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John04Civic
06-16-2005, 11:15 AM
Curious about your thoughts about this.

T-Mag calls it "candy" in a way and doesn't really recommend it, but I was reading the Nutrition facts.. And ...

2.5 cups of cereal is over 300 calories , along with 1.5 cups of milk, you are looking at nearly 500+ calories in just a bowl. It sounds like a winner to me. What do you all think?

Unreal
06-16-2005, 11:20 AM
Depends on the cereal. Stuff like wheaties/plain cheerios/grapenuts/shredded wheat are good sources of fiber/whole grain. Anything with added sugar is loaded with sugar. I lost nearly 70lbs eating a bowl of wheaties/milk for breakfast each morning.

SpecialK
06-16-2005, 12:08 PM
1 cup of quick oats is 300 cals, plus it's a lot more healthy than regular cereals.

Drai's
06-16-2005, 12:13 PM
1 cup of quick oats is 300 cals, plus it's a lot more healthy than regular cereals.

342 to be precise...at least around here

Totally agree though. Oats >>> cereal

JeffWillConquer
06-16-2005, 12:17 PM
gyeah. Oats for life.

twm
06-16-2005, 12:29 PM
Add a little splenda to your oats too

Unreal
06-16-2005, 01:07 PM
I switched to oats and love them. Can't get enough.

1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop whey, splenda/cinammon is an awesome work snack.

Drai's
06-16-2005, 01:09 PM
1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop whey, splenda/cinammon is an awesome work snack.

Not for bulking. That's only like 300 cals. Quadruple those servings and you have a decent snack ;).

Guido
06-16-2005, 02:19 PM
I eat grape nuts in large quantities with 1% milk. Each 1/2 cup serving of Grape nuts in 200 cals and I usually eat 1 1/2 cups plus 1 1/2 cups of milk. That's around 800 calories.

Plus they keep you regular!!

Unreal
06-16-2005, 03:03 PM
Agreed. I could easily eat 2 cups of oats in a sitting as a snack. Mix some natty PB and a mashed up banana in it for a decent snack.

getfit
06-16-2005, 03:07 PM
Agreed. I could easily eat 2 cups of oats in a sitting as a snack. Mix some natty PB and a mashed up banana in it for a decent snack.
right on!

YungLifter
06-16-2005, 03:08 PM
I do 1cup of oatmeal/ 2cups of skim milk/1 or 2 tbsp of natty PB/3/4cup of total protein cereal(just to add a nice crunch and its good for you) thats one combo I use for oatmeal. I don't mix in the cereal I just leave it ontop of the oatmeal b/c then the heat gets it all mushy and that destroys the whole purpose of putting in that little bit of cereal hehe.

twm
06-16-2005, 05:05 PM
Unreal, I also lost a lot of weight eating cereal.. I was taking like 15 mg of ephedrine from GNC also. I went from a chubby 190ish to 135lbs at 6'. Now I'm up to 195lbs except I have a lot more muscle mass.