the fact that most doctors get relatively little training in nutrition.

But I see the point you're tyring to make.

Cra-Z
05-20-2005, 03:45 AM
FYI, A biology lab professor and nutritionist can be two very different things, each skilled in different areas. My point, for example, parallels the fact that most doctors get relatively little training in nutrition.

But I see the point you're tyring to make.
Yeh, I think I did get it. It just reminded me of this.

SoloScott
05-22-2005, 02:50 AM
i eat two cups of this for breakfast, best stats in a cereal ive found so far:
kashi go lean

serving 3/4 cup
110cal
1g fat
30g carb
13g protein
6g sugar
10g fiber
480mg potassium

is this a good meal one for the day? or should i switch to oats + some protein

I'm eating that right now. I love it. It seems good to me.